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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Freezing Rain Sux!

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    did you bust your arse again?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Nope, I managed to avoid that, but I did look lke a skateboarder. I decided to skip classes this morning and just email my profs. I am not going to concuss myself again.
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    good move.

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    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I have some, that model specifically. They don't work for the van tires, though and the roads are a sheet of ice as well, and the salt trucks are just now getting out. I prefer not to drive or be on the roads when they are a sheet of solid ice. Among other things, I have a stop light right at the bottom of a hill to drive through and I've literally slid through that intersection sideways more than once.
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    The news was fully of those icy pics this morning. Looks like Iowa got hit pretty hard too.

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    Usually we only get freezing rain in Dallas, that or sleet, or "wintery mix". Ice storms suck.
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    Nothing is worse than freezing rain. Or a rainy day followed by sub 30º temps, creating the frequent Black Icefests we get up here in Orange County. I've learned to be VERY careful on mornings like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Nothing is worse than freezing rain. Or a rainy day followed by sub 30º temps, creating the frequent Black Icefests we get up here in Orange County. I've learned to be VERY careful on mornings like that.
    that's when all the rednecks think their 4WD is going to save them. Dolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I have some, that model specifically. They don't work for the van tires, though and the roads are a sheet of ice as well, and the salt trucks are just now getting out. I prefer not to drive or be on the roads when they are a sheet of solid ice. Among other things, I have a stop light right at the bottom of a hill to drive through and I've literally slid through that intersection sideways more than once.

    What, you want to live forever or someting? I did not realize you were such a wuss.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    What, you want to live forever or someting? I did not realize you were such a wuss.
    ^THIS!!!111 Genius. ROFL.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    that's when all the rednecks think their 4WD is going to save them. Dolts.
    I found 4WD does help get the vehicle moving on ice. Stopping? Not so much. Coming up to a 4 way stop in AK, I downshifted with the intent of minimizing braking approaching the stop sign. For my buffoonery, I was rewarded with the embarrassing result of sliding through the intersection backwards. On the up side, I ended up at the opposing stop sign facing the correct direction and just waited for my turn to go and just tried to make it look like I planned it that way.

    In a recent ice storm here, it took 2 hours to cover 9 miles but that was better than the folks that took 8. Yep, freezing rain really does suck.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    I found 4WD does help get the vehicle moving on ice. Stopping? Not so much. Coming up to a 4 way stop in AK, I downshifted with the intent of minimizing braking approaching the stop sign. For my buffoonery, I was rewarded with the embarrassing result of sliding through the intersection backwards. On the up side, I ended up at the opposing stop sign facing the correct direction and just waited for my turn to go and just tried to make it look like I planned it that way.

    In a recent ice storm here, it took 2 hours to cover 9 miles but that was better than the folks that took 8. Yep, freezing rain really does suck.
    Its the stopping that causes pain

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    I will confess to getting a little over confident in my Jeep Wrangler back in the day. Ice store hit overnight and I was supposed to be working the Dallas Boat Show. Went into a downhill left hand corner going just a bit to fast and looped it. Hit the outside curb so hard that the entire jeep got airborne. Took the drivers side tires completely off the rims. Rims dug into the ground and I came very close to rolling it. Needless to say, i was late to the Dallas Boat Show that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I will confess to getting a little over confident in my Jeep Wrangler back in the day. Ice storm hit overnight and I was supposed to be working the Dallas Boat Show. Went into a downhill left hand corner going just a bit to fast and looped it. Hit the outside curb so hard that the entire jeep got airborne. Took the drivers side tires completely off the rims. Rims dug into the ground and I came very close to rolling it. Needless to say, i was late to the Dallas Boat Show that day.

    That story just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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