[Spridgets] Please define idiot...

Bill Gilroy wmgilroy at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 13:46:35 MST 2007

I agree that the stuff here is slicker than pig snot, but not every idiot on
the road is a first time snow driver in the PACNW.  I managed just fine last
winter with winter tires on my wife's Passat and chains on my S10.  The only
thing I could not do was get my truck up the mountain that I live on, so I
would have to walk the last mile.  I could make if there was nobody else
stuck on the hill, but that is almost never happened.  I can't stop  my
truck on the hill then get started again.  My wife's car can do that with
winter tires.

Still I see way more stupid in the snow out here than in NJ; you would think
the locals could find a way to drive without plunging into the ditches.  It
was way funny watching people try to get up my mountain last year; I stood
there for an hour and just laughed as people made the attempt.  I wound up
betting with some guy if each car would get up the hill or not.  In the end
there was a group of betting on if the cars could get up the hill and what
they would hit when they started to slide back down.


On Dec 28, 2007 12:05 PM, Bill L <pythias at pacifier.com> wrote:

> Hello Bill,
>       what you fail to mention (of course this doesn't EXCUSE the
>       inept drivers, and those who think 4wd allows them to stop and
>       turn as fast as they can GET GOING) is the the snow in the NW
>       IS SLICKER than that in the Northeast.. .. those NOT from the
>       area will wonder.. HOW CAN THAT BE?... rest assured, it IS...
>       mostly because when it snows its usually right around 32
>       degrees.. the snow is dense and after someone drives on it
>       ONCE, its PACKED ICE, .. not at all like that wispy blowy stuff
>       that exists where its 15 degrees or less when it snows.. ..
>       people from east of the Pacific NW see 3 inches of snow and
>       LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH when they seattle shut down by that
>       "little".. then they come out here and CRASH thinking THEY know
>       how to drive in it.. ...
>       enough rant.. sorry
> --
> Best regards,
>  Bill                            mailto:pythias at pacifier.com
>   "66 Sprite
>     "I wonder why the hive's still empty," said Tom belatedly.

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