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Old 11-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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*warning: rant to follow*

OK so there was a post a week or 2 back about the dangers of curbs. I met my first curb today - luckily I was the victor and my Wrangler served me well!

I was going to turn onto the side street by my office. There was a silver-haired snowbird (that time of the year in Arizona lol!) driving a HUGE conversion van in front of me. He turned. I waited for enough clearance and I turned. As I was turning good thing I was paying attention because as soon as he completed the turn he threw the van into REVERSE, cut his wheel, and came to rest across BOTH lanes of the street just a few feet in from the intersection. I effectively had no lane of travel now and about 2 seconds to make a decision what to do: A) Stop where I was and wait for oncoming traffic to hit me as soon as it moved B) Keep going and make his van a drive-thru or C) ..... the Wrangler solution: HOP THE FREAKING CURB.

Yep-I went curb crawling. So after hopping the curb into the parking lot I pulled into a parking spot and the van was still sitting there. Then I said "ok maybe this is one of those someone had a heart attack while driving things" and I should do the good humanitarian thing. So I walk over to his van (still sitting across 2 lanes and blocking traffic).

His window is down "Sir are you OK? You are lucky I didn't hit you and was able to go over that curb there". He looks at me and goes "Oh, I had to look at this navigation thing it told me my destination was here". I didn't know whether to laugh or scream. "Sir, don't you think it would be a better idea to pull OUT OF THE ROAD and INTO THE PARKING LOT to do that?". He goes "Oh I guess so"---and took off. WTF!!!!!

THEN.....

On my way out of work we have one of those parking garages with "auto open on exit" gate arm things. So I go to exit while the arm is up. THE ARM CRUNCHED DOWN RIGHT ON MY HOOD! Now I have no problem with the inevitable badges of honor I may obtain on the trail - and will remember them as "my first rock" or "my first cactus I turned into" or "pinstriping from up in Rim Country". BUT NOT FROM A PARKING GARAGE lol!!! I pulled over into the outside lot and luckily it seems it came down right on the hood latch rather than the paint. I will have to investigate when it is lighter tomorrow.

*end rant*

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Old 11-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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.....great.....it's always easier to not have the burden of trying to avoid that 'first contact'.....

congratulations.....TWOfer Monday!!!! Excellent!!!

don't forget to clear any possibles in your rims, suspension,etc.

Probably nothing to worry about but still a good habit to establish....just like a kid.....if it ain't bleeding & nothing internal is hanging out or laying on the pavement somewheres, yer good to go...

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:38 AM   #3
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Ahh, the silver-haired snowbird... certainly related to the blue-haired species we have around here. Remarkable birds... Beautiful plumage.

& at least yours was able to see over the steering wheel


Back OT, I was driving into a friends gated apartment complex recently. He was waiting for us at the gate arm to hit the button & let us in but didn't bother to tell me that the gate is only open for a ridiculously-small window. Well, a minivan managed to scoot in ahead of me & I figured that I'd just draft in behind him... nope! That freakin' gate came crashing down on the top/ side of my Jeep! Thankfully, it must've bounced off of my top/ roll bar, as there was no damage to be found.
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Probably nothing to worry about but still a good habit to establish....just like a kid.....if it ain't bleeding & nothing internal is hanging out or laying on the pavement somewheres, yer good to go...
Good advice! Luckily I was going slow enough as turning and took the curb one tire at a time (read that here). All internal organs accounted for and no bodily fluids oozing.
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Ahh, the silver-haired snowbird... certainly related to the blue-haired species we have around here. Remarkable birds... Beautiful plumage.

& at least yours was able to see over the steering wheel


Back OT, I was driving into a friends gated apartment complex recently. He was waiting for us at the gate arm to hit the button & let us in but didn't bother to tell me that the gate is only open for a ridiculously-small window. Well, a minivan managed to scoot in ahead of me & I figured that I'd just draft in behind him... nope! That freakin' gate came crashing down on the top/ side of my Jeep! Thankfully, it must've bounced off of my top/ roll bar, as there was no damage to be found.
Sort of like peacocks. Short peacocks. With silver feathers, glasses and (perhaps worse) cowboy hats lol! Glad your Jeep didnt get crunched-they should have some type of soft rubber on bottom of those darn gate things. Few months back I saw a Bentley in our garage take a hood hit-I thought the driver was gonna cry.
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I think this might be the first season in I don't know HOW many years that I will NOT have to deal with snowbirds!!! I never thought about there being no snowbirds in Austin! Woohoo! Another thing to love about this place!

Glad you made it through safely, MMC!
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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Watch OUT! Scottsdale road is a mine field of OLD BAD drivers. Last year I got wacked by an oldtimer turning right onto Scottsdale across all 3 lanes.. Only thing good to come out of it was the down payment for my new Rubicon.
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Truth RoninWylie! Absolute truth. Traffic signs and signals are "optional", lane markers are "suggested guidelines" and speed limits are "bare minimums to be exceeded by at least 20 mph".
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Sounds like your snowbirds are a little bit better than those in Florida...

For them it's a mandatory 20 miles BELOW the posted speed limit!
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:54 AM   #10
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sounds like your snowbirds are a little bit better than those in florida...

For them it's a mandatory 20 miles below the posted speed limit! :d
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He looks at me and goes "Oh, I had to look at this navigation thing it told me my destination was here".
I never thought about immediately stopping when it says, "You have reached your destination". I'll have to try that one sometime when my better half is with me and I'm not actually creating a hazard by doing so. Oh, the fun.
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I think this might be the first season in I don't know HOW many years that I will NOT have to deal with snowbirds!!! I never thought about there being no snowbirds in Austin! Woohoo! Another thing to love about this place!
Oh man... of the places I've lived, I miss Austin the most.

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