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Old 01-02-2022, 11:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yes pick one. If braking is not helping quit braking and start steering again.
I'd much rather have control of where I am going to crash in a worst case scenario.
I was in the middle of a multi car and truck wreck on the top of Snoqualmie pass one nasty winter day, and as things developed I kept scooting into available gaps as cars slid behind us. There was bent metal in front and behind us, but I got lucky and was able to escape without damage.

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Old 01-02-2022, 01:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Around here it used to be people in their AWD SUVs that were the most entertaining/frustrating when it snowed. But it also seems to have shifted to pickups here too.

The best vehicle I ever had for snow was an STi with winter tires. Unstoppable.
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back in the day the jeeps were the little hockey pucks that were careening all over. That is the big problem with those, when your wheelbase and width are so similar, once you break traction there is no incentive for going straight. Sideways and backwards are just the same, stability and drag-wise.
Long wheelbase trucks with the factory skinny tires were the best. The F250 with those factory split rims and narrow tires were getting around, and everybody with custom wheels and fat tires were a danger. Those skinny tires would get an edge on ice or snow just fine if you drove right.
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Truck drives were a tradition with my daughter where we listen to classic rock, eat a piece of candy, and enjoy the drive. My brother in law is driving the truck at the moment, so we've been cruising in the Mazda.

We discovered the first snow today on our drive. Circled back to pick up my wife and other daughter to hunt for more snow to play in. On the drive, going a bit fast at about 55 MPH and cresting a hill, came upon a down tree.

The video doesn't show the excitement of full braking not slowing enough, which resulted in me letting off brakes and veering left. Fortunate to have that option ideally placed.

I trimmed the part where I helped a local with a cigarette in his mouth saw the tree into sections and haul it off the road. We had the road cleared in under 5 minutes.

... apparently there was a marathon or something at Silver Falls today, as the parking lot was packed with miserable folks trying to warm up.




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