Friday, September 25, 2015

Winter is Here...

The clear skies of yesterday didn't last long. This is what we woke up to. I need to start getting the Ural ready for winter. I generally avoid being on the road for the first couple of snow falls as everyone needs to learn how to drive again. On the way into morning coffee, I passed two vehicles that never made it to where they were going. In both cases they were the typical "unstoppable" 4WD vehicles one of which was on it's side after sliding all the way across four lanes of road. I'm sure that this was only the beginning.

The snow won't be around too long as tomorrows forecast is highs around 43°F and Sunday and Monday it's supposed to be raining. But I will probably be swapping the pusher and front tire this weekend sometime. I don't have enough carbide studs (procrastination) so I'll probably start with the screws in the front tire and the leftover carbide studs on the pusher.

6 comments:

  1. No, no, no.... no way I could ever live in Alaska. I'm upset with it getting dark here at 7:00pm already, I'd cry if it snowed and move even further south. I hear Maui is nice.

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    1. Maui is overrated. You can't ride very far.

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  2. Noo! I'm with Brad on this, no need for snow. Just arrived in the Black Forest, it's 23°C...

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    1. It's much warmer today which means water on top of ice...

      Troopers put out a warning for lots of black ice.

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  3. Yep, that's winter. While I used to love winter and all that went with it my aging body speaks louder every season on its displeasure. If our kids and granddaughter wasn't here we may well be considering warmer climates..

    Good plan to wait for the drivers to remember how to navigate in the snow.

    Be safe.

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

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    1. Today, people were driving much sanely today and no vehicles off of the road. Ural did just fine though I had fewer studs installed than usual.

      I'm still neutral with winter. Don't mind that it's here but wouldn't mind if it wasn't.

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