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Descending Icy Hills

In message <Pine.A32.3.91.961203102916.10664A-100000@operatns.mohawkc.on.ca> Nick Deutsch writes:

> A word of warning: GO VERY CAREFULLY on ice, 

> Slow down, be in low gear and lightly use the brakes, ...

Slowing down is good advice.  I'm not sure about "low gear" - I was always 
taught to be in the highest one I could manage.  If you're in a low gear, tiny 
throttle movements translate to large torque changes. 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club