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Old 01-16-07, 09:26 PM   #1
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Hello from frozen Illinois

Heard about this site from the Team Estrogen site, I wandered over and found the "Living Car Free" forum and was intrigued. Seems like you've all got a nice board here.
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Old 01-16-07, 10:33 PM   #2
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sup Queen? you think its frozen where you are? check this out:http://www.break.com/index/icy_roads_in_portland.html

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Old 01-17-07, 08:48 AM   #3
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sup Queen? you think its frozen where you are? check this out:http://www.break.com/index/icy_roads_in_portland.html

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Wow Zephyr, that's some video! I'm guessing the way they kept sliding was due to hills? We have none of those here so I'm only guessing.
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Some of it's hill, some of it's just stupidity.

Oregon DOT required chains/traction devices yesterday on the Portland Metro highways. Washington DOT did not require, even though they should!

That's a nasty bit of video footage, though.

The Living Car Free folks will be happy to add you to the fold, Queen.

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Old 01-17-07, 09:12 AM   #5
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Some of it's hill, some of it's just stupidity.

Oregon DOT required chains/traction devices yesterday on the Portland Metro highways. Washington DOT did not require, even though they should!

That's a nasty bit of video footage, though.

The Living Car Free folks will be happy to add you to the fold, Queen.

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Thanks EH, I've got a ways to go to be "car free" since I have a little truck and a motorcycle...I do like the idea of leaving them parked and gathers cobwebs though.

If it's still snowing, you should just stay home...that vid looked positively scary!
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Old 01-17-07, 09:43 AM   #6
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lol ... ah, nothing like good quality entertainment.
einstein said that the only two things infinite are the universe and human stupidity, and he wasnt so sure about the first.
i dont even wanna know what car insurance is like up there ... i live in FL and we dont have any of that down here. ice, or hills for that matter! :-P

either way, welcome to the forums! ive found this place to be very helpful - lots of good people. people ready, willing, and able to help you with whatever you need, and its also fun to help others. hopefully youll have fun and get involved
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Old 01-17-07, 10:00 AM   #7
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lol ... ah, nothing like good quality entertainment.
einstein said that the only two things infinite are the universe and human stupidity, and he wasnt so sure about the first.
i dont even wanna know what car insurance is like up there ... i live in FL and we dont have any of that down here. ice, or hills for that matter! :-P

either way, welcome to the forums! ive found this place to be very helpful - lots of good people. people ready, willing, and able to help you with whatever you need, and its also fun to help others. hopefully youll have fun and get involved
Thanks Audiophile! My folks live near Daytona and you're right...it's flat as a pancake down there, although they do like to call me to complain about how cold it is.
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welcome!!!! frozen illinois, huh? we're frozen here in socal too! ya... socal! but we whine about it more! lol!

ok... car free in illinois... i'm SUCH a baby i can' even imagine that! i use my seat heaters and blast my heat on the way to work.... WIMP WIMP WIMP!!!!!

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