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Mornin Izzy. Still waiting for some rain over. Roads still covered with salt. The weather guessers guessed wrong for today. They forecast 40% chance of rain this morning. Nothing but blue skies and sunshine out there.
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Took my bike in for some work last week. Won't be back for a week. Drat.
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Studded snow tires were banned many years ago. So Minnesota dumps unbelievable amounts of salt on the roads in the winter.
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Some old timers at work told me it only took a couple winters to wear ruts into the pavement on the interstates and busy highways with studs. I can see how that would get real expensive. I won't say dedicated snow tires are better than studs, but I ran them the last few years I was commuting, and quite frankly, I think snow tires would be all that's needed, just plowing and no salting. These "all season" tires are really no season tires, and most don't even have a fairly aggressive tread anymore. Actual winter tires should be a requirement in MN from the first snowfall, and people need to learn to drive on snow instead of trusting salt melt on tires that are mediocre in the rain.
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My daughter called me once when she got stuck, and I had no problem getting to her and going through the snow that stopped her SUV with my Blizzak equipped Bonneville. Her fancy traction control was useless with all season tires in snow. When we got to her house, found out she couldn't get up her previous house's driveway with any snow on it, so I got her a pair of Blizzak snow tires on another pair of rims for the drive wheels, and ice or a few inches of snow weren't a problem with those. Best to use them on all 4 though, on the front they pull hard enough to swing the back end out easy on corners, a strange feeling on a fwd car.
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just stopping by, I'll get the lights.
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