For some, I think, it's a chance to get back at everyone they're not able to
look in the eye and tell the truth to, whether they want to hear it or not,
whether it's the right person or not.
Dancing? Nope, save that for the track. . . .or the dance floor.
I like to be able to relax and enjoy the trip.
Must work really good in TX then, not only sheds the rain, but actually
I use rain-X on my windshield, but haven't had much use for it for
awhile here in OK either. Could sure use some rain to help douse the fires!
Did ya see the horns I put on my scooter? Full size, dual, automotive horns
(Chrome, of course!) They'll probably work for retro rockets in a panic
stop, but maybe those folks that have their stereos too loud might hear them
. . .well, it's worth a try anyhow.
Rain-X saved my butt one time coming back to Illinois from a fishing
trip in NW Minnesota with Bass Boat in tow behind my '90 Dodge/Cummins.
Apparetly on the way back, my Alternator's Voltage Regulator fried (Is
an external Regulator on this year Truck), I had no lights, no wipers,
no radio, no power windows, nothing.
Ran into a most horrible thunderstorm going through central Wisconsin.
With the Rain-X I was able to see quite well at highway speeds
considering it was one horrible storm.
I was referring to that period of time when you are pulling up alongside
the truck - in the ADJACENT LANE!!!!!! - on the divided Interstate
......It CAN be a blinding experience.....
I am astounded at how often things have to be spelled out for some
I said I pulled "....out into the rooster tail...."......
.......which most people of average intelligence would translate into me
pulling out from the lane behind the truck - which doesn't even SUGGEST
that I was tailgating - into the adjacent passing lane - at which point I
would NOT be following the truck "....SO DARN CLOSE..."......
....I would not be "following" it at ALL!!!!!!
......I would be BESIDE the truck.......executing my mission - which was to
safely PASS the truck......the accomplishment of said mission being made
safer by the way Rain-X keeps the windshield clear of water under those
.......conditions which often result in relatively lengthy periods of a
windshield completely covered with water interrupted only briefly by the
passing of the wiper.......Who here doesn't know what I am talking
I, too, have been a quarter-century without an attributable accident - a
quarter-century of 40-50,000 miles-per-year!!!!
Knee-jerkers annoy me......
They skim over something quickly, and instead of paying attention what the
author actually said, they place their own meaning on it.......and jump in
with a totally unrelated, usually inappropriate answer....
Doesn't ANYBODY have ANY sort of reading comprehension and attention span
Yes, especially if you pull out too close to the truck. Try dropping back a
bit ( gives better view around the truck as well) accelerate in your lane
and pull out before you get to the rooster tail. You'll zip thru much faster
and lose your vision for a shorter time. Do this in dry weather and you find
you get better gas economy because you're not putting dents in the
floorboard to get up speed.
Now you have to be insulting? I've been driving for 40 years next month,
probably longer than you been alive. I got maximum scores in every safe
driving test I've ever taken, scored one imperfect score on a driving test
just four years ago (all others were perfect scores), was driving instructor
in the military. . . .now, who do you think needs it spelled out for them?
If you're pulling out into the rooster tail, you're too close.
If you are in the lane behind the truck before pulling to the other lane,
you are following . . or about to be in a head on accident.
Mission??? You a top-secret government agent or something? Your
RESPONSIBILITY is to pass the truck safely. By pulling out before you are so
close as to get soaked in the rooster tail, you reduce the chances of an
accident due to reduced visibility . . .( sarcasm mode at full) talk about
needing to spell it out . . .
Only those that have not learned you don't have to be on a truck's bumper
before pulling out to pass.
WOW!!! That's what percent of your total driving time? Larger, btw, is not
always better. The other four accidents I was involved in were spread over
the previous 15 years and only two of the total were my fault.
And spammers annoy me. So does not catching fish, but that's different.
Yours was the knee-jerk reaction, btw. I was only giving sound, proven
advice on how to drive safely. It is unfortunate it proves a lack of need
for your spam, er, product, no, spam, yep, spamola. Ah darn, you cowardly
types use a munged addy so you can't be reported. . . .you think . . .
ROTFLMBO!!!!! The answer was appropriate, spammer, it just didn't support
your spam spiel, that's all.
Well, you apparently don't, or you wouldn't have your panties in a bunch
claiming I misread your spam.
Some folks report spammers like you, I like to rip their spiels to shreds .
. .more of a mental challenge, ya know, except when they fall apart and
start being insulting as quickly as you did.
Darn, and I thought you could handle it . . . . .
~snipped the rest of your drivel~
Are you really this dense, or are you just trolling? In your 40 years of
driving experience, haven't you ever been beside a semi-tractor and trailer
during a rainstorm? It makes little difference when you pull out to pass,
the problem starts when you get alongside. Go back and reread what he said.
I'm sure he'll accept your apology.
Are you that stupid as to think I've never been in worse than that
How about fog so thick you couldn't see the end of your hood if you didn't
have the headlights on (IN)? Or a S.E. Colorado downpour that dumped 3 " in
Mister, I've been thru far worse than his rooster tail and common sense and
careful driving kept my butt out of accidents that put other not so careful
drivers on the autopsy slab.
Now, if you have nothing constructive to add . . .
Tell you what, try it next time it rains then get back to me
Hey Budd, blow it out yer ass.... You're exactly the kind of newsgroup
poster who doesn't bother to read a message before shoveling off a load of
Take a moment to read back through this inane thread, and really
READ what Roy said, and you'll see how completely off base your responses
Or not, and just go back to playing with yourself....
Just some spammer trying to lure in suckers and a guy that thinks I'm not
intelligent enough to pour water out of a boot with directions on the heel
and we should accept everything the spammer says without question. He also
seems to think I never listen to you and, by implication, talk with you,
Obviously he's never posted in AADT before.
( btw, don't you hold the boot over the spammer's head to read the
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