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#1 Ian & Carole

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:00 AM

A government warning said that anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel, blankets or sleeping bag, extra clothing including a scarf hat and gloves.
Also a 24 hour supply of food and drink, a de-icer, rock salt, torch & spare batteries. In addition they should take a safety triangle, tow rope, petrol can, first aid kit & jump leads..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I looked like a right idiot on the bus this morning!

:crazy:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :air_kiss: 

 

Take care everyone.


 


#2 Alantoon

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:27 AM

Got all except a shovel,  does that mean i will be ok without the roof? Temperature high of 0 degrees today and i an going out on a 110 mile run.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:03 AM

Well its a good job mine is off road as I can't keep it straight on a dry road never mind icy
Will it ever be a good runner ?

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:09 AM

just got up to find a couple of inches of the white stuff on the ground roll on spring



#5 Pete the Dog

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:59 AM

I tried to do this last night, but there was no space in the Hood for me. :80:

 

I walked to the Pub instead. :crazy:



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:14 AM

Not surprised you are on the bus this morning, Ian; after your efforts on Fast & Furiously Funny 6  last night.



#7 Ian & Carole

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:37 PM

Not surprised you are on the bus this morning, Ian; after your efforts on Fast & Furiously Funny 6  last night.

 

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:37 PM

There was an Escort being totalled in some of the scenes in last nights film on Channel ??  Although it was blue with white striping & gold Minilite style wheels.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:18 PM

i looked at the 'foldable' shovels being sold in tescos, presumably ready to dig yourself out of snow, with bemusement. They are pointed shovels!!! unless you are digging a snow hole in 6ft deep snow they are going to be mostly pointless trying to scrape snow from under the wheels of your car. a flat shovel is what you need and even then i'd be surprised if it actually helped as if it's snowed enough you have to dig yourself out then you are unlikely to get far before either the snow stops you or you come across another person unable to drive in snow stuck wheelspinning all over the place.

 

Bought all-season M+S rated tyres last year when driving to the alps in the bmw so i can smuggly drive around in the snow with a little care.... until i come across another person unable to drive in snow stuck wheelspinning all over the place! (like the 10k french cars in the 6 hour gridlock last year :diablo: )

People should be made to do skidpan training.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:45 PM

We had a drive round the peaks today to pop out for a winter walk, AWD and full on winter tyres.....still managed to s**t myself several times. At one point a bloke from one of the 4x4s touring the peaks walked past with one of these pointed shovels and used it side on to scrape the snow ice from beneath the tyres of a car stuck in front of us and he them made it up the hill. So they do work used with a bit of thought.

 

Worst part of today was coming down hill near Stannage Edge round a corner finding a tractor in the wall and no room to pass, finally coming to a stop after about 100m slide on the sheet ice. Looking in my mirror to see a Defender 110 coming at me sideways all locked up, luckily he managed to put it in the ditch and avoid me. Was a close call for me and an even closer call for him almost rolling it in the ditch.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 06:57 PM

At one point a bloke from one of the 4x4s touring the peaks walked past with one of these pointed shovels and used it side on to scrape the snow ice from beneath the tyres of a car stuck in front of us and he them made it up the hill. So they do work used with a bit of thought.

ha i stand corrected, although as you say you do have to know how to use them and i still reckon a flat bladed shovel would be easier :)

 

i bet most people (present company excluded) don't even know what to do with the traction control. My bmw says to turn it off if the wheels are in snow, i guess so it doesn't cut the power when one spins.

 

I got home in a lwb transit, nothing in the back and rwd!,  a few years ago when other fwd vans couldn't get up the hill. Let some air out the tyres and off i went, Was good fun as i was mostly sideways all the way home :)



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:24 AM

Always brings a smile to my face when seeing traffic stood at the bottom of the hill knowing full well they won't make it.
The some smiling chap comes along with his chains on, big grin on face waving to the stranded.
When they get to the stuck cars and cannot get around them, big cheers go up and one face goes from grin to dim and red.
As my old dad used to say, look before jumping.
My saying is chains are only good if everyone has them.

Edited by 2b cruising, 19 January 2016 - 02:26 AM.

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:09 PM

Reminds me of an off road day I went to years ago in an old chalk pit. There was a hill that nobody could get up, not heavily modded landrovers, Suzuki, jeep. I thought I would do it in my forward control landrover with its block pattern tyres and different wheelbase but I got halfway up and just started spinning wheels. It wasn't even a very big hill. Then this guy came in with an old 109 inch series three with 600x16 road tyres three or four kids in the back as if they were on the way to school as normal and went straight up and over the top with no drama.
Remind me never to accept a lift from CMA.