Truckers truly own the roadway

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    Been awhile. Was east of Columbia last week. There are areas with exceptions but it's not the norm. I was one of those in the left lane headed west trying to maintain at least 55 mph on the hills. Nothing like putting a load behind you and finding out only 7 cylinders are fireing.
     
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    Yes and they are now trying to make it legal for 18 year olds to fly solo coast to coast.
     
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      44 is now a restrictor plate free back straight away full of idiots.
       
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        Uh oh!
         
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        Yes thought about that post days later. No left lane was used. Just not going to do that to people.
         
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        Slightly oversized today...up into the sand hills of Central Nebraska. 20210423_160414.jpg
         
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          I know this is getting old but! What to do with left lane speeders that don't understand turn signals. Some people just do not understand the concept that freeway traffic doesn't yield to traffic coming on the highway. But dam I have always had a dislike for traffic design engineers and it only gets worse in cities. Thirsty years of highway engineering has lead me to believe these were the people that failed every where else in the engineering field and had never driven anything larger than with four wheels.
           
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            There is some beautiful country up there if one just looks for it. I spent four months in the Scottsbluff area one summer and fall.
             
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              Looks like the Ogallala area. I have spent many a nights at the TA there.
               
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                I didn't have to go quite that far west..but a bit North just south of O'Neil right in the middle of the rolling Sandhills. Have some fond memories from the Ogallala, North platte area. My uncle taught diesel mechanics for many years at the two technical colleges out there and he would take us to Lake McConaughey near Ogallala.
                 
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                  Man does it get hot there in the summer.
                   
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                    Years ago they had good food also. I never did like crossing the dam on the lake north of there at night. Need to get back that way some day a lot changes in 47 years.
                     
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                    They still have good food. The Mexican restaurant across the street from the TA truck stop is awesome.
                     
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                      In the early 90s Mcconaghy was overfull and near the top and eroding the dam. They were worried about the earthen dam blowing out and hired a crew I once worked with to put rip rap on the dam side using a big drag line. The drag line was big enough they barely could drive the dump truck past the crane(driven by my neighbor) only when the cranes counterweight was parallel w the road. My old foreman was the dragline operator and to get the rip rap rock where it was needed he would cast the bucket away from the crane like he was fishing. He would release the bucket when the track would get 4' off the ground and let it slowly come down as he released the cable.. All while on top of that long skinny road during flood stage w the dam splashing onto the road...they worked Day and night and he was one REALLY talented..but crazy bastard and he REALLY loved his beer.:drinks: They usually did high risk big pay jobs, usually for the army core of engineers. I am pretty sure those two guys were the only ones allowed out there on the dam at that time.

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                        A trucker thread and nobody has posted any of these? For shame. lol

                         
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                            Ill play blocker fer ya, Paul. Just put up a 64 Savoy with a Max Wedge for me and we'll make record time lol

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                            Oh momma
                             
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