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Old 12 November 2003, 11:36   #11
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Brrr!!

-16C in November eh? They dont call it the great white north for nothing! I think you can be forgiven for shelving SIBBING for the winter. Presumably its now you break out the Skiddoo for the winter?

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Old 15 November 2003, 02:23   #12
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I haven't acquired a snowmobile yet, but perhaps one day.
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Old 15 November 2003, 14:17   #13
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Lovely Part of the World

Hi Prairie Tuber,

A lovely part of the world you live in photo's are very good. I have in the past been resident in Banf, Medecine Hat area. One of our training area when live firing the big guns. We managed a trip into the mountian by helicopter that was being in a real wilderness.

Roll on spring.

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Old 16 November 2003, 11:04   #14
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Re: Lovely Part of the World

Banff is quite a remarkable area. With the exception of Southern Ontario, you don't have go too far from the main cities in Canada before encountering some pretty vast wilderness regions.


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Those accidents you investigate must be some humdingers!
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Old 16 November 2003, 13:41   #15
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Some Humdingers

Yep,
There have been some real beauties, one of my favorites happened localy,

I will set the scene, a cold January night, pouring with rain on a dark de-restricted "B" class road (max speed 60Mph).

A Subaru Impresa Turbo being driven by a male aged 36 lost control on a right hand bend. The vehicle left the road on the offside and launched itself of a rather steep hillside. The vehicle first touched down 80 feet down the slope on its roof injecting the driver through the sun roof. The vehicle continued a further 90 feet down the hill before comming to rest on its wheels.

The driver suffered mutiple leg/pelvis fractures, serious head injuries and damge to his heart & lungs. But still alive thanks to the team that worked on him at the scene and when in hospital.

His statement read I was only doing 50 mph honest!

When the calculations where measured from evidence at the scene his speed was calculated at in excess of 90 mph when he braked prior to losing control. Blood Alcohol Level was 3 times the legal limit.

P.s This gentlemen WAS an orthopedic surgeon at the local hosptial where he ended up. 2 years on from that accident he is still recovering from the head injuries and will never operate again.
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Old 16 November 2003, 14:25   #16
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What a waste. I guess people don't buy WRX turbos so they can keep up with highway traffic. Was the cab crushed from the impact, or did it hold up?
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Old 16 November 2003, 14:37   #17
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yes us southern softies plan to keep going out all Christmas.
Are we meeting up on Boxing Day then?

I've made it out on the 26th December '01 and '02 so will be out this year.

How about Herne Bay for a Boxing Day beer???
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Was the cab crushed from the impact, or did it hold up

Hi Prairie Tuber,

No.

From the rollover the Windscren folded in on the passengers side suport, then the A Pillar colapsed on the Driver's Side.

The engine sheered its mounts and folded inside the drivers footwell. Gearbox also had moved backwards.
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You won't be seeing that on Subaru commercials any time soon.
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Update

Well, its looking like global warming isn't happening on this part of the globe . We've been in a deep freeze for the last couple of weeks. Going down to -33C or so tonight, but at least the wind is slightly less than it was this aftrernoon (NW @ 35km/h). Mechanical things tend to get finnicky and brittle when it's like this. Oh well, things should start warming up by late February. Heres a couple of pics I took this afternoon from the same locations as earlier.

How many of you guys in the UK were on the water this week?
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