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Old 01-29-05, 02:39 AM
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I do not know why, but I like these photos:
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Old 01-29-05, 06:44 AM
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Maybe because, at least for a little while, nature could contain cars?
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Great photographs!
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Where were these taken? My wife has to know!
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Wow! Seriously nice photos!
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Originally Posted by Max
Maybe because, at least for a little while, nature could contain cars?
I suspect cycling was also contained by these conditions

Good photos!
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Old 01-29-05, 08:38 AM
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Where are these pictures from? THey´re amazing I bet if you had some Nokian Extreme 294s or 296 then you could ride when the cars aren´t
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Old 01-29-05, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
I suspect cycling was also contained by these conditions

Good photos!
Believe it or not, with my Nokian studded tires I can ride right by those cars very easily. Great traction.The more ice the better. In fact I will be doing something similar later today.

Provided of course, I did not leave my bike next to those cars all night.
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Old 01-29-05, 01:36 PM
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This is the caption for this photo:

https://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com...r___ver101.jpg

"People looks at the effects of the weather, with ice-covered cars, ice covered lines of lights and ice covered trees aon the bank of Lake Geneva near Versoix, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. Strong winds forced the water to splash over the shoreline, creating bizarre ice-sculptures. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)"

It appears that it happened in Switzerland.
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Originally Posted by Violineb
Where are these pictures from? THey´re amazing I bet if you had some Nokian Extreme 294s or 296 then you could ride when the cars aren´t
Trust me, with the Nokians you would be able to actually ride up, and over those cars! I will never run anything else in the winter again!

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Old 01-29-05, 08:35 PM
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Nice pictures. How do you get multiple photos into a post with the thumnails?
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Old 01-30-05, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by soda
It appears that it happened in Switzerland.
You are absolutely right. Photos were taken at Versoix in January 2005.
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Old 01-30-05, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by AndrewP
Nice pictures. How do you get multiple photos into a post with the thumnails?
I just added attachments and that's all. I did not do anything special.
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Old 01-31-05, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Violineb
Where are these pictures from? THey´re amazing I bet if you had some Nokian Extreme 294s or 296 then you could ride when the cars aren´t
Sadly, Nokian make studded winter tyres for cars, too. But methinks they are not street legal in Switzerland. Studded winter tyres "eat pavement for breakfast", as someone put it in another thread, so the Swiss prefer snow chains.

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Old 01-31-05, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes
Provided of course, I did not leave my bike next to those cars all night.
You could at least bring the bike inside a warm space for a while.

But I can not think of any way to free that cars.
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Old 01-31-05, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Juha
Sadly, Nokian make studded winter tyres for cars, too. But methinks they are not street legal in Switzerland. Studded winter tyres "eat pavement for breakfast", as someone put it in another thread, so the Swiss prefer snow chains.

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Old 02-01-05, 05:00 AM
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Dang. I thought it was neat last year when my car had an inch of ice on it. That's incredible. The thermal stresses though...*shudder* I wonder if any of them had warped paneling after it melted.
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Old 02-01-05, 05:34 AM
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Here's a picture of my Xterra covered in ice from this past weekend. We also had the pleasure (not!) of spending about 24 hours with no electricity

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Old 02-01-05, 08:47 AM
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Dang. I thought it was neat last year when my car had an inch of ice on it. That's incredible. The thermal stresses though...*shudder* I wonder if any of them had warped paneling after it melted.
How did you get your car out of it? How long did it take? It looks like these guys can't even move the cars until a natural thaw?
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Old 02-01-05, 08:38 PM
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I didn't need to go anywhere. I waited 3 or 4 days until it got above freezing, then broke it off. It was kinda fun. I got the side windows clear, then lifted on the section on the roof. It all seperated from the windshield section at once and the inch of ice that had been on the roof, rear window, and hood all slid off in 2 or 3 big pieces really easily which crashed onto the ground and broke up in a very gratifying shower of fragments.

Here's a picture of someone's Trek Navigator chained up behind the engineering building. The ice was still accumulating at that point.
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Originally Posted by iamlucky13
I didn't need to go anywhere. I waited 3 or 4 days until it got above freezing, then broke it off. It was kinda fun. I got the side windows clear, then lifted on the section on the roof. It all seperated from the windshield section at once and the inch of ice that had been on the roof, rear window, and hood all slid off in 2 or 3 big pieces really easily which crashed onto the ground and broke up in a very gratifying shower of fragments.

Here's a picture of someone's Trek Navigator chained up behind the engineering building. The ice was still accumulating at that point.
Amazing! I won't take having a garage for granted as much anymore. I have been through a couple of ice storms but my vehicles were not affected. wow!
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Old 02-03-05, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes
Amazing! I won't take having a garage for granted as much anymore. I have been through a couple of ice storms but my vehicles were not affected. wow!
Your garage would be only half the formula. You would have to have studded tires, too. Chains would not suffice. We had a cold air mass trapped beneath a warm mass. The gentle rain froze almost as fast as it fell, so the last few drops were creating a superthin layer of liquid water on top of the smooth frozen surface. It was slick enough to make even the finest teflon surface seem like asphalt. The city of Portland didn't have enough equipment to clear all the roads in a timely manner, and those that were cleared were quickly covered with new buildup.

The frustrating part was walking. Before the rain started, it snowed 6 inches, creating a gorgeous, but slightly uneven surface. People walked and drove in the snow, creating major dips and rolls. The ice on top made any footprint or tiretrack another chance to fall butt-first onto the rockhard surface in an embarrassing display of flailing arms. Still I was enjoying the spectacle of the weather and time off work.

Then my internet connection died.
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Originally Posted by iamlucky13
Your garage would be only half the formula. You would have to have studded tires, too. Chains would not suffice. We had a cold air mass trapped beneath a warm mass. The gentle rain froze almost as fast as it fell, so the last few drops were creating a superthin layer of liquid water on top of the smooth frozen surface. It was slick enough to make even the finest teflon surface seem like asphalt. The city of Portland didn't have enough equipment to clear all the roads in a timely manner, and those that were cleared were quickly covered with new buildup.

The frustrating part was walking. Before the rain started, it snowed 6 inches, creating a gorgeous, but slightly uneven surface. People walked and drove in the snow, creating major dips and rolls. The ice on top made any footprint or tiretrack another chance to fall butt-first onto the rockhard surface in an embarrassing display of flailing arms. Still I was enjoying the spectacle of the weather and time off work.

Then my internet connection died.
Yikes! The only thing I have studded tires on is one of my bikes. It makes glare ice about like riding on a dirt road. It's incedibly easy. the harder and smoother the ice the better the studs dig in. I ride on the lakes every winter. Going slowly one can ride over 3" deep footprints easily and lots of ice bumps, but a deep rut almost parallel to your direction of travel will be pretty hard to get past. As you say, if I try to get off the bike I can't walk ,I'm stranded. Then I have to get back on the bike. I need to stud my shoes. Of course if there is deep snow it's too hard to pedal, and if it's crust on top and you break through that's too hard to pedal too.
So that means you have to stay and use the computer, but no internet. that stinks!
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