Sewermonger Absent Member.
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The count of lamp poles is now

Three

[shaking head at the (L)Drivers]

It's snowing. People slip sliding away have taken out lamp poles.

I barely let my foot off the clutch and the front wheels slip an moment
and get traction. I chugging off and away at 15mph.

The knuckleheads is SUV / all wheel drive types vehicles are burning
rubber and slide sideways. The other people who gun the pedal to the
metal are staying in place as well.

I really don't think those folks are ever going to understand how to
drive in snow/ice conditions.

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

Would you say that a little slower please? I don't speak idiot and I
might understand what you're saying if you speak slowly and succinctly
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Re: The count of lamp poles is now

Sewermonger wrote:

> those folks


some do ... like those who learned to drive in this stuff. This weather
is a piece of cake to drive in ... if you apply Newton's first law,
i.e. the definition of intertia. Been doing it for 30 years now. Then
again I learn how in northern NY state.

The part that is difficult is dealing with others on the road who never
learned to handle a vehicle in adverse conditions. They're either to
fearful to handle the vehicle correctly, don't know how, or both.
These are the people mass transit was invented for. We get drivers
with this skill level, i.e. low, when drivers education is pulled out
of public schools.

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"Mark (mgh)" <markgharveyNO@SPAMyahooPLEASE.com> wrote in news:ZNAgj.16525
$k06.15368@kovat.provo.novell.com:

> The part that is difficult is dealing with others on the road who never
> learned to handle a vehicle in adverse conditions. They're either to
> fearful to handle the vehicle correctly, don't know how, or both.


People need to find a big empty parking lot and do figure eights and
emergency braking practice. My wife had never driven in snow and we went
out and found a big skid pad for her to practice in. She was afraid at
first, but her confidence improved dramatically and quickly.

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Ciao, Dave
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Re: The count of lamp poles is now

Read that as "The Count of Lamp Poles" along the lines of "The Count of
Monty Crisco"

I may just call you "the Count" from now on...

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Re: The count of lamp poles is now

It's like that out here too, seems folks forget how to drive in the snow
after a few months off. I have 4WD and a manual tranny, so I tend to be
more cautious as I do realize 4WD doesn't mean no more sliding (and I've
gotten my old truck sideways more than once). I do annoy the natives
though as I go slow, stay to the right, leave lots of braking room and
actually signal.
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Re: The count of lamp poles is now

Sesasme Street: "I am the Count...I love to count THINGS"

Good stuff.


"Rick Chisholm" <rchisholm@SPAMsouthlandonline.com> wrote in message
news:y0Lgj.16688$k06.8057@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Read that as "The Count of Lamp Poles" along the lines of "The Count of
> Monty Crisco"
>
> I may just call you "the Count" from now on...
>
> --
> http://brokertech.parallel42.ca/blog


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Sewermonger Absent Member.
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Re: The count of lamp poles is now

You must aggravte them like I do.
--







Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

Would you say that a little slower please? I don't speak idiot and I
might understand what you're saying if you speak slowly and succinctly


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Re: The count of lamp poles is now

One Two Three
--







Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

Would you say that a little slower please? I don't speak idiot and I
might understand what you're saying if you speak slowly and succinctly


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Re: The count of lamp poles is now

Sewermonger wrote:
> Three
>
> [shaking head at the (L)Drivers]
>
> It's snowing. People slip sliding away have taken out lamp poles.
>
> I barely let my foot off the clutch and the front wheels slip an moment
> and get traction. I chugging off and away at 15mph.
>
> The knuckleheads is SUV / all wheel drive types vehicles are burning
> rubber and slide sideways. The other people who gun the pedal to the
> metal are staying in place as well.
>
> I really don't think those folks are ever going to understand how to
> drive in snow/ice conditions.
>


Unfortunately that is a pretty accurate statement for the SUV as a
fashion statement crowd.
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Dave Taylor wrote:
> "Mark (mgh)" <markgharveyNO@SPAMyahooPLEASE.com> wrote in news:ZNAgj.16525
> $k06.15368@kovat.provo.novell.com:
>
>> The part that is difficult is dealing with others on the road who never
>> learned to handle a vehicle in adverse conditions. They're either to
>> fearful to handle the vehicle correctly, don't know how, or both.

>
> People need to find a big empty parking lot and do figure eights and
> emergency braking practice.


Thats how I learned to handle a car in snow and what I do with a new (to
me) vehicle so I understand how it behaves in snow.



My wife had never driven in snow and we went
> out and found a big skid pad for her to practice in. She was afraid at
> first, but her confidence improved dramatically and quickly.
>

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> People need to find a big empty parking lot and do figure eights and
> emergency braking practice. My wife had never driven in snow and we
> went
> out and found a big skid pad for her to practice in. She was afraid
> at first, but her confidence improved dramatically and quickly.


that's just how I learned in snow

I also did it on a dirt road.

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> and actually signal.


What!? You can do that in Michigan? Seems like its against the law out
here in Colorado.
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Yep, it's a perverse pleasure I get during the snowy months. 🙂
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Yes, we actually can signal. Of course some people seem to have not
purchased that "option" on their vehicles. Rather strange though as they
came standard on my 18yo pickup.
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Re: The count of lamp poles is now

SUV's as a fashion statement still boogles my mind. I think we should have
a special driving test/class for people moving from a car to an SUV. I was
taught to drive in an old 1965 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup, so I've always
respected bigger vehicles. And I was taught to drive off-road by an
off-road club when I had my drivers permit, so I'm definitely part of the
fashion-statement SUV crowd. (Just take one look at my old truck and
anyone can tell).
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