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#2901 exc911ence

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:01 AM

They also have those newfangled interval speed cameras up there.  :drillsergeant:

 

Whatever for? Slow down the tour busses crawling up the hill? What a waste of resources.



#2902 exc911ence

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:04 AM

Back on topic, we received about 3" or so in Central Saanich. Surprised my daughter's school wasn't closed today. 

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#2903 Bingo

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:07 AM

Whatever for? Slow down the tour busses crawling up the hill? What a waste of resources.

 

No, they're to monitor the Mt. Tolmie UVIC Ski Team.

Believe it or not some students were actually doing that back in the day.


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#2904 3isenough

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

First picture is from last night around 1130 (right around the time the intersection was closed) in our backyard, just off the Pat Bay near Sayward.

Second is from the morning, note the footprints and how deep they are. I'm guessing we had 4 inches or so.

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#2905 Bingo

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:50 AM

Oh...and one more thing, I see you are wearing a 13 B overshoe manufactured in Montreal in 1947. I assume you have the left footprint as well. 


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#2906 Mike K.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:18 PM

WOW, that's the sort of stuff that fell in the Blizzard of 96. The thick, wet snow just piled up like nobody's business.


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#2907 phx

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:57 PM

Those bike lanes might just save somebody's life when some idiot driving a car loses control and slides into the parked cars or concrete barriers instead of a person on a bike (or up on the sidewalk)

 

 

I saw one diehard cyclist this morning.

 

The rest were killed by idiot drivers, no doubt.



#2908 LJ

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:05 PM

Took an hour to drive from the airport to Uptown as the Pat Bay was closed at Keating due to a fallen tree. Experienced the worst white out conditions I've ever seen, saw several cars blow through stop signs on West Saanich Road that were covered in snow. Power was out in many areas so no lights and I didn't understand why my own headlights were so dim until I got home...

Back in the day the halogen headlights would melt the snow like nobody's business. Now the LED's don't do anything to it.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:11 PM

Not sure I liked the colour temp of the city's new LED street lamps in the snow last night.  They seemed to light up the snow a fair bit more than the old sodium ones.


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#2910 Coreyburger

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:40 PM

Relax Corey it’s called humour. Have a lollipop 🍭

How many incidents like you mention above happened on all the other roads in Victoria that don’t have these? 🙄

 

I'll start thinking it is funny when people stop getting hit and killed while riding their bikes
 



#2911 RPPB

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:09 AM

Back in the day the halogen headlights would melt the snow like nobody's business. Now the LED's don't do anything to it.



#2912 RPPB

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:45 AM

Sorry, can't get the editing toolbars to show up. Yes, my car has aftermarket LEDs (useless) but for a while this snow was coming down thicker than I've ever seen.

#2913 Bingo

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:57 AM

Sorry, can't get the editing toolbars to show up. 

 

At the bottom of the page there is a blank box under "Reply to this topic" click on the box and the toolbar will appear.


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#2914 Mike K.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:08 AM

In mobile view there is no toolbar. It’s literally just a box to type in.

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#2915 exc911ence

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

No, they're to monitor the Mt. Tolmie UVIC Ski Team.

Believe it or not some students were actually doing that back in the day.

 

Unless they're wearing registration plates on their backs, average speed cameras are powerless.



#2916 todd

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:18 PM

Power out in the Oak Bay Marina area.


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