No, it was true. I mention Rhode Island not as a comment about Rhode
Island-ers (no bias there) just that he came from an area significantly
south as to not have much, if any, snowfall, as opposed to northern New
I wouldn't say he was an idiot, but I have met brighter people... just
offering it as an example of how some portions of the population view snow
driving and tires.
I'm sure there are lots of people in RI that understand snow & driving, but
he didn't qualify.
If you prefer, I could just generalize it to "someone who had previously
lived much further south, out of the snow belt". But he lived in an area
where one normally didn't have to go to the extreme of putting on snow
tires in preparation for winter, and he hadn't even heard of them, which is
also okay, being regional specifc, but what I liked was how he "envisioned"
At 08:28 AM 12/20/99 -0500, Steve Bettencourt wrote:
>I assume your comments are TIC but you are tempting the wrath of the
>listers from Rhode Island. This "tenant" of yours must have been a new
>driver to not have dealt with "serious" snow. Any idoit knows that even a
>dusting of snow will render bald tires useless, and if they don't, they
>will soon find out. I'm glad that we don't get 20 feet of snow here every
>winter and last year we were extremely lucky but we get our share.
>On an LBC note: When I had my '74 B in the '80s it was GREAT in the snow.
>I put brnd new 185-70-14's on it and it would plow though bumper high
>(soft) drifts like a little tank! Foot deep snow in our long driveway -
>no problem. I was really amazed at how well this car went through snow.
>And it did it for a few years.
>On Sat, 18 Dec 1999 13:54:16 Tab Julius <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I am reminded of a tenant we once had who was from Rhode Island and
>> really dealt with serious snow. His car had pretty bald tires, so I
>> suggested he get snow tires. He asked me to repeat it once or
>> twice, and
>> then asked if I was joking.
>> He thought I was referring to tires made of snow....
>> At 10:01 AM 12/18/99 -0500, Larry Macy wrote:
>> >I am not talking about a worthless "All-Weather" tire. I mean a
>> real snow