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Polar Bear Ride to the coast

Tuesday, January 01, 2013



Our first annual Polar Bear ride to the coast was magnificent. Snow covered mountains surrounding our valley, as well as along side the road. The 41 degree temp reading on the bike must have been inside the engine compartment!

We stopped for a couple tacos in Brookings but I'm sure I had shivered them away by the time we hit Hiouchi on the way home..... well before we hit windy windy canyon (windy #1 - as in a lot of wind racing through the canyon, windchill decreasing temp significantly!) (and windy #2 - as in windy road -- lots of curves and switchbacks).

The coolest thing is that after I got dressed (4 warm layers under my lined leather jacket PLUS leather chaps, heavy jeans, 2 pair of heavy socks and insulated boots) I stepped on the scales and I was still 2 pounds BELOW what I weighed naked just 3 months ago!!!
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MSGO72 1/3/2013 5:48PM

  Gorgeous picture!

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ANDY_54 1/2/2013 4:42PM

    LOL You're brave for stepping on the scales after putting on those clothes! The ride sounds magnificent by the way--great pics. And I really like you SP page background, too! Take care and keep Sparking!

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NITTINNANA 1/2/2013 10:03AM

    Talk about weight loss!
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SYDLETZIII 1/2/2013 12:47AM

    What is the Polar Bear Ride?

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SYDLETZIII 1/2/2013 12:46AM

    This is beautiful, where is it?

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MNABOY 1/1/2013 11:45PM

    Congratulations1

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BLESSED2BEME 1/1/2013 11:41PM

    Love the story about the scale! Glad you had a good time despite the burrry weather!

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JJAQUES41 1/1/2013 11:37PM

    I salute you standing up to the cold weather, my thin Texas blood just wouldn't make it! Love the leather-included weight, totally awesome!

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KARIDIAN1 1/1/2013 11:31PM

    Wow- even with your leathers on! That must have made you feel GOOD.

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CAT609 1/1/2013 11:20PM

    emoticon

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MSLZZY 1/1/2013 11:12PM

    Now that is quite a statement! You've come a
long way, lady!

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LOSINIT52 1/1/2013 11:12PM

    Brrrrr. Imagine all the extra weight you were wearing. I would never step on the scales with all of those clothes on.
Sounds like you had a great day. I worked all day putting Christmas stuff away and then found time to walk away the pounds for an hour just because I wanted to start the new year off right. I am sweating at the moment.
Happy new year.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/1/2013 10:51PM

    that is fantastic - I've so proud of your weight loss.

ride sounds wonderful!

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WALLAHALLA 1/1/2013 10:41PM

    shiver me timbers...but totally emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 1/1/2013 10:35PM

    emoticon (brrr!)

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WHITEANGEL4 1/1/2013 10:03PM

    Thans for sharing with us

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