Thursday, March 01, 2012

I haven't posted anything to my blog in almost a full month. I've been busy with unpacking and minor home repairs. I can't work on my motorcycles because they're still in a storage locker a few miles from my house.
For the last 2 days, I've spent the better part of the day trying to clear out my driveway. We finally got a MAJOR snow fall. I measured anywhere from 16 to 24 inches depending on where in the driveway I measured.

So, setting free my inner geek.....

My driveway is 30'x50'= 1500ft/sqr plus I cleared a horseshoe shaped path that averages 11 feet wide and 145 paces long.

18 paces = 50'(I measured) so,
145 paces = 402.75' Ill say 403'

403'x11'=4433 ft/sqr
1500 ft/sqr of driveway = 5933ft/sqr

5933 times an average depth of 1.75'= 10,382.75 cubic feet of snow moved.

10,382.75 divided by 27 = 384.5 cubic yards of snow

When I was younger I worked for a excavation and demolition company. Our large dump trucks had a 30 cubic yard box on them.

So, did I really move 12.8 dump trucks full of snow with an 8 horsepower snow blower? No wonder I'm sore.

The new house has a wood burning fireplace, so I made a rack to store some wood.

The sunsets up here in the north land are fantastic!

I did do something motorcycle related...
I ordered some Kawasaki body panels in Candy Lime Green.
I'm going to replace the stock black side grills with matching green.

New Grills:

Before Grills...

The "after" shot will have to wait until I can get to the bike!


  1. Man I am so glad I live here and not where you live. Motorcycle riding is a year round event here with winter being 2-20 deg C. Looks like -15 Deg C where you are in winter.

    Lets see the ZX with the new panels.

  2. Looking at the math, and thinking my drive is about 30' by 200' makes me really glad I have a son with an ATV and plow and a perpetual love of being out in the cold! Thanks for the calculations.