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    I deal in reality

    Mar 2010
    Maryland
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    It's just like"Did you find the cache". LOL FrankClick image for larger version. 

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    I deal in reality

    Mar 2010
    Maryland
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    Ok here's another of my almost checked out events. Now I must mention here that I have raced SCCA sanctioned sportscars races on the track and done a lot of rallies on the road in MD, PA and VA.
    I have a '98 Isuzu hombra pickup that I drive. It is a rebagded Chevy S10. There is a flaw in the brake system that leaves you without breaks that has never been recalled. There is a dual master cylinder that separates the system into two parts. if one leaks, you still have the other to stop you. The problem is that the anti-lock brake system actually connects the two and negates the separation. I found this out after replacing the master cylinder and the rusted thru line.

    The event. Me traveling down a steep hill at 50MPH, 1 lane each way, following another pickup and car about 100 yards in front of me. I usually follow way back for protection. The car suddenly decides to turn left, but a car is coming the other way. I hit the brakes and the peddle hits the floor with no pump recovery. I am bearing down on the pickup with two choices. 1- hit the pickup and die or 2- try to squeeze between the pickup and a split-rail on the grass. No real choice I guess cause I really don't want to checkout. I figured there was app. 6" of clearance. As you have already guessed, I made it thru. The best part was without a scratch, not even on the rear view mirrors which I had already chalked off in my mine. As I have mentioned before, someone up there is watching over me. Frank

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    Voice of Reason?

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    Guns kill people, and people kill people. We can only hope to control both.
    I spent the 1990's and early 2000's teaching in South Central Los Angeles. Some call that dangerous, I didn't mind too much.

 

 
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