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Old 12-17-2010, 12:13 PM   #31
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It was just bustin chops bro, I'm full aware that the south isn't prepared to deal with it so even just a little snow causes big problems.

so I'll see your



And raise you one of these





You've gotta admit it's funny, an all day storm yields 3-4 inches? c'mon that's not a storm lol

Actually snow removal is only part of the problem. The real problem is that people don't know how to drive in the snow. Our area had over 300 reported accidents in like a 5 hours.
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People don't know how to drive in it regardless of where they are, believe me. People think they know around here, but they don't.
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People don't know how to drive in it regardless of where they are, believe me. People think they know around here, but they don't.

I know you are bust'n balls but it seriously gets old and it is better for my career to go off on this site then someone in my office.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:57 PM   #34
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I know you are bust'n balls but it seriously gets old and it is better for my career to go off on this site then someone in my office.
In the summer you guys will be telling me that a 90 degree day isn't hot, so what comes around goes around.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:20 PM   #35
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In the summer you guys will be telling me that a 90 degree day isn't hot, so what comes around goes around.

MD and NY probably have similar summers, in reality. Lenght my be diffrent but temps the same.


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Old 12-17-2010, 01:48 PM   #36
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MD and NY probably have similar summers, in reality. Lenght my be diffrent but temps the same.


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MD is definitely warmer on average, about 5 degrees. Plus the humidity is worse down your way.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:48 PM   #37
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not to bust on anybody that drives them, but i always see the ricer cars and suv's that are either in the ditch, or involved in the accidents around here. Maybe too much speed??

Us good ole boys in the pickup trucks, most of them time escape unscathed. But keep in mind even in 4X4, i only go about 20 to 25 mph when its snowing, and even slower when it's like 6 inches or so, so i guess speed has alot to do with it.
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not to bust on anybody that drives them, but i always see the ricer cars and suv's that are either in the ditch, or involved in the accidents around here. Maybe too much speed??

Us good ole boys in the pickup trucks, most of them time escape unscathed. But keep in mind even in 4X4, i only go about 20 to 25 mph when its snowing, and even slower when it's like 6 inches or so, so i guess speed has alot to do with it.
Speed is always a factor.

4 wheel drive and all wheel drive help you get going, but they don't help you stop and steer any better.

Also, ABS makes your stops longer. Give yourself plenty of room to stop. Chances are, you won't stop nearly as quickly as you believe you will.

The people you see in the ditch are the ones who don't understand this. Well, they may now.
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MD is definitely warmer on average, about 5 degrees. Plus the humidity is worse down your way.

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Speed is always a factor.

4 wheel drive and all wheel drive help you get going, but they don't help you stop and steer any better.

Also, ABS makes your stops longer. Give yourself plenty of room to stop. Chances are, you won't stop nearly as quickly as you believe you will.

The people you see in the ditch are the ones who don't understand this. Well, they may now.
Actually you can use power to the wheels to help you steer better but most people panic and hit the brakes.
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Yeah people definitely panic and lock up the brakes only to lose control. Gotta tap on the brakes and steer yourself outta trouble.
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Dude focus on the Celebration Ale!
I'll be focusing on a few this weekend no doubt. One of my favorite restaurants has it on tap this time of year... so good
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Actually you can use power to the wheels to help you steer better but most people panic and hit the brakes.
Not really. No traction is no traction whether you're stopping or accelerating. Most vehicles have open differentials these days, and if you try to accelerate too much, you run the risk of generating torque steer, which is unpredictable and dangerous in the slick stuff.
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Yeah people definitely panic and lock up the brakes only to lose control. Gotta tap on the brakes and steer yourself outta trouble.
Yep, the key is to be smooth. Ease into the brakes, accelerator, and steering. It's a good practice no matter the driving conditions.
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Well it's calling for snow here again tomorrow....1 to 2 inches...
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