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Winter has come early

Post by ScottishPinz » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:00 am

Took the Pinz out in the first snows of the year today, found a gritting lorry stuck after it had left the road!
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Post by Kaweeka » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:22 pm

No wonder great, great, great grandpa said the hell with chasing sheep around Sterling Castle and took the next boat to the south pacific. 80 and sunny here today; can't take much more of it though so it's off to Lake Tahoe next week for a white Christmas. Happy Holidays!!
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Post by VinceAtReal4x4s » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:56 am

I think we are about to be slammed. They are saying 12"+ in Va. mountains.

Hmm, lets see, my 303 has about 16" under the diffs, 35" tires. 2ft. under the frame. I think I'm ok! :)
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Post by Profpinz » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:25 am

I think we are about to be slammed. They are saying 12"+ in Va. mountains
Hmm interesting, it was 40C (104F) here the other day ..... and it's meant to be 30 next week with a mild 25 (77F) on Christmas Day :wink:
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Post by russ » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:05 pm

And I'm driving up into that mess for Christmas. Won't be driving the Pinz however, too far for my rump and ears. Haven't seen snow in a while.
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Post by Erik712m » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:51 pm

Gee, i'd like to see some snow. About this time of year we usually get a little. Today I went fishing still no Ice on the lakes.

Scottish, great pic as always.

Russ, take it easy looks like you're heading in the wrong direction. North for the winter. :lol:

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Post by VinceAtReal4x4s » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:13 am

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5AM and another 7-10" to come today. The old diesel Benz is going no where!
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Post by Erik712m » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:12 pm

Vince, You going to get the 303 out in it? If so get some pics.

Looks like we may see some this week.

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Post by VinceAtReal4x4s » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:29 pm

It got worse. No, the 303 is parked some distance from me. Of all people, I am stuck.

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Post by russ » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:35 pm

Looks like I77 and I81 are clear of snow up to Rt. 220 even if traffic is backed up. I guess I'll go for it tomorrow.

I hope you were able to dig out Vince! I'm taking chains for the last miles off the main roads.
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Post by audiocontr » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:21 pm

i used the pinz to pull out 14 people in the last 24 hours. Only person i had to walk away from was a taxi driver. No where to attach the tow rope to a crown vic

Pinz was just amaing these last two days in Northern Virginia

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