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Snow Fail
« on: February 12, 2014, 05:29:06 PM »
I made several attempts, especially after Sheri got in the hack.  I even got out the snow blower and cleared a path free of snow.

My rear tires are just too worn.   :(

I was really looking forward to getting out and about on the snow covered roads. 


Attempting to get the Ural out in the snow.
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 05:38:38 PM »
You'll never take Stalingrad that way, bud.

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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 05:49:09 PM »
:lol:


How in the hell did those Rooskies patrol the boarder from Nazis in this damn contraption anyhow?
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 05:52:05 PM »
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 06:17:07 PM »
You do realize that naming a motorcycle a Ural is the same as naming it a Daytona.  ;D
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 06:28:58 PM »
Isn't it 2WD? More weight needed in the hack?  :headscratch:
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 07:22:03 PM »
Up here in the north we have these things called snow tires.
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 07:48:36 PM »
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 07:53:58 PM »
Isn't it 2WD? More weight needed in the hack?  :headscratch:

The chair wheel was engaged.  The rear tires are shot.

Sheri added 105 lbs to the chair.  We later added a 40 lbs of dog food in the trunk.  No luck.   :facepalm:
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 08:23:29 PM »
You may want to revisit This for what works in snow and what doesn't. Skinny 110 tires don't have enough contact to get anywhere in the snow.

I'm from the Texas Gulf Coast. The same principle applies to gumbo clay. Spread the weight as wide and long as you can.  ;)
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 08:57:48 PM »
The chair wheel didn't look like it was spinning in the vid.
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 09:03:17 PM »
The chair wheel didn't look like it was spinning in the vid.


Look closer it was spinning. Go to the 47 second mark and you can see where Doug burned down to the black top.
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2014, 09:17:54 PM »
That's my back yard, not a driveway.  I was on grass, not pavement. 

We have a utility garage under the home to store stuff (like sidecars and lawnmowers). 

And, both wheels were spinning.  Select the 720p option and enlarge the image.   :P
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 09:20:37 PM »
You may want to revisit This for what works in snow and what doesn't. Skinny 110 tires don't have enough contact to get anywhere in the snow.

I'm from the Texas Gulf Coast. The same principle applies to gumbo clay. Spread the weight as wide and long as you can.  ;)


Excellent point.

The best I could do was lower the tires to 10psi each.  Believe me, I tried everything. 
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2014, 09:24:09 PM »
That's my back yard, not a driveway.  I was on grass, not pavement. 



Well hell who could tell with all that snow.
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2014, 09:54:22 PM »
This thread put a smile on my face. 
Sheri seems to be the patient and sympathetic type.  I think my wife would have been laughing at me.  From inside the house. 

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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2014, 06:20:37 AM »
This thread put a smile on my face. 
Sheri seems to be the patient and sympathetic type.  I think my wife would have been laughing at me.  From inside the house.

Sheri was actually wanting to go for a ride in the snow.  She's pretty upset I didn't get the Ural up out of the back yard the night before the storm. 

I may very well try again today.   ;)
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2014, 06:31:07 AM »
Drag it out with a truck if you have to. Look for a possible winch purchase in the future.  ;D
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2014, 08:02:18 AM »


  We later added a 40 lbs of dog food in the trunk.  No luck.   :facepalm:

May as well add a few bags of top soil and grass seed as well.





Our local dealer had theirs stuck in a snow bank last week. After rooster tailing it down to pavement it finally shot out.

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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2014, 09:49:06 AM »


  We later added a 40 lbs of dog food in the trunk.  No luck.   :facepalm:

May as well add a few bags of top soil and grass seed as well.


Our local dealer had theirs stuck in a snow bank last week. After rooster tailing it down to pavement it finally shot out.




I dug down into the grass.  but, there were no rooster tails from the wheels due to a material lack of tread. 
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2014, 10:18:39 AM »
Isn't the theme here bald tires?  Do they make snow or knobby tires for that kind of cycle?

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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2014, 10:25:05 AM »
Most moto snow tires are sized for scooters, but there are some available. Not that I looked....

Edit: was going to say "car snow tires would probably fit", but that would take this thread somewhere else.
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2014, 10:29:13 AM »
This guy has knobby tires with studs.


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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2014, 11:08:48 AM »
To get it out of the yard, you could...  wrap the rear wheel with nylon rope aka a tire chain.
I got my picture in the paper yrs ago when OKC had a freak snow storm.  I had a DS to teach the (then) wife how to ride.  I used nylon rope because the tire didn't have any traction on packed snow.  I turned an old coffee table into a sled and gave my kids (and then all the neighbors) rides around the block...
Is it a tubed tire?   You could 'stud' it with a drill and pop rivets....
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2014, 11:28:00 AM »
I agree, there's a way to get out, no doubt.  If only I could get two neighbors to help push, it would make it.

This area receives this level of snow about once every ten years.  If I were still living in Northern WV, I'd been ready for this.  But, this snow will be melted by tomorrow evening.  I just thought it would be fun.
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2014, 11:31:17 AM »
Pushing that thing should be a breeze compared to pushing a car stuck in the snow.

According to the GPS coordinates in your profile, this is NC, correct?   :lol:

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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2014, 11:36:57 AM »

  But, this snow will be melted by tomorrow evening.  I just thought it would be fun.

That was my thought.  A typical Mid-Atlantic storm is followed by 60's and sunny the next day.

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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2014, 11:43:46 AM »
Pushing that thing should be a breeze compared to pushing a car stuck in the snow.

According to the GPS coordinates in your profile, this is NC, correct?   :lol:

Yep, NC.  I don't know when I'd get another chance to ride the hack in the snow unless I move back north.   :D
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2014, 01:11:51 PM »
Stock tire which came on the rig (I would have had a fighting chance)

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Current state of the rear tires on my rig (not a snowball's chance in Hell)

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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2014, 01:15:46 PM »
19" Knobby Tire by Duro (Off-Road Recommended)

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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2014, 01:57:50 PM »
What you need is:

1. Weight in the chair.

2. More throttle!!!!!
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2014, 02:14:26 PM »
I didn't hear a single person say, "hold my beer". 

that right there is your problem
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Re: Snow Fail
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2014, 03:49:35 PM »
Plenty of tread on the edges. 



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