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Discussion in 'Pull up a chair and sit for a spell' started by badinfluence63, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. badinfluence63

    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    Soooooooooooooo..I'm heading to work for midnights tonight. About 2-3 inches of hard pack snow on the road and no plow or salt truck in sight. I didn't expect it so I left a little later than I would have had I known it snowed. regardless, speed llimit is 45 mph, I'm going 28-30mph, mostly 28mph. As I'm heading out of my little village and climbing the hill, I see headlights 3/4 mile away behind me but gaining fast. Before I could even get to the top of the hill he was on my ass. I pull over courteously and let him by. A lilttle sub compact 4 door blows by me.

    Not even 1/4 mile down the road he is in the ditch and nose of the car in the swamp, axle deep in the snow. I se the tracks of where it went wrong as I was pretty was the next car coming up behind him.

    I pulled over even tough I swear I would never for speeders who end up in the ditch. But I did and glad I did. Young kid walking around looking dazed saying I don't know what to do. I explained he wasn't getting out w/out a tow truck and does he have a cell phone and was he okay. He replied yes. I said I'd be calling a tow truck if I was you. And I left.

    No reason to lecture him as he was pretty much screw already or hold his hand. He was okay, a little shaken and had a cell phone.
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    Lesson learned, back when I lived in snoville had a bad storm, icy roads with snow
    way to the house was up a big hill then down the otherside with a 4 way stop at the bottom.

    Numb nuts in a 4wd passed me going up hill roads were two lane in a subdivision, needless to say numb nuts didn't consider how to slow down before the 4 way stop.

    He lost control, hit a couple of cars and slid sideways off the street,
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    I bet both numbnuts didn't learn a thing! They don't here.
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    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    If they do lesrn there is stillplenty of others to take their place.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I'm betting both learned how to pucker their a-holes pretty tight
    or that stupid means you change your shorts...
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    Gotta admit, 'Took me a few F Ups to learn.. Could have been bad. Figure I used up 6 or 7 of cat's lives. Todays traffic would have finished me off.
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    The worst or as equally as bad as snow is those late summer early fall after the crops have been cleared wind gusts in the mid west across the prairies.

    Once while stationed at Ft Riley, KS I was heading to watch Uni of Iowa and Iowa wrestle. Dan Gable was still the coach. On the way home the high winds blew my car into the ditch.

    Another time when heading to California on my bike with my wife and heading down st rt 69 south out of KC to Pittsburg, KS (Home of Chicken Mary and Chicken Annie's world famous best fried chicken ever), we were actually riding angled to the left hard because of the high winds. I stopped at the first whatever available area with a building we could step in until it stopped. Scary and weird stuff.
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    Well thankfully, your not in Kansas anymore toto!
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    For now. Hope to be out there getting it here soon. Trying to retire but waiting till wife's retirement stuff is straightened out. 5 months on going mess.

    In part its her fault. Shes too casual about it. Figures they will care enough to eventually fix it. I've already had to ask her to tell whomever I have her permission to speak on her behalf. For the love of God!!!!!

    I have to nag her to make as many follow up phone calls as necessary until its fixed. F me.
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    Re-Read your First Two sentences! Not sure what your saying!!
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    You said thankfully you're not in kansas any more. I said i hope to be out there getting it here soon meaning i hope to be out riding alot soon regardless of wind or rain because I am trying to retire. But experiencing some difficulties.
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    Oh must have been NY-NH-NY translations! LOL
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    I guess it must have been. Lol

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