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Old 02-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #7211
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:02 PM   #7212
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43 and cloudy, now dark, here along the river. Very pleasant. Lotsa fog again this morn.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #7213
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A high of 51F. It was a beautiful sunny day in SE S.D.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:28 PM   #7214
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Thanks Z! I'll go put the baby tires on the car this morning. I really don't want to do that again!

33F Supposed to snow today, overcast...the rodent will not be showing any shadows today!
Baby tires? Is that the same thing as winter tires? You didn't have winter tires? In my and your climate there is no such thing as all season tires. There are winter tires and 3 season tires.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #7215
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Baby tires? Is that the same thing as winter tires? You didn't have winter tires? In my and your climate there is no such thing as all season tires. There are winter tires and 3 season tires.
I thought I was the only person left in North America that used snow tires. I swear by the studded ones. They sound like fingernails clicking when we don't have any snow. I should give them up because when it is bad I don't really go anywhere but, I'm ready!
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:29 AM   #7216
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Baby tires? Is that the same thing as winter tires? You didn't have winter tires? In my and your climate there is no such thing as all season tires. There are winter tires and 3 season tires.
I was thinking more like training wheels and bumper pads...

Of course I have winter tires on...I grew up in the cold snow. No dummy here...just not paying attention.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:31 AM   #7217
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I thought I was the only person left in North America that used snow tires. I swear by the studded ones. They sound like fingernails clicking when we don't have any snow. I should give them up because when it is bad I don't really go anywhere but, I'm ready!
I store 4-40 pound boxes of cat litter in the back of the car in the winter. Since it's something that gets used, I just stock up in the fall when it's on sale. And it's great for getting yourself unstuck...
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #7218
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I thought I was the only person left in North America that used snow tires. I swear by the studded ones. They sound like fingernails clicking when we don't have any snow. I should give them up because when it is bad I don't really go anywhere but, I'm ready!
Last person in North America? In Quebec snow tires are required by law from 15 December until 15 March. It's a fairly recent law.

Studies have shown that actual winter tires are more flexible in the cold and therefor provide better stopping at temperatures of 7C (44.6F) and colder.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:55 AM   #7219
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I was thinking more like training wheels and bumper pads...

Of course I have winter tires on...I grew up in the cold snow. No dummy here...just not paying attention.
Glad to hear that. I've heard a lot of people tell me that they are fine with "all season" tires, Ha! I'm glad that Quebec law makes them use winter tires now.
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It was in the low 70s F here today. The low last night was 58. If this is the kind of winter weather we have to look forward to for an extra six weeks, I'm all for it!
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