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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Surfin': Buying the Farm

This week’s Surfin’ discusses how to avoid buying the farm when hamming on the road. Read it here, then come back here to post your comments, if any.

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1 comment:

  1. Stan, you used the word "epiphany". That is what I had some months ago in my Honda Insight travling on an Illinois tollroad. It was in a construction zone. I was on the inside lane traveling at 45 mph fighting sleep. There was no shoulder to use to stop and sleep. I dozed off, drifting to the right and woke up about to hit some marker posts. A semi was paralell and in the lane to the left of mine. Somehow fortune allowed a return to the lane without hitting the semi. That put enough addrenalin into my system to totally awaken me.
    The Honda Insight has an aluminum frame and body. Body repair is always an issue. The engineering on this car is so special it's able to well exceed the Toyota Prius in gas economy. Also the car has such quick response steering that I vowed never to install ham equipment in it. One mistake and you're off the road.
    My take on what caused what you saw that day was the sleepiness of the driver.