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How are the roads?

Sceep

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Where’s that “how are the roads” flowchart somebody on here made a while back?:flipoff2:

Here ya go Dead Pool .

Feel free to use it on all your social media platforms. It always gets a good laugh.

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Yes, yes, NO! I grew up in PA and drove in the snow all the time.

People in NC have no idea how to drive and think 4WD = 4 Wheel Stop. ABS helps these days but overall the gizmos just give the inexperienced a false sense of security all the way to the ditch.
 
Yes Yes No I'm staying home, I did my time having to drive in 6 inches or more snow while dodging Elk herds and fools in front wheel drive cars passing me
 
I am really amazed at the ABS in my 03 Duraturd dually. I was going 35 or so towing a trailer and a light changed. I assessed the situation, saw no traffic coming, and decided to blow the light in the ice and then just for shits and grins I mashed the brake pedal. To my disbelief the truck and trailer came to an easy controlled stop. (FWIW, I had the trailer brakes off).
 
I am really amazed at the ABS in my 03 Duraturd dually. I was going 35 or so towing a trailer and a light changed. I assessed the situation, saw no traffic coming, and decided to blow the light in the ice and then just for shits and grins I mashed the brake pedal. To my disbelief the truck and trailer came to an easy controlled stop. (FWIW, I had the trailer brakes off).

That's easy to explain - you're getting old, and your perceptions of speed & distance are going to shit :flipoff2:
 
Roads and truck are covered in brine and dry as Gorilla Glue hair spray. Have to go to car wash at least once a week though.
 
I am really amazed at the ABS in my 03 Duraturd dually. I was going 35 or so towing a trailer and a light changed. I assessed the situation, saw no traffic coming, and decided to blow the light in the ice and then just for shits and grins I mashed the brake pedal. To my disbelief the truck and trailer came to an easy controlled stop. (FWIW, I had the trailer brakes off).

If I did that in my old Chevy, all the brake lines would have blown.:laughing:
 
I am self-admittedly one of the worst snow drivers around. I don't/won't do it unless absolutely necessary.
 
I drove a brown bus for 15 years. those things go rain/shine/snow/sleet/hail/ice......doesnt matter. get out of the building and dont come back until the truck is empty. we had an ice storm here in ott-8 that took power out for a week to ten days, depending where you lived. We were on a pto genie at our house for 8 days. there were power lines down every where. freaking everywhere including my drive into town. I called the brown boss hole on my way and let him know. He said he'd ask his boss hole and call me back. Call went like this:

bosshole- my bosshole said you need to go out, deliver what you can.
me- Did you not understand I had to drive over power lines to get in to town?
bosshole- my boss hole said you need to deliver what you can.
me- If I die i've instructed my war dept to sue the shit out of brown
bosshole- ok, please be safe

:lmao:

I worked a few hours and came back. No one was open and 90% of roads were impassible due to trees and power lines covering the roads. good times.

Now I sit in a warm office and watch the shit show outside. let it snow mother-f'rs, let it snow. :laughing:
 
I live 3 miles out of town on gravel. I have to open our road, the township maintainer doesnt maintain shit.

One year we had so much snow and wind(wind is the biggest problem here) that I couldnt dig myself out fast enough. I had been up since 5am in the tractor and was still a mile from the chip/seal road. And who knows what it looks like once I get there. I called the brown boss hole and told him I was snowed in. He told me he didnt care and if I didnt come in and drive, he was going to make sure that days load was in the truck tomorrow with tomorrows load too. asshole. so I drove my tractor back home, suited up in all my cwg and jumped on my 4 wheeler. Went cross fields to get to town, all the drifting was on the roads. :laughing:

In the ice storm in the previous post, the roads around here had inches of ice. Gravel roads had enough ice that none of the gravel penetrated through. Everything was one giant sheet of ice, inches thick. I remember driving west on a chip seal road, asshole puckered tighter than a nuns **** and the wind blowing the truck to the ditch. :eek: brown boss hole said can a farmer tow you out? :laughing: not a tractor out here has ice skates on it.
 
6 - 8” of light fluffy dry powder.
Going to let nature clear the driveway when it warms up. It is 14F at the moment. I have zero enthusiasm for clearing snow that will be melted by Monday
Surprised you didn't get more. I got well over a foot. Around 4" since early this morning.

And ya, it's all gonna melt in the next few days.
 
Stuck my head out the door, it doesn't look like much outside, plow has been by a couple of times, you can hear he is just keeping up appearances.
 
Montana farmer comenting on their first snow said it is time to go check your social media to see how many people wish it was summer! :laughing:
 
Montana farmer commenting on their first snow said it is time to go check your social media to see how many people wish it was summer! :laughing:

Fuck yeah I wish it was summer. It was a gorgeous summer that didn't start until late June after a long ass winter.

I went and visited some friends on Thanksgiving and was weirded out by how much they cared about road conditions. I grew up in a family that road conditions didn't matter (if we were going then lets go), then I worked in the oil field where road conditions only mattered if I was going to work (and even then only if my boss had pissed me off), and now I commute 60 miles one way over mountain passes 5 days a week. Don't get in a rush and for all the taxation is theft retards Montana and Wyoming DOT do a fucking excellent job taking care of the roads and I feel like I get my moneys worth during the winter.
 
Something happening west of me. just heard the second set of sirens go by.
Montana snow happened on the 25th of October
 
Fuck yeah I wish it was summer. It was a gorgeous summer that didn't start until late June after a long ass winter.

I went and visited some friends on Thanksgiving and was weirded out by how much they cared about road conditions. I grew up in a family that road conditions didn't matter (if we were going then lets go), then I worked in the oil field where road conditions only mattered if I was going to work (and even then only if my boss had pissed me off), and now I commute 60 miles one way over mountain passes 5 days a week. Don't get in a rush and for all the taxation is theft retards Montana and Wyoming DOT do a fucking excellent job taking care of the roads and I feel like I get my moneys worth during the winter.
Have a friend who runs a plow up your way. I'll tell him you appreciate his work.
 
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