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dave

climber
Earth
Oct 24, 2012 - 08:31am PT
Hey I saw you guys at the happies on monday. Some girl from your group ran over to borrow a phone from us but then you guys decided to walk out, I'm glad you did, it would have been sad to see a 'rescue' called in for a blown out knee. Thanks for walking out!!

That problem on the Solarium is considered v3, not v4 but guess I'm splitting hairs.

Glad you liked our east side hovel, we like it too!

What camera did you take those pics with, I'm considering one of those eos rebels', what one you have, you got some really nice pictures!?

Dave
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 08:34am PT
Dave I haven't even got to my rebel pics yet!!! Everything on the thread was taken with my IPhone!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 08:34am PT
HDR pro is the secret.
dave

climber
Earth
Oct 24, 2012 - 08:40am PT
I dont know sh#t, what is HDR pro? What kind of Rebel, I cant wait to see pics. I was thinking on the t3i, I believe thats what its called.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Oct 24, 2012 - 08:57am PT
No bag of stuff is worth risking your life, unless it was some of that vintage Airplane sh#t.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 09:06am PT
HDR pro is a really cool app for iPhone. Rebel xt is my slr
MH2

climber
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:01am PT
As a bystander I have no need to know and probably shouldn't have asked. It's just what we do around here. Thanks for the details, Luke. Big time on a big route. Hope you feel good about the other 99%.
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 24, 2012 - 11:17am PT
What a trip. Thanks for all the pics and the running TR. Anytime you guys are back in Cali, you're welcome at my house. Come check out Soyo.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 02:39pm PT
Cool Justin! Watch out I will take you up on that!!!

Jumping on the plane now. Damn I don't wanna leave!!!!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 24, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
Please stay.......

This has been a most entertaining trip.

Thanks
Silver

Ice climber
Oct 24, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
It was great having breakfast with mike and relic this morning. Some serious good guys here and a real pleasure to have met you both.

Safe journeys home guys and look forward to your next visit.

Peace
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
Ya Silver!!!!! So good to meet you dude!!! Next time I'm buying!!! Should seen donner pass what a joke! I've never put chains on with less than 6 inches of snow. They made us put them on for wet pavement!!!! Retarded!!!
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Oct 24, 2012 - 09:45pm PT
They made us out them on for wet pavement!!!! Retarded!!!
I don't think there is any contest here, when it comes to dealing with snow the Canucks are going to beat us every time!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
Sh!t blew my mind!!!! Chains are a hazard on wet pavement they slide way more than rubber?? Who the heck is running that show????
John M

climber
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
there are a number of problems in the Sierras. The conditions change very quickly and there are so many drivers who don't know how to drive in winter conditions because they live in a place that never gets snow. How much snow does the bay area get? haha.. It is not uncommon for the conditions to change and in 20 minutes they have 30 or 40 or even more accidents and the road can be closed for 2,3,4 or more hours. So they tend to error on the side of caution to keep the road open. Thats why people who live in the mountains opt for 4 wheel drives with snow tires. No need for chains.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
Easy there Michael. You're a guest in their country, and you shouldn't make fun of them.

I know that's an impossible task, but you should at least try.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
I've done pretty good so far... Just couldn't resist that one. Seriously felt way sketch with chains on wet pavement.... Sorry we missed you tonight Dave!!!

I have winter tires on my ride here for the same reason but obviously am not going to get that on a rental in Sacramento... They told me I wasn't allowed to put chains on their car and that I should have waited it out or got an awd.. WTF????
John M

climber
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
I would hate to be the person who decides chain control on 80. You can't win. If you leave the control sign off and conditions change, then you have 50 accidents and the experienced drivers complain because they are sitting on the side of the road. If you put the control sign up and the conditions change back to wet roads then everyone complains. They need two roads. One for experienced snow drivers and one for the rest, but even that wouldn't work. I can't tell you how many people come to the park with snow driving experience and wreck.

"we are from back east. we drive in the snow all the time. we didn't think that we needed chains".

It snows 8 inches in 30 minutes and CRASH.. 35 accidents. Half of them with drivers who "know how to drive in the snow".

you can't win.. so you complain on a forum.. haha
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
Totally. I get it. We have the same problem on the sea to sky with Vancouver drivers and probably should do more chain controls....
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
What about hillbilly controls, for country folk coming into the city? Not quite sure what we'd make them do, but anything so they get with the program and drive like normal city beings. Psychotic pedal to the metal tailgating redlight running pedestrian disregarding unsignalling freaks.

I got stopped at chain control on I-5 north of Redding once. What a fuss! I had four new snow tires and BC plates, but they still made me put on my chains. I took them off about five km upp the road, and toodled gently on my way.

Some of those little places must make a ton on flogging overpriced chains, tows, and so on in the winter. Good for them!
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