January 2011 ArchivesCabin Fever: Deeply upon us!
posted by Bob | January 27, 2011 | link
We received another inch of winter wonderland last night. That's pretty much been the story of this season. We dodged a severe cold snap by pushing the Cabin Fever Rally back one week. Last week's deeply below zero temps have been replaced by more moderate readings in the upper twentys this week. Still, the true meaning of Cabin Fever is firmly in place.
Sneak in on Thursday for a preview on prices!
Treatise on Curling, winter survival, and Cabin Fever VI.
posted by Bob | January 19, 2011 | link
I'm glad that someone keeps track of weather statistics. A person can hardly be expected to gauge a winter like this one against previous years. We seem to accumulate another inch or so of snow each day, followed by a sub-zero cold snap. You really begin to wonder if we're going to see dry pavement anytime soon. It is perversely funny to hear of six inches of snow in South Carolina shutting down the Kymco offices for a week! It's slightly less funny when a supplier in Atlanta can't get parts shipped out for a week because of the snow.
In Minnesota we're accustomed to this persistent white blanket and we find ways to incorporate four months of snow and ice into our recreation. We ski, snowboard, snoeshoe, snowmobile, skate, sled, or just bundle up and go trudge around in the stuff. It gives us what is commonly refered to as "a healthy glow". That is a term I find highly overrated.
For many, embracing the cold is one strategy or defense mechanism. For others it's a daylight lamp, a warm blanket, and Netflix on demand. Since I was a kid, growing up near the frozen shores of Lake Superior, I have participated in the obscure sport of curling. For those of you not aware, Wikipedia offers a pretty accurate description of the game. I usually play in a couple leagues at the St. Paul Curling Club. This year, with the world championships being held right here in St. Paul, I am going to be competing with three teammates for the opportunity to represent the USA. We have been playing in several tournaments this month to sharpen our skills. My curling schedule has pushed our traditional Cabin Fever event back one week.
For the past five years we have invited the scooter community to a weekend get together that, among many things, includes our only sale of the year. We feature tech seminars, rider safety seminars, a few good things to eat, and great savings on items throughout the store. Many of our current customers bring in friends and help them find the right scooter. As in the past, any scooter purchase during Cabin Fever will receive free storage until the riding season.
Join us on Friday, January 28th & Saturday, January 29th. 10AM to 6 PM Friday and 10-4 on Saturday.
The curling national championships will be held in Boston the first week of February. I'll let you know how things go.