The straight and narrow winding road
February 8, 2023
Most persons have experienced the participatory sport known as busting drifts, if not this year, then certainly in seasons past. Anyone is eligible for the sport if they have enough courage and the right vehicle. The sport is at its edgiest when the outcome is in the hands of drivers who apply a variety of maneuvers to achieve the goal of not becoming snowbound at the side of the road. Variables include speed, lighting, wind velocity, visibility, base conditions, vehicle clearance, temperature and last but not least, a basic understanding of “rut-ology” — knowing when to follow in...