Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 02:56:06 -0500
From: Malcolm W. Mason <>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 13:39:53 -0500, tom reingold <> wrote: >Malcolm, it really depends on the amount of snow you have. In the >Baltimore area, you probably get a little less snow than I get, and I >don't get much. But it varies a lot from year to year. Sometimes we get >none at all, and sometimes we get those snowfalls of over a foot, where >you can get pretty stuck. You obviously don't need snow tires, but >they're nice for us gonzos. Baltimore drivers are very courteous and that is all that you can say. They are incompetant and havee no snow sense at all. For days after a four inch snwfall the main roads are lined with off road vehicles. Three times in the last fifteen years I could really have used snow tires. It is just not worth the bother. I may have to reconsider since I have been travelling more frequently to my son who lives north of Toronto, Ontario. Both there and en route along Lake Ontario on the NY Thruway snow tires are a wonderful assist. Malcolm

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