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devo2002 12-05-2011 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Blur (Post 17452531)
It's a game.

"The finger-hole game", "The A-OK game", "The hole game", whatever.

The object is to get someone to look at the hole you make with your index finger and thumb. If you're successful, it's generally understood that you get to hit the other person (usually on the shoulder). Some players include a rule that the hole has to be below your waist.

Stupid but fun.

But if you can see it without directly looking at it and manage to get your finger in the hole then you win. but if the person catches your finger then its double punches.

opaque_machete 12-05-2011 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by rocker59 (Post 17451963)
Sure. The county/State could push for a length restriction on vehicles on that section. There are length restrictions all over the country on US-Highways that are curvy mountain roads.

There will have to be an alternate route that trucks can take.

Restrictions will have to include exceptions for trucks that need to be up there for business.

Interesting...one of the pics showed a "Wide Load" sign on the truck. Those are by permit and, correct me if I'm remembering wrong, they file a route they will take that needs to be approved beforehand. Interesting that the state would allow that oversized load to be pulled through there. Someone clearly does not know the road, or is not paying attention downtown. :deal

joenuclear 12-05-2011 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ttpete (Post 17451890)
If the sheriff put some units out there and cited every truck for a couple of weeks, the word would get out and you wouldn't see any trucks for quite awhile. The county would make a few bucks as well.

Prolly, of course you could change the word "truck/s" to "bike/s" and the county would make a few more bucks.

GoGo Gadget 12-05-2011 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by scooteraug02 (Post 17452336)


This falls under the category of "Just because it can be done, does not mean it should be done."

rocker59 12-05-2011 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by opaque_machete (Post 17453003)
Interesting...one of the pics showed a "Wide Load" sign on the truck. Those are by permit and, correct me if I'm remembering wrong, they file a route they will take that needs to be approved beforehand. Interesting that the state would allow that oversized load to be pulled through there. Someone clearly does not know the road, or is not paying attention downtown. :deal

...or the wide load was destined for a location along "the dragon".

:deal

(Yes, wide loads are by permit, and the routes are known by the permits section at the State's Highway Department Office that issues the permits.)

DingDangKid 12-05-2011 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blur (Post 17452531)
It's a game.

"The finger-hole game", "The A-OK game", "The hole game", whatever.

The object is to get someone to look at the hole you make with your index finger and thumb. If you're successful, it's generally understood that you get to hit the other person (usually on the shoulder). Some players include a rule that the hole has to be below your waist.

Stupid but fun.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ks#Circle_game

250senuf 12-05-2011 06:07 PM

Don't wide loads require pilot cars?

rocker59 12-05-2011 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by 250senuf (Post 17453377)
Don't wide loads require pilot cars?

Varies by State, but usually on loads over 12-feet wide.

Here it is for TN:

Tennesee Pilot Car / Escort Vehicle is Required:
10′ to 12′ wide (if pavement is under 20′ wide) requires 1 pilot car
12′ 6″ to 14′ wide requires 1 pilot car
Over 14′ to 16′ wide requires 2 pilot cars
Over 85′ long requires 1 pilot car
Over 120′ long requires 2 pilot cars
Over 15′ high requires 1 pilot car
Flagperson required on bridges under 20′ wide


Here's North Carolina:

Length: Over 110’ on escort vehicle in rear.
Width: 2 lanes over 12’ one escort vehicle in front. 4 lanes one escort in rear. Over 14’ requires one escort vehile in front and one escort vehile in rear.
Height: Over 14’ 6 requires a high pole escort.

bwalsh 12-05-2011 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by 250senuf (Post 17453377)
Don't wide loads require pilot cars?

That probably is the pilot vehicle, although I've never seen a truck used.
If you notice it's not a tractor trailer and it has no load...
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LxZ4Mi3rR3...0/img_3250.jpg

Looks like he could have swung it a little wider and stayed in his lane too.

cras 12-05-2011 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by devo2002 (Post 17452406)
I looked, I guess she gets to hit me.

i though she was holding a joint

rocker59 12-05-2011 11:44 PM

Flatbed straight truck. Big whoop.

You'll notice that it's from a truss company and was probably delivering roof trusses to a jobsite in the area.

How do you ban those types of trucks?

:ear

advNZer? 12-06-2011 02:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Skyclad (Post 17421315)
I wouldn't count on it.:lol3

On the serious side, I would not be surprised if the rider in question places all blame on everything but himself. This does seem to be the prevailing thought process in this country as of late. The caption in the beginning of the video shows that the poster is placing blame fully upon the guy picking up his gloves.

like standing in the middle of a road where you know a lot of questionable riding/driving takes place is a good idea....for a f%^%$#@g glove?

Sutherngintelmen 12-06-2011 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by OaklandStrom (Post 17451807)
It is very clearly marked, and I see a big rig pulled over at least once a month. It is a federal highway as far as I know.

There must be a way to ban them on certain sections of federal highway.

No trucks over 6 wheels on Interstate 75/85 within ATL's loop 285 without freight stop. No lawyer here but Federal designation of 129 <> reason rigs are not banned.

PFFOG 12-06-2011 06:09 AM

Has there been any civil litigation against those truck companies and the state, when a death or injury occurred??


And for what it's worth, the last time I rode the GAP, I encountered a truck, so I turned around AND proceeded to wave down oncoming riders to prevent an accident. Yes I had to turn around and ride it again, but I just hoped someone might pass it on to the next rider.

As for me, too many other great roads without the traffic, so although I am in the area 1 or 2 times a year, It has been 3 years since I traversed it.

IheartmyNx 12-06-2011 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bwalsh (Post 17454572)
That probably is the pilot vehicle, although I've never seen a truck used.
If you notice it's not a tractor trailer and it has no load...
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LxZ4Mi3rR3...0/img_3250.jpg

Looks like he could have swung it a little wider and stayed in his lane too.


He's 6" to 10" over the lane (whatever one of the duals tread width is) ... You want blood? Let's see you drive it in that truck?

Or how bout we focus on this guy, so we can forget all about the tractor + trailers?


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