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Old 12-05-2013, 04:49 PM
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It's been a week since the big feast. Threw out all leftovers from last Thursday. I suggest you do too.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:00 PM
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Awesome, Riggs.

There's nothing quite like learning how drive on ice or snow or learning to turn into a slide. Both are hugely untaught driving skills that most adults seem to not understand.

There's a small business opportunity for some of you guys out there. Get some cheap vehicles and set up your own local winter day-long driver's Ed. class.

I do plan on teaching mine this.
Thanks 2cubs, yeah, been planning on doing this for a while and will do more. This was in our Subaru, thing's too good on snow to get a real feel for just how out of control you can get. Have to take my Xterra that I can put in 2WD for effect next time. I agree, too many folks scared of ever trying to let it spin out. You can't learn how to react unless you do. 21 yr. old gal killed here this week just because she drifted sideways and got t-boned.

The other thing I need to do is take him out where there's a little drop off the edge of asphalt, dry to start, and have him put a wheel off the edge at increasing speeds. I can't believe how many people die from freaking out and over correcting when that happens and rolling multiple times. Probably more now that texting goes on, holy crap that's insane.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:20 PM
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There was a high school girl who did the same thing locally yesterday. Drifted and got t-boned.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:34 PM
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Mmm. T-bone.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:38 PM
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Pippa just came up to me and asked,"Dad, what does the fox say?" Of course I had to grin and say, Teet Teet Teet Teet Teet Teet Teet Teet." Hard not to laugh.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:29 PM
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Our driver's ed instructor had us purposely do these things when it snowed and we had class so we could get experience in how to handle situations. Of course, there were very few of us who didn't constantly do donuts in one of the parking lots at school. Lots of rain, donuts. Lots of snow, even more donuts. These were skills that developed that have come in useful on many, many occasions. Even now when it snows I will go out at night to refresh things a bit. Still more worried about the other a-holes on the road who have clue how to drive, let alone any type of precipitation.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:43 PM
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Eh... Morning. Slept 3-4 hours. Little girl screaming and puking. Mommy was up too. Looks like a rough day ahead, and then a tired and irritated mommy this evening. Yay...
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:25 PM
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Ugh, TwoCubs. I hate it when they pop. You don't usually get any warning.

Was the wife puking too? Could it be #3? ;^)
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Ugh, TwoCubs. I hate it when they pop. You don't usually get any warning.

Was the wife puking too? Could it be #3? ;^)
If so, I wasn't a contributor. Nah, she's not doing the Technicolor yawn. I just figured with 3 hours of sleep that she would call in a sick day. I'm sure it will hit her around 10 or 11am. Then she will just be tired and irritated until she goes to sleep tonight. So I now I'll get it from the kids today and her tonight. Somehow, all of this will end up being my fault. Woo hoo!
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It always is Cubs, it always is.
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