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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2006, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Crop sprayer: squidly temptations

Came home yesterday and got to a rise leading to my favorite curves. A crop sprayer was just entering the curves. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this is the closest example I could find, though this one is much lower and more stout than the one I saw:
Anyway, I motored up to it and settled in at 25mph while I went through the curves and down the hill. While doing so, my bored mind evaluated that I could probably have ducked my head and twisted the throttle and passed right underneath the middle of it.

Got to the bottom of the hill and passed the sprayer, as did the pickup and other vehicles behind me. Quarter mile later I stopped at the stop sign on the road to make my left and the pickup pulled up next to me. With a laughing tone the ~60-year-old said, "I was wondering if you were going to go under it!" I answered, "I briefly considered it but am too old [and wise] for something so stupid."

Be honest, who would've zipped underneath?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2006, 08:58 AM
 
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... It would come down to clearance... but I most likely wouldn't have either. Especially if you were going through curves since any minor adjustment the sprayer makes would result in the wheel being ontop on your broken body... If it was a long straight road, I would probably have considered it, but opted out since it was a straight road and I could pass him. I guess thats a long way of saying, no I wouldn't. Now if I talked to the sprayer driver ahead of time and planned it out at a lower speed I probably would.

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I'd rather not suffer a decapitation.
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Could you imagine the shock that the driver of the crop sprayer would've received, seeing you appear from underneath him!

No, I wouldn't have done it either.




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Hi All-

Look for Tom Cruise to perform this trick in MI:IV coming to theaters in 2008!

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There are times when I'm riding down the freeway next to an 18-wheeler, or come up to a red light with an 18-wheeler crossing the intersection perpendicularly, and I just wonder. If the trailer was raised a bit, the bike lowered, and me tucked in flat on the tank, what if I could just ride right through that intersection under the truck, or change lanes on the freeway under the trailer, kinda like in the first The Fast and the Furious movie. Of course, I'd never try it, but the scenario does play in my mind.

There was a separate incident on the freeway where I resisted squidly temptations. I merged into the freeway, and in front of me was a pack of trucks, two of which were going side by side. Traffic was pretty light, and I could simply go around em. I had a very strong temptation, though, to see if I can split between the two trucks. I even approached them like I was about to do it, but decided against it at the last second and just went around them.
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Hi All-

Look for Tom Cruise to perform this trick in MI:IV coming to theaters in 2008!

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Yet another fan of the MI series, huh?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 04:19 AM
 
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Tom Cruise was fine, until he opened his mouth about BS and Sciencetology. He never did eat that plecenta. lol
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