Days like today, I'm glad I don't have a work commute anymore. Though I think it would have been a fun challenge to drive the rig to work in the deep soft snow!
Instead, after I got the driveway cleared off; I went for a short ride through the neighborhood streets and the nearby high school with Scarlett, my 2014 URAL Patrol Sidecar Rig.
A fun time was had by all!
The snow was pretty deep in the neighborhood streets which rarely see a snow plow from the city. Scarlett's front wheel acted more as a rudder for steering than anything normal and I had to use 2WD on the uphill portions as well as the deeper stuff.
I had such a big grin on my face, I wonder if the folks out shoveling their own walks and driveways overhead my several joyful shouts of "Wheeeeeee!" as I motored on by having a grand old time.
Traction at the intersections proved iffy for some of the cagers that I saw out and about. They'd come to a stop OK but getting started proved to be "interesting" for some of the cages. Scarlett's 2WD ensured I always was able to get going from standing stops of course.
The main roads were pretty much snow-covered as well, the snow plows just weren't enough to keep up with the gently falling snow.
At Eaglecrest High School's main parking lot
Bare trees used as background in the high school's back parking lot
The above shot had signs ruining the shot, so I photoshopped them out.
Hope you don't mine my manipulation of reality.
Next, Scarlett and I motored onto the Copperleaf neighborhood and got this shot of the power lines with Scarlett just a bit into a snow drift.
Then it was time to go towards the intersection of Picadilly Street and Arapahoe Road for the usual shot of the tree-lined street:
The snow was almost deep enough to float the rig on its
Note how the snow had built up on the rims, cool huh?
One more fun circuit through the neighborhood, still with a big old grin on my face, and then it was time to go home and get to work. What a great day for snow riding!