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Old 08-01-2004, 12:01 AM   #1
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Well, 1665 kms later, we have arrived back at home. It was a good trip there and back, the Isuzu Rodeo got around 30 MPG going through the B.C mountains. The cottage/beachouse was pretty good, HOTTER THAN AN OVEN, but we survived because Lake Okanagan was like 20 FT away, private beach too. Drank quite a bit each night, also we saw Anchorman...HILARIOUS MOVIE WOW!
Anyways I will have some pictured up later, we used most of the space on the camera to record video of my brother and sister on the inner tube behind the Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 we rented Friday.
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Didja go to Vernon at all Matt?
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guy with dog, on phone. LOL it was funny to see this because it was 7:30 AM, 200 kms into our trip we stopped here at Nordegg, Alberta for a gas top up and some food..he was on the phone for around 1.5 hours!
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Mostly of what we saw through British Columbia, trees, mountains, and lakes...ohh and goats running across the hwy making everyone slam on the brakes...
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For those not farmilar, this is a run away lane, designed for if you are a trucker, hauling frieght most likely, and you experience loss of brake power due to the down grades (AKA Brake Fade) you can go right off the hwy and onto one of these, usually at speeds over 90 MPH, kinda scary looking, thats one of the best ones we saw, the other ones were like, throw the truck in 1st gear on the hill and hop out of the cab!

This was the floor in the kitchen in the cottage, it was sloped down toward the balchony pretty good, kinda was odd, looked like it was sinking down maybe in one spot, causing it to do that lol.
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Runaway lanes are SWEET..LOL

I remember seeing tons of em driving thru the Green mountains in VT last fall....most silly lookin things to see a massive ramp like that!

Ha! great pics Matt!
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There'* A LOT of runaway lanes in Colorado, most out west in the US are paved or graded well.. I've always wanted to try it..
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haha, if you tried one with a car, say, your car, luck would probally have it that the 18-wheeler behind you would follow you up there and crush your vehicle...this could result and a large problem at hand. lol With a truck, that would be diffrent, these run aways are freakin scary looking, no gravel, and they kinda stop after about 50Ft lol.
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hey all!!

liked the BC,Can. pics!!! i been there too(2yrs ago). rode thru roger'* pass and back over the Crowsnest pass! (but on my motorcycle,much better ). gotta luv those traffic-stopping goats,lol. they are fearless, arent they!

i put on over 10,000k on my bike that summer, but worth it!

ride on, all!

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