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Central Illinois Winter 2010-2011

Discussion in 'Weather' started by JohnnyU, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Alright guys, it's that time of year again!

    Chance of flurries today and tonight, should help get everyone in the Christmas and Winter spirit!! payup


    Who's interested in a preseason get together? BWW in East Peoria maybe sometime in the next couple weeks?:drinkup:
     
  2. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    haha that was fast. Just give me a date and time and ill be there
     
  3. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    What if it Snows ???
    That day ....
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Hey, caught your thread JohnnyU.

    I'm game, I need a good excuse to get out of the house.

    First year ever though that I hope it doesn't snow at all, last year kicked my butt. No huge storms, but long duration systems that happened over, and over, and over......
     
  5. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Then we'll have to reschedule, or postpone. This is really low-key; just grabbing a bite to eat, discuss plowing/local issues, and hanging out. It's fun to sit around and talk trucks/business. We had one several years ago at Kouri's in Pekin, John (GarageKeeper) came down with some parts, etc. It was a great afternoon.
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    What would be awesome is if we could get enough people together and maybe have some some equipment reps show up too.
     
  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Glad you took the initiative to start this John!! I'm game of course...BWW's is fine with me. Maybe Dec 10 or 11th?...also theres Dec 17 or 18th. These are both fri/sat dates, which "should" work with most schedules. My only thing is I have commitments with my son that dont get out until 730pm on Mon/Wed/Fri. I would prefer evenings whatever is decided, and any day is good for me other than Sun.....but I would imgine Fri & Sat would work better for most people.


    P.S. Funny you mention John's (garagekeeper) name John U, I visited him for a minute 2day while in Chicago and picked up a couple small items from him. John's a nice guy, and always interesting to talk to.
     
  8. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Let's do
    December 11th at 7:00pm at the BWW in East Peoria.
    It's a Saturday night so we should be able to get a decent showing. If it's snowing, we'll obviously reschedule.


    I might have found a nice spreader today, but it's all the way over in Des Moines, IA. Maybe it's time for a road trip....
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  9. Fatality

    Fatality Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    I met with Mike (snocrete) a couple weeks ago and we talked about a meeting as well! Im down for whatever day besides sundays as well. Either one of those dates Mike mentioned above will be perfect. Keep me posted.
     
  10. Fatality

    Fatality Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Just saw you posted Dec 11, that will be perfect! Time for wings and beer! Im also trying to find a decent hitch mounted spreader. They are few and far between!
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  11. squeaky3

    squeaky3 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    well thanks john for the link to here

    im a new guy to plowing but i have do know johhnyu in person

    i would be down to meet up with everyone local on here
     
  12. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Snow Flurries here right now, might be going out in the morning to throw salt. Bloomington was slicker than snot in places around 6:30pm.

    Anyone else getting any snow right now?
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  13. squeaky3

    squeaky3 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    just a lil snow flurries all day...but it has been mostly that icy lil stuff and its not sticking to anything really here
     
  14. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Sounds great! Its official! Looks as though we may have a few more showing up this year John?



    Few flurries here right now.....Probably gonna make a late night run for site checks...got a few low tolerance accounts that may need some spot salting, I doubt much needs done though.
     
  15. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    cool ill be there might be alittle late tho, got something going from 5-7 hopefully ill get out alittle early an be on time since ill already be in peoria
     
  16. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Just flurries up here, not hardly enough to call "snow". I'll still check things over early in the AM though just to be sure.
     
  17. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I just got a call telling me to throw salt in the morning. Looks like the start to the season is here.
     
  18. turn54

    turn54 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    count me in on the get together. Looking to meet fellow plowers in the area. Snocrete knows me. (he buys his concrete from me).
     
  19. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Didn't need to salt this morning, oh well.


    Looks like a nice little GTG turnout so far:
    JohnnyU
    snocrete
    Fatality
    White Gardens
    JDWalkbehind
    turn54
     
  20. awddsm1

    awddsm1 Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Count me in too... Love to meet some local guys!!