When the winter brings ice and snow,
Travel in a fashion I call ‘Heavy-Jumbo.’
When you’re shoveling snow do not hesitate,
To throw it in the truck bed for extra weight.
If you have no truck bed, do not worry,
A load in the trunk will work in a hurry.
To drive in inclement weather don’t waiver,
An increased normal force makes it safer.
The force of friction is what we desire,
This force increases as weight gets higher.
Traveling ‘Heavy-Jumbo’ will help, in deed,
But nevertheless best to slow your speed.
So if you are deluged with ice and snow,
If needing to drive, travel ‘Heavy-Jumbo’!
Adam Trotter / AVT (February, 2011)
See also: Wild Birds of a New England Winter.
For driving/travel experiences in general, see:
The Ultimate Road Trip: Driving Across America C2C