Driving In Bad Weather

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    Driving In Bad Weather

    How many enjoy driveing in bad weather/extreme weather
    I drove to Colorado a few months back got to drive in a blizzerd

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    I'm from the mountains east of Seattle.

    I've driven in rain so hard that you couldn't see 50 feet in front of you.

    60+ mph winds (especially across the I-90 and 520 bridges) that will blow your car around the lanes.

    Snow (in the winters, obviously) that makes everyone else drive like a grandma, and makes hills difficult to ascend/descend even with 4WD.

    Bad weather driving is fun if you have wide open parking lot to do donuts and bootlegers turns in, sure... But when you're dealing with other idiots on the roads, and max speeds of 40 on the freeway, you start to contemplate it.

    Nope. I'm getting tired of this climate.

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    Call me crazy, but I love driving in snow. The deeper the better. I go out and play whenever it snows, I honestly enjoy it and take pride in my driving ability no matter the weather. I learned to drive in the Cleveland snow belt in the winter, so the mild garbage we have been getting the past couple of years in southern Ohio has been boring.

    The people who are not very skilled or are to afraid but are out anyway are the ones that make it dangerous.

    With a good car for it, I also like driving in the rain. My Speed6 really excels on wet roads, and I tend to push it little provided traffic is light. In contrast, I had a Mustang Cobra that was terrible on wet roads. The rear end would break loose when a kid in the car in front of me spit out the window... but if one was skilled with the car, it could be fun.

    I've also piloted a CBR600R from Ft. Lewis to Cleveland in the early spring of '96... that was interesting. I did it in 2.5 days, and saw snow, ice, T-Storms, state troopers, wind shears that I thought were going to toss me off the bike like a rag doll. It was fun... but I wont do it again. My back still hurts.
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    Hey Sixto, off-topic but related question for you: Is it illegal to throw some 360's in an iced-over parkinglot? No destruction of property (tiremarks) or etc... and it's private property so I don't think you could get a negligent for it.... could you?

    I have a 4WD vehicle that sees a lot of use during the winter and I don't mind the actual act of driving in the snow; I just hate dealing with all the other idiots that don't know how. Also I live on a steep hill, which is harder to get *down* than *up* with snow/ice on it. My Lexus is useless in the snow, although the new all-weather tires made it more tolerable last winter.
    I don't mind driving in rain unless it's that torrential-downpour rain that creates huge puddles and visibility problems.


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    I grew up in Colorado so I'm no stranger to bad roads. I have a jeep, so it's no big deal to me, but it is fun driving around people stuck on hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Zaria View Post
    Hey Sixto, off-topic but related question for you: Is it illegal to throw some 360's in an iced-over parkinglot? No destruction of property (tiremarks) or etc... and it's private property so I don't think you could get a negligent for it.... could you?
    You can indeed get a reckless driving ticket on private property, as long as the public has access to said property. I.E., a parking lot.
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    Dang. Guess I won't do that anymore (not that it was a frequent occurence, anyway). I'd kind of hope that a rural cop would give a clean-looking young guy in a nice car a break for some donuts in an icy parking lot, but it'd definitely be officer's discretion, and I don't like to test that.
    OK, back to topic.... heh...

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    Really used to enjoy the deep snow driving of Michigan's U.P., and rural Alaska...then got to hate it...

    Now we have really gotten back to liking the driving in the 'cold, wintery' weather again...

    Actually, I have volunteered to shovel snow for ALL the retired folk in our sub...
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    I miss the winter weather while I'm here in Hawaii (blasphemy, I know). My truck does quite while in the snow, and an outstanding job at pullin other folk's vehicles out of it.

    I just don't like all the people that don't know how to drive in bad weather, and think that nice big distance between you and the vehicle in front of you is for them to zip in and out of.
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    The problem with bad weather as in blizzards is 4x4 don't mean you can't get stuck you get stuck in the wrong place you could freeze to death before help arrives,also during rainy weather I'm not so worried about my driving it's the hydroplaning idiot sliding at me that makes me wish i had been wearing depends.But down here you don't need any road conditions to get killed half these idiots speed,run red lights,stop signs,drink and drive like it's legal or be under the influence of marijuana or cocaine,i'm telling ya it'a a crap shoot to go out.Half the vehicles are from mexico which means they might have a drivers license and insurance lol what's that attitude
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    EXTREME WEATHER IS FUN
    +1 Must be the adrenaline surge. I love snow---I don't really like baseball size hail though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Zaria View Post
    I'm from the mountains east of Seattle.
    I've driven route 20 eastward on several occasions, and remember some real "frog strangler" rainstorms. Exhilirating!
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    If it's just me on the road, I'll 'almost ' enjoy myself......but having to pay attention to everyone else AND the road conditions/enviroment kinda takes the fun outta it.
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    If you haven't been out driving in a storm where the color of the sky is turning yellow and greens, you haven't lived. Of course, that's about 2mins shy of being sucked up into a funnel so fast it'll make your head swim.

    If you haven't been caught in a blizzard in the middle of nowhere with 50mi to go and not another car in sight, you haven't lived. Of course, that pop-sickle they find at the bottom of the ravine on May 16 will bear a striking resemblance to ...

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    I love driving in the snow. But then I have had many years of practice driving in some pretty nasty conditions in Montana. Don't get to do that much over here in Maine as the people demand perfect roads before heading to work which translates into more taxes and tons of salt dumped on the roads. Personally I think it unnecessary as with a little caution and experience driving in bad conditions isn't really difficult.
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