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    Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    I'm riding down I-80 at the moment, and the road conditions aren't the greatest.

    So far we've counted 6 vehicles in the ditch, and 4 of them are 4x4s. Just saw a Durango high centered.

    Does it give anyone else satisfaction to see idiots who are driving way too fast for conditions end up in the ditch?



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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I'm riding down I-80 at the moment, and the road conditions aren't the greatest.

    So far we've counted 6 vehicles in the ditch, and 4 of them are 4x4s. Just saw a Durango high centered.

    Does it give anyone else satisfaction to see idiots who are driving way too fast for conditions end up in the ditch?

    Don't get too cocky you might end up there some day just because one of those idiots was in the wrong place the same time you were.



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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    i love it!! haha last year.. i was drivin to ames from ankeny, and i had some guy in a new altima flyin behind me and the only good lane was actually the left lane which is weird.. but anyway.. he was coming up on me pretty fast and he went to switch lanes.. and all i saw was a big POOF of snow i laughed so hard hahaha.. then i was nice an called him in


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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    They showed a video on CNN this morning from somewhere in the southeast that had gotten a few inches of snow over night. In the video, an SUV comes upon a turn on a 4 lane highway going about 70 miles an hour. Keep in mind, by our (Iowan's) standards, these roads are clear but certainly not enough to go that fast. Well, the driver slides out of control and smashes his back end into the guardrail. Gotta love the people who aren't experienced in driving in winter or think their vehicle is invincible.


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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post

    Does it give anyone else satisfaction to see idiots who are driving way too fast for conditions end up in the ditch?
    I just love how 90% of vehicles in the ditch are SUV's or big trucks with 4 wheel drive. They think that they are invincible to poor roads. Stupid people.


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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I'm riding down I-80 at the moment, and the road conditions aren't the greatest.

    So far we've counted 6 vehicles in the ditch, and 4 of them are 4x4s. Just saw a Durango high centered.

    Does it give anyone else satisfaction to see idiots who are driving way too fast for conditions end up in the ditch?
    How are you driving and typing at the same time? You'll end up in the same place.



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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    4 wheel drive doesn't mean 4 wheel stop



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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    Great I've got to drive to Knoxville tonight. Those roads always suck.



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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    I'm sitting in the passenger seat on my laptop via my cell phone. Girlfriend is driving.

    Just saw another one. Ford Explorer with a female driver and a huge Hawkeye logo on the back. Though it may not have been a 4x4, my guess is that it was.



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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Great I've got to drive to Knoxville tonight. Those roads always suck.
    My wife takes those everyday to work. They are always a problem.



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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    I remember while I was still going to ISU about 5 years ago I was driving back up to Ames in a snowstorm. A brand new red Mustang goes flying by me going way too fast, especially him being in a RWD. I was thinking "what a freakin' dolt - driving a Mustang that fast in this weather." Sure enough, 5 miles down the road I passed the Mustang, which was now stuck in the median.


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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I'm sitting in the passenger seat on my laptop via my cell phone. Girlfriend is driving.

    Just saw another one. Ford Explorer with a female driver and a huge Hawkeye logo on the back. Though it may not have been a 4x4, my guess is that it was.
    I love travelling when I tether my lappy to my berry. Makes driving through nebraska so much easier. Thank god for unlimited data plans.


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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    I've commuted between Ames and Des Moines for a few years now. My record vehicle-in-the-ditch count is 73.


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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I love travelling when I tether my lappy to my berry. Makes driving through nebraska so much easier. Thank god for unlimited data plans.
    That's kinda like saying listening to music on headphones makes a root canal so much easier, but yeah, it certainly helps the miles fly by.

    Slingbox even works, which is pretty cool.



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    Re: Counting Vehicles in the ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    I've commuted between Ames and Des Moines for a few years now. My record vehicle-in-the-ditch count is 73.
    A week or two ago I went up to Ames on a Tuesday and between Des Moines and Ames I counted 40 cars still in the ditch including 10 in about 0.3 miles. I was actually impressed.



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