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Old 01-29-2014, 05:45 AM   #1921
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there are thousands of folks stranded by ice snow (hey, were not used to it !)


Need moar practice driving in snow and ice.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:44 PM   #1922
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Need moar practice driving in snow and ice.

That's probably the LAST thing any of those folks want.

If you aren't at all familiar w/ it, and don't have snow tires...

Well, that pic speaks volumes.

I am running a salter up here this winter, so I'm out for the duration of every storm.

I see even seasoned Canadians screw it up.

Gotta admit, it always makes me chuckle a little to myself.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:27 AM   #1923
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Coworker slid into the ditch in his Dodge 4X4 truck, while avoiding some idiot both spinning in circles and oncoming, and shortly thereafter a State Trooper pulled up to see if he needed any help. And, since it was icy, slid into the ditch right next to him. He wrote my friend a ticket for driving too fast for conditions, then flagged a passing county plow and got himself pulled out.
Leaving my coworker to call a towtruck and ponder his expensive ticket. WTF?


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Old 01-30-2014, 06:31 AM   #1924
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Coworker slid into the ditch in his Dodge 4X4 truck, while avoiding some idiot both spinning in circles and oncoming, and shortly thereafter a State Trooper pulled up to see if he needed any help. And, since it was icy, slid into the ditch right next to him. He wrote my friend a ticket for driving too fast for conditions, then flagged a passing county plow and got himself pulled out.
Leaving my coworker to call a towtruck and ponder his expensive ticket. WTF?


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Almost would be worth the effort if there is dash camera video of it and try to fight it just to prove a point. Granted time and money may not be worth it.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:00 AM   #1925
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Almost would be worth the effort if there is dash camera video of it and try to fight it just to prove a point. Granted time and money may not be worth it.
That's a bad ticket to begin with. Cop didn't see it happen and can't prove how fast he was traveling. Speed is NOT the only reason for ending up in a ditch. I'd love to see that go to court, especially when the driver's attorney asks the cop if he also ended up in the ditch and why he didn't write HIMSELF a citation for that.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:37 PM   #1926
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Need moar practice driving in snow and ice.
Did you know that Nokian used to have their US headquarters in Georgia?
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:52 AM   #1927
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Man, what is all that white stuff you all are talking about?
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:51 AM   #1928
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my kids walked home from school uphill in the snow the whole way
I can hear it now… "When I was your age we had to walk home from school, in the snow, uphill…"
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:26 PM   #1929
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Almost would be worth the effort if there is dash camera video of it and try to fight it just to prove a point. Granted time and money may not be worth it.
>2014
>Cheap dash cams available on amazon
>not having a dash cam in your rig
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:05 PM   #1930
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That ain't nothing, my Dad used to walk, to and from school, in the snow barefoot several miles uphill BOTH ways!
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:57 AM   #1931
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Oh yeah, my Dad had to do that, in the DARK! And was fed cold poison when he got home.


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Old 02-01-2014, 06:30 PM   #1932
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I'll just leave this here:

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Old 02-02-2014, 02:33 AM   #1933
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Most excellent, gunissan! But I'll raise you some Tony Capstick:

http://youtu.be/WUql6PRW18Y

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Old 02-02-2014, 09:05 AM   #1934
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Oh yeah, my Dad had to do that, in the DARK! And was fed cold poison when he got home.


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Old 02-19-2014, 07:30 PM   #1935
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More Merlin Pics

Our shop falcon is still at it. He's let my boss, who takes these pics, get within about four feet. This looks funny, because my boss is about 6'6" and 300 pounds, and the hawk is a little guy.
The last pic I posted was well received. Here's my favorite of the new batch.




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