Bend Oregon

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PackageDonkey, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. PackageDonkey

    PackageDonkey Box Delivery Man

    Am number 2 on the transfer list to transfer to Bend. Guy ahead of me has to accept by tomorrow. May have a tough decision to make. I would be leaving a quiet mild area with no snow and cool summers to move to Bend as my family and I are intrigued about starting over in a different area. Any of you all in the Bend center? Havent had to deal with snow all that much, so thats somewhat intimidating. Good place to be? Any advice appreciated.
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I’m such a child sometimes, I read the title as Bend Overagain. I think was a residual thought from another thread a second ago.
  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have to warn you I had a heavy breakfast...
  5. eats packages

    eats packages narrow lane

    correct me if I am wrong but the east portland center manager came from bend. Seems bend (and every other center in oregon) runs smoother than here.
  6. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Damn I shudda signed up for Bend.
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  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Put salt down. Winter is no problem.
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    All they get is 40 degree rain.
  9. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Then why is the OP crying?
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Bend is in Central Oregon. It snows a lot there.
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Bend is a nice place to live.
    Yes it snows but once you have gotten accustomed to putting tire chains on a package car you will be ok. With practice, you can install and remove a set of chains in about 15 minutes.
  12. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Spent 6 years in a snowy area as a cover driver. You learn where you can go. For the most part only chained up when I got stuck. Probably less than 30 times in those 6 years.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    :funny: Burns is better.
  14. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Or you can say screw the tire chains and spin your tires like hell and have some fun.
  15. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I can only remember putting tire chains on once. (a real PITA when there is 2 feet of snow). As far as I remember they quit issuing chains in the 80's and gave us each a small aluminum shovel and a couple bags of crushed granite (chicken grit). Got unstuck many times with that combo. I also relied on local townspeople to give me a pull me out.
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Its weird how different states have different laws.
    Chains and studded tires are illegal in some states.
    But here in Oregon you are actually required to have them if conditions are bad enough and ODOT issues an advisory. You can be ticketed for driving without them.
    That is why all the package cars in Oregon have tire chains.
  17. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I have had a lifetime’s worth of fun spinning my tires and waiting for the tow truck because I didnt chain up.
    Now I just chain up.
  18. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    They still allow studded up tires? Even after it was shown how much damage they can do to roads? Oregon must be pretty backwards---(except their weed laws)
  19. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    Still can't pump your own gas.
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    That’s worse than snow