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Offline WoodenBirdOfPrey

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Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« on: October 29, 2011, 04:50:41 PM »
I'm dreaming of a white... Halloween?  Things are getting out of hand here in PA.  About 6 inches of snow on the ground right now, and it rained first so it's all sticking to the trees, almost every road is closed and 1 of 10 people i know still have power.  I'm posting this only by way of a laptop tethered to my phone.

This is the first snow I've been through with Virginia.  For not being used to snow, she handled it quite nicely!  I was doing way better than the trucks on the road, which is impressive with 3 of the 4 Goodyear Wrangler RT/S's not being good enough to pass inspection.

There's a good bit more on the roads right now, but the ones with the heavy snow are also the ones with the trees falling all over them, so i'm staying in for now.







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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 05:17:24 PM »
NICE pics. Scary, but at the same time...Ho Ho Ho!
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 05:30:37 PM »
Aaah,  the Eagle in it's natural habitat.
Great pictures, EGGsellent.
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 07:16:18 PM »
when i saw the title i immediately thought of a friend of mine that i play d&d with, you don't play that do you? by the way your Eagle looks good in the snow and i hope your power comes back on soon.
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 07:20:39 PM »
Nah, I definitely don't play any d&d.  Maybe seen Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail a few too many times though.

Power is still off.  My buddy had a pig roast today and nobody showed up, so I'm taking Virgina for a drive over his way to eat some pig and drink some beer.
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 08:04:23 PM »
Beautiful pics . I miss snow. :(
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011, 08:50:05 PM »
Beautiful pics . I miss snow. :(

Maybe we can send some genuine Colorado snow you way!
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011, 09:05:06 PM »
Anchorage Alaska doesn't have snow as of 5pm my time
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011, 05:27:04 AM »
That snow needs to be beaten into submission. And you got the beastie to do it... Eagle in action folks... FUN!!!!!! Just remember Donuts aren't just for eating. :P


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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2011, 03:36:18 PM »
Anchorage Alaska doesn't have snow as of 5pm my time

I spoke a little soon.  Here is what I had this morning.

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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2011, 03:38:38 PM »
BWAHAHAHAHA time to play! get the video camera... if we can't play we can enjoy watching.  :rotfl:


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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2011, 01:47:42 AM »
I am not ready for snow.  Nice pictures though.  If we have a winter theme with Eagle of the month here soon a see a couple of candidate pictures in this thread.
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2011, 02:17:00 AM »
I am not ready for snow.  Nice pictures though.  If we have a winter theme with Eagle of the month here soon a see a couple of candidate pictures in this thread.

That would be sweet.  I might try and get some pics for upcoming Scenic Eagle.  I doubt I can win best in show Wagon. 
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2011, 08:24:31 AM »
This was the view outside my garage on Wednesday morning.  I know there is an Eagle under there somewhere....

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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2011, 11:51:48 PM »
I couldn't resist backing up and parking on a snow pile in a parking lot today lol

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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2011, 02:16:21 AM »
Seeing an Eagle in the snow, mud, or heavy rain is like seeing a fish in water...it just looks so natural. Eggs for some great pics!
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2011, 03:36:18 PM »
I couldn't resist backing up and parking on a snow pile in a parking lot today lol



I drive my Eagle around every day to see customers.  This is my first winter in the snow so I was tentative at first in the snow... that lasted 2 days.  I like to park in snow piles by my customers shops and get out.  Most of the time I can even get out in 2wd.  The 242 transfercase is my ace in the hole.  I had Eagles for a long time when I was in CA but it makes so much more sense up here in AK.
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2011, 11:13:05 PM »
Ill be willing to bet alot of native california and arizona Eagles have not been switched into 4x4 more than a few times in their life.
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Re: Snow, I challenge thee to a duel.
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2011, 01:31:40 AM »
Ill be willing to bet alot of native california and arizona Eagles have not been switched into 4x4 more than a few times in their life.

Funny story about that.  I am form CA and I have never driven in the snow.  I no reside in Anchorage, AK and this is my first winter.  It snowed a week ago Saturday for the first time.  I got up got dressed and took the Eagle out for a drive.  I pulled left out of my street to get on the main road and I got a little sideways, no issue though.  I stop at the first red light.  Light turns green and I can't get any traction at all.  I'm just spinning them.  I tried a second gear start, no luck.  I tried to push my shifter into 4Hi and the shifter is stuck.  There is no give in it whatsoever.  Absolutely stuck in 2wd.  Since I installed the NP242 and floor shifter 2 years ago I think it has been into 4wd... maybe once.  The light turned red again so I had more time to push the darn thing into 4wd.  It clunked out of 2wd and now the shifter works great.  I'm glad I got my Alaska plates already so no one could get upset at the "California guy who cant drive in the snow" 

Another fun fact.  There was hardly any snow on the ground.  What I was driving on was glare ice... which has significantly less traction than snow. 
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