just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Ooof! I hate it when that happens. :umph
  2. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    +1

    Oil on a turn is one of my most basic fears. Scary stuff that.

    Nice to see you getting out Sil. Looks like Shane feels the same. :deal
  3. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    Let's just go ahead and get this over with: He had to lay 'er down :lol3

    Heal quick, I hope it's not broken. I'm gonna wring the shit outta that GS before I take it to Hunter's shop.

    On a serious note, I saw that spillage in every curve coming down the mountain, like somebody forgot to put the fuel cap on after filling, and it was sloshing out in the corners. Just something else to be wary of when we ride.
  4. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Especially in the rain!!
  5. 400psi

    400psi Cropdusting

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    Damn Shane! Heal up well!
  6. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    Glad it wasn't worse. Heal quickly.
  7. Aarrff

    Aarrff Gravel Grinder

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    Hope its not too bad Shane!! Let us know please if Barb and I can help you in any way. Will call you later on Monday.

    Silke, I have seen a lot of waste oil being dumped on Madison backroads recently. It appears to me that someone has something like a truck with an oil barrel or small tanker and they open a spout at the bottom and drive up the mountains, usually at night, and dump waste oil. It can sometimes leave a streak for miles and surely this would not be an accidental spill. This appears to be going downhill but I have seen that as well if the tank was full and just opened. We have been watching for this and will get a tag number and report if we see it happening. Its very slick when fresh and for weeks when damp or wet. Its hard to see in the rain so very dangerous. This is happening in Haywood too...saw lots of it yesterday and Saturday! Ed
  8. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    This makes more sense, I was looking at the streak in the previous pictures, and it didn't make sense. If it were a cap left ajar, the oil streak would be to the outside of a corner, and when following this one it crosses to the inside at the apex. I agree looks intentional to me.

    A quick question, have the authorities in either county been alerted?? If the offender was caught, seems like reckless endangerment charges would be appropriate, and if someone killed, manslaughter might be charged too.

    As far as a tag number, if I saw it and knew it was intentional, a better idea would be said truck with driver found at the bottom of the river.
  9. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    Glad it wasn't worse, Shane. Heal quick

    Also glad you were there, Silke... as bad as the situation was, it had to be a great luxury to have a friend roll up.
  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Not convinced - it's a very steep part, and the oil was only present in the steep sections. I think, if you really try to spill on purpose you'd spill everywhere otherwise it just takes too long :norton

    Also, because the turns on this road are tight and have a lot of rafting trucks/trailers going up and down, I would also start wide - within my lane - and get close to the apex (unless you don't know the road and blow the turn).
  11. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    I know what you mean!:evil

    Get well Shane..:deal
  12. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Shane ..Heal fast fully and well...
    Dang that sux....
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Here is another view. The oil starts pretty much where is was standing and tapered off towards the end

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  14. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    I am so sorry. Heal quickly. As a previous poster said, it's great when friendlies roll up on the scene.



    I once followed a truck that was spilling oil all over 209.
  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Update:

    Urgent Care took x-rays and confirmed a "jagged nasty collar bone break". Now the guys are on the hunt for an orthopedist in AVL that will see him and fix him up.

    Any suggestions from the locals :ear
  16. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    ugh. Good luck and heal up quick.
  17. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Dang.

    Crashing sucks.
  18. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    I think Carol is satisfied with the way her ankle came out. Dr. King, at that hospital at the bottom of 209 on 74, I forget the name...
  19. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    A good friend from Charlotte was in a bad wreck in TX, on his way back from Baja, Surgery is today or tomorrow in AVL.

    The guys at Eurosport BMW referred him to a cracker-jack Orthopedic in AVL, and he came with credentials strong enough for him to travel to AVL, vs getting surgery in Charlotte. Might want to give them a call over there, and see who they recommend.

    Heal fast!
  20. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Found it in another forum: Dr Large at Mission Hospital in Asheville

    If that doesn't work, best way to find the best Dr is to ask a nurse that works in a hospital, or ask a PT, they can separate the wheat from the chaff for you.