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Old 02-01-2013, 10:30 PM
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Hope she is okay. That can be a nasty drive in the wintertime up over the Cascades. Is that still a logging area?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:23 AM
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Some of it. Mishap happened because roads were clear, I think. She came around a corner and hit a patch of black ice. A BIG patch. I understand how this can happen- catches you unawares. If you're driving on packed snow, you know the road conditions and drive accordingly. This just threw her a curve ball. Fortunately, no one hurt. Camry can't say the same though. I'm thinking a 2000 or newer Taurus would be a great replacement.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:27 PM
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Black ice can get the best of drivers. I can remember the one time it caught me off guard, same deal too, clear roads driving five under and in the blink of an eye was across both lanes. Luckily no traffic and I was able to correct it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:18 AM
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^^^ I've had a few "pucker" moments myself when driving down south in the winter like that ....... come round a corner at a moderate speed and whammo full 360 and carry on thanking your lucky stars.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:25 AM
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IIRC Josh has a diagram of one of his winter escapades in the Mountaineer, maybe he still has it...
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:27 AM
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Haha! I forgot all about that! It involved daylight under all four tires...
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