February 6, 2010

Arctic Smart

Feature is up here, column is here.

There will be more pics when I cobble together the Adventures, and when Webgod gets them up....

I'm aware the meerkats are far cuter. But they wouldn't hold the banner.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 06, 2010 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Wow that sounds like quite the trip.
You're brave. Thankfully you came back safe and sound. I'm jealous I want some advanced driver training.

Great picture - was that before or after?

February 06, 2010 11:51 AM  
Blogger DJW said...

In spite of what I've heard about the safety of these critters, I would still be leery of mixing with trucks.

How did they handle wind buffeting?

Still a way cool trip though.


February 06, 2010 1:51 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Only experienced wind hassle on one part of the trip, in a high unsheltered part of the highway. Passing huge logging trucks didn't cause as much swing as I get in my van - these cars are low to the ground, and the snow tires just stuck.

Any sub compact isn't going to fare well with huge trucks. Hell, most mid-sized won't. If I could recommend one thing I've learned from writing for this section, it's that everyone - everyone - should take a day or weekend advanced driver training.

Skid school, winter driving school, advanced driving - for 500 bucks, you could save your life.

February 06, 2010 1:56 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

I bet you didn't need coffee after that near head on.Good job on the accident avoidance. How is the height adjustment on your Smart car? I just saw your picture holding the banner, you are a tall person.It sounds like your co driver was tall too. Was it OK for space side to side?

February 06, 2010 2:24 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

You really forget you're in a sub-compact car. Tons of head space, and tons of leg room. They stagger the seats a little - you can barely notice, but it means you're not hitting elbows or anything.

I was impressed. I've driven some eeny little cars, and rarely been able to forget I'm in an eeny little car.

Yes, I've decided that eeny is a word.

February 06, 2010 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

enuff of this nonsense. glad you're home.


February 07, 2010 1:19 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

If you like 'eeny', then you'll love TINI wines from Italy...

February 07, 2010 2:17 PM  
Blogger Deven said...

I'm looking forward to your tricycle tour of Yellowknife.

February 08, 2010 3:12 PM  
Blogger Nursedude said...

The meerkats would loved to have held the banner but once again, cute mammals are prevented from advancing their careers due to the lack of opposable thumbs.

February 08, 2010 9:13 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Yeah, that's what Maggie said...as I left her behind at home, again....

February 08, 2010 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tricycle tour of Yellowknife.

hhhaaaaaaaaa hahahahaha hhhhaaaaaa


February 09, 2010 11:03 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Was the off road incident of Sommerfeld's if-I-did-not-have-bad-luck-would-have-no-luck-at-all? Judging by the photgraphs you have shown, there appears to have been a whole CW McColl convoy thing happening while driving... Why you?

February 09, 2010 3:12 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

The lead SUV took the ditch, the Smart behind that one got through, but the truck was over the line.

I ended up in the snow rooster kicked up from the SUV and the headlights of the truck coming at me. Little choice with my lane disappearing, and the ruts from where the first SUV went grabbed my tires.

February 09, 2010 3:22 PM  
Blogger Webgod Jeff said...

Cause we got a mighty convoy, truckin' through the night, we got a mighty convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight. Cooooonvoooooy....

February 09, 2010 6:46 PM  
Blogger DJW said...

10-4 Rubber Ducky!

February 10, 2010 5:12 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Hey there, good buddy, WGJ. What's happenin' with Miss Lorraine's adentures? Time to put the hammer down on that, good buddy. Come back.

February 10, 2010 6:50 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Nooooooooo! It's not Jeff! It's me!
I haven't gone through the pics yet and written captivating captions.

I've been busy with this: www.shapeburlington.ca

February 10, 2010 7:29 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

An honest woman. Politics will NOT be for you!

February 11, 2010 9:20 AM  

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