In many places I was climbing on glare ice
, and on rock further up.
Snowkiting is really a fortuitous marriage of skiing (and snowboarding) and sailing, uniting wind with snow and ice in glittering harmony, on surfaces of glare ice
or pillowy powder, on lakes, ponds, fields and mountains in settings that span the gamut of the New England landscape.
s Blackcomb Mountain, caught some glare ice
and plunged 900 feet off a cliff.
With full traction at each axle, the maximum torque each can achieve is 50%, though this can shift within 100 milliseconds to 100% at one axle if its opposite is on an extremely slippery surface, like glare ice
Despite the glare ice
, we stopped with 500 feet of runway remaining; you gotta love reverse thrust
Seattle's morning rush-hour traffic moved at full speed on roads that finally were merely wet, not covered with glare ice
and foot-deep snow.
The action is as slick as glare ice
, and the rifle comes up to the shoulder in a smooth, natural motion.
It's super slippery underneath," he said, adding that there was glare ice
under the snow.
The NADS will be able to put drivers in realistic problem situations, such as the sudden appearance of a child in the road, a skid on glare ice
, or an oncoming vehicle driving over the centerline.
NHTSA said the simulator will allow researchers to study drivers in realistic crash situations -- for example, the sudden appearance of a child on the road ahead, a skid on glare ice
or an oncoming vehicle drifting over the center line -- without endangering the subject or the vehicle.