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#61 jacobd OFFLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2014 - 01:16 PM

This stuffs melting so fast I went ahead and changed Willie on my do to list from "sacrifice" to "hit in beard with snowball" :D 

Actually this is the first time I can remember driving in snow since I've had my licence. It was fun. Although I can see how it wouldn't be if you were in any kind of hurry.    



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Posted February 14, 2014 - 03:27 PM

This stuffs melting so fast I went ahead and changed Willie on my do to list from "sacrifice" to "hit in beard with snowball" :D

 

We will need a picture for proof that you got it done. :smilewink:  :smilewink:


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 04:29 PM

This stuffs melting so fast I went ahead and changed Willie on my do to list from "sacrifice" to "hit in beard with snowball" :D

Actually this is the first time I can remember driving in snow since I've had my licence. It was fun. Although I can see how it wouldn't be if you were in any kind of hurry.    

You missed the huge snowball fight.

 

Wouldn't the Honda of many colors go in the snow?



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Posted February 14, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Got out this morning and decided to try and start the 12G which has refused to start the last two days.  To my surprise, it finally started up, so I went out and scraped about 1-2 inches of slushy ice off the driveway, then went back to our elderly neighbor lady and scraped her drive to.  However, these pics taken this afternoon illustrate why we usually don't work all that hard to clear drives here in the South.

 

GE snow 001.JPG GE snow 003.JPG GE snow 004.JPG GE snow 002.JPG

 

While I didn't get a picture of anyone's driveway, it should be noted that "less-well equipped" neighbors ALSO had clear drives at the end of the day.  The sun is the most powerful snow shovel ever!

 

 

 


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 06:39 PM

You missed the huge snowball fight.

 

Wouldn't the Honda of many colors go in the snow?

 

It had adequate "go" but a distinct lack of "whoa" Had to be real gentle with the brake pedal to prevent looking like an addition for easter eggs on ice.  

I thought it was kind of funny to see everyone out with their 4x4 one tons and ramchargers and jeeps while I'm just putt'n along in my FWD econobox. Never saw anyone in the ditch though thankfully. 


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 07:07 PM

It had adequate "go" but a distinct lack of "whoa" Had to be real gentle with the brake pedal to prevent looking like an addition for easter eggs on ice.  

I thought it was kind of funny to see everyone out with their 4x4 one tons and ramchargers and jeeps while I'm just putt'n along in my FWD econobox. Never saw anyone in the ditch though thankfully. 

The wierd curve right before you get to teh power company on Hepzibah had a collection of Toyota 4x4s in it. They all came around the corner too fast. Once nearly hit me. And no I didn't stop to offer to help. They got in being stupid maybe they learned something.

 

 

Edit: Now that the roads are clear a plow truck just came past the house.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 09:24 PM

The wierd curve right before you get to teh power company on Hepzibah had a collection of Toyota 4x4s in it. They all came around the corner too fast. Once nearly hit me. And no I didn't stop to offer to help. They got in being stupid maybe they learned something.

 

 

Edit: Now that the roads are clear a plow truck just came past the house.

 

Of course what else did you expect?  That they would actually get out there in the cold and plow your street?


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 10:53 PM

COLD??? You forget where I am. It was 40 as soon as the snow stopped falling.


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 12:39 AM

Of course what else did you expect?  That they would actually get out there in the cold and plow your street?

 

 

COLD??? You forget where I am. It was 40 as soon as the snow stopped falling.

 

 

Of course what else did you expect?  That they would actually get out there in the cold and plow your street?

 

That's cold to you guys isin't it??? Sure friggen is in Texas i tells ya.. Now up here thats a nice summer night..



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Posted February 15, 2014 - 07:18 AM

"Cold" is relative.

 

At 45-50 degrees, the locals here are all bundled up like Nanook of the North, and I'm in just a long sleeve shirt :D :D :D



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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:46 AM

The wierd curve right before you get to teh power company on Hepzibah had a collection of Toyota 4x4s in it. They all came around the corner too fast. Once nearly hit me. And no I didn't stop to offer to help. They got in being stupid maybe they learned something.

 

 

Edit: Now that the roads are clear a plow truck just came past the house.

Hey, they have 4wd for all that traction, surely they can just drive out...

 

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Hey, they have 4wd for all that traction, surely they can just drive out...

 

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This is some of the wettest slickest stuff I have seen in a long time. It is like someoen covered the world in grease. Once you are in it, you are in it to stay. I saw a Jeep CJ tryign to pull a Ford Thunderbird out of a driveway in that same curve. It wasn't happening. Even with big tires and 4wd the jeep just spun.



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Posted February 15, 2014 - 12:25 PM

This is some of the wettest slickest stuff I have seen in a long time. It is like someoen covered the world in grease. Once you are in it, you are in it to stay. I saw a Jeep CJ tryign to pull a Ford Thunderbird out of a driveway in that same curve. It wasn't happening. Even with big tires and 4wd the jeep just spun.

Those big tires don't always equal better traction.  Sometimes they have a harder time than regular 4wd's.



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Posted February 15, 2014 - 01:29 PM

Another thing people forget is how to lug. Just shy of stalling is often the best way to do it. A helpful rule of thumb is if you have 3 ft of throttle cable having out the tailpipe, you might want to back off a little.

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 02:53 PM

Those big tires don't always equal better traction. Sometimes they have a harder time than regular 4wd's.


A buddy of mine a few years ago had big wide tires on his Ford. He spun and slide every where. My ram with the stock tires had no problem.




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