My Ice Road Days

spaminator

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I have a bunch of random footage from my Ice Road days.

Recently I did a series of videos using that footage. The program I use offers licensed music, so I put a soundtrack on the video.
This is sort of a zen thing.
If people dig it, I have a few more.

i would have preferred a tropical trucking video, but thanks. 🚚 ;)
 

bob the dog

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Seems like Ice road season is getting shorter every year with real concerns this year in NW Ontario. Cement is one of their main priorities and mostly done with super sacks that are a pain to deal with. Most communities lack the infrastructure to deal with it in any other way. Cool weather this week will help but no way they get all that they need.

What they need is the helium filled air ships to become a thing after talking about it for quite some time now. I'm working on it.
 

Retired_Can_Soldier

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Seems like Ice road season is getting shorter every year with real concerns this year in NW Ontario. Cement is one of their main priorities and mostly done with super sacks that are a pain to deal with. Most communities lack the infrastructure to deal with it in any other way. Cool weather this week will help but no way they get all that they need.

What they need is the helium filled air ships to become a thing after talking about it for quite some time now. I'm working on it.
A helium airship is to expensive and too slow. When I hauled fuel up to the mines, I was told the cost associated was somewhere around $35.00 a liter. If they don't get their quota, that cost is substantially higher because you can't ship that much fuel. A super can bring around 30,000 liters in one trip. The only time I've seen a road not get its quota to the mines was when it lost a troubled lake crucial to the road. On my last ice road, we sat for 10 days because of warm temps in the last El Nino. They'll just throw more trucks at it, and it will get done.
You'd get the joke if the tundra had ice roads in June.
Yes. :)
 
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bob the dog

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Quick search informs that the top speed of the Goodyear blimp is 73 MPH with an average speed well below that. For short hauls it might do the job.

Flying Whales mentions a 60 tonne capacity but don't seem to be operating yet. Appear to be getting support form the Province of Quebec

 

Retired_Can_Soldier

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Quick search informs that the top speed of the Goodyear blimp is 73 MPH with an average speed well below that. For short hauls it might do the job.

Flying Whales mentions a 60 tonne capacity but don't seem to be operating yet. Appear to be getting support form the Province of Quebec

They have talked about it endlessly, but I'm doubtful.
 
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