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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Buckocaster51, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. strat a various

    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    Local drivers will manage to wreak widespread destruction with half an inch of snow, mostly melted on the road.
     
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  2. Blues Twanger

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    Q: why does all the corn in Illinois lean west?

    A: because Iowa sucks
     
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  3. Buckocaster51

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    The Million Dollar Jeep did a great job handling a foot of fluffy snow


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  4. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    -20C/-4F here now with a 12mph wind. Brrr. Supposed to warm up to -12C/10F by Saturday.
    I'm no fan of winter.
     
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  5. haggardfan1

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    Here in NE Texas, it used to snow a lot more often than it seems to now; at least one good one almost every year back in the 80's and 90's.

    We got a decent snow on Sunday January 10th, the first time we've seen snow in at least two years I think.
     
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    When we first returned to the US, we lived up where I’m originally from. The wind comes down out of Alberta, sweeps across all the Great Lakes picking up moisture along the way, then dumps it all in the form of snow as soon it gets past Lake Ontario.

    Add to that wind chill factors that would stand your hair on end, and it wasn’t long before Mrs. Steerforth asked if perhaps we could move further south. Madame is not a big fan of the frozen north, LOL!
     
  7. strat a various

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    The River Oaks folks, with plows on Hummers ... too funny.
     
  8. 985plowboy

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    I remember it snowing here.
    Last time was right about now, 2017.
    Before that was 2008.
    We have floods and hurricanes instead.
     
  9. Dan German

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    I love winter like I love my family.

    I like to have it nearby, where I can visit it if I feel like it, but I don't want it coming to my house and staying for five months. (Why I left Winnipeg for PRVI.)
     
  10. strat a various

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    But do you miss polar bears?

    (Ex-wife from Winnipeg)
     
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    Things could be worse. That could have happened here...
     
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    Nothing here. 37°, partly cloudy and calm.
     
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    I miss the polar bears more than I miss my ex-wife from Winnipeg...
     
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    We don't have winter anymore. Fall lasts from November through February, Spring is March - April, Summer is May - October.
     
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    I lived in Ankeny, IA for a couple of years when I was younger.
    I don't miss those Iowa winters. But man, the summers were great.
    And nothing poisonous anywhere. Ankeny was a real nice town in the 80s.

    Texas is a different climate, with a bunch of new thorny, stinging, poisonous plants and creatures thrown in just for fun.
    No joke - my wife killed a scorpion in our bathroom two days ago.
     
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    I am going on vacation for this first time in years (road trip) in about two weeks, and it happens to be a cold year...
     
  17. strat a various

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    (Rim shot)
     
  18. Ed Storer

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    Back in 1968, I was driving our family "kids' car" a 1951 Willys Overland (jeep 4 wd). When it snowed, I felt like king of the road - slap that transfer case into 4WD and I could win the drag race from the traffic light.

    It never occurred to me that my brakes were no better than anyone else, but fortunately, I never encountered a situation where good braking was required. Back then, nobody had anti-lock brakes and only a few exotics had 4-wheel disk brakes.

    In the '70's, I was living in St. Louis, driving front-wheel drive cars, that did much better with snow driving than RWD cars. Once I drove my Fiat 128 into a ditch to get around a line of cars stalled by the car that had lost momentum on an upgrade. I went around them all.

    This confidence in FWD bit me later that year when I was driving much too fast for conditions on a snow-iced park road and the car's response to my corrections was a snap-spin that sent me backwards into a curb, rendering the car undrivable.

    OH! To be an immortal teenager again. Now I drive a Subaru Legend - a "gentleman's car". It's underpowered, AWD, and safety features too hard to count. It has proved to be "snow insurance" since I've never had to drive it in snow or iced roads.

    I would love to get it out on a big parking lot with no curbs or bumpers and see if trail-braking works, but the climate hasn't delivered such a snowfall.
     
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  19. MickM

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    Wow, does the MDJ really handle that size blade full of wet snow? Also, if I may, why did you tag it the Million $ Jeep? Your time and money restoring?
     
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    Heck, it even snowed in parts of Phoenix yesterday. My daughter’s car had a coating....
     
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