edc at wnc.quik.co.nz
Sun Dec 16 16:33:42 GMT 2007
The only time I had a serious encounter with the use of chains
was in the jungles of Vanuatu, and that was to cope with the
over knee deep mud........and even then at one stage four of us
had to lend our shoulders to the 4WD to get it through........
just another bloody day in Paradise...........when we got to
our destination we couldn't use the bay to clean off...sharks....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl D Wise"
To: "'Web development and beer'" <wdvltalk-social at wdvltalk-social.org.uk>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [wdvltalk-social] aanndd........
: It depends what part of the country you are in. Chains are discouraged for
: normal driving in cities since most of the ones in high snow areas the
: highway department is pretty good at getting anti-ice chemicals and traction
: adding sand down quickly.
: Most of the time when you see those slip sliding videos it is in places like
: Houston where they get a ice or snow storm every 3-10 years. I cringe at the
: thought of having to drive in Houston when we have a rare real winter storm.
: I remember a few years back staying at a friend's after a Christmas party.
: The next morning I walked out and there was 2-3 inches of snow on the
: ground, ice on my windshield and still snowing lightly. So I start my car,
: turn on the defroster and reached in my glove box for an ice scraper. After
: the defroster loosened the ice I took the scraper and started cleaning my
: windshield. A guy walked out of my friend's condo complex towards his car
: parked a couple down from mine. When he got even with me he called out,
: "hey, that's kewl - what do you call that thing?" After I told him the next
: question was "where do you get something like that?".
: I spent the remaining few minutes while my car finished warming up with my
: map figuring out a way to avoid the major roads getting home since I've seen
: too many Mr. Toad's Wild Rides from people cruising along on the freeway
: only to slam on their brakes when they get to the ice covered overpasses.
: Cheryl D Wise
: -----Original Message-----
: From: michael ensor
: which reminds me......all those news clips of
: motor vehicles of every description sliding haplessly
: sideways.......they never seem to use chains.......
: do US motorists simply rely on so called 'snow' tyres?
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