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Old 11-26-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I've heard from several folks, including my bro in law with direct experience, that Blizzack snow tires operate better w/out chains.

I've used cables before on a Honda CRX. They work great, but the car sat so low to the ground that if the snow was 4-6" deep it would actually pile up under the spoiler and uni-frame and the car would simply wash out or spin around- the front tires were gripping but the snow underneath made it like a spinning top. Fun for parking lots and getting dizzy but not so fun for running down the highway!

We were recently married and my wife didn't find it too amusing one ride home after work in the spinning CRX. I think it was at that point I decided to buy an old Jeep J-10 pick-up. That sucker was a beast. Of course with 4 sets of leaf springs all the way around, my wife had to wear a sports bra when we drove over rough gravel roads otherwise she'd get beaten to death by the boucing ta-ta's!
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:05 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Good mornin' all! Hey, just found out about a huge purse bbq comp that's going to be in Lewistown next July. $100,000 purse (this is HUGE for bbq) and even a real big purse for the rib eating contest.
I'm wondering if any of y'all have suggestions for places to stay that are reasonable and clean.
We look to be vending this one, gotta find some gigs along the way up to support the long drive...
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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That's great JimJ. That is a big purse. When I did a project down in North Florida and another in South Carolina, I went to a lot of Blue Grass festivals and almost all of them had big Bar-B-Q competition. It was a great time by all.

When is the event going to happen?
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I stayed at a nice renovated place this past fall. An old girls boarding school converted to a cool hotel. I'll dig it up this am and post it up, but I really enjoyed it.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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According to the 2,000 year old man, there's scientific proof that when you die, the Angel of Death knocks on your apartment door to take you away; but, if you eat lots of garlic before going to bed, when the Angel of Death knocks on your door and you open it and say, "Who-o-o-o-se there?", the Angel of Death will run away, leaving you alone.

Supposedly, garlic keeps vampires away, as well.
This is somewhat verifiable via our BBQ Sauce - viz:

We have a standing offer to all our customers that, should you ever be attacked and killed by a vampire (or Grizzly Bear, for that matter) whilst eating Garlic Head BBQ Sauce, we will gladly refund the ENTIRE retail purchase price to your heirs.
Merely provide a picture of the incident which clearly shows a jar of the sauce in the victim's hand(s) at the moment of the attack and voila! No questions asked refund!!

To date, we have never had a claim presented, so I whole-heartedly agree with Walter's assertion presented in the above quote.

mg
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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That's great JimJ. That is a big purse. When I did a project down in North Florida and another in South Carolina, I went to a lot of Blue Grass festivals and almost all of them had big Bar-B-Q competition. It was a great time by all.

When is the event going to happen?
July 15th I believe.
http://www.wildwildwestfrontierfestivalnbbqcookoff.com
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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This is somewhat verifiable via our BBQ Sauce - viz:

We have a standing offer to all our customers that, should you ever be attacked and killed by a vampire (or Grizzly Bear, for that matter) whilst eating Garlic Head BBQ Sauce, we will gladly refund the ENTIRE retail purchase price to your heirs.
Merely provide a picture of the incident which clearly shows a jar of the sauce in the victim's hand(s) at the moment of the attack and voila! No questions asked refund!!

To date, we have never had a claim presented, so I whole-heartedly agree with Walter's assertion presented in the above quote.

mg
So where may I find this wonderful sounding bbq elixer? I'd love to try it with some pulled pork I've got.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I've heard from several folks, including my bro in law with direct experience, that Blizzack snow tires operate better w/out chains.
A FAQ on 'em that explains how they work:
Winter Tech - Bridgestone Blizzak FAQs

A bunch of user reviews:
Blizzak Snow Tires (http://www.tire-review-expert.com/winter-snow-tires/blizzak-snow-tires.html - broken link)

More info from actual tire testing under winter conditions, including a chart that shows how much better studs perform!
Studded Snow Tires Review
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Good mornin' all! Hey, just found out about a huge purse bbq comp that's going to be in Lewistown next July. $100,000 purse (this is HUGE for bbq) and even a real big purse for the rib eating contest.
I'm wondering if any of y'all have suggestions for places to stay that are reasonable and clean.
We look to be vending this one, gotta find some gigs along the way up to support the long drive...
The name of the hotel was the Calvert Hotel. Nicely renovated and pretty cool place. Rates were around what you'd expect for a Marriot or something. Look up their website and check them out.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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The name of the hotel was the Calvert Hotel. Nicely renovated and pretty cool place. Rates were around what you'd expect for a Marriot or something. Look up their website and check them out.
...with a choice of Montana,
The Historic Calvert Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

or Texas!
Calvert Hotel Historic Bed and Breakfast

Both look like nice places to stay.

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