The continuing snowy adventures of my Mini Cooper S

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    You may recall that yesterday I expressed some concern about the drive home from DC to VA, given that the Mini is sporting Pirelli P Zero Neros that are now almost corded out and inflated to 40 psi :rofl:

    I made it all the way to my home street without incident, then as I attempted to stop and turn left to park at the bottom of my driveway I slid right past it and off to the right :o

    I pulled over, took the Expedition down to the car and in 4 low tried to pull it into the driveway. No dice :o So I drive the car to a cul-de-sac at the end of the street and park it under a streetlight.

    This morning I walk down and the fucking county plows plowed a wall of snow AROUND it :rofl: :mad: It really did look like they did it on purpose. Well, whatever, I got in and started to back it up. The rear end swung around, the front tires got hung up on that tiny lip between the pavement and the dirt:

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    Yes, the ground is almost completely flat :o

    I had my wife come down and she drove while I pushed and I was able to get it out and drive to work :o
     
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    I'm glad i don't have to deal with snow on a regular basis in the winter.
     
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    That sucks :rofl:
     
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    Urinal Mint bourbon afficionado

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    Going to get some Blizzaks tomorrow, I assume? :o
     
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    Urinal Mint bourbon afficionado

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    you are a homosexual.
     
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    Pathetic you couldn't yank it out.
     
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    You rang? :squint:
     
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    wack that sucks
     
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    Just buy some damn tires :ugh2:
     
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    Yes, my some incredible magic a Jeep would have been able to do it, right? Because the black ice pavement knows when to give it up to a Jeep but not to a Expedition :hsugh:
     
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    If it wasn't so dangerous I'd actually like to see how long I could keep going on these :o

    I'll have new tires next week though.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    That's amazing.
     
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    You're doing it wrong. Should be the other way around.
     
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    This seemed appropriate:

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    throw some chains on the neros :o
     
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    It's a mini, surely you should have just picked it up, put it in your pocket and got the bus to work? :o
     
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    And nothing is worse in the snow than my gf's fucking Prius.
     
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    thats what you get for buying a bitch car
     

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