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Winters ride

Post by got10carz » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:20 pm

With smooth tires, had to be careful where I parked.

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Re: Winters ride

Post by KWTownsend » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:17 pm

Nice looking ride Steve! Better be carful with those slicks!

I can remember driving home one time 40 years ago in the Pacific Northwest. We had a surprise snow storm that was really slippery. Since there storm was not in the forecast no one had chains or anything. I can remember that the freeway was crawling along about 5-10 mph. I was on an interchange and the traffic got slower and slower. I got to the high side of the curve and watched the cars around me. When the traffic in front of me came to a complete stop, I could see the cars start to slide sideways, down towards the inside of the curve. Upon ceasing my forward motion, my truck also started to slide sideways. It was all in slow motion and it could not be stopped! I did my best to "aim" my slide and was able to gently bump the curb with no damage. After a long wait, traffic started to flow again and I was able to finally get moving.

Anyway it was a real odd feeling to slowly slide sideways and have no control!

Better put some chains on!

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Re: Winters ride

Post by BHarper » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:11 pm

When I went for a mid-winter's romp some years ago, to escape cabin fever and to shake off the dust, I found myself on this snow covered dirt road. There were a few slippery places and I wished that I had my Weeds with me. I got home without undue trouble.


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