Thursday, January 30, 2014

It snows where I live....

It snows where I live, I drive a rear wheel drive truck, we have very steep hills, I go up and down them with my rear wheel drive truck.
It snows where I live, the city has snow plows, but they don't get out to my neighborhood until long after the snow stops (usually several days, sometimes weeks).  When we get 6 inches of snow that means six inches of snow IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.  Which usually has been squeezed down to three ruts that are shared between the cars from both direction.
It snows where I live, but I live out of town where the roads are not treated, we don't get the luxory of sand, salt, or any of that fun stuff.
It snows where I live, I have a box of rocks in the back of my truck that helps with my traction.  I also recently picked up a pair of snow tires, but this is the first time I have ever owned snow tires, haven't really noticed a difference yet.
It snows where I live, I realize that if I mash the gas pedal the wheels are going to spin, also if I mash the brake pedal the wheels will lock up.  Therefore I avoid doing either.
It snows where I live, when I see that the roads are covered in glare ice I know that the speed limit is no longer valid so I slow down.
It snows where I live, I deal with it.

On a side note, I take no responsibility for the drivers in the Minneapolis area, they all drive like fucking morons down there.