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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ahhh, Couple of Rants or Gripes...lol...

Went for a good little twistie ride up thru Normandy & Wartrace and on 64 & 99 to Murfreesboro and back of about 137 mi., got back home around noon to eat lunch and mow this afternoon...
I don't know why cages here in Mid. Tn. cages cut in on curves that they can't see clear on, I was raised and learned to drive in the sticks of East Tn. and we had plenty of curves, and we cut curves too, but only when you could see that it was clear... Met no less than 3 cages in turns on my side, dang glad I wasn't in my cage... That was rant #1...lol...
Why do lawn mowers have to have their shutes turned toward the road, can't they run the other way...??? If they are goin to throw all those clippings on the pavement then they should have to post signs, the Hwy. Dept. does... I Run into 2 near blind turns that were loaded with grass clippings, made me almost crap...
If someone goes down on grass clippings thrown in the road, I think they should sue the people for everything they have, so they can never buy another ridin mower...
OK, I'm cool now, rants over...lol...
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That raises a good point. Would the home owner be responsible since they created the hazardous environment?

Perfectly legit gripes in my opinion!
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AMEN to that lol even here in Colorado up in the hills its almost always blind corners. There's always someone hogging the road, and yes summer time here is fun with all the geenways and medians being trimmed theres always excess in the streets not to mention the left over gravel from winter sanding....But the one way to fix it is more throttle theropy lol have a good one old dog.

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Why the hell would you intentionally drive on the wrong side of the road in a blind turn? That is, hands down, bar none, the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Maybe they know they need to be selected naturally, that's why they're behaving that way.
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Many times the cage cuttin' your corner is speeding on top of it. No doubt locals familiar with their home ground almost every time. Playin' roulette eh?
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I was raised and learned to drive in the sticks of East Tn. and we had plenty of curves, and we cut curves too, but only when you could see that it was clear...

You too, 'eh?

I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities (born in Kingsport, raised in Gray).

Learned to drive those twistys by going over Sam's Gap to North Carolina, before they finished the interstate. *grin*

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Went for a good little twistie ride up thru Normandy & Wartrace and on 64 & 99 to Murfreesboro and back of about 137 mi., got back home around noon to eat lunch and mow this afternoon...
I don't know why cages here in Mid. Tn. cages cut in on curves that they can't see clear on, I was raised and learned to drive in the sticks of East Tn. and we had plenty of curves, and we cut curves too, but only when you could see that it was clear... Met no less than 3 cages in turns on my side, dang glad I wasn't in my cage... That was rant #1...lol...
Why do lawn mowers have to have their shutes turned toward the road, can't they run the other way...??? If they are goin to throw all those clippings on the pavement then they should have to post signs, the Hwy. Dept. does... I Run into 2 near blind turns that were loaded with grass clippings, made me almost crap...
If someone goes down on grass clippings thrown in the road, I think they should sue the people for everything they have, so they can never buy another ridin mower...
OK, I'm cool now, rants over...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
I 'll amen both of those rants , grass on the highway leaves me weak in the knees and if you see someone on the side of the road on a mower ,give a wide berth because they will turn around right back into the road in front of you without looking.




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i used to work for a landscaping place in northern indiana when i was 19 and they told me that it was illegal to blow grass into the road. it really p's me off when i see people blowing grass out. i want to carry a broom with me and sweep it back into their yard while they are mowing just to p them off. ah i feel better now
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I think these things happen cause people have come to think of things as being their "Right'', not a privilege to do things. If someone causes harm to some one else they are still protected by some law, some where, cause 'they had the right...'. People on cell phones are the number one example. Can't miss what someone is saying but will run a light or sit at a stop sign waiting for it to turn green cause somebody is talking,,, five minutes later they can't remember what was said. It's their "right" to drive but if they screw up you'll probably get the finger.

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Never really had a problem with grass clippings on the road, but do with my counties habit of tossing course sand out instead of road salt. Snow melts, dries up and is gone.... But the sand/gravel stays for days even after it's warm and dry enough to ride.

It's always good practice to stick to the right going through blind turns. This may have saved my life a few times.... You only hope the pinheads that can't stick to their side of the road here meet an oncoming garbage truck someday and fly through their windshields.

Add to this the ciggerette flicker, the pickup with trash blowing out of the bed, and the inattentive cell phone fiddler.

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