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Old 11-06-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:57 PM   #2
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Okay, no one else is biting yet so I'll chime in. LOVE that song. Had heard it last year on a movie or TV soundtrack (can't remember exactly where) but never looked it up to see who did it. Thanks for the contribution.

A couple other road songs I've always liked are Jackson Browne's Running on Empty (in fact that whole album actually) and Taj Mahal's version of Six Days on the Road. Both completely different from Chris Rea but really good none the less.

I'm not going to add the links - you can find them easy enough if you're interested.

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Old 11-07-2015, 10:06 AM   #3
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Ive travelled California highways and did break a waterheater line on their roads. Just read new reports of others pulling into rest stops to check for damage. Six days on the road by Taj Mahal gotta check that out!
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:30 PM   #5
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We were on one of the few stretches between Bakersfield and Fresno on 99 that have not been recently rebuild. In the rain, with two truckers passing us in the left lane, and a vehicle parked on the shoulder. I saw the tractor trailer of the rig in front of us take a pretty good bounce/shudder, but could do nothing but try to slow down a bit. Hit a pot that may have had VW's down inside of it... Really quite a jolt, so much so, that I pulled over a the next off ramp to check the wheels and tires. They looked OK, so on we went. Well, a few weeks later, I found a few slight bulges on two of the tires. Had inspected, and we had a broken band, and a slipped band, on the two tires. (Front Right Steer, and outside Right Drive.)

We also found when washing the coach, the the right side of the cap to roof seam had a crack in it. My wife swears she hears a new should of squeaking as we drive, and has walked back while we're driving, and thinks is the sidewall just where the galley ends. Very possible we busted a portion for this non slide side, where the side wall has become disconnected from the frame.

Insurance does not cover the tire damage. But working with them on the popped roof cap joint. Probably should have asked to have the sidewall inspected too, but was not sure what could be done about this, so did not bring it up.

The part that is so bad about California Highways, is that they have diverted high millions, probably billions over the last few decades, from taxes collected on fuel - over to special interests and other transportation needs. Bike lanes, bike bridges, bikes for general usage, rail systems, busses, and now - a bullet train (probably over a trillion when this boondoggle is completed) between Bakersfield and Sacramento????!!!! In the meantime, we have major bridges and highways way behind on general maintenance, and building for the higher usage needs.

But, Sacramento knows bests - or perhaps, Sacramento hears their lobbyist and special interest groups loud enough to know how to serve them!

Great state in many ways, but also is a sure indication of what can happen when governments can get out of control... Just one person's opinion!

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Old 11-08-2015, 11:53 PM   #6
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Thanks ramblinboy for the link. Good song for sure.
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Any one remember Duane Eddy, "40 Miles of Bad Roads"?
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Any one remember Duane Eddy, "40 Miles of Bad Roads"?
Sure do, I loved Duane Eddy.

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