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Post Posted: Aug 22, 2014 10:59 am 
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I actually posted "tha" on purpose, picked on the word dummies as an attempt at mocking the game being played based on personal m.o.'s. I had a laugh today when I heard a person say windage (as the wind blows) and immediately thought of windage (curvy road). Webster's says it's okay.


:off topic: "Windage" also refers to adjusting your rifle scope when shooting into a crosswind (aka "windage and elevation"). :hugegrin:

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BG, thanks for the initial post. I enjoyed all of the points you made and the sense of humor!

I just found this thread tonight and enjoyed the discussion, at least until it turned into a gramma lesson.

RE: The top of Richmond Hill. The merge left is wrong! The Highway Department got it wrong. I'm pretty sure I can stay in the right lane and head down the hill 50 mph faster than going through the chicane of merging left and then back right.

Speaking of wrong - Schaffers Crossing now has rumble strips that tell you are wrong if you stay in the through lane as marked! What idiot at CDOT dreamed that up?

I was surprised that there was so little discussion of Rule 2. I've always been amazed at how many drivers burn out their brakes going downhill. Do they no longer teach drivers how to make a transmission work for you?

Deke, do you still have that XK120 Coupe? She's pretty!
That area is oddly worse than it was before. What an awkward turn right at the median! Also the paint lines are totally jacked and like you said the rumble strips are very confusing. I can't imagine being an OTR trucker and "stumbling" upon that area for the first time. Seems like they are asking for a disaster much more than before. I'm sure they have a plan to smooth it out though...



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But, now that I think about it, there is one headlight issue that drives me crazy. It's the person that doesn't seem to understand that high beams can be switched off as easily as they can be switched on. People who didn't dim their high beams even after a courtesy flash from me ALWAYS earned a ticket. That was/is a pet peeve.

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I can't figure out WHY someone who is given a courtesy flash STILL doesn't dim their lights! I wonder if they are asleep, on the phone, drunk,etc. as how can they be so inconsiderate. Even if I flash 3 times they STILL don't get it. Some of the worst offenders are on 4 lane highways with no or little median where you are going around a sweeping left turn. Anyone coming the opposite way has their lights aimed right at you. Has anyone met (or are) this driver and can explain why he/she does this?


Question for you, since you are sweeping right do you leave your brights on a little longer? That is how I manage my brights.

I might be that driver. I recall arriving at the Denver airport some years ago. We got our rental after dark. I had a huge problem figuring out to drive it at all. Lights, seat...etc. once I was ready to go the management came out and said woops. that is a mid size, you paid for a compact.

We were beat from the trip and just trying to get to our kids place so we could get some rest. Now I had to master a whole different set of controls.

Not excusing it, just saying maybe they could not figure out the cockpit.

ON a 4 lane highway - if I'm sweeping LEFT, I often leave my brights on because both my Subie and Toyota have TERRIBLE low beam lights. Of course, if anyone "flashed" me I would turn them down. Any OTHER case, then I turn them down and would expect others to do so also. The problem is when I'm sweeping left, the opposing traffic is sweeping RIGHT and that is when their brights are nasty!
As for the excuse of the rental car - that might explain 0.0001% of the cases. ALmost all cars use the same setup for lights now.


I've had people flash me for high beams before - I don't use high beams unless it's a very rare case, and then it's usually off road.

Once someone flashed their brights at me because I was towing a trailer. The load on the back end changed the stance of the vehicle. I'm not going to re-aim my headlights for a short haul. One car flashed about 4 times, I finally flashed my brights to show him that my brights weren't on in the first place. He flipped me off.

The other times have been in my newer Jeep. It's got the really bright lights that have the horizontal cut off to keep them on the ground. Coming up over the top of a rise, the oncoming traffic is under the cutoff line. It happens with all lights of that type, and there's nothing to be done for it. They are aimed correctly. When I meet one on the road, I just look away or shield my eyes.

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I still love the idea of doing the speed limit downhill in a single lane and not getting up to 75mph uphill when there are two lanes lol.

The highway is not that hard to navigate lol, just go the speed limit. I drive a large lifted truck and it does fine through all the corners at the speed limit whether going uphill, downhill, single lane, or double lane. Even if it only saves me 2 minutes on my drive, doing 40mph from Richmond Hill to Schaeffers Crossing is just... annoying. Add that two minutes up daily over the course of 5 days a week 52 weeks a year. I'm losing time lol! Might live to be 70, so technically you are slowly murdering my free time hahahaha


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Oh, I thought windage was another word for flatulence.

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The rumble strips that weren't removed at Shaeffer's Crossing is not good for motorcycles. They cause your MC to wobble. If you're not familiar with that idiotic intersection, just the rumble strips can be extremely dangerous. I guess for cars as well. Normal inclination is to veer left, since those strips are usually on the right side of the lane.

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