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How do you know it's spring?

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For me, it's when i see my first robin at the bird feeder.
That is the signal which tells me it MIGHT be spring.
The thing that tells me that it IS spring is when I pull the motorcycle out and ride it to work.

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One that happens, I follow it up shortly thereafter by taking the firebird off the trickle charger and starting it up.
However i don't really drive it very far until all the gravel, salt, and dirt are swept from the main roads. Otherwise,
it's just too darned slippery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TFtCh1psw8

Once the car is out, and we clean up the yard, I go buy 5 gallons of race fuel and make me some 40:1 premix. Then, I pull
the WR500 out of the shed and prep it for some summer woods riding. I also summerize the snowmobile by draining the fuel
and fogging the engine. However this spring, I think I'll sell the snowmobile because I just don't use it enough anymore. That'll
free up a little bit of space for when I finish restoring the '83 Yamaha IT250K later this summer.

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That's how I know it's spring.
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I usually just look at the calendar to know that its spring since I really wouldn't pay much attention otherwise. :lol:
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I know it's Spring when we start getting good thunderstorms.
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Well a thick winter jacket wasn't strictly required for safe travel outside, so there's that. :3
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It's Spring when I don't need a coat! Woo! *dances around*
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You know it's spring when everything is covered in yellow blanket of pollen while everyone else is still enjoying cold weather

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The-J-Man wrote:You know it's spring when everything is covered in yellow blanket of pollen while everyone else is still enjoying cold weather
Ugh don't remind me of the pollen. T_T
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That is why I am planning to stockpile Benadryl.
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Oh pollen!! I almost forgot!!
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Pollen is more annoying when I have to clean it off of my windshield than anything for me. And since my truck says outside, I usually have to clean it a lot.

Speaking of my truck, the past two days I've been driving with my window down. Less than a week ago we still had snow on the ground. I'd say spring has finally sprung, but it's not quite here yet. I still need a sweatshirt to stay outside.
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Spring is coming when the bikes wake up from hibernation. :-)
JeffCvt wrote:Pollen is more annoying when I have to clean it off of my windshield than anything for me. And since my truck says outside, I usually have to clean it a lot.
I know that problem, sometimes my car is pretty yellow...
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Its gonna take a while for all the snow to melt here.
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How do I know it's spring in Kansas? I get a message on my weather app that says the chance for a fire to start have become high.

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I know it's Spring when flowers start coming out.
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Seems like the snow is beginning to melt.
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Ok. honestly I know it is spring when i get to go on my first boat ride on the lake without getting cold.
and my annual singing of my favorite sea shanty in the middle of the lake (its kind of a tradition for me): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H58EXVLmIos

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I know it's spring when I stop needing to wear my hoodie, hat or gloves during the ride to work in the morning. Also, when I can leave my window open and turn my ceiling fan on.

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Yesterday I heard the sparrows chirping from the hole in the vinyl siding of my house, about 32 feet above the ground. This is the fifth season they have done it and I really ought to get around to patching that hole. Plus I heard the robins chirping this morning. So thats another sign of spring.
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I know its spring when I can bring out my lighter jackets and wear them because its not freezing cold anymore outside. That and when I am driving home at night, I can have the windows rolled down.
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I know it's spring when it's suddenly summer :roll:
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In the UK we know it is spring when it stops snowing and rains every day of the week.

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I know it's spring when outside temp's go from -20 F to 82 F in about 18 days. You don't need to look at a thermometer because the roads will shatter into pieces.

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Kitela wrote:I know it's spring when outside temp's go from -20 F to 82 F in about 18 days. You don't need to look at a thermometer because the roads will shatter into pieces.
Replace -20 with +10 and you've got North Carolina!

Raleigh's dogwood pollen in the spring also turns my normally blue car into a bright green.
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Its spring here but it looks like its about to snow outside! How does that work? :roll:
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I know it is spring when I can go from a heavy winter coat to a light jacket, and when the temperature/weather gets rainy, I love the rain, always feels great, not too hot or cold.

Another way that I haven't seen in the past few years is when people stop putting out folding chairs to save the parking spots they dug out for their car. This was even more confusing when Wednesday was the first time I saw that this year. :roll:

And today, on the first day of spring, you know it is spring because it is nice and warm outside. :D

Oh, wait, it snowed today, so yeah...

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Well it didn't snow, but it looked like it was going to.
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It smells nice outside
I can hear the river and the tree frogs
Also, there are some flowers...

I like spring.
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It snowed, but we didn't get a lot. Thank GOD. I wanted all the snow to melt first before it snowed again! Space it out.
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I know it's Spring when the bugs come out. =P
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I know it's spring when the tree blossoms - and it's doing it since two days.
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Its Spring when it starts ti get windy and my mother starts to garden.
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tychoaussie wrote:Yesterday I heard the sparrows chirping...
This, so much of this every year. We have house sparrows nesting under the roof tiles in three places. It's pretty much the same with all the neighbours, if not the entire district.

I also know it's spring when the clocks go forward. :(
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Which unfortunately means less time for people to sleep. :(
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I forgot, It's spring when it starts raining, then it stops for a while. When it starts again it's summer.
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And for some reason, we got a cold front so it stills feels a bit like winter. :(
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Caught a cold front over the weekend. It returned to being wintertime. It'll probably be 60-80F tomorrow, also it's raining a lot more now and with every dark cloud cover comes the thought, "When do the tornado sirens go off?"

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I got a sore throat on Thursday. Its just clearing up now.
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The temperature fluctuates wildly and it makes me sick.
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I'm no longer sick, but when I woke up, I had a MASSIVE headache that just went away.
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Radio Blue Heart wrote:The temperature fluctuates wildly and it makes me sick.
Don't come here the weather might kill you.

Back on topic though, the trees have finally got some leaves on them! :D
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