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Safety Tips for Winter Driving

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Not in my hemisphere :) I am not sure about the need for winter tyres here either :roll: and I can see palm trees from my carport ........... so that isn't very far :lol:
Otherwise, I imagine they would be welcome tips for many and perhaps should be mandatory :)
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Winter is almost here, I want to do these tips,
But canadian border is closed and i can only go so far south,,,
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Well if we were to head south there's nowhere that's open. Spain, France, Holland, Belgium are all closed. And we don't want to go north to Norway and the other Scandinavian countries. So I guess that we will settle down, lay on the bed watching TV or reading and hibernate the winter out. We've been told that our store has to close for the month long break but there's plenty to do, we've been told that. Click and Collect will go through the roof - it did last lockdown and it's been busy enough anyway. The store and in particular its shelves are looking untidy because we've been so busy ( and slightly short-staffed ) that our usual standards have slipped. So there's all that work to do ready for opening up and the Christmas layout and rush [0]. Then very quickly after that will be the New Year sales and replanning yet again. It's all work, work, work.

[0] Instead of October to December the shopping interval will be compressed into December so it will hopefully be busy, busy, busy.
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Riding your bike is much saver then your car.

I own a mountain bike with fat snow tyres, and I'm still waiting for the first snow in years in this country. Oh well, people do react when they see me riding on that bike.

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Rokje wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:08 pm
Riding your bike is much safer than your car.

I own a mountain bike with fat snow tyres, and I'm still waiting for the first snow in years in this country. Oh well, people do react when they see me riding on that bike.
Nice bike Marica. :)
The fat snow tyres must have a suspension effect and give you a smooth ride?

I wonder if people are reacting to seeing your big woven wicker basket on the handlebars of a mountain bike. :wink:
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shadowfax wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Rokje wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:08 pm
Riding your bike is much safer than your car.

I own a mountain bike with fat snow tyres, and I'm still waiting for the first snow in years in this country. Oh well, people do react when they see me riding on that bike.
Nice bike Marica. :)
The fat snow tyres must have a suspension effect and give you a smooth ride?

I wonder if people are reacting to seeing your big woven wicker basket on the handlebars of a mountain bike. :wink:
They don't. They have to be very hard, the softer the tyre, the harder to ride.
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by Rokje » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:08 am

Riding your bike is much saver then your car.

I own a mountain bike with fat snow tyres, and I'm still waiting for the first snow in years in this country. Oh well, people do react when they see me riding on that bike.
Indeed. Fat tired bikes are becoming quite the rage everywhere, especially electric ones. But, better wear a long Utility skirt & ....? unless you find some fenders to go with that snow! :D
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Faldaguy wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:13 am
by Rokje » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:08 am

Riding your bike is much saver then your car.

I own a mountain bike with fat snow tyres, and I'm still waiting for the first snow in years in this country. Oh well, people do react when they see me riding on that bike.
Indeed. Fat tired bikes are becoming quite the rage everywhere, especially electric ones. But, better wear a long Utility skirt & ....? unless you find some fenders to go with that snow! :D
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I have never seen snow tyres on a bicycle (not surprising where I live). They do look like they could be good in soft sand though which is disasterous with narrow tyres.
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denimini wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:18 am
I have never seen snow tyres on a bicycle (not surprising where I live). They do look like they could be good in soft sand though which is disasterous with narrow tyres.
I know for sure that these fat tyres are super soft when going downhill on a snowy mountain slope, or in sand dunes.

Our Volvo V40 diesel is now on winter tyres, they are way softer then normal tyres.
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I have only ever seen tyres like that on a bike in a city centre. Out where I live surrounded by mud, mountains and large bodies of water I have never seen anyone riding a bike like that. I have never tried riding one, and now my knees are giving up I probably never will. However the fatter theyres I have had, the more the apparent drag and the harder to pedal, so unless I suddenly decide to try and pedal across a peat bog, I will stick to a less trendy, but easier to pedal, thinner tyre. If I can get my knees to cooperate!
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Not 400 yards from my front gate lies a classic raised sphagnum peat bog of several square miles in area & with a 'flat' top that is in fact convex, the highest place being some 40-odd feet above the base gravel. Those 40 feet are pure vegetable peat, ever more dense the deeper one goes. Walking across the firm top, one needs to be very vigilant to identify the fissures, betrayed by a change in surface vegetation. Fortunately they are not wide and with care can be stepped across.

Should one be unfortunate enough to fall into a fissure, one can find ones self some 25-30 feet down, wedged between walls of solid peat and they mightn't find you for 4000 years !

Nowhere to go cycling, for sure, fat tyres or no.

I frequently walk my dogs up to the vertical cut face, where the last workings were done, but never across the high top. A no-go area for dogs.

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