Snow/ice driving practice

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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby bignflnut » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:40 pm

Out on a limb: if you had a male that cared about you and there was sufficient conditions, you ran this experiment/drill in a safe area.

Funny that the cop admitted to doing it, self-righteous jerk.
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby schmieg » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:08 pm

bignflnut wrote:Out on a limb: if you had a male that cared about you and there was sufficient conditions, you ran this experiment/drill in a safe area.

Funny that the cop admitted to doing it, self-righteous jerk.

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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby steves 50de » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:20 pm

carmen fovozzo wrote:
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carmen fovozzo wrote:I do a test every year when we get the first sign of crappy weather...on private property..

I think some people are to old to drive. :twisted: just sayin. :wink: :lol:


Or short.. :)

Hey wait a minute, i can see over the steering wheel. :lol:
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby TSiWRX » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:02 pm

Just a few more years, and Anna and I will be heading to:

https://teamoneil.com/

:D
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby M-Quigley » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:57 am

TSiWRX wrote:Just a few more years, and Anna and I will be heading to:

https://teamoneil.com/

:D


I thought everyone in your area of Ohio would be experts in winter driving by now, with all that lake effect snow you get. :)
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby JustaShooter » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:35 am

M-Quigley wrote:
TSiWRX wrote:Just a few more years, and Anna and I will be heading to:

https://teamoneil.com/

:D


I thought everyone in your area of Ohio would be experts in winter driving by now, with all that lake effect snow you get. :)

Speaking of, today looks like a great day to hone your skills!
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby Brian D. » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:20 am

Christmas Day was great timing for what I did; when else are you going to have a large mall parking lot all to yourself. It looked like when the Griswalds got to Wally World's property in the first "Vacation" movie.
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby heathen » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:12 am

I used to use an empty section of the parking lot at work for practice but they installed cameras now. Now if it's safe, I put myself in a slight spin on the way out or find a back road.
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby Cruiser » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:59 am

I run a 2004 Ford Focus, my winter tires are Firestone Winter Force tires on an extra set of wheels. This is the third season for them. Best winter tires I ever owned.
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby TSiWRX » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:37 pm

JustaShooter wrote:
M-Quigley wrote:
TSiWRX wrote:Just a few more years, and Anna and I will be heading to:

https://teamoneil.com/

:D


I thought everyone in your area of Ohio would be experts in winter driving by now, with all that lake effect snow you get. :)

Speaking of, today looks like a great day to hone your skills!


Nay, my friends - unfortunately (and I say this because I love snow...it's what happens when you spent the first 9 years of your life in a near-tropical climate, where the only snow exists on mountain tops! :P ), Shaker's barely got enough snow to go sledding on.

I think that this is where a lot of folks who don't live right in this area get the mistaken notion that somehow NE-Ohio is all a pile of white-fluff, brown/black-slush, and glare-ice this time of year. :lol: Cleveland and the even the inner-ring eastern suburbs like the Heights or Orange/Beachwood actually are not in the primary snow belt, and even Solon and Moreland Hills are just fringe. Most of the time, we see considerably less snow than even just a bit further east, like Mentor, which in-turn tend to get less than places like Ashtabula or Geauga counties.

My grill outside may have a foot of snow on it, but my lawn has barely 6 to 8 inches - if not half that in some spots - and our plow service has not averaged more than 1 trip per day for the last week, and our driveway is actually well-groomed even considering this relaxed pace. Most of the better municipalities like Shaker has had no trouble keeping up with street clearance, either, as even side-streets are seeing servicing.

I think the most telling is when folks in my area call up a place like Discount Tires Direct or Tire Rack and ask for a winter tire package for their vehicles. Immediately, these retailers will recommend "Studless Ice & Snow" tires, which, in-truth, are an overkill in this area. Given our typically well-groomed streets, folks outside the primary snow belt would actually be much better served with "Performance Winter" tires, which have an expanded performance (read: safety) envelope on the wet and only sometimes slushy roadways that typically occur in this area versus the more snowbound primary belt. :)
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby pk47 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:08 pm

TSiWRX wrote:Most of the better municipalities like Shaker has had no trouble keeping up with street clearance, either, as even side-streets are seeing servicing.

The key word is "better" as some suburbs are abysmal at clearing the streets. I live in a secondary snow belt and it takes 24-48 hours before my street is plowed. It can take a 4wd to get out of my street.
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby schmieg » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:19 pm

pk47 wrote:
TSiWRX wrote:Most of the better municipalities like Shaker has had no trouble keeping up with street clearance, either, as even side-streets are seeing servicing.

The key word is "better" as some suburbs are abysmal at clearing the streets. I live in a secondary snow belt and it takes 24-48 hours before my street is plowed. It can take a 4wd to get out of my street.

I recall a snowstorm in the winter of '85 where my Bronco couldn't get out of my street because the drifts were so high it just lifted the vehicle off the ground.
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby TSiWRX » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:25 pm

^ :o :shock: :lol:

pk47 wrote:
TSiWRX wrote:Most of the better municipalities like Shaker has had no trouble keeping up with street clearance, either, as even side-streets are seeing servicing.

The key word is "better" as some suburbs are abysmal at clearing the streets. I live in a secondary snow belt and it takes 24-48 hours before my street is plowed. It can take a 4wd to get out of my street.


^ Ayup.

Saw a single-vehicle wreck (bumper torn off) in Cleveland Heights on Fairmount not 300 ft. from the intersection of Cedar the other morning, before their plows got out to take care of the slush there.

Crossed over into Shaker, and the roads were just wet.

Felt really sorry for that driver. :cry:

We live in the Sussex neighborhood, so we border Warrensville Heights as well as go through Highland Hills and Beachwood all the time to get to our in-law's place in Orange, traveling eastbound on Harvard Rd. There's quite a clear demarcation between the communities in terms of just how well the snow gets cleared. It's almost comical.
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby rimfireOH » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:52 am

TSiWRX wrote:There's quite a clear demarcation between the communities in terms of just how well the snow gets cleared. It's almost comical.

Comical, unless one is a resident of that municipality and paying for the services that aren't being rendered.
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Re: Snow/ice driving practice

Postby TSiWRX » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:35 pm

^ Hence the "almost!" :P :lol:
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