damn near killed myself trying to drive home from 'Bama on sunday. 64*F all the way to southern indianapolis... by the time i got to northern indianapolis it was 8*F and snowing like a mother. it was like i was driving down a cobblestone road in france.. only difference was those cobblestones were chunks of frozen slick as snot snow. after passing about 10 cars in the ditch (ironically the ego heads in the 4X4'* that had passed me earlier) and getting at a 35* angle with the road myself, we decided to stop in lebanon indiana till yesterday. we stayed the extra day because indiana declared a state of emergency, and the roads were restricted to emergency vehicles only. the penalty if you were caught driving was a $2500.00 and a tow to an impound lot. (attached a pic of the vacant 8 lane interstate I-65)
the 100 or so miles home took 6 hours, with a max speed of 35mph. the 18" of snow fell too fast and the arctic vortex thingamamobber dropped the temp to negative 18*F. no way salt or the plows could touch that. so the whole way home the roads were about 1" thick compacted (now ice) snow.
then i came home to snow up to my mom'* cars (02 century) windows. my little 24" wide 16" tall toro had its work cut out for about 3 hours to dig out all 4 parking spots/cars.
BOY do i wish i was still in Alabama!!!!!!!
also, the nighttime pic of my car is when we first stopped in lebanon. when i left alabama, my car had just been washed that morning.
6000k headlights, LED license plate fog lights, tinted taillights and to top it all off, 2 12" air horns!
the gf:'00impy 3.8, every option. COTM July 2013