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Bro that shit looks photoshopped as hell; that's probably one of the Scandinavian countries as I don't think Buffalo is equipped/trained on how to make secure snow that high like they are.
 

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We got just the edges of the storm here in Ohio and I'm miserable, I can't imagine what you guys are feeling.

I've got some truckers going through NY state and there are literally 20 foot high snow banks on either side of the highway, its insane! Stay safe, homies.

EDIT: Found a picture they sent us:

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EDIT 2: Double checking this photo, I have no reason to believe they are pulling anything, but whats going on with the weirdness in this photo above? I'm just now really looking at it and it looks photoshopped?
Haha, yeah, that is this photo:

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with the American highway signs superimposed (facing the wrong direction).

But... it's not even that much of an exaggeration. Take a look at this real photo from Buffalo during the 2014 blizzard aftermath:



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My house might have been the only one in Vermont that didn't lose power at all over the holiday weekend. I guess that's the best Christmas gift we could have asked for.

I'd never considered taking my bike out in this sort of weather. Usually, when I dust 'er off in March, I can't shift gears, and everything is kind of "creaky" until the temperature gets above 40°F. Mad props to anyone who rides in 9°F weather. I saw a guy this morning riding on the shoulder in the snow with tons of hidden tree branches the storm knocked down. If I still had my bike rack I would have offered him a ride in case he was just commuting...
We lost power up here in southern Maine but luckily it was only for 6-12 hours and came back on Xmas eve at noon. :yesway:
 

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My house might have been the only one in Vermont that didn't lose power at all over the holiday weekend. I guess that's the best Christmas gift we could have asked for.

I'd never considered taking my bike out in this sort of weather. Usually, when I dust 'er off in March, I can't shift gears, and everything is kind of "creaky" until the temperature gets above 40°F. Mad props to anyone who rides in 9°F weather. I saw a guy this morning riding on the shoulder in the snow with tons of hidden tree branches the storm knocked down. If I still had my bike rack I would have offered him a ride in case he was just commuting...
Listen, I'm not saying going for a ride when it was 9 degrees was a good idea.
 
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I did winter biking for one year. I felt really badass but it sucked. -30°F was the absolute cutoff, I didn't have pogies (big bike mitten things) or any of the other modern winter biking paraphernalia and the Trek I was riding was in pretty sad shape. I had very few crashes, I've been biking on snow and ice my entire life.

Lots changes at those temps, but the most noticeable to me was that the grease in the freewheel gets really thick and after coasting it's often still just wide open, so that when you go to crank you instead use all that momentum to rock your knee on the handlebars.

My partner has one of those fancy fat bikes, too expensive for my blood though. I just go for walks during the winter now.
 

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Been living in Buffalo and it's suburbs my whole life, this last storm was fucking intense. I live super close to work, like a 2 minute drive. I closed down my store at just as the storm was getting really bad, took me about 30 minutes to get home. Could not see ANYTHING while trying to drive. Buffalo winters used to just be steady snow and cold from November until February, lately the temps are all over the place and the storms are getting stronger and stronger. We can deal with the snow, it's the 70 mph winds with blizzard conditions that cause all kinds of chaos.
 


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