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Postby pilvikki » 25 Jan 2012, 00:20

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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby brandtrn » 25 Jan 2012, 00:24

And....HOW many inches did they get??? It amazes me, sometimes, how a little bit of snow can wreak such havoc in places that aren't really used to getting it. It shouldn't, when I think about it...since it seems that, from one year to the next, people around here (who are USED to lots of snow!) seem to forget how to drive in it from one winter to the next...
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby pilvikki » 25 Jan 2012, 00:31


that looked like stuff nobody should have even considered! you know, the heavy, slick stuff that clogs the tires and makes cars into toboggans...

still, i used to hang around with this lunatic who could have driven through there and chuckled. i'm not that good, rarely HAD to get out into soup like that.
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby kg » 25 Jan 2012, 01:23


Considering where that took place (Bountiful, Utah), you'd think the drivers would know better than to go so fast! I used to drive 18's out of SLC and Bountiful isn't too far from there, up further in the mountains.

My favorite part was when the guy was yelling "GET OUT OF THE STREET" and then the car swerves over and off the road. I wanted to yell, "GET OFF THE SIDEWALK!"

"Oh, I don't know what to tell you...RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!"

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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 Jan 2012, 07:54

:lol:

I loved watching that, if only for the snow, but with so many cars slipping and sliding, I think it's a very good case for gritting those roads!
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby kg » 25 Jan 2012, 13:38


They were, at the end. You saw the vehicle run into the snow plow. Those snow plows usually also carry and spread salt.

But it was snowing at the time, and they can only get to smaller side streets so fast. What I was thinking was that this was a secondary, neighborhood road and they didn't get there before all the "fun" happened. That happens all the time around here.
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 Jan 2012, 18:01

Our gritting lorries are out before the forecast snow arrives ... but they only do the main roads.
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby pilvikki » 28 Jan 2012, 01:34


we're on a dead end street. guess how often we see a plow in front of the house, rather than going by the other way?

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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby Ice.Maiden » 28 Jan 2012, 17:42

Snow plough? What's a snow plough? I reckon the Councils must share about 10 of them, to cover the whole of the UK. : (
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby pilvikki » 29 Jan 2012, 00:42


well, it's not like england is known for her ski slopes. :lol:

we got a nasty blizzard blow in with snow squalls over ice and winds gusting up to 100 k/h. after that temper tantrum there is now maybe an inch on the ground... i wonder where it all ended up?
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby Ice.Maiden » 29 Jan 2012, 13:09

I've been reading about the snow over there and the US. Seems some folk've had it pretty bad!

Well, today, all of about 2 dozen feeble flakes fell outside my back door .... unless it was someone upstairs having a crafty ciggie!! : )

And poo Vikks - maybe not in England itself, but Scotland has some great ski slopes. They've got 5 or 6 of them. : (
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby pilvikki » 01 Feb 2012, 04:21


actually, from what i remember, the hills in scotland are perfect for cross country! :dance:
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby Ice.Maiden » 01 Feb 2012, 21:28

You've got some good slopes as well. the Nevis range has 12 ski lifts, and there are some very steep and difficult runs.

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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby pilvikki » 02 Feb 2012, 00:22


nice!

when i was a kid, we did our downhill in cross country gear. :roll:
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby Ice.Maiden » 02 Feb 2012, 12:46

Bet that toughened everyone up nicely!! :P

Well - we've had some SNOW today! :grin:

It started with hail, and then down it came, but still only in small pathetic flakes,
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby pilvikki » 02 Feb 2012, 22:32


toughed up, broke them up... you know...

i only broke a ski once... followed my girl scout leader into something like a wide ditch and for some reason, the the first lot got through, but when it came to me, we'd packed the snow down too far, my ski tip caught and snapped. and my pants split from front to back.

it was a very long walk home....
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby Ice.Maiden » 03 Feb 2012, 08:04

Oh LOL!!!! :lmao1: :lmao4:

Sorry. :shock:
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby pilvikki » 07 Feb 2012, 23:11


did i say something ...funny?

:snoot:

we walked along the railway tracks first, which scared the daylight out me going over the trellises. when we came to the road, one girl walked in front and another behind me whenever a car came along...

it felt the longest walk EVER! and i felt so bad for having canned the whole skiing part for everybody.
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby Ice.Maiden » 08 Feb 2012, 09:56

I bet they didn't mind too much. The girl behind you got a giggle out of it anyway!!

Oops - Icey ducks.
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Re: a "bit" of snow and...

Postby kg » 08 Feb 2012, 13:03


pilvikki wrote:it felt the longest walk EVER!


And feeling a co-o-old, cold draft every step of the way! :?

There ya go, Icey...you're off the hook. I'll take the hit for you! :lmao4:
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