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Old 11-26-2010, 04:07 PM   #21
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John ur theories make so much sense to me. You help me and are an inspiration without even trying
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I have a great story stuck in my head too. A bit off topic, but funny. A man comes to know and believe in God. He dies. Upon entering Heavens Gates he is met and escorted to his new home. After passing many mansions and getting a little worried as the selections get smaller and ragged, the Gretter stops and announces a rundown shack was to be his permanent quarters. The man is apalled and gasps' "But I believed, and made it to Heaven". The greeter responded "Yes, and we did the best we could with what you sent ahead of you."
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Good tires, good brakes, a keen eye, and good reaction time.

I was on my way back from way up north, about a 100 mile ride home. Was bringing my Cruiser home.. (long story).
I've mostly been driving the Buick, and while the brakes and suspension are great, the tires are pretty much a joke, and I really need a set of good tires, probably snows at this point.
But the Cruiser has some great Bridgestone Potenzas, and great brakes. Also is a 5 speed, which makes it pretty fun to drive twisty roads.
I get to the edge of a small town, speed limit of about 40. I see a Jeep Cherokee pull up on a side street going to cross across my line into traffic. He inches forward, and I pull the Cruiser down to 3rd, take my foot off the gas and hover on the brakes just as this guy nails it pulling ot right in front of me. I nail the brakes (also no ABS, needs a WSS) but didn't lock up at all or lose any sense of balance. I stopped within inches of slamming this guys drivers door. Hes lucky he kept moving and I kinda turned to his rear, giving us that split second more time. Of course, he just about nails a car in the other lane too, so everyone is stopped because this moron was too impatient, and almost turned the whole thing into a 3 car pile up. He was really lucky, and I was pretty lucky. The Cruiser may not be fast, but its definitely quick to stop, and very good in emergency maneuvers.
Of course, with traffic starting to catch up really quick in my lane behind me, I dropped to 1st and took off, giving the idiot a bit of smoke to look at in the rearview.

If it had been the LeSabre, even with suspension and brakes, the tires would have just not held me back enough to stop in time.
That was Wednesday night, so I'm gonna go with that, for my "What I'm thankful for" this year. It was a kind of a slap in the face wake up call, to remind me just how much difference tires make, and how important it is to drive defensively.
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Ya, I'm been through to many of those "How did I end up not creaming his back end myself. I guess your subconsciously learn, It happens alot less to me these days. Stull had a closer one than I like coming out of NYC on NJ 3 last night. Everyone doing 70 and bang, red brake lights everywhere. Then back to 70. Makes you wonder what idiot was doing just what that started the chain reaction.
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Once was driving the silverado up north michigan just outside of traverse city..This past summer follwing about 6 cars doing around 57 mph and i saw cars toward the front hitting their brakes cant remember why so i lightly applied mine when the caddilac in front of me about 2-3 car lengths away slammed his stopping with 5-6 car lenghts in between him and the guy in front of him..mind you i had worn brake pads and 1 broken rear brake line at the time so i hit the wheel right and into a gravel parking lot slammed the brakes kicked the gas pedal and threw her sideways to stop from hitting trees.....Thank the lord for good reactions and gravel parking lots.or else i probably would have had me a caddilac as a hood ornament
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