February 2011 ArchivesLet's think warm thoughts!
posted by Bob | February 07, 2011 | link
I've just returned from a week of curling competition in the Boston area. Our team was trying to win the honor of representing the U. S. in the up-coming world championship being held in St. Paul, Minnesota. We made it to the final 8 teams in a tough field, including the defending world champion. Our hopes were dashed in an elimination match against an opponent from Alaska.
While we were there, it was reported that the groundhog did not see his shadow! According to legend, Spring should be just around the corner. Predicted snowfall of 6 inches in the Boston area came in the form of rain and knocked down some of their massive snow banks. When the sun came out, there was definitely a feel of Spring in the air.
Upon returning to the Twin Cities, the temperatures are diving back below zero. It's only for a couple days before a steady warming trend begins.
There are a couple of bright developments on the scooter horizon. At long last, the much anticipated Stella four stroke is set to arrive in March. Limited numbers are available, an a $1000 deposit will get you in on the first batch. Also, there will be a fuel injected Buddy 161cc in new color choices hitting the showroom this Spring. The 150cc Buddy Internationals and the very popular BlackJack are being discontinued, as well as the traditionalist Stella 2 stroke. Very limited numbers of these are still available at close-out prices.