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        12-06-2010, 08:30 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Hahah.. I love reading all the different points of view regarding amounts of snow, etc. =)

    I am in the same boat as tinyliny. In the Portland-ish area of Oregon we don't get snow often. And when we do, it is wet-slippery-nasty stuff (that I've heard people from even Wisconsin curse.) and surprisingly, we haven't even learned how to drive in the rain here, so you KNOW we haven't learned to drive in the snow! Less than an inch of snow will literally shut down the city.
         
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        12-06-2010, 09:15 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    We had the driest winter on record followed by the wettest spring which dumped 52 mm of rain in 2 days!!! We didn't even get that the WHOLE winter!!!
    Eventing last year was interesting, it rained and rained and HAILED!!!! Try walk a cross country course when it started to hail!! Hahahaha it HURTS!! At least snow is soft (so I hear) hahahaha. I was in the start box and it poured sooo hard I couldn't see, I was wet right through before the first jump. It cleared up half way around.

    LOL not knowing how to drive in the rain!!! LOL turn on your wipers and move closer to the steering wheel squinting, and turn of your flood lights, they make it harder to see the lines. Look for a curb and follow it :)
         
        12-07-2010, 12:47 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    I Used to live in england and for them to get snow is scary lol shut down the roads, schools.. ect haha

    Im in alberta and I have 2 feet and I can't see out my window haha still fun to ride in
         
        12-08-2010, 10:45 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by corporate pride    
    LOL not knowing how to drive in the rain!!! LOL turn on your wipers and move closer to the steering wheel squinting, and turn of your flood lights, they make it harder to see the lines. Look for a curb and follow it :)
    haha!
    The biggest problem is, after it hasn't rained for a while the oil and such builds up on the roads... so when it rains it brings the oil to the top and makes it Extra slick. - You see, we rarely get lengthy periods withOut rain. So people "forget" that the rain does that.
         
        12-08-2010, 11:04 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    We had a snow storm on Sunday/Monday and you wouldn't believe how many cars I saw off the road. Did they forget they need to slow down in snow and ice, ESPECIALLY when they're driving on snow that has accumulated however many inches and NOT been plowed??? I love Maine winters though, they are beautiful. The bad part though is that biting wind. It hurts.
         
        12-09-2010, 01:14 AM
      #16
    Banned
    I am English but not live in the US, so I understand that the country does not cope well, people get stranded on motorways, airports close etc.

    However I ride in snow here every year, and last year, we had a ton and absolute boat load of the stupid stuff.

    You could put studs in his shoes, or what is common here is to put in a snowpad and put Borium on the shoe.

    Other than how miserable the cold is, it means you should be able to ride year round.
         
        12-09-2010, 02:09 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Snow is ok until it melts. What I hate more then snow is rain and hail because in shetland it doesn't fall downwards it goes sidewards thanks to the wind.
         
        12-10-2010, 01:20 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Reiterin    
    haha!
    The biggest problem is, after it hasn't rained for a while the oil and such builds up on the roads... so when it rains it brings the oil to the top and makes it Extra slick. - You see, we rarely get lengthy periods withOut rain. So people "forget" that the rain does that.
    LOL don't worry around here rain hail or shine people just don't know how to drive!! LOL the first rain of the season is really slippery on roads but it doesn't stop people driving like idiots and I got a front wheel drive car so it has better in the wet :) I had a few cars I was driving slide out and fishtail but it's not that hard to control it, the trick is not to break :)
    Driving in snow.....now that would be a "take a train" time :)
         
        12-10-2010, 12:35 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Great to see how people are coping with the weather from different parts of the world! The snow in Cumbria UK has gone now, after being very icy for the last week. Lost count how many times I slipped on my backside at the yard. Horses are out for the first time today and was great to see them cantering and throwing in the odd buck!
         
        12-17-2010, 07:30 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Same in Ireland!! Oh man I hate it!! It snowed for a week then the snow started melting and turning to ice so it was reallly dangerous to walk on never mind ride a horse on. So that lasted for two weeks and it thawed out for a week. My horse was ridden once...:/ Now it is snowing again and it is set to last another week. I used to love snow..Bot not now that I have a horse. Also it has never ever snowed so much in Ireland!It would snow for like a day at most and it would never stick. And it always snowed in like february/march so this snow is a big change for everyone here.
         

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