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    Exclamation Stay Alert, Stay Alive

    I saw this picture and my blood actually chilled. It is presented as shot from the dash cam on a State Police cruiser..
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    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
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    In NM on I-40 you'd better be looking in your mirror, because 18-wheelers will pass you doing 90mph. There's NO enforcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris
    In NM on I-40 you'd better be looking in your mirror, because 18-wheelers will pass you doing 90mph. There's NO enforcement.
    Been there, seen that . I wish I was able to play cop for a few days and really write some serious tickets.
    Those logging trucks deserve a wide berth for sure. Most truckdrivers I have seen sofar, seem to care less about the safety of others on the roads.
    Here in S.Floriduh the worst ones are the gravel/pearock haulers. The rock flying of these things have, and still are damaging other vehicles including bikes every day.
    Just keep an eye out for big rigs and look at how well tied-off the cargo is and how old the POS truck looks to be. The older the truck, the bigger the chances are that something will bust up.
    Oh well enough ,back to schedule

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    Minnesota Nice! braddog's Avatar
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    I hate following anything...

    ...that is hauling something that looks like it could fall off. I've never had the opportunity to ride behind a logging truck, but with all the road construction going on in these parts during the summer months, dirt/gravel/rock is pretty common.

    I hate following an old beatup 1-tonner that's being used as a landscape company's dirtbagger truck. The back end is usually loaded up with a couple of wheelbarrows, a bunch of shovels, rakes, hoes, etc. All this stuff just kind of bouncing around as the workers drive that old beast merrily down the road.
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    PRAY BEFORE RIDING roadcrave's Avatar
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    now that this is fresh in my mind after viewing that log and conversation on gravel trucks, has any one lost an eye from flying objects out there while ridding your bike??? matthew

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider1150RT
    Snip >Just keep an eye out for big rigs and look at how well tied-off the cargo is and how old the POS truck looks to be. The older the truck, the bigger the chances are that something will bust up. < Snip
    And the smaller the chance that the driver/owner will have adequate insurance to cover the damages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetDoc
    And the smaller the chance that the driver/owner will have adequate insurance to cover the damages.
    Quite true, especially those fly-by-night landscape operations .
    Than again, it is just as easy to get hit by an old bat in a caddy without insurance

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    Only 3 wheels but plenty of weed!

    As if flying logs and other junk piled high in the back of pick up trucks aren't enough, Check this out from today's Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Ah the joys of our fellow drivers...

    Missing tire attracts police attention

    Friday, November 19, 2004
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


    When state police pulled over a car that was traveling on only three tires, they said the driver appeared confused about where he was going, let alone how he was going to get there.

    They believe the reason may have had something to do with the marijuana pipe in the front console and the grassy aroma wafting from the car.

    State police in Butler said they were alerted to a car causing sparks as it drove north on Interstate 79 in Muddycreek Township early yesterday.

    When they pulled it over, they said, driver Joel Crytzer, 63, of Craftsbury, Vt., had glassy eyes and slurred speech.

    They spotted the pipe and asked permission to search the car. Crytzer refused, but troopers said they could clearly see a metal pail with two bags of marijuana and a holstered pistol on the floor.

    They later found five more pipes, $6,000 in cash and a roach clip.

    Crytzer was charged with driving under the influence and drugs and weapons counts.

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