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Re: Snow and driving which car

To: Bud Osbourne <abcoz@hky.com>
Subject: Re: Snow and driving which car
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 15:09:54 -0800
Cc: Frank Clarici <spritenut@comcast.net>, Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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Bud Osbourne wrote:

>Some of the most enjoyable drives I've experienced in a Midget involved snow, 
>and lots of it.

I dunno, Bud, but one of the worst of my experiences of driving in the 
snow was probably on the same stretch in Ohio.  It was after I got out 
of the Navy and wa on my "Route 66" trip around the U.S.  After picking 
up an ex-WAVE girlfriend in Beaver Falls, we headed across Ohio to visit 
a friend in Columbus, Ohio.  Getting back on the road in the late 
afternoon, it very quickly began to snow.  And the snow quickly turned 
into a blizzard.  The windshield wipers were not making a dent in the 
accumulation of snow, and I would have to pull onto the should, get out, 
knock the snow off, and travel on for a short distance.  One time, I 
thought I had pulled onto the shoulder, and was outside knocking the 
snow off when I saw a massive tractor trailer barreling down on us.  I 
had not pulled off the shoulder, but had only pulled from the #1 to the 
#2 lane.  It is amazing how fast you can get into a Sprite when so 
motivated.  I was able to pull a little further to the right, while the 
truck driver had seen us and managed to narrowly miss us.

Snow?  No thank you.  I may not like the 92 degrees it is outside today, 
but I wouldn't want to repeat that experience, either.

Buster Evans

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