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Memories of a Carfree Halloween

Old 10-31-16, 08:21 PM
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Memories of a Carfree Halloween

It just so happens this is the 25th anniversary of the legendary 1991 Halloween Blizzard in Minneapolis.
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Originally Posted by loky1179 View Post
I was totally car dependent at this time, and I think it was my longest suburban auto commute ever. So how is this a carfree story you ask?

Well, when I woke up to 20+ inches of snow the next morning, neither my car - nor anyone else's - was going anywhere!
Could you bike in it ?
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Originally Posted by loky1179 View Post
It just so happens this is the 25th anniversary of the legendary 1991 Halloween Blizzard in Minneapolis.


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It is 43 years since the 19731974 Oil Embargo when OPEC decided to punish the US during the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. My Volkswagen burned up on the freeway and all I had was a 500cc Suzuki with a small gas tank that I could only refill every other day and needed mostly for a commute from my apartment and day job to night classes at a state university ~18 freeway miles away. That was the longest, coldest and probably most dangerous, car and beach-free winter of my life.
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