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  1. #7351
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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    So lemme get this straight. You almost hit him because you couldn't see and it was his fault?

    That sun glare is real. Yeah, doing 15 mph is slow, indeed. I get that.

    This sounds suspiciously however, like news reports of 70 car pileups on I-5 in California being caused by the fog and not by following too closely while overdriving your visibility.

    Since when is it good practice to drive beyond your ability to react?

    ... Thom
    When the glare is a condition that lasts for 30 seconds on an otherwise clear straight road that has a speed limit of 65, I think it's reasonable to not expect someone to slam on their brakes to 50mph under that speed limit and stay in the lane, becoming an obstacle in the road, an obstacle that they should know others can't see. Had he just slowed down, I'd not have had any issue. But nobody should drive 15mph on a clear dry road that has a speed limit of 65. And not do something like move to the shoulder or at least put their hazard lights on. If you think slowing to that speed and staying in the lane is the safe thing to do, I don't know what to tell you.

    It's nothing like the fog you describe, because it's a very temporary condition that every driver knows is a very temporary condition, just slow down a little, do what you can to cut the glare, and it's over in a flash.

    And for the record, I didn't hit him so I obviously wasn't driving beyond my ability to react.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    Even a blind squirrel (Fox News) occasionally finds a nut.

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    I'm gonna say they fixed the potholes during the sun glare closure.

    Frustrating when the highway reopens and you're stuck on the frontage road with a 3 way stop holding everyone back.
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  3. #7353
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    AFAIK the closures are primarily for sun glare. The pages donít mention pothole work.

    The glare can be really bad at times, but really no worse than blowing snow or anything else that completely blinds you for several seconds at 65mph. Iím sure getting caught by the closure sucks, but itís a known issue for this time of year, and too many crash statistics for cdot to ignore.
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    When you are full star wars, tripping ballz, in the whiteroom/treadmill for hours.

    That's when things get tricky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    When the glare is a condition that lasts for 30 seconds on an otherwise clear straight road that has a speed limit of 65, I think it's reasonable to not expect someone to slam on their brakes to 50mph under that speed limit and stay in the lane, becoming an obstacle in the road, an obstacle that they should know others can't see. Had he just slowed down, I'd not have had any issue. But nobody should drive 15mph on a clear dry road that has a speed limit of 65. And not do something like move to the shoulder or at least put their hazard lights on. If you think slowing to that speed and staying in the lane is the safe thing to do, I don't know what to tell you.

    It's nothing like the fog you describe, because it's a very temporary condition that every driver knows is a very temporary condition, just slow down a little, do what you can to cut the glare, and it's over in a flash.

    And for the record, I didn't hit him so I obviously wasn't driving beyond my ability to react.
    Fair enough.

    15 mph is obviously dangerously slow. If he doesn't do that drive on a daily basis and he panics, he's definitely not going to process quickly enough to stack on the extra variables of signaling, checking his mirrors, looking over his shoulder and pulling over.

    Yup, using hazards should be reflexive. I use them frequently in I-25 slowdowns - to wake the guy behind me up. Of course, we're talking about a population that fails to grasp the concept of even a turn signal, so I don't have expectations about people turning on their hazards - nice as that might be.

    We're all guilty of the Seinfeld-ism to some extent: people who drive faster than us are maniacs and those who drive more slowly are morons.

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  6. #7356
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    When you are full star wars, tripping ballz, in the whiteroom/treadmill for hours.

    That's when things get tricky.
    So true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkd-rdr View Post
    I just passed you heading EB. Looked like a totalled 4runner on the west side getting loaded on a tow truck.


    Currently on a detour on Floyd Hill. Some big potholes in the EB right lane on the overpass.
    thats really wild...i flipped around headed back EB at the tunnel opening, went loveland pass, dillon dam rd and turning into the shell station, flatbed with black newish forerunner with big tires and a top box....i thought to myself, surely this isnt the vehicle that just shut down wb70.....looks like it should own snowwy passes...but guess it was.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    thats really wild...i flipped around headed back EB at the tunnel opening, went loveland pass, dillon dam rd and turning into the shell station, flatbed with black newish forerunner with big tires and a top box....i thought to myself, surely this isnt the vehicle that just shut down wb70.....looks like it should own snowwy passes...but guess it was.....
    any one can buy a bad ass car
    weather it has a manual transmission and how shitty of a driver who owns it are all questionable
    the shitty driver is...........
    well not everyone is an above average driver like the average i70forum tgr poster

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    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Bustang: $25 RT Denver to Loveland and ABasin. Seems like a good deal to me. Hopefully it works and they expand to other resorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    any one can buy a bad ass car
    weather it has a manual transmission and how shitty of a driver who owns it are all questionable
    the shitty driver is...........
    well not everyone is an above average driver like the average i70forum tgr poster
    yep true that
    lol....im baddass snow mtn driver (and i-70 forum poster) and did all my re routes in a rental chevy envoy or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    thats really wild...i flipped around headed back EB at the tunnel opening, went loveland pass, dillon dam rd and turning into the shell station, flatbed with black newish forerunner with big tires and a top box....i thought to myself, surely this isnt the vehicle that just shut down wb70.....looks like it should own snowwy passes...but guess it was.....
    Well it is a newer 4runner, most commonly driven by soccer moms who have grown from the mini van since they drive to the mtns occasionally.

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