Hyundai's U.S. President and CEO Dave Zuchowski Leaves

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  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    My mechanic has done my work for 15 years. Good work & good prices..... a friend, too. Considering that I normally inflate my tires 6 PSI over norms, 10 PSI reduction is OK for low speed snow driving.
     
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  2. litesong

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    There are private efforts to get supplies to Highway 2 towns in the western Cascade Mtns., but no gov't efforts(?). North of Highway 2, snow is 2-3 feet deep in Darrington. Some people near cut-off Skykomish, on Highway 2, haven't been able to re-supply for 6 days. Wood for wood stoves, & all other every day items, are needed. Skykomish electricity is out. No one can get gasoline, because the pumps are electric (no gas pump generators?). But, that's OK, since no one can go anywhere on Highway 2.
    East winds are strongly blowing from the mountains, now. Presently, we have snow falling (actually, blowing sideways & even rising). Snow burdened trees are leaning strongly in the wind. At least, the trees WERE snow burdened, until the winds blew the snow off the trees.
    Snow in Skykomish is nothing new. Six, eight years ago?...... People in the town were on their roofs shoveling snow. But, they couldn't pitch the snow down on their lawns.....because the snow was 11 FEET DEEP(not wind drifts). From their roofs, they had to throw shovelfuls of snow UPWARD to clear the top of the snow in their yards, surrounding their homes. Yeah, ya gotta love snow if you live in SKYkomish, because the snow reaches up to the SKY, even when snow isn't falling from the SKY.
    P.S. Despite the residents of Skykomish having their own problems, 90 skiers were also caught in the U.S. 2 closure, while in Skykomish, becoming cold & hungry. One of the business owners was able to get to & open his business, so food, warmth & comfort could be restored to the skiers. Contact was made with the State Patrol & special safety measures & escorts were made available to get two or three buses of skiers out of the stressed area.
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Litesong:

    Can you post this in the weather forum possibly? It will be lost here.

    Wayne
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Thanks, Wayne. It's now repeated & extended in Weather thread.
     
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  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Ummm. Just totaling the cost of good tread snow tires, the $10 spare (but never used) BF Goodrich 14 inch tire & the one 15 inch Cooper tire now on the Accent. The Accent has the most rubber its had for many years (& that includes when I was buying new tires), at a total cost of $22.50 plus my mechanic mounting & balancing tires. The only thing that would have been better is if the free wheels the snow tires were mounted on, would have fit over my Elantra brake calipers. My mechanic said the wheels with snow tires would have fit on the Elantra rear, but I think he forgot that the Elantra has four disk brakes. Oh, well!
    Anyhow, the Accent had exceptional braking in the snow & ice with the low PSI snow tires. & now, with the snow disappearing & I pumped up the tires, the two mile long patch of snow I did drive on, still gave good directional braking. I was very happy, & love snow tires now.
     
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  6. litesong

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    Yeah, with the snow on the ground the last week, I would have been scraping my cars' bottoms with my old 12, 13, & 14 inch OE tired cars. I know that extra inch of clearance (more, compared to the 12 & 13 inch tires) doesn't sound like much, but my continuous expectation of bottom scraping on my old cars, has now been replaced with an expectation..... NOT to scrape on the Accent's bottom. & I don't scrape. Uh, how 'bout dat!
     
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  7. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    None of my cars with 13" or larger wheels ever scraped bottom, unless you're counting driveways without a gentle angle with the road.
     
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  8. litesong

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    Ah, you're talkin' about...... civilization! All my cars with 12 & 13 inch tires scraped on deep rutted logging roads to get to trailheads or deep snows as my tire-chained car rose high enough to get to mountain places so I could cross-country ski. Yeah, I wish Craigslist would have existed back then & I would have discovered cheap used, but tall tires to put on my small cars..... so I could plow deeper into the mountains.
     
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  9. litesong

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    Here I am, older, worn-down, used up & shorter, but with just enough money & health to take some of those roads of my youth with these Craigslist older, worn-down, used, but taller tires (& v. luckily, a number of not worn, but spare tires). On the Elantra front are a Goodyear Eagle GT AND a Continental Pro-Contact. They had been in our garage a while, & only realized by me just before the snow fell, that 1) some people considered BOTH of them pretty good in the snow, 2) they were the same size, so would work together, & 3) after being in the snow, they DID work as snow tires. For the last week, in the Elantra AND in the Accent with free real snow tires, I've been finding some snow to drive on..... & having fun. I have to find some more snow.....
    P.S. Just got back from the Olney Creek area, up toward Everett's Spada Lake water reservoir. Got further than I thought where continuous snow on steep slopes would turn me back. Didn't push my luck, cause I really like our Elantra just the way it is. Needed no gully touring, car slides into snow & water-filled creek beds, or customizing due to boulder dents. Yes, I even used..... COMMON SENSE!
     
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    ...
    But still a kid at heart. :)
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Well, not quite. As I said, "I even used..... COMMON SENSE!"
     
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh, oh. Looks like rain will disappear lots of lower elevation snow, altho higher elevations should get snow. Driving in rain, sleet & falling snow isn't my way of having fun. Well, I had a good time the last few days.
     
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  13. litesong

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    Well, lotsa blue sky came out. So I went out trying to find some snow on the ground before the rain came back. Didn't find snow, & I did get caught in rain. At least, I wasn't driving in rain, sleet & falling snow.
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I remember recreational driving. It's been some years now since I've had that luxury. When/if I retire
    ( one or two years from now ) I might do a bit of that again.
     
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  15. litesong

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    Drove to "recreational" areas so I could keep in shape..... to handle my job. Forced to retire, I drive now, cause I can't do the "recreation" anymore.
     
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