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Ice and snow driving, what are you techniques?

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Old Dec 12th, 2017, 18:32   #11
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MORE POWER!!!!

Sorry, dunno what came over me there, went all Jeremy Clarkson...
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My approach is to treat driving on snow and ice a bit like seduction.....make no sudden moves, take it nice and steady and eventually you will get there!
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This is the time of year I curse electric handbrakes.
Just dive smoothly etc but please please please don稚 be one if the many selfish people who sit at 15mph when it痴 quite safe to go 40+Mph
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My approach is to treat driving on snow and ice a bit like seduction.....make no sudden moves, take it nice and steady and eventually you will get there!
Are you saying driving on snow is very like making love to a beautiful woman? Used to love those sketches on the fast show!!
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MORE POWER!!!!

Sorry, dunno what came over me there, went all Jeremy Clarkson...
IT'S The wrong time of the year for birds nesting,so stay out of that hedge!

You are so right, couple of newly qualified drivers lived near me a few years ago,always going too fast in the wrong places, 1st. time it snowed and froze they couldn't get out of the turning, up the camber so 'foot down' was their answer instead of the opposite.

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Sunday I went out in the landrover in 3" of snow, was passed by a lotus going sideways and evidently enjoying himself. Thinking back to my youth it's what we did, early morning, quiet roads and snow, time to PLAY. As I did not pass him buried in a hedge he evidently got there but the bwarp bwarp of power on power off brought back memories of a tail happy Hillman imp and a smile from ear to ear.

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Sunday I went out in the landrover in 3" of snow, was passed by a lotus going sideways and evidently enjoying himself. Thinking back to my youth it's what we did, early morning, quiet roads and snow, time to PLAY. As I did not pass him buried in a hedge he evidently got there but the bwarp bwarp of power on power off brought back memories of a tail happy Hillman imp and a smile from ear to ear.

Paul.
Did my first ever handbrake turn/spin many years ago on fresh snow in an empty carpark. Loved it! Car was a bright green (very) basic mini.
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We used to have a very big parade square in Ripon that was used as a car skating ring when it snowed. Although it was flat it was on the side of a slight hill and encircled by an access road. Going down the ramp onto the square gave you a bit of extra speed. The second day after snow was always the best as it had compacted to ice, we always had a competition to see who could slide a car the furthest.
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Did you have people with brushes sweeping the path in front of it as in curling?
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Did you have people with brushes sweeping the path in front of it as in curling?
No but that would have been a sight

Escorts used to slide well but if I remember rightly one guy had a midget that used to nearly make it across.
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