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    First Snow! Winter Pics Year 2

    so I woke up this morning to a snowy (ish) white day! The snow wasn't going to last so I decided to drive up some local mountains to experience some winter adventures and driving.. Having summer tires i realized I was fukced going up the hill. the road was covered in snow with paches of clean asphalt. Makign it up hill was a challenge as i had NO grip in certain parts and barely made it to the clean parts.
    Coming down was even worse and i was almost certain i woulnt make it. I pulled my hand brake slightly so the rear would have some breaking but not too much ( dont need locking up of the rear tires). the front was behaving very sketchy as any braking resulted in immidiate lock up of front tires and therefore NO direction.. i was going downhill without control. The first part i managed to keep her in the road and eventhough i had to pick up speed in order to maintain steering abilitiy, i slowed back down where possible in the clean spots. Once it was really close as the road was bending harsh to the left on a decline of about 12%. engine braking the whole time i eventually made it without dying. SO there you go.. my heart was pumping and i learned a lot about snow driving. Im definitely not going up any hills or mountain roads again on my summer ties as they really are useless.
    anyways that was my saturday morning experience.. enjoy the pictures.

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    crazy weather

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    the car.

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    snow!!

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    the road.

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    the scenery up Mount Douglas

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    Sounds like a lot of fun if you ask me. But I am not sure if I would have dared driving on non-all weather tires. I am from Colorado Springs and I know all about driving in the snow. Do you live in the British Columbia area? Had to search Wikipedia for Mount Douglas and I got a few results. Just wondering.

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    Atzporsche said:
    the scenery up Mount Douglas



    wow still no Snow in Luxembourg...probably coming as late as march

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    Modrocket_stereo said:
    Sounds like a lot of fun if you ask me. But I am not sure if I would have dared driving on non-all weather tires. I am from Colorado Springs and I know all about driving in the snow. Do you live in the British Columbia area? Had to search Wikipedia for Mount Douglas and I got a few results. Just wondering.



    Yeah i live in Victoria on Vancouver Island (close to Seattle) in British Columbia. im amazed you found mount doug in wikipedia.. hahah its a tiny hill at best.

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    That's cool. I am not suprised at what is available on Wikipedia. Before I was shocked with all the different findings but not so much anymore.

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    Driving on snow with summer tires is a big
    And NOT fun believe me

    It could very quickly end up like this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytFU9kI_28k

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    never again! i learned my lesson haha

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    Wish we had some snow over here..
    ain't fair we have to catch a flight to Europe every time we want some of that white-stuff...

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    Mount Douglas is a prominent, 260 m (850 ft.) mountain in the Greater Victoria municipality of Saanich, British Columbia. It is named for the second governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island, Sir James Douglas, and is affectionately known locally as "Mount Doug." The hill and the surrounding area are protected by a 182 ha (450 acre) municipal park. It also lends its name to a high school, road, neighbourhood, and several businesses. Its many trails, mature second growth forest, striking vistas of the city, and nearby beach make the area a popular destination.

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    So you learned your lesson the "easy" way, if you'd have more icy patches along the route you might not have made it back in one piece. Wintertires, by the way, degrade after about five years.

    Reg. the video from Portland, isn't snow a common thing in this state?

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    I believe rain is very common there. My friend went to college out there and that is what she complained about the most... that and the wind.

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    Ferdie said:
    So you learned your lesson the "easy" way, if you'd have more icy patches along the route you might not have made it back in one piece. Wintertires, by the way, degrade after about five years.

    Reg. the video from Portland, isn't snow a common thing in this state?



    i ordered a set of winter tires and think its for the best. ill be storing them for a couple of years

     
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