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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2014, 03:26:13 AM »
For those who wonder  -40 C = -40 F

That is the point where the two scales cross.

-40C = -40 F = 233.15K  ;D

Does anyone do ice fishing? Like I saw in the Grumpy Old Men movie.

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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2014, 04:49:21 AM »
Northern-Southern lights, Snow, low temperatures! I would want to be there! Really! Cause here we have nearly 300 days of sun, Day time temperature range of 30-40 C through out the year, Annual rainfall of 70-90 in.
Maine and Tasmania seems fascinating places. To be honest only thing I know about maine is jedi and Stephen King ;)
I'm a bit more familiar with Tasmania. Bellerive Oval, Boon, Ponting and ofcourse, ozitravellar ;)

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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2014, 05:04:13 AM »
G'day matey!

You forgot Cascade! ;)

30-40 all year round is too hot me, just over summer is bad enough! Almost hit 50C a couple of years ago! Which is crook 'cos the roads melt!


Cricket reference: "I'm a bit more familiar with Tasmania. Bellerive Oval, Boon, Ponting"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket

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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2014, 10:38:52 AM »
You forgot Cascade! ;)
Oh yes! I forgot Cascade! I think Boon's record of drinking 52 cans of beer on a flght from Australia to England still stands  ;)

30-40 all year round is too hot me
Yeah it's too hot! You can get accustomed to cold but not to heat!
And coming to cricket here is a good read for Americans who want to know more about the greatest team game on earth  8)
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/fall11/oconner_c/baseball.html

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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2014, 11:33:18 PM »
As far as I know that record still stand and is unlikely to be beaten.

I prefer test cricket, all 5 days of it! ;)

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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2014, 02:47:20 AM »
@jedi - are there covered bridges in Maine? I saw some in an old movie with Cary Grant.

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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2014, 09:23:48 PM »
Yes there are still some historically preserved covered bridges here in The County.  One is in Perham about 15 miles west of me.  While working for UPS, I lived in Indiana and they also had several there.  My parents live in Missouri, (VastOne could also verify this) and I believe there are still several functioning there as well.  A lot of the communities up here where they still have one they are famously painted and decorated inside and out.  A very cool sight!
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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2014, 10:36:42 PM »
I'm curious to know what would be the reason for covering the bridge too? Stop the snow from destroying the bridge maybe? Interesting...

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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2014, 02:10:32 AM »
You are correct; the cover protects the structural and load bearing portions of a wooden bridge from the elements.
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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2014, 12:28:45 AM »
Also by keeping rain and snow off the bridge it avoids ice forming on the bridge.
Bridges get iced before the road due to being open underneath, and a bridge is a very dangerous place to suddenly hit ice while driving.

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Re: Northern Maine in Winter! (or, how miserable can life get?)
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2014, 04:21:50 AM »
Also a good place to shelter in bad weather too. So long as it doesn't burn the bridge down, or wash it away, or shake it to pieces.