I used to hate days like this!

Posted Friday, January 8, 2010, at 7:59 PM
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  • Snow never bothered me but I am much more cautious than I used to be. When young, nothing can stand in your way, but now I realize how foolish some of my antics were and good luck or the Hand of God kept me in one piece and no frozen parts.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jan 9, 2010, at 8:15 AM
  • Driving in snow can be quite thrilling for the novice. My first experience driving in snow was coming out of South Dakota down US-183 which at that time was a gravel road. Not too bad but as we got farther south it became paved. That was a completely diffrerent experience, needless to say the good Lord was watching out for this dumb animal that day!

    A few years later I got into some real snow country, 120 inches my first winter. By then I was a little more cautious and did something I'd recommend to anyone not familiar with driving in snow. Find yourself a stretch of deserted road or better yet a deserted parkingt lot with no obstructions and a fresh coat of snow. Practice driving there until you become familiar with how to recover from a spinout(turn steering wheel in opposite direction), how to stop without skidding

    (pump brakes ever so lightly, once you start skidding you have basically no control). Some of you will scoff at intentionally doing this on snow, but keep in mind that it is nothing more than preparing yourself to be able to handle an emergency situation when one actually confronts you.

    -- Posted by Brown Biscuit on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 3:24 AM
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