Snow Plow on Bicycle

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Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by markz » Sep 13 2018 8:47pm

....just add electric hub motor kit
no pedaling needed IMO, just saying
why break a sweat, no need






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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by Chalo » Sep 14 2018 1:43am

markz wrote:
Sep 13 2018 8:47pm
just saying
why break a sweat, no need
just saying
why cope with snow, no need
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Post by wturber » Sep 14 2018 3:23am

Human beans are about 60% water. So it make no sense to me to live in a place where water changes state ... either to ice or to vapor ... that is, so long as you have other options. :^)
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by MadRhino » Sep 14 2018 2:22pm

wturber wrote:
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Human beans are about 60% water. So it make no sense to me to live in a place where water changes state ... either to ice or to vapor ... that is, so long as you have other options. :^)
Hehe.
Cold places are killing every winter, so many small creatures that are harmful to man. Even those that can survive, are well tempered at -30. :mrgreen:

No wonder why people are living longer in cold countries. :wink:
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Post by wturber » Sep 14 2018 2:48pm

Cold climate longevity is probably more of a correlation to other associated factors than being caused by cold. But even if that is not the case, I'm happy to opt for a shorter life with no snow shoveling in it. :^)
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by dustNbone » Sep 14 2018 3:38pm

Building successful cities in the desert is a fairly recent thing, with modern irrigation technology being mandatory if you plan to have anything to eat nearby. You get it pretty good then, generally warm, without all the nasty things that are trying to kill you off like in the tropics.

But it's totally dependent on technology. Without that desert life is not awesome at all.

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Post by LockH » Sep 14 2018 4:30pm

Suggestion? Electric SNOWBLOWER... rather than a plow... East Coast "WET"/heavy snow used to defeat to just about anything... but a smaller diameter intake and out-take/exhaust outta throw about anything... (small animals included) Maybe taking longer to clear the driveway... but slow and steady should win in the end. :wink:
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by wturber » Sep 14 2018 5:14pm

dustNbone wrote:
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Building successful cities in the desert is a fairly recent thing, with modern irrigation technology being mandatory if you plan to have anything to eat nearby. You get it pretty good then, generally warm, without all the nasty things that are trying to kill you off like in the tropics.

But it's totally dependent on technology. Without that desert life is not awesome at all.
All modern life is "totally dependent on technology." Without oil, coal, etc. Life in the snow is barely tolerable. So what? I'm still not going to live around it if I have a choice. :^)
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by MadRhino » Sep 14 2018 8:06pm

In the city, winter is dirty and has more downsides. Cities are full of downsides in any climate anyway. Yet in the mountains or countryside, winter is clean and beautiful. I love it to spend the winter skiing and fishing on the frozen lakes, making a dinner with friends after snow sports, spending the evenings in the camp by the fireplace with my GF...

It did happened a few times that I took some mid-winter vacations in the south to enjoy the sun on the beach, but it was never close to the satisfaction of a trip in high mountains during the hot weeks of the summer.

I guess we all have some favourite climate. Some are feeling good in the heat, others in the cold. Here we have it all, with 4 seasons that are very different. You have to know how to enjoy the best of each of them.
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by LockH » Sep 14 2018 8:20pm

wturber wrote:
Sep 14 2018 5:14pm
All modern life is "totally dependent on technology." Without oil, coal, etc. Life in the snow is barely tolerable. So what? I'm still not going to live around it if I have a choice. :^)
Hehe... If yer tapping about blowing snow... Archimedes' screw... as a thingee to blow snow... The screw pump is commonly attributed to Archimedes... (c. 287 – c. 212 BC)...

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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by Chalo » Sep 14 2018 8:36pm

MadRhino wrote:
Sep 14 2018 2:22pm
Cold places are killing every winter, so many small creatures that are harmful to man.
Tell that to the mosquitoes and biting flies. Those seem to be worse in wintery places, whenever it isn't freezing.
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by wturber » Sep 14 2018 8:47pm

MadRhino wrote:
Sep 14 2018 8:06pm
I guess we all have some favourite climate. Some are feeling good in the heat, others in the cold. Here we have it all, with 4 seasons that are very different. You have to know how to enjoy the best of each of them.
Absolutely. I wish more people liked the snow. The population here has grown to more than six times what it was when I was born here in 1959. That's about a bit more than 40% growth every ten years.
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by dustNbone » Sep 14 2018 8:59pm

Chalo wrote:
Sep 14 2018 8:36pm
MadRhino wrote:
Sep 14 2018 2:22pm
Cold places are killing every winter, so many small creatures that are harmful to man.
Tell that to the mosquitoes and biting flies. Those seem to be worse in wintery places, whenever it isn't freezing.
They're irritating for sure, but generally not a threat to human safety. Mostly they just make you an involuntary part of the food chain.

Tropical mosquitoes will give you malaria and make you dead.

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Post by wturber » Sep 14 2018 10:42pm

dustNbone wrote:
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They're irritating for sure, but generally not a threat to human safety. Mostly they just make you an involuntary part of the food chain.
Three words, "West Nile Virus." :^)

That said, mosquito problems are related to many factors other than four seasons, cold etc.

https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/statsmaps/cumMapsData.html
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by dustNbone » Sep 14 2018 11:16pm

West Nile takes out under 1,000 people in a bad year.

Malaria kills between 500,000 and 750,000 every year.

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Post by wturber » Sep 14 2018 11:44pm

dustNbone wrote:
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West Nile takes out under 1,000 people in a bad year.

Malaria kills between 500,000 and 750,000 every year.
Sure. But West Nile can make you seriously ill. And even though it kills less than 100 people in the U.S. in a year, I'd say it qualifies as more than an irritant and is a bit of a threat to human safety.
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Post by amberwolf » Sep 14 2018 11:58pm

Yes...ask Dogman Dan about it's effects. I think it's been ten years and he's beginning recovery. :/

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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by MadRhino » Sep 15 2018 12:46am

The closer you are to north or south poles, the less are viruses transmitted by insects or animals, the less there are poisonous and dangerous species.

Hot climate does make an ideal environment for bacterias and viruses to develop and spread.

During the cold mid-winter, we can feel the quality of the air and water.
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by Chalo » Sep 15 2018 1:17am

dustNbone wrote:
Sep 14 2018 11:16pm
West Nile takes out under 1,000 people in a bad year.

Malaria kills between 500,000 and 750,000 every year.
There are a lot of places that don't have snow, but also don't have malaria. Like any place in the USA that doesn't have snow, for instance.

Conflating non-freezing climates with malaria is like conflating freezing climates with polar bear attacks. They're coincident but not inseparable.
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by wturber » Sep 15 2018 2:48am

Chalo wrote:
Sep 15 2018 1:17am
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Conflating non-freezing climates with malaria is like conflating freezing climates with polar bear attacks. They're coincident but not inseparable.
There's a West Nile map on the link that I posted earlier that shows just that.

Anyway, sorry for dragging this way, way off topic. We're still expecting a high over 100 F tomorrow here in Fountain Hills.

While we have no snow, after the monsoon rains, we may have to shovel some dirt.


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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by dustNbone » Sep 15 2018 4:14pm

Chalo wrote:
Sep 15 2018 1:17am
dustNbone wrote:
Sep 14 2018 11:16pm
West Nile takes out under 1,000 people in a bad year.

Malaria kills between 500,000 and 750,000 every year.
There are a lot of places that don't have snow, but also don't have malaria. Like any place in the USA that doesn't have snow, for instance.

Conflating non-freezing climates with malaria is like conflating freezing climates with polar bear attacks. They're coincident but not inseparable.
True, another large factor is wealth/poverty. Florida, for instance looks like a great place to get Malaria. But expensive control measures have been instituted to eliminate it. Same with wealthier places in Central and South America. Malaria was a huge barrier to the construction of the Panama Canal just over 100 years ago, but the Canal Zone is essentially malaria free now. But it wasn't cheap.

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Post by markz » Sep 15 2018 10:20pm

dustNbone wrote:
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kills
or harms

Zika Virus has spread to southern USA
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika- ... nformation

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Post by markz » Oct 02 2018 11:31am

First real snow of the season
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Post by LockH » Oct 02 2018 11:52am

Hehe... "Snow Plow on Bicycle"... Canadian much? :lol: Cda used to have doctors and hospitals watt used to be experts at "topical diseases"... as "snow birds" would travel "down south" for winter vacations, and discover lots of "weird critters"... These daze, with "global climate change"... they don't have to travel anymore. :) "Lime Disease" comes to mind...

Anywho. Back to snow plows. My vote still for a snow BLOWER. :lol: The last "blower" I had also had self-propelled wheels (with chains on the tires... remember chains?). How about a blower watt has remote control and clears yer driveway "by itself". :mrgreen:
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Re: Snow Plow on Bicycle

Post by spinningmagnets » Oct 02 2018 1:05pm

At one point in my life, I moved from mild weather in the southwest to places where it snowed a few times a year.

If my new friends and neighbors had given me some newbie advice, it could have saved me lots of money and effort. That being said, I noticed some things when I was driving a snow-plow truck about three times a year.

In the neighborhoods that were mostly populated by retirees who were familiar with the local characteristics, there was a pattern. Any car in a driveway was packed "nose outward", and the wipers were sticking up like antennas.

For those who are new to snow, when you go to clean the snow/ice off of your windsheild, it's easier if the rubber wiper blades are not frozen to the glass.

As far as backing-in the car. If you back out the driveway on a normal day (*which is likely sloped to shed rain), then you must come to a stop and change the transmission from reverse to forward. There are rare times when the road in front of your house is slippery (*and might also be sloped uphill) and you just sit there spinning your tires, while the lubricant and seals in your differential are cold...not good.

If your car is pointed out, you can get in, put the transmission in drive, and hopefully slide out into the street while carefully maintaining forward motion until you make it to a well-groomed street with better traction.

I have a second set of keys for every car. I can start the car, and then lock the door with the engine running and the defroster blower on max, while I go back into the house to make a warm cup of coffee. When the time arrives, I can get into a car where all the windows are free of ice and snow.

As to snow in the driveway, if you drive on it even once, it gets packed into a form that is similar to ice, and is difficult to shovel. Immediately after a fresh snow storm, the snow is typically dry and fluffy, easy to shovel. If you wait even one day, the partial overcast sun will partially melt the snow and then it will freeze overnight into ice.

Stay off the driveway, and shovel any fresh snow every morning, even if it is still snowing. Using an ebike with a DIY snowplow blade is brilliant.

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