Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Let it Snow!


Today in the DC area we're seeing our first REAL snowfall since LAST winter (I know Puneet must be happy). I hear reports of 1-2 inches today with an additional 2-4 inches of snow and then ice tonight. I may need to figure out a way to work from home tomorrow (which will be hard since my current client requires me to be on-site). The picture above is from the parking lot adjacent to my building.

Interestingly, the main roads (beltway) were fine this morning and just a little wet. The Franconia-Springfield Parkway was a mess though and I got stuck going up a hill behind a Mitsubishi Montero SUV. Now I drive a little Honda Civic Hybrid and I only have front-wheel drive. The Montero is sliding all over the road going up this hill while I follow behind, stopping at times and never getting stuck once. I'm not sure if this was a driver error or if the Montero could possibly be equipped with just real-wheel drive. If only the snowfall could be accompanied by sensible snow drivers.

2 comments:

Theresa said...

How do you like the Civic Hybrid? That might be my next car.

Jordan Rose said...

No problems thus far. The best thing about it is that you don't have to get your oil changed very often at all. I think I'm getting near 20,000 miles and I've only had my oil changed 2 or 3 times. You just go by the oil life gauge. It's also fun to track your mileage over time since you get the instant MPG feedback meter. That meter has made me be a more efficient driver too. I coast and lay off the gas a lot more now.

I need to write a post about Hypermiling sometime.