Semi Did It Again!

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by Wolf, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Koop WTF you doing driving 65 in a construction zone for?


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  2. JHDK

    JHDK Release Robin's Bra

    Down from 84, the speed I set the cruise control. The temporary signs said 60.
     
  3. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    On the lighter side, I think I found Semi's momma.

     
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  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    She could be my mamma
     
  5. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

  6. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    The video of the truck flying past the stopped cars is crazy.
    It would make you crap your Camry.
     
  7. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    People are always in a hurry to get around a semi.
     
  8. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    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
     
  9. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    You ever go down Eisenhower Pass with 80,000lbs?
     
  10. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

  11. JHDK

    JHDK Release Robin's Bra

    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.
     
  12. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

  13. JHDK

    JHDK Release Robin's Bra

  14. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

  15. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

  16. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    Eisenhower Pass?
     
  17. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    He got way ass up there!

    What keeps the the trucks from rolling backwards down the hill?
     
  18. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I think that's coming into Denver on I-70.
     
  19. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    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.
     
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  20. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    That's a cool ride.
    I love driving in fog, but that may keep me on my toes.
     
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