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Old 05-23-2011, 11:24 AM   #15
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #16
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #17
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I ride with my S/O and I think the dumbest thing I see is a car speed up to get in front of a truck then hit the brakes to get off. Or they Speed up to get on then slow down expecting the truck not to hit them.

I am LUCKY I live in a town of 420 and drive 7 miles to work LOL NO TRAFFIC I have 87 all to myself. I might have one other truck/car on my way home at night.
After living in Charlotte NC I LOVE the lack of traffic.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #18
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I ride with my S/O and I think the dumbest thing I see is a car speed up to get in front of a truck then hit the brakes to get off. Or they Speed up to get on then slow down expecting the truck not to hit them.

I am LUCKY I live in a town of 420 and drive 7 miles to work LOL NO TRAFFIC I have 87 all to myself. I might have one other truck/car on my way home at night.
After living in Charlotte NC I LOVE the lack of traffic.
Gee thanks - rub it in - after all I live in the area rated as having the worst traffic in the nation. The Tundra is supposedly mine, but I drive the Corvette to work most days:
1. better gas mileage
2. the idiots that pull in front of me in the truck don't seem to do the same when I'm in the Corvette.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:41 PM   #19
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I saw it just yesterday, on I-5 northbound in southern Oregon, in the highly-mountainous area.

As I was going up one of the mountain hills at about 45MPH, in the slow lane, passed him as he was going much slower in the shoulder lane. He was driving one of those 1989 Toyota cabovers, towing a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Somehow or other he caught-up (must have been the extra time that we spent in a rest area) with us and pulled-in next to us at a fuel stop down the road. Only then did we notice that he also had a boat strapped to the top of his PT Cruiser, AND a hitch rack on the back of the PT Cruiser in which he was carrying 5-6 of those 5-8 gallon plastic gas cans. He was filling them with gas as we exited around behind him.

All of that, being controlled by the chassis and brakes on that 1989 Toyota, going up and down those mountain grades. I made sure I stayed well ahead of him for the rest of the day.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:10 PM   #20
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I'm not sure this fits here, but it was the strangest thing I have ever seen on the highway.
Driving north on I95 around Quantico Virginia, heavy traffic, beautiful, sunny, 70 degree day in the spring, at about 3:00 in the afternoon. I'm in the right lane at about 60 mph minding my own business when, about 200 feet in front of me, the car in the center lane makes a hard right into the side of the poor guy in front of me, the guy in front of me nose dives for the right ditch. The bozo that hit him now pulls a hard left into the poor guy passing me, (at this point I'm performing a MAXIMUM braking test), they both (bozo and poor guy) take out the guy in the far left lane. The whole thing looked like Talladega on Sunday. I'm now looking at clear road in front of me, and that is a good thing because I’m still rolling at over 40 mph standing on the brake pedal. At this point I'm watching glimpses from the side mirror.
I pulled over, what seemed like, a half mile down the road and walked back. EVERYONE was getting out of their wrecked cars. I couldn't believe the good condition of the people on the right side of the road. I couldn’t get to the other side of the road because of all the other people trying to help. Must have only been 5 minutes after I got on the scene a Virginia State trooper pulled on the scene. I tried to get to speak to him, but what I got was 'WHO OWNS THAT RV ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD UP THERE?' Once I can tell the officer the it is mine and I was not involved in the accident, but I saw the whole thing! I am told in no nice language to get that *&%$^ thing off the side of the road and be on your way!!! ‘yes sir’, and I’m on my way. So, the end of the story for me was watching traffic back up for miles in my rear view mirror and driving northbound I95 with no traffic at all. We really dodged the bullet that day but I wish I could have told the trooper what I had seen. It was the strangest car wreck I was not involved in, and it all took maybe 10 seconds to take place. My DW is a bit of a nervous co-pilot, but it happened so fast she didn’t see enough to be scared.
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I was almost hit in the driver's door by a nose picker...he was so involved in the activity, he never saw me until I hit the horn. Blind spot, I suppose. Bob
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I was almost hit in the driver's door by a nose picker...he was so involved in the activity, he never saw me until I hit the horn. Blind spot, I suppose. Bob
Scenic Route... I saw one of those uncooth, self-absorbed, apparently invisible-to-everyone-else cretins ...only he was no mere "nose picker" ...dat boy was doin' exploratory surgery on himself.

I slowed waaaaay down and let that budding brain surgeon git on down the road, 'cause I couldn't stomach the thought of seeing the potential "grey matter" he might extract from from that orfice.

Reminds me of the question... "Why do gorillas have such big nostrils?"
Answer: Because their fingers are so big.
Done with it... outta here.
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