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Old 04-29-2014, 05:51 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by k-moe View Post
Darn those cops trying to prevent people from going into unsafe places, where said people are much more likely to need tens of thousands of dollars worth of emergency services in order to extract them from said unsafe area. Darn them to heck.
Oh ye of little faith in humankind. Not everybody is an idiot. We're all too quick to assume that anybody other than ourselves is completely stupid and unable to take care of themselves, and therefore MUST be protected by "the man." Sorry, I don't buy into that crap.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:38 PM   #62
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Ok... I'll admit it...

I've passed through barricades... I've ridden on closed roads.

Now, for the big admission.

I've gone down range at Fort Hood to salvage stuff off of target tanks.

I've also scrounged stuff off of tanks loaded on flat cars, at the railhead ready to be sent for rebuild.

We couldn't get our requisitions filled due to budget constraints.

We scrounged effectively...

I feel much better, now.

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Old 05-05-2014, 04:40 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Wraith Rider View Post
"Road Closed Ahead" only means "ride slowly and watch out for road workers/obstacless". In at least 90% of the cases there's no need to turn around.
Once when the road was covered in snow and I wasn't sure about it's condition, I asked one of the road workers if it was ok to drive through.
Just be aware that they have the right of way all the time and if you encounter police, stay friendly and polite and if they demand you to turn around, do it without discussion after asking them once if they can't make an exclusion for you.
I agree. After a storm had taken out a few roads in CO and UT I ran to a sign that said the road was closed 23 miles away. When I got to the 23 mile mark they had just got donce clearing the road and I had the whole mountain to myself.
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