Spring is certainly arriving as far as I’m concerned. The weather in Texas for the Pro Mod Madness event couldn’t have been any more spring-like if I personally programmed it: 75 degrees and sunny with the occasional shower for good measure, timed to not interfere with any activity. Back at BangShift Mid-West, it might not be as warm but for the last couple of days, it hasn’t been bad either…temps in the 60s and very decent conditions. I’ve been planning out the garden work and what I’ll need to wake up the weed eater and lawn mower for work the moment my yard is dry enough to drive on. But look out west, and up around the Northern Plains, and oh, my…that’s not pretty at all. They’re still using the word “blizzard” in the forecast. Nope, sorry…I feel for you, folks, but keep that crap over there.
Snow sucks in many ways, but the one that is a real pain in the ass is having to clear it away from everything. The driveway needs to be cleared, the walkways need to be shoveled, the car needs to be unearthed and so on and so forth. Shoveling snow is known to be a real issue for cardiac health, with a spike of heart attacks occurring due to a combination of blood pressure increase combined with constriction of blood vessels due to the cold. And even if you aren’t at risk, busting your hump in the cold SUCKS. Wouldn’t you rather be sitting at a window, playing with a remote-controlled car instead? It snowed…snow is meant to be played in. This setup is an Axial SCX10II Jeep Cherokee rockcrawler kit with some modifications, including the mini Super Swamper tires, the snowplow, and snowchains, among other modifications. At a 1/10 scale, this isn’t going to clear your driveway, but maybe the sidewalk. Okay, you’re still going to have to haul your hide outside and get to digging, but afterwards you can mess around all you like!