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Old 12-22-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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Car-nage 06 - Via Ford Escape (56k- welcome to the 80s)

I am sure a lot of you saw on the news about the blizzard we just had here in CO. It started on Wed morning and last through yesterday afternoon. Some areas had upwards of 4 ft, where I was stuck there was about 3 feet and at my home we got about 2ft.

I mentioned getting stuck...not litterally. We were out cruising the Escape (which btw is a beast in snow) up the mtn's to get some riding in during the big dump. Here is the escape as it sat in the lot...there was ni digging to get out, it pulled right out through this snow:



My bud Kyle on left and me on right.

We had a great day, waiste deep powder in the backcountry (Berthoud Pass) made the hiking all worthwhile...we were pretty stoked even though we had to leave for home early before they closed the road and we ended up sleeping in the Escape. We figured we could make it down to the foothills in Golden and crash out at a friends, getting there was interesting.


The ride back was basically driving on what was now one of the only remaining open roads in all of colorado, lol. This is where the carnage begins. (these are phone pics, so kinda funky)

Victim#1:


Victims 2&3:



Then we hit semi's all over the road...couldnt get up the hill and blocked the whole interstate...here are a few that were off to the side and a path cleared to let traffic through:


While sitting in traffic, the hottie in her truck behind us decided she REALLY had to pee, so she squatted between her truck and ours and pee'd right in the niddle of blizzardy I-70 (sorry no pic). We talked to her afterwards and she said "screw it I really had to go" I guess so.

Once mobile again, there was soo much carnage, I couldnt keep taking pics it would have been ludacris. Here's a whole bunch of shmoe's stuck:

This group stretched about 8 cars long...even though they arent all visible. Some facing the wrong way.

I was really impressed with the escapes ability to blast through that stuff. They do really well and I would actually consider owning one. We later left the confides of our temporary home in Golden to launch an "urban assault" / snowboarding around town. Never had any issues getting around. Ford did a solid on that one, I think. It could use a SC, but then again...couldnt everything?


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Old 12-22-2006, 02:20 PM   #2
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Man that's crazy. We FINALLY got our first snow fall her in MN...Dec. 21, very late start for the snow.
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No snow yet in south central Wi... just cold and wet I'm sure there will be some great iceboarding to come. (cries)
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I wish it snowed here. It's Chicago for heavens sakes and NO SNOW YET!! WTF!!! Anywho nice pics man!
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tanks...yeah, it was fun. we knew we werent making it home, but the prospects of good snow...you just cant resist
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its still 80 degrees here in south FL!! its supposed to rain on Christmas and not even get cold! the cold front wont even make it down here....
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Damn put some fruit flavor over that escape...
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