UTA_flyinghigh
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Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:01 pm

...is none other than 707cmf himself, who mistook his Astra for a washing machine, spinning on some ice/snow and falling into a small ravine in the process.
He is obviously OK (apart from the mental disturbance he already had prior to this predicament), but he shall (les Eaux) probably be shopping for a new car very soon.
Have any other of you fallen victim to the recent cold spell ?

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bobrayner
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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:09 pm

Eek!
Good to hear that there are no injuries.

Nothing this year, but last winter I had a slight accident whilst experimenting with "vectored thrust" on a long (empty) icy farm road...  Smile
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707CMF
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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:18 pm

I went indeed on a spin this morning while driving to work.

However, news of the demise of my car have been exagerated, since my Astra is still perfectly roadworthy. However, I shall (les eaux) shop for a new set of rear tires tonight before driving back home.

I'll post a detailed report on this forum during the afternoon (including nicey pictures I've shot while waiting for the depanneur)

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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:23 pm

You can't continue to the nearest destination on front tyres only? Not ETOPS certified?
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UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:23 pm

Hmmm.
From what I remember from my YUL days, a depanneur is where you go buy bread and milk in your pyjamas on Sunday morning whereas a depanneuse gets you out of a breakdown prdeicament, asti.

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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:26 pm

Uh, from what I understood from when we were on the phone this morning, he fell into a nice little hole with only one wheel touching the gound after the fall.
So continuing to the nearest destination would have involved something like a Mil or Sikorsky ventilator hauling him out  Laugh out loud

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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:33 pm

Maybe 707cmf tried to regain control of the car by lowering the nose like one would do when flying. Big grin
 
707CMF
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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:37 pm

Well, unfortunately, it looks like I am better at steering vehicles with steerable wheel on the back (i.e. a taildragger) than something with four wheels that is not able to leave the ground normally...

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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:39 pm

so when do we get to see the pictures Big grin ?

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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:47 pm

When I am finished with that &^%$^%&$ bug I am trying to correct (yes, I am doing some actual work)

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RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:12 am

707cmf,

It seems like you are surfing a.net instead Wink/being sarcastic

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