[rescue] Re: geek vehicles
joshua d boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Sat Aug 25 23:52:40 CDT 2001
On Sun, Aug 26, 2001 at 12:36:20AM -0400, Ken Hansen wrote:
> Land Rovers can do amazing things, I know, I've done a few with mine, but no
> vehicle can make an unsafe situation safe. I once drove to VT from NJ in a
> snow storm, and I could only look in horro at the *foolish* women driving
> their suburbans and excursions at 65 - 70 MPH in a driving snow storm...
> They seemed to think 4WD makes it impossible to slide out of control when
> you hit a patch of black ice.
Hehe. I think the whole that opened in the floor of my Nissan Sentra was
from going a bit fast in a rather nasty rain/snow combo (with 4+ inches of
slush sitting on everything, especially the road). It took quite a bit of
discipline not to flinch and wreck when the floor started
erupting. Further investigation showed that the floor had been rather
rusted for some time.
> You want a Mercedes sedan to hug the road, not your off-road vehicle.
Yeah, now we know where my vehicular intentions lie.
Joshua D. Boyd
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