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Old Dec 17, 08
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snow drifts: 2, winston: 0

Both my drivers got snowed in today so I had to go make the trip to ship out all of the orders this afternoon.

I'll let you know one thing... the majority of drivers in Vancouver and the surrounding cities can't drive in snow if their lives depended on it. What pisses me off even more is that there are still idiots that are driving on SUMMER tires in the snow!

So it usually takes me 40 minutes to get to the border, today when it is snowing it took me THREE AND A HALF HOURS because these retards with summer tires on get stuck and just turn on their hazards and just sit in the car. They don't even try to get out and push or make a call to a towing company. Nothing! :evil:

Then I get stuck at US Customs for another hour. By the time I get released it was 430pm and I had to go pick up a few gauges from the storage depot to finish a few of the orders. I couldn't remember if the Post Office closes at 5pm or 530pm and I couldn't chance not shipping out a majority of the orders.

So off to the post office I go, drag in all the order that can be shipped right away and when I ask the clerk when they close she says 'We close everyday at 530pm' :sad2:

So she rushes through processing the packages and I rush to the shipping depot to finish off the remaining orders. I turn into the depot and I see that my door is blocked by a 2 foot high snow drift. No problem! I got snow tires and quattro so I plow right into it.

I get in about 6 feet and get stuck.

Car doesn't move, wheels just spin. So I go borrow a shovel and dig the wheels out.

Try moving the car and it doesn't move.

I go look at the wheels and they are all clear. Then I touch the driver side front wheel and it spins freely... then I realize my beautiful metal bellypan just turned into a nightmare.

You see the OEM plastic bellypan would flex under the weight of the car if you drove into snow.

Well the solid aluminum bellypan won't. So it will just pack the snow into a nice wedge shape and push the nose of the car UP and rest on the nice wedge it just made underneath.

I get my collapsible shovel out and spent about 45 minutes trying to dig the wagon free. I already knew I wasn't going to make it to the Post Office. Lucky for my a guy in a truck saw me stuck and had tow straps to pull me to clear ground. Se we free the car, I wade through the 2-3 feet of powder and get the gauges for the other orders.

So I come up with a great idea that I'll go hang out at my friends cabin at Mt. baker instead of going all the way home and driving all the way back tomorrow. So punch it into the Nav and proceed to drive through some of the worst snow blinded roads ever. There were times where the car was just blasted with wind blown snow and I had to look out the window and navigate by the edge of the road and hope I don't get creamed by an oncoming car.

Took me an hour but I get to the small market in Sumas, buy some steaks and veggies to BBQ for dinner and then proceed the route I have taken numerous times to get to the cabin at Mt. Baker.

As I go down the main street and make the first right hand turn towards Mt. Baker I see at the last minute there is this monsterous snow drift that is about 3 feet high and at good 20 feet long covering the ENTIRE road.

Of course since I have the memory of a goldfish what do I do? Let's plow right into it!

I'm stuck AGAIN.

I try to dig myself out again but this time I'm fighting waves of fresh snow being blown over the open fields.

Luckily another driver sees me stuck and again someone helps drag the wagon free. So now I'm bummed out and decide to just go home.

I cross the border and call my buddy at the cabin and told him my ordeal and he then says 'Why didn't you go down the street instead of turning left to get to Baker, enter Deming and get to the 542 that way? It's a truck route and it would be all clear and it'll add 3 miles to your trip at the most.'

I felt sick when he told me that and I didn't want to cross the border again so instead of having steak I got to drive 2 hours to get home and eat instant noodles.

My Audi with snow tires tears it up on plowed roads but I now know that anything more than a foot of fresh powder and I'm humbled.

Here are some pics I took after I got freed from round 2 with a pile of snow and I had to claw away for a while to free the intercooler.





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Old Dec 17, 08
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lol. awesome story.
had this been me sharing i would have had rawb and other assholes on me calling me stupid already, but unlike them, i think this is just funny, not stupid. we're all human right?
you never know till you try/ask.
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Old Dec 18, 08
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When you can't just enjoy/compliment someone's post without thinking about and referring to your own FnK problems, it may be time to take a hiatus.
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Old Dec 21, 08
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sound the alarm!

that's a pretty bad beat.
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Old Dec 21, 08
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bummer winston, but ur ride is a case of fashion over function.
had u kept ur original springs/ride height and a set of light duty chains,
u would have dashed through the snow like a one horse open sleigh ...

bon jovi has a tune for u... "you give audi a bad name".
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Old Dec 21, 08
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Original height and a set of light duty chains eh?

You have no idea what you are talking about do you?
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Old Dec 21, 08
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that's my assessment and i'm stickin with it. (don't ban me pls :cry: )
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Old Dec 21, 08
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Snow chains are not recommended to be run with quattro and 1/2" of ride height isn't going to do anything to help cross 24-30" of snow.
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Old Dec 21, 08
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yeah i haven't gotten stuck yet, but i'm always afraid i'm going to over-estimate how much my truck can plow. i should really carry a shovel with me....
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Old Dec 23, 08
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ppl that thought like you ( I have quattro and snow tires, i can go anywhere) are just as bad as ppl with summer tires. At least you learned your lesson
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Old Dec 24, 08
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Really? I'm just as bad as the guy with summer tires?

Tell me that when the guy with summer tires slips and blocks traffic in front of you this Winter while the guy with snow tires passes you by.

Short of a Humvee or F350 with chains I don't think many cars can take on a 10 foot long, 2 foot high pile of snow.

Just because my ego got the better of me when I looked at that fresh snowbank doesn't mean I don't respect the conditions I drive in and have a recourse if things turn out poorly.

Let me ask you this.. Do you carry a collapsible shovel, flares, kitty litter and winter emergency kit in your car right now?

Let me guess the answer.
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Old Dec 24, 08
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is the answer 7?
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Old Dec 24, 08
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MC Hammered View Post

Let me ask you this.. Do you carry a collapsible shovel, flares, kitty litter and winter emergency kit in your car right now?

Let me guess the answer.
I have a make shift shovel, no flares, I use shingles as extra weight so theres no need for the kitty litter, and I got shit to keep me warm if i get my truck stuck
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Old Dec 24, 08
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speechless is right.
the answer is 7

[7] kept a sled and 8 lil' siberian huskies in the trunk for emergencies.
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