- Mar 2, 2006
- San Benito County, California
glad you are okay... the adrenaline will go away in a few weeks! whew!
It is an anglo-fied version of a first nations word , that means meeting of 2 rivers, I believe ( the north and south thompson rivers ) there are at least 2-4 first nations bands that are in close proximity to here , the Sepowic and the Neskonlith ( My sincere apologoes for any misspelling I mean no disrespect) .I’ve been meaning to ask you: What kind of a name is Kamloops? What is the origin?
its even worse in Vancouver with all of the status SUVs down there and no snow , then when it does snow , Holy crap its nasty, alot of drivers who have them know that they go in the snow but forget you have to stop .I'm amazed at how many people don't get that!
dont forget Tea Candles One candle burning in your car or truck if you are stuck can provide enough warmth to save you in adverse conditions, also a face mask will help as it will allow your breath to prevent frost bite to your nose ( from expirience)It's kinda funny, but sad at the same time. Every time we get snow and especially ice, in our area, seattle region, you see a lot of cars stuck on the side of the road but many of them are the big 4wd rigs. They're always the guys heading down the road passing all of the cautious drivers. My other pet peeve are the people who shouldn't even be on the road going too slow and causing problems.
I think we're going to have to go 4 wheelin' tomorrow because of the weather though. I hope I'm not one of the guys in the big 4wd truck stuck on the side of the road.
one thing I do in this kind of weather: I have sandbags in the bed, carry a shovel, flares, headlamps, gloves, tow cables/chain, and a come along just in case.
stay safe out there
Thank you!It is an anglo-fied version of a first nations word , that means meeting of 2 rivers, I believe ( the north and south thompson rivers ) there are at least 2-4 first nations bands that are in close proximity to here , the Sepowic and the Neskonlith ( My sincere apologoes for any misspelling I mean no disrespect) .
actually I was fine from the get go no issues this time I was in control this time ( thank goodness)glad you are okay... the adrenaline will go away in a few weeks! whew!
its funny I was very calm through out the ordeal and felt no rush afterwards so Im fine as there was no impactExpect some soreness from the adrenaline hangover combined w/ cringe/pucker effect.
I'm glad you're safe.
I will wake up tomorrow w/ several new bruises from two falls in the driveway tonight - mildly concussed.
Stopped the bleeding in left hand and removed rings in anticipation of a wholly different looking set of knuckles.
No - I'm Not a brawler...
Peace - Deev
Given that santa's people are elves and @24 track is small enough to ride on the back of a chicken, you have finally confirmed what many have suspected. strong work.Glad you are ok. Santa takes care of his people.
or perhaps Algie is big enough to let a man ride him !!!!!Given that santa's people are elves and @24 track is small enough to ride on the back of a chicken, you have finally confirmed what many have suspected. strong work.
Plus one on the Tylenol.its funny I was very calm through out the ordeal and felt no rush afterwards so Im fine as there was no impact
Take a couple of tylenol or advill tonight before bed Have a hot bath or shower to relax the muscles, bloody 'Ell be carefull out there !!!!!!!!!!
I dont shovel my drive way but I sweep a path right to the street, right to the gound then salt it , I am amazed how many loonies go down the snow instead of the cleared solid ground. My drive way is 52 feet long and on an incline and I clear a 24" path right to the dirt and they still go down the snow and Ice , I filled out too many accident reports for the federal government for slip and fall injuries some not so pleasent. so I'm super conscious of saftey factors
+1Yep 4 wheel can get ya going but won't keep you on the road or help you stop.
And, darned if a lot of the owners of these things, don't put oversized section, summer tires and dubs on the SUV or pickup and end up far worse off than they'd be in a small FWD compact car, or just drove their vehicle stock. They get that "Bambi on Ice" effect.4WD is great for snow & soft terrain. But on ice, it will get the common overconfident driver into a ditch before anyone else.
This is yet another reason why Canada should be given to me.Comming home today , I live up on top of a butte , I went into a 4 wheel drive skid one side of the road is a culvert with a 50 foot drop the other side is a ditch with a hill , I started to slide uphill towards the deep culvert and as I crossed the mid line I crancked my wheels in the opposite direction ( feet off of the gas & brake of course ) spun around and went off the road just below the hill , facing down hill, I put the truck in reverse going back a few inches and hanging up , I placed the truck into 4 low and plowed forward back onto the road turned the truck around and went on my way no issues , had I gone off the road down the 50 foot culvert , no one would have found me ( not good) , but I was lucky no harm no foul
my point is even if you have 4 wheel drive watch out for 4 wheel drive skids , view it like a 2 wheel drive skid with all 4 wheels at the same time.
be carefull out there you guys and stay safe , get home to your families in the same condition you left ! Have good tires , a full tank for traction and keep your vehicle healthy.
Be carefull !
my mechanic is a genius he looks after my truck with impecable care I tell him I need tires and he gets me the best for the weather conditions up here , they are pricey but worth it , all terrainSnow tires or All terrain tires?
My own experience is black ice in the UK in a FWD. It was a very majestic power slide on an off camber, 90 degree bend into oncoming traffic but luckily I got traction back and could correct before any harm done.
I was on summer tires...