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Old 01-03-14, 02:29 PM   #326
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By my inexact surveying methodology, 83% of stranded CNY vehicles are Subarus and SUVs. Just because they go through snow doesn't mean they stop in snow. Part of why I have never owned an Automatic is the ability to control speed through the transmission without having to apply the brakes. (or breaks to be #41ier ).
And pickup trucks.

When I first moved here, I split my time between Syracuse and Newark, DE. I recall seeing a lot of those type vehicles in the ditch along I-81. Not as much carnage on the PA Turnpike.
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Old 01-03-14, 02:39 PM   #327
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Your sarcasm meter didn't blip even a little bit at his question?

I love seeing SUVs on the side of the road. Why people think that being in a taller, heavier vehicle will help them with handle slippery roads better is beyond me.
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Old 01-03-14, 02:40 PM   #328
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And pickup trucks.

When I first moved here, I split my time between Syracuse and Newark, DE. I recall seeing a lot of those type vehicles in the ditch along I-81. Not as much carnage on the PA Turnpike.
Nothing like an unloaded RWD pickup to make snow driving exciting.
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After graduating college, I had a FWD Mazda GLC. I used to drive up to Tahoe quite frequently and that thing was a blast in the snow. The highways in the Sierra's have significant banking and there would be times when traffic was slowed or stopped and cars would just settle downhill and collect at the bottom. If a car started to spin in front of you, you could just hold your line and it would slide out of your way before you got there. In the worst conditions, I'd slap on some snow treads.
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After graduating college, I had a FWD Mazda GLC. I used to drive up to Tahoe quite frequently and that thing was a blast in the snow. The highways in the Sierra's have significant banking and there would be times when traffic was slowed or stopped and cars would just settle downhill and collect at the bottom. If a car started to spin in front of you, you could just hold your line and it would slide out of your way before you got there. In the worst conditions, I'd slap on some snow treads.
Just like Nascar. Aim for the wreck.
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sorry, i know vague posts are vague... but i'm not sure i want to talk about it yet. we'll see after the weekend.
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...sorry, I'm reformed.
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Can someone help me push that trolling Ti thread over the ledge??
The wheel impact thread is begging for an audio related derailment.
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sorry, i know vague posts are vague... but i'm not sure i want to talk about it yet. we'll see after the weekend.
We'll be here.
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I gave it a shove.
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Yes, you did. But I don't think it's gonna go now.
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OK Addictites, tell me if this would raise red flags to you:

My wife, one semester from being a NP, is on a church sponsored medical mission to the Amazon (think river not .com). They travel by boat to villages that receive no medical care but once a year when this boat pulls in. The group is very excited to be in a new village today, that has not been previously visited, because they want to diagnose an illness that has KILLED 30% OF THE TRIBE IN A YEAR. Call me crazy, but I don't get positively excited by that. I get zombie apocalypse excited by that.

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Too much discussion of snow blowers and snow cars? I agree.
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The group is very excited to be in a new village today, that has not been previously visited, because they want to diagnose an illness that has KILLED 30% OF THE TRIBE IN A YEAR. Call me crazy, but I don't get positively excited by that. I get zombie apocalypse excited by that.

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Perhaps that's one reason you are not a medical professional.

Incidentally, I'd hate to live in a village where the doctor only comes around once a year.
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Our shop air compressor failed yesterday, and was diagnosed as knackered. It was 60HP and 30 years old. We are now using the 40 year old 40HP, and have to rush design and specify a replacement system, adding storage tanks and a new dryer. We installed a flow meter tonight to accurately determine real cfm.

This is the type of fatality and diagnostics that I enjoy. Well, hydraulics are more fun, but sometimes one must settle.
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OK Addictites, tell me if this would raise red flags to you:

My wife, one semester from being a NP, is on a church sponsored medical mission to the Amazon (think river not .com). They travel by boat to villages that receive no medical care but once a year when this boat pulls in. The group is very excited to be in a new village today, that has not been previously visited, because they want to diagnose an illness that has KILLED 30% OF THE TRIBE IN A YEAR. Call me crazy, but I don't get positively excited by that. I get zombie apocalypse excited by that.

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Be sure to examine Mrs. RollCNY carefully, when she returns from the jungle, to be sure it's really her.
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An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S.

.....it came from the North Pole, descending in the dark of night. Beware the Polar Enchilada.
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Our shop air compressor failed yesterday, and was diagnosed as knackered. It was 60HP and 30 years old. We are now using the 40 year old 40HP, and have to rush design and specify a replacement system, adding storage tanks and a new dryer. We installed a flow meter tonight to accurately determine real cfm.

This is the type of fatality and diagnostics that I enjoy. Well, hydraulics are more fun, but sometimes one must settle.
Sounds like a lot of force per unit area to me.
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