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Old 01-16-2006, 04:01   #1 (permalink)
Derek
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Vicky just pulled up a news bulletin showing film of the " Siberian
conditions" and "snow storms" suffered round the London area with deep snow
( about 2 inches) making driving trecherous , well being from Michigan where
they know a thing or two about snow ( overnight falls measured in feet ) I
can't stop her laughing . Frankly we have deeper snow in the freezer .The
problem made worse by the oil depot fire and huge Christmas demand ? my
arse! something to do with a few dummies not filling the storage before a
weekend and two bank holidays coincide - Tanker drivers on overtime I think
not. How thick do the media think we are London is not the whole world -
there is proper cold weather elsewhere though so far we don't seem to be
getting much snow in Cheshire
Derek


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Old 01-16-2006, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
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"Roy Hann" <specially@processed.almost.meat> wrote in message
news:cIydnai1lpfERS7eRVny0Q@pipex.net...
> "Derek" <del.wattsnospambaby@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:ezHsf.13573$5v1.9858@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>> Vicky just pulled up a news bulletin showing film of the " Siberian
>> conditions" and "snow storms" suffered round the London area with deep

> snow
>> ( about 2 inches) making driving trecherous , well being from Michigan

> where
>> they know a thing or two about snow ( overnight falls measured in feet )
>> I
>> can't stop her laughing .

>
> Well there is a little bit of truth to it, but not for the reason the
> media
> imply. If you are from Michigan you probably used snow tyres [tires] in
> the
> winter and all-season tyres in the summer. Here all you can buy is tyres
> that are a menace at temperatures even fractionally below zero. They may
> as
> well be made of leather. THAT is what causes the road chaos.
>
> BTW, before setting off for the Krkonose Mountains on the Czech border
> with
> Poland last February I tried to buy some snow tyres here. They asked "How
> gnarly do you want them?" That told me all I needed to know! (Snow tyres
> are quite smooth, with narrow, self-cleaning grooves. But mainly they are
> formulated to maintain their elasticity at extremely low temperatures.)
>
> Roy
>

Ah herself is a Michiganer oi be from Cheshire moi deer . I agree
different horses for different courses tho' narrow tyres for snow to get
the penetration, block pattern are better in that respect which is just as
well as thats most pukka 4x4 tyres but hard packed snow is a different
prospect.The experienced ( that would be folk driving crew buses
around Hope Valley Derbyshire) are known to use studded tyres which is
about
the only way you get out of Castleton when the snow gets packed too hard
for the tread to cut into to the snow.Studded which are of course hopeless
on tarmac
(and illegal in the UK if they are causing damage to the tarmac) but fun to
watch
in the Andros Trophy
http://www.kia.com.au/cms/default.as...article&ID=575
Derek
-5 C last night still no snow





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