Semi Did It Again!

JHDK

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Down from 84, the speed I set the cruise control. The temporary signs said 60.
 

Channel98

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Rogel Aguilera-Mederos said his "brakes failed." Maybe they did – but I'm highly skeptical of anyone who blames a crash on brake failure. How often do brakes simply "fail"? And, in retrospect, we can say closing his eyes while driving 85 mph was not really a smart thing for Rogel to do.

Truck driver closed his eyes in fear moments before fatal Colorado pileup crash

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/04/27/us/colorado-crash-suspect/index.html
 

semipenguin

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Rogel Aguilera-Mederos said his "brakes failed." Maybe they did – but I'm highly skeptical of anyone who blames a crash on brake failure. How often do brakes simply "fail"? And, in retrospect, we can say closing his eyes while driving 85 mph was not really a smart thing for Rogel to do.

Truck driver closed his eyes in fear moments before fatal Colorado pileup crash

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/04/27/us/colorado-crash-suspect/index.html
You ever go down Eisenhower Pass with 80,000lbs?
 

JHDK

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On my way to Disney this week I saw a pickup on the side of the road with a cop, it had been towing a boat...not a huge boat, but a good sized one, that had tipped over and was all sorts of damaged. I'm sure it was a major bummer for the owner but it was neat to see.
 

scotchandcigar

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He got way ass up there!

What keeps the the trucks from rolling backwards down the hill?
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say "the transmission".

Back in '96 or so, the (not yet) Mrs. and I caught a fortuitous day, where they allowed motorcycles to go up the Mt. Washington Auto road (elevation 6,400 ft). We went up in this
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which wasn't exactly an all-purpose vehicle.
The road looks like this.

You'll notice a few things:
- It turns into a gravel & dirt road;
- It's always fogged-in (causing dangerous conditions).

The whole way up, I just kept praying (to myself) that the clutch didn't burn out, whereby we'd roll backwards to our deaths. But coming down was awesome - I just kept it in 2nd gear; no throttle, no brake. All the cars had to keep pulling over because of brake overheating.