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Old 12-11-08, 08:21 PM
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Snowy Commute in New Orleans - Video - 2 min

Not every day we see snow on the palm trees down here. This is the 5th snowfall in NOLA since I was born 50 years ago. So you colder latitude folk please cut me a little slack for being excited about it.

Last snow - Dec 2004. Before that - Jan 1990.

It all melted in about 3 hours.

NOLA SNOW vid

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Thanks Joey! It's weird to see snow and palm trees in the same place! Good for you. No snow here ever!
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That video was great. The hysterically homoerotic music made it even better.
A+.
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Originally Posted by rugerben View Post
That video was great. The hysterically homoerotic music made it even better.
A+.
Wow! Thanks. That tune fits the city no doubt.
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Yes, two hours of editing very well spent. I wish I could edit sound tracks like that into my training videos that I produce at work. Sure would make telecom more interesting! Thanks for sharing that well-done video.
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Awesome video.. the music keeps your interest.
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LOL & so weird in so many ways.
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Snow and palm trees are a sure sign of the apocalypse. Either that or it just looks strange.
Nice soundtrack.
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Riding on the sidewalk, big fat tires? You certainly DON'T see snow very often, =)
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Big fat tires are my preferred method and any way to get where I am going is game.
The other week I was on my FG with 23mm tires riding to work and encountered a street that was one solid sheet of ice. Off to the plowed sidewalk I went. Silly me for thinking the snow was melted.
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Originally Posted by Scheherezade View Post
Riding on the sidewalk, big fat tires? You certainly DON'T see snow very often, =)
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Not every day we see snow on the palm trees down here. This is the 5th snowfall in NOLA since I was born 50 years ago. So you colder latitude folk please cut me a little slack for being excited about it.

Last snow - Dec 2004. Before that - Jan 1989.

It all melted in about 3 hours.

NOLA SNOW vid
Hell, take all the slack you want. I remember my grammar school (St. Anthony's on Canal St) being shut down for a 2 inch snowfall in the 60s. Loved it!!!
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Awsome vid, thanks!
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Originally Posted by Scheherezade View Post
Riding on the sidewalk, big fat tires? You certainly DON'T see snow very often, =)
Because we don't get snow, we have no snow fighting equipment. No sand, salt, cinders, plows, PLAN....nothing. So when cars stop at traffic lights or stop signs, the motor melts the accumulated sleet into nice, smooth patches of ice. And no one here knows how do drive on that stuff. Add to that the "Winter Wonderland" phenomenon of looking at everything besides where you are driving and you will know why I stayed away from the roadway.

As for the fat tires, I can run them at 5 psi. Even then my rear tire was breaking free upon acceleration. But no crashes! As you might imagine, I do not own studded tires.
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Not every day we see snow on the palm trees down here. This is the 5th snowfall in NOLA since I was born 50 years ago. So you colder latitude folk please cut me a little slack for being excited about it.

Last snow - Dec 2004. Before that - Jan 1989.

It all melted in about 3 hours.

NOLA SNOW vid
Great quality vid Joey. Yeah snow in New Orleans... wow.

We got snow here in San Diego in the mid 60s once. Have had hail here there though, bit rough on the tropical plants.

Sidewalk riding... Joey... what's up with that?
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Sidewalk riding... Joey... what's up with that?
Check the post above yours^^

Basically, trying to concentrate on looking around at the snow, not paying attention to sliding cars. No one walks here anyway.
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Yes, joey could you explain the sidewalk riding again?
After all riding in an area with no snow removal where it snows around twice a century is a rare chance to get ran over by motorists inexperienced in driving in the snow.... and you missed it!
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Surreal. Just, surreal. Great vid, Joey.
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Check the post above yours^^

Basically, trying to concentrate on looking around at the snow, not paying attention to sliding cars. No one walks here anyway.
Yeah, saw it after I posted... OK you get a break... we have similar problems around here when it rains... drivers that just don't know what to do in that "unusual" weather pattern. Few years ago we had a drought that lasted so long when it finally rained, folks came out of offices and stared at the sky.

And again... cool vid.
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That's a hoot!

We got some of that in TN, but only after it rained all day. Crappy ice under pretty snow. But both will be gone very soon.
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You actually made the local news cast last night,not you personally they said you got about an inch and that they closed schools.
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You actually made the local news cast last night,not you personally they said you got about an inch and that they closed schools.
National News picked us up too.

My wife works in a 10 story office building. I wish she had a video camera as all of the adults emptied out into the parking lot and ran around like kids.

Also, as I was biking through "the hood" a man stuck his head out of his front door and yelled at me "What the F' is all this white S'?"
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Also, as I was biking through "the hood" a man stuck his head out of his front door and yelled at me "What the F' is all this white S'?"
Thanks, bro, that made me laugh.
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That's a hoot!

We got some of that in TN, but only after it rained all day. Crappy ice under pretty snow. But both will be gone very soon.
Houston got it too... my sister emailed me and told me about it.
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Cut the NOLA drivers a bit of slack for not knowing how to drive on snow...

Every winter here it takes drivers about a week to figure it out.
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