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Old 05-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #16
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1) nearly hit a car battery at 85 mph on Hwy 101 in Hollywood. I shudder to think about what would have happened had I hit that.

2) someone's spare tire I almost hit at 85 mph on Hwy 118 north west of LA - I shudder to think about what would have happened had I hit that.

3) A house fell off a trailer on 101 in Hollywood - that was easier to miss

4) a homeless guy was running the wrong way on Hwy 1 in Malibu one day.... didnt see what was happening because of all the goddam SUV's in front of me but I was noticing them dodging something in the road.....missed him buy inches....

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #17
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Many years ago, local 2 lane near here. Around midnight I swerve to avoid a body laying across the road, head in one lane, feet in the opposite lane. Stopped and called the police. Cop shows up, gets out of car, takes one look at the "body" and kicks him in the ribs and yells "Get up!". Drags and shoves him into the back seat of patrol car and drives off!!! Cop never said a word to me and I never heard another thing about it. The cop obviously had dealt with this idiot before.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #18
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Ottoman. I70 Kansas at night. 1993 or abouts. The Peugeot took it rather well, but the hood had to be bungeed for the rest of its life.

HVAC coil. The fins on those things act like razor blades on tires. I was lucky to be about the 10th one back and by the time everyone else braked and got flats, I was able to slow down and go around. That sucker took out about 8 cars tires.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #19
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A snow shovel right in the middle of 75 in Richardson during August.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #20
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I 40 in central Arkansas, about 1974. A U Haul trailer came loose from a car and spread what appeared to be an entire households contents along a quarter mile or so of interstate.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #21
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1) A large red sow trotting along in the right lane of a lonely state highway in Indiana. She seemed to know exactly where she was going, so I signaled and passed. Very politely.

2) The shitter on 64 -- a brand new toilet and most of its packing materials smack dab in the middle of a blind curve on a VERY twisty, narrow road in North Carolina. Porcelain shards everywhere.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:59 PM   #22
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I45 in Houston at night. Saw the car in front of me swerve suddenly and there it was, trunk facing the cage. Luckily the Honda wagon took it in the center of the bumper and threw it into the breakdown lane. Six inched higher and I'd of had to buy a radiator and a whole lot more.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #23
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A fresh deer head in a curve in West Virginia. I wanted to strap it to the back of the bike and ride into the motel parking lot with it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #24
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I seen a five inch diameter tree across the road, then I seen my passenger flying past me as I landed on my front tire and the bars banged back and forth about five times, then I lost my grip and seen pavement!
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #25
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Dunno what it was, but it was yellow, about three feet square, and around 12 feet long. Across about a lane and a half at around midnight, on I5 north of SeaTac airport.


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Old 05-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #26
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came round a blind corner/ single sealed lane

bevelhead, about 35 years ago

doing about 140kmph

a large dead horse across the sealed section

straightened up hit brakes

then took to the dirt

those old duc handled the dirt well

scared the shit out of me and mate

managed to get mate to slow down

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #27
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A full size tire, on the rim, in the center lane.

Plenty of deer pieces.

A load of gravel, like, a WHOLE load from a county dump truck. Granted, it was spread over 10 miles of highway so it wasn't terrible.

One dumb-a$$ lady changing her flat tire in the fast lane!
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #28
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Over the years my wife and I build cars from road debris...not real ones, but we keep a score sheet and check off what parts we need to complete each car.

I think, without looking at our travel logs we have built about 7 or 8 cars over 30 years. Fun way to kill time when on long trips.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #29
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Worst was a recliner that fell out of a truck while doing ~75 on the freeway.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:29 AM   #30
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Did you know that after the cardboard box explodes, that the doors will come off the top freezer and bottom refer sections when a brand new refrigerator exits a pickup @ 65mph? Impressive scattering of parts on a 6 lane.

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