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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    I would think Minnesota and Colorado are the absolute pinnacle of American snow driving. Lots of opportunity to practice, stable state infrastructure funding, and a relatively lower percentage of I Am Emperor of the Highway conservative dooshnozzledom than Iowa, the Dakotas, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

    The best snow drivers I have seen were in California of all places. The worst are Boston; not just the aggro but the sheer ineptitude.
    I think you'd be suprised.

    In general, city snow drivers suck. But they also don't need to drive in bad snow for the most part. The rural folks would be better, but they also take more risks (pickups at 60 when 30 mph is probably resonable for a good snow driver). I'd guess the UP or Duluth (or really any semi-rural lake effect snow areas) are the pinnacle in the real skill that matters. Getting home. Doesn't matter if you keep in on the road if you can get out. If that makes sense.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Handyman View Post

    Yeah I don't know what Scooby is going on about...even here anything over an inch and the top news story is "200 accidents reported by MNDOT" and "traffic was held up for hours because some truckdriver jacknifed". 15 hours is pretty ridiculous but if something like that happened in many parts of Minnesota/Wisconsin/Iowa it could be many hours before things get going again.
    I would think Minnesota and Colorado are the absolute pinnacle of American snow driving. Lots of opportunity to practice, stable state infrastructure funding, and a relatively lower percentage of I Am Emperor of the Highway conservative dooshnozzledom than Iowa, the Dakotas, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

    The best snow drivers I have seen were in California of all places. The worst are Boston; not just the aggro but the sheer ineptitude.
    Last edited by Kepler; 01-04-2022, 12:36 PM.

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  • French Rage
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    It is ironic because it feels like half the city is Ivy League grads who learned how to drive in snow in Hanover and Ithaca and Cambridge. They should know better.

    But the motto holds: "the city of northern hospitality and southern efficiency."
    But they may have not been native to those areas, and quickly forgot. DC has people who have moved in from everywhere, so you have a mix of those who do and don't know how to drive in the snow, but those who do will likely stay in to avoid those who don't. Bad money chases good money out of the market.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    The Sierras were pounded harder than a Thai hooker.
    I think you may have overstimulated mookie.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by French Rage View Post

    The DC area always does horribly with snow. Part of it is the weatherpeople always somehow missing the big storms. Part of is, as Kepler said, is people not knowing how to drive. Trust us, being shocked at how much the city shuts down for a handleable storm anywhere else is not going to change.
    It is ironic because it feels like half the city is Ivy League grads who learned how to drive in snow in Hanover and Ithaca and Cambridge. They should know better.

    But the motto holds: "the city of northern hospitality and southern efficiency."

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post

    Oh, the Lake Tahoe snowstorm from last weekend? I'm still seeing TikToks of cars buried along the highway to the ski resorts.
    The Sierras were pounded harder than a Thai hooker.

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  • rufus
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    Originally posted by French Rage View Post

    The DC area always does horribly with snow. Part of it is the weatherpeople always somehow missing the big storms. Part of is, as Kepler said, is people not knowing how to drive. Trust us, being shocked at how much the city shuts down for a handleable storm anywhere else is not going to change.
    The third part being, as we've seen with the pandemic, the hubris of the average dumbass 'Merican "no one can tell me to stay off the roads just cause of a little snow. I got things to do, places to go"
    Last edited by rufus; 01-04-2022, 12:46 PM.

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  • bronconick
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    Someone should send that $750 billion military budget to clear the roads up.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Proud2baLaker View Post
    It happens all the time in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and parts of California. Sometimes, even with warning, things go south faster than expected and can't keep up.
    Pretty sure Colorado isn't moving south unless Yellowstone goes



    HEEEEYOOO :-D :-D

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  • aparch
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    Originally posted by Proud2baLaker View Post
    It happens all the time in Colorado, Wyoming, and parts of California. Sometimes, even with warning, things go south faster than expected and can't keep up.
    Oh, the Lake Tahoe snowstorm from last weekend? I'm still seeing TikToks of cars buried along the highway to the ski resorts.

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  • Proud2baLaker
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    It happens all the time in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and parts of California. Sometimes, even with warning, things go south faster than expected and can't keep up.

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post
    The hardest hit area in Virginia got 14+ inches of snow (if I saw the Twitter reports correctly). Even many northern states would have trouble keeping up with that.

    Motorists were warned of the incoming snow. They chose to travel in those conditions anyway.
    Yeah I don't know what Scooby is going on about...even here anything over an inch and the top news story is "200 accidents reported by MNDOT" and "traffic was held up for hours because some truckdriver jacknifed". 15 hours is pretty ridiculous but if something like that happened in many parts of Minnesota/Wisconsin/Iowa it could be many hours before things get going again.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post
    The hardest hit area in Virginia got 14+ inches of snow (if I saw the Twitter reports correctly). Even many northern states would have trouble keeping up with that.

    Motorists were warned of the incoming snow. They chose to travel in those conditions anyway.
    "I know how to drive in snow, it's all the other drivers who don't" is always the mentality.

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

    It’s been a strange descent the last couple years for Nate. About two months into the pandemic he decided to become an expert in epidemiology and ever since it’s been, “I am so smart! S-M-R-T!”
    Yeah it is interesting...sometimes I think he is having some sort of slow burn psychotic break. Then again I think most stats nerds do at some point. Their overinflated need to quantify everything overrides the part of their brain that understands Heisenberg. They are the guy at Cal Tech who spends all day trying to find the pattern in how pigeons eat. The NFL is about 5 years away from that...

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  • aparch
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    The hardest hit area in Virginia got 14+ inches of snow (if I saw the Twitter reports correctly). Even many northern states would have trouble keeping up with that.

    Motorists were warned of the incoming snow. They chose to travel in those conditions anyway.
    Last edited by aparch; 01-04-2022, 11:35 AM.

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