The first snow!

Yeah, thats right. Buffalo got its first decent snow fall tonight.  Being a Canadian I love snow. It was fun to get out and drive. I tested the new jeep out...

Its sweet!  Some new tires would be nice, not only for snow, but also for off-roading.  Having had a XJ before, I must say I really enjoy the Jeep brand.  My old XJ could bust through a lot of shit, and it was almost stock.  I don't quite feel that this Jeep is quite as hardcore as the old XJ, however I do believe it will do very well with some decent tires.  My previous vehicle was a favorite dream car of mine for a long time, since childhood almost.  But as it turns out, it was crap.  It was a 1996 Caprice Classic (police package).  Sure it had power, but it lacked in a lot of other aspects.  I remember last winter with the Caprice, the Caprice got stuck on an 8 inch high snow drift!  The Jeep has power, is somewhat fuel efficient, and can go anywhere.  Hell my old mini-van used to drive places that I bet my Caprice couldn't go.   I am really looking forward to being able to head back up into Algonquin with the Jeep and heading down Haycreek for the first time!

Assuming I get accepted to the Volunteer fire service in the area, I will likely be outfitting the Jeep with some sweet toys.  but more on that later.

Having a lot of experience driving in bad weather (heading to calls, and patroling the highways when I did volunteer work) driving in the snow doesn't bother me at all.  Each vehicle takes a bit of time to get comfy in however, and feel how it reacts to you and the road conditions.  In snow, I will generally drive in full time 4 wheel drive, and in the city, I will stay between 1st and 2nd gear, and mostly use my transmission to slow and break the vehicle.  As most drivers know, if you use your breaks on a slippery condition, you will likely induce a slide.