This past weekend the Twin Cities and most of Minnesota received at least another twelve inches of snow. There was even some thunder snow! It’s very strange hearing thunder in a blizzard. The Twin Cities area is now experiencing the second snowiest winter (74.5”) in history since 1891 (76”)!
Just a week ago, I was out riding around on my SV650 and my Super9 enjoying unseasonably warm weather with highs up to 50F and lows in the mid 30s! It was fantastic getting out on two-wheels again! I didn’t realize how much I missed it. I also enjoyed being able to ride something besides the Ural every day.
Most of the snow had melted from my yard with ugly brown grass appearing instead. The four to five foot snow banks had nearly disappeared too. The monster above has been going strong for some time though. The light post is embedded in the middle of it; it only sticks up one-two feet above. Amazing.
The Mississippi River even started to clear up:
It was a nice tease. Spring did a good job battling old man winter, but it appears he’s been knocked out cold. The massive snow banks have returned along with the cold temps.
The Ural had a nice week-long break, but now it’s the primary ride again. Just a few more weeks until spring is officially here.
For those interested, this is the current state of the R1150GS:
There is still lots to do!