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How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« on: January 16, 2007, 05:15:56 PM »
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this is a news film clip.  almost put it in humor, but it's not funny if it's not you.  click on amazing....video....portland.  this was today.
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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 10:23:45 AM »
Yea, this was posted in the General Beekeeping forum, too.  Absolutely amazing.  It's been conjectured that the driver of the first car was knocked out, that's why the car kept going.

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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 11:49:36 AM »
he wasn't knocked out.  that was more of a hill than it looked like on the film.  once he got sliding, there was no stopping.  poor guys was 79.  got out of it with just a cut on the head.
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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 05:59:46 PM »
Well, then, he should have taken his foot off the gas!  Thankfully no one was seriously injured in it all.

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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 06:19:11 PM »
He could have been riding the brake. It is a hill and the sled affect comes into play.
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Re: How Portlanders Drive In Winter
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 06:57:36 PM »
ya, he could have been.  could have been stunned a bit when the air bag deployed.  that tape is pretty long and it's one car after another doing about the same thing.  his was just the most spectacular.
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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