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Snow Stories - Winter 2017/2018.

September 15, 2017. It is currently snowing in parts of Montana. That's the signal to start the new thread! So here is our "talking about snow and storms" thread for this winter!
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Yeah, I just looked at the USA snow cover map and was shocked to see snow in a few spots. I kept hitting the refresh button thinking something from last year was still cached. Not the case.


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It snowed 4 inches at Kirkland ski resort on September 12, 2017

close by. people are getting scared of a repeat of last years record winter in the Tahoe area.

i'm hoping for a big winter again. made good moolah .

"It Feels Like Beer O'Clock "
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tahoe area is one i don't want to back to in the winter, route 80 in the winter with a 40 ton semi running nyc to la and back 3 times a month, last trip out before we tied the knot i was in yakama when saint Helen's let loose
glad the wife said back to mechanics.
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tahoe area is one i don't want to back to in the winter, route 80 in the winter with a 40 ton semi running nyc to la and back 3 times a month, last trip out before we tied the knot i was in yakama when saint Helen's let loose
glad the wife said back to mechanics.
i ran 80 almost every night ( doubles ) for 34 years. loved it and sometimes hated it. chaining up and snow storms were a welcome distraction from the monotony but the last couple years all the idiots were getting to me.

now my hands start hurting every time it gets cold.

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Seems to be people are thinking this is going to be a bad winter, Sept. and already people looking for snow blowers and having repairs done. Spare time is getting a little short already LOL Have a Toro 2 stroke to get ready but I think the guy may have found it on a sidewalk and gave up trying to get it running because some things have been changed and he claims he did not work on it as he knows nothing about working on them and now it doesnt seem to have spark. Would explain why it doesn't run. I think it may be cheaper for him to buy a cheap 2 stroke for $50 that I am seeing than to pay me for labor and parts. and I HATE working on 2 strokes ewww sticky everywhere.

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i ran 80 almost every night ( doubles ) for 34 years. loved it and sometimes hated it. chaining up and snow storms were a welcome distraction from the monotony but the last couple years all the idiots were getting to me.

now my hands start hurting every time it gets cold.
chain up or sit in reno with the truck stop ladies . CARRETTA preferred we run a winter route from ny by running 287 w to 81 s. to 40 w ,to 30 w to 20 w to 10 w into la , to stay off 80 in the winter and the grapevine ,
my 1st rig had a goosed 425 hp 1693 ta cat man that motor loved mountains, rig 2 a kta 600 cumapart, that loved the repair shop.
main runs were into la or Seattle, or portland .

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Already looking for sno thro's and doing repairs? Geez... I haven't done anything to mine yet and I feel I am way... behind. I was lazy all... summer with it. I just put a quart of oil on top of the engine about 2 weeks ago to remind me to get going. Plus I have a few things to tweek and go over. I am also considering doing a parshall rebuild to my gear box.

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Seems to be people are thinking this is going to be a bad winter, Sept. and already people looking for snow blowers and having repairs done. Spare time is getting a little short already LOL Have a Toro 2 stroke to get ready but I think the guy may have found it on a sidewalk and gave up trying to get it running because some things have been changed and he claims he did not work on it as he knows nothing about working on them and now it doesnt seem to have spark. Would explain why it doesn't run. I think it may be cheaper for him to buy a cheap 2 stroke for $50 that I am seeing than to pay me for labor and parts. and I HATE working on 2 strokes ewww sticky everywhere.
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neighbor yelled at me because i was working on my snowblower in the driveway. "whattaya doing? trying to bring winter here early?"

we talked for awhile and then he said " hey, can i bring my blower over so you can make sure it's ready?"

"It Feels Like Beer O'Clock "
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