I’m long overdue for a big post. And given the recent big weather the mid-atlantic’s received, I felt it only appropriate that I give this storm it’s due in the best way I know how – by venturing out into this mess and making photos. So, without further ado, I bring you the fruits of my cold fingers!
On Saturday, February 5th, we got dumped on. 30″ of snow, to be exact. See?
For some, that spells disaster. For me? Opportunity.
But first, I had to dig the car out. Brr.
Once uncovered I went for a short drive just to see how messy things were. Messy indeed!
How messy? No pavement to be seen anywhere, and the only other vehicles out on the roads were the snowplows and Hummers. O, and select jackasses in Escalades on their cellphones. A**holes. For those of you familiar w/ the DC/MD area, this was on 370 headed away from the Shady Grove Metro. I was the only car on the road.
4×4? Don’t need no stinkin’ 4×4.
So after checking the roads out I went home, and tucked my car up next to a snowbank that was literally as tall as it.
The next morning the snow had stopped falling and I was treated to these sights:
Of course I was going to drive in them!
No need for the top, then.
Proper equipment for the job. My AP2 had Blizzaks mounted on a spare set of AP1′s for those enthusiasts among us.
Cozy place to be, dontcha think?
Come on, climb in. Let’s go have some fun.
Back on the road I stopped for a quick photo op under some snow covered trees. I was so nervous that one might’ve crashed down on the car.
Headed back home, the roads were atrocious.
I mean, really bad.
I HIGHLY recommend NOT driving with your knees on the wheel in the snow while taking pictures…
Parting thoughts. 1) You don’t need AWD or 4WD to get around in the snow. It definitely helps, but it’s not 100% necessary. Dedicated snow tires and a healthy dose of common sense will get you wherever you need to go, within reason. 2) Just because you drive an SUV doesn’t mean you can stop any faster than me. Please don’t tailgate, especially in this weather. 3) CLEAN YOUR ROOF OFF. It’s a) illegal and b) just plain stupid to hit the highway doing 60mph with a 2ft blanket of snow on your roof. Clean that sh*t off!
That’s all I got. Until the next storm hits. Aren’t they calling for 10+ on Tuesday? :-)
*These photos were brought to you by the good folks at the American Honda Company, Nikon cameras and those tire wizards at Bridgestone. Thanks for the Blizzaks, guys! (Oh, and definitely get yours from The Tire Rack!)
To see the rest of the pics, go here.