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#4711059 - 03/30/18 12:10 AM Now this is a hill.
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Loc: Alberta
I drove down this hill today. Itís just east of Radium, BC, Canada. This sign was at the brake check pull-off so the truckers could work on their strategy. At the bottom was a pedestrian walk way. Go figure.

There were several sections of 6-8 degree slopes, one 10 degree slope, two runaway lanes, plus several major turns over a length of 11 km, (6.6 miles) Works wonders for your mpg indicator.




Edited by Snagglefoot (03/30/18 12:21 AM)

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#4711060 - 03/30/18 12:16 AM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Loc: Alberta
The warning sign for the truckers. It was in a National park, Hence the French on the sign.




Edited by Snagglefoot (03/30/18 12:18 AM)

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#4711061 - 03/30/18 12:19 AM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
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I donít really see it being a problem as long as youíre in the right gear (very low)
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#4711066 - 03/30/18 12:25 AM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Two runaway truck sand piles? Now that's a hill!
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#4711069 - 03/30/18 12:34 AM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
Snagglefoot Offline


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No sandpiles on this one. Just two Rock N Roll rollercoasters.


Edited by Snagglefoot (03/30/18 12:35 AM)

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#4711071 - 03/30/18 12:38 AM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Turn into that runaway lane and see what happens grin2
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#4711164 - 03/30/18 07:03 AM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 885
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Yeah... if you're in the runaway truck, exactly how are you supposed to be able to make that essentially 90* turn without going off the mountain??

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#4711221 - 03/30/18 08:28 AM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Loc: Alberta
Agree. The 2nd one was better. Sorry for a poor shot. I was going kind of fast!


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#4711447 - 03/30/18 11:30 AM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Registered: 05/12/09
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Loc: Canada
I have driven a moving truck and had to use those escape lanes. But not on that partucular road.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of realising you are fighting a loosing battle with your brakes.
Fortunately I realised where things were going and did not have to hot the gravel. But if I had held off I surly would have been in deep at the next run off (requiring a tow truck)

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#4711747 - 03/30/18 05:21 PM Re: Now this is a hill. [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Heh, that's an everyday drive out of town for me. The only way out of town besides a toll road are three steep mountain passes. Quite comical to see out of towners or rookie truck drivers go up and down it.
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