Ice Storm Here today

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Jan 22, 2008.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Wasn't so bad as I left the house,
    Then things got ugly

    Think it will fall on it's own?

    [booze][booze][booze][booze]
    01-22-08_1026. 01-22-08_1034.
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Nope, the skid plate is holding it on the curb. Looks familiar tho', so I guess you didn't get to pull him out --










    You OK other than the skid marks?
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I jumped from the moving truck as it started to reverse direction and watched the open door sail over my head. Ice was so slick that I ended up about 50 - 60 feet away.

    Transfer case is leaking badly.

    Sore wrist is all. And I spilled my coffee.
     
  4. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    The good news is you didn't crap yourself.[troll]
     
  5. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Time for some snow chains eh ? They work great on ice for me. Had the regular ladder type peerless cables, worked ok. Very lumpy though. Have the shur grip z's now love them. Not lumpy at all and no bare spot at any point. (causes you to slide sometimes when not moving).
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Waiting on a tow truck. Were over 200 reported accidents in my county today.

    It's odd how fast I made the decision to eject. Never done THAT before.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Are you sure? He won't tell us, I betcha.

    So you were headed UP hill? I'd a lost that bet.
    (Glad the damage to your carcass is minimal.)
     
  8. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Glad you're okay. Ugly sight but it could have been even uglier
     
  9. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    I was thinking the same thing.

    As long as you are OK the transfer case can be fixed
     
  10. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    yeah, glad you are OK. What a way to start the day.

    Yesterday weatherman said we'd get some of that icey stuff here, they were wrong, again!
     
  11. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yikes! [​IMG]


    Glad you're ok....!
     
  12. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ditto! Usually that ejection method ends up badly........be careful.
     
  13. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I'm glad you're safe.
    :)
     
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    ouch!, interesting paved road you are on there, nice banking corners
    :shock:
     
  15. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    When you jumped from the truck, did you parachute automatically open or did you have to pull the ripcord?
     
  16. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I hope you didn't land on your Glock.....[melbo]
     
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Plastic can't hurt too badly -- :sneaky:
     
  18. SeptemberMage

    SeptemberMage LaMOE Monkey

    Glad you're OK. After that I would have needed a [booze]
     
  19. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I had missed this, glad you are ok though. As far as landing on the gun, depending on how its carried that dose hurt. I had my revolver in my back pocket last winter and fell on ice and landed right on it, got up and did it again 5 feet away. Left a nice bruise...could laso have to do with why the gun dont work right any more.
     
  20. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Had it been a 1911 the aluminum would have bit into the Ice and stopped the slide... hehehehe, Glad you are OK M
     
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