mattk wrote:Hi Ian
Was also there recently, had M/T tyres and no problems with grip at very slow speeds; basically broke through sections of ice. But fortunately had no idiot drivers to contend with on Sani. Over the Menoaneng pass to Taba Tseka there was one taxi driver on smooth tyres: he had real fun and communicated with me in sign language that let me know his feelings exactly. Not my fault he had aeroplane tyres (air on the inside, plane on the outside). Those tyres were so smooth I am certain he had to cover them at night to stop the mosquitos puncturing them....
SJC wrote:What size tyres where you running?
i am wondering if skinny tyres would not fare better on ice than wide tyres. Theoretically skinny tyres would cut through the ice easier and cause less chance of aquaplaning?
See the pic Ian posted on the patrol spotting thread. The tour guide got real cheese cutters on his patrol...
Peter Connan wrote:Sani is a bugger, because if you go up there in summer, you will wonder what all the fuss is about.
But with ice on it's a far different kettle of fish I'm sure.
Having myself never driven on ice, I wonder: what will the effect of tar be on ice formation?
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