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ice ice baby

Postby gozer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:44 am

10+ mm of rain falling onto 15 mm of ice plus any snow left -- i wonder if the rain falling as such lead to the 500 automobile accidents within the city limits per hour that has happened in the past. come to think of it, when i saw that happen in 1992 the whole junction road area and over by ho chunk were farms, so maybe 650?

my weather prediction - u will even get icicles on your cock

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby Cadfael » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:23 am

I just got back from Stoughton. Took 51 in at nine, and back at 10:30.

One car in the ditch. Everybody on the road going at a reasonable speed. Verrrry carefully.

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby gozer » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:01 am

canes, walking sticks, canes and so forth are big help . . on thursday I walked with two canes, mrs gozer used by 135 cm moses style walking stick, and I carried a medium sized ball peen hammer, a smallish rubber mallet and in the boot were sand, kitty litter, four types of gravel and large plastic containers like sea salt which had, amongst other things, sea salt/rock salt mixture, calcium sulphate, sodium acetate, magnesium chloride and a windex bottle full of windscreen de-icer . . . all of those lower the melting point of ice, and the de-icer liquid acts as a binary ice melt as the reaction is exothermic when they are thrown on ice at the same time or mixed and thrown on the ice . . .

i was able to use the canes as fourth and fifth legs and anchored in the snow on the side of the sidewalk &c at one point i did use the longer walking stick like a person walking on a wire to get of a freakin 40 per mille/four per cent grade . . . i also used the salt gun for shooting bugs loaded with sodium acetate to help with an automobile completely covered with ice and it seems promising . . .

we tried tokay blvd east of segoe road as we do in all cases like this and had the worst time of it ever going back a while, but not 1976, i am not sure if the roads were there in 1922 and 1934 for those ice storms, the former putting some rural customers in the dark for very close to a year . . . and the latter the death knell for trams in madison . . .

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:56 pm

Great line from a TV commercial: "If the brakes don't stop you, something will."

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby DCB » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:58 pm

I tried cleats on my boots yesterday - worked great!

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:42 pm

Ice quakes reported in Madison last night.

Wonder if the Beav retreated to his safe room.

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby gozer » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:26 pm

i am hoping that they have what are essentially third-party cleats whereby any footwear can be turned into golf/mountain climbing/other shoes -- the ones in austria came in boxes of 10, 20, 40 and have screw threads on them so that they are installed by screwing them into the sole of the shoe

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby jman111 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:40 pm

A lot of the rubber slip-on styles work great. I prefer either simple carbide spikes (Snow Trax) or more aggressive chain styles (ICEtrekkers). The popular coiled wire style of Yaktrax seem unstable to me. They're in the trunk for emergencies only.

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby Beaver » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:17 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Ice quakes reported in Madison last night.

Wonder if the Beav retreated to his safe room.

There you go with needless personal attacks again. I wonder if Henry is using his canes.

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:28 pm

I thought you said you are a prepper. I assumed you would prep against such natural disasters.

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby Madsci » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:59 pm

I am beginning to hate February. I hope this is in the right thread.

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby gozer » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:30 pm

was this the cause of the richter -1 to 2 earthquakes which occurred in the fox river valley which had people panicked when they found out? they were the source of booms in west bend which people attributed to people living on the inside of the hollow earth . . .

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby Madsci » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:42 pm

Hobbits in the Fox River Valley - I didn't know that.

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Re: ice ice baby

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:36 am

And then there are ghost apples.


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