Dont fight the wind!!

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  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Here is a reminder for everybody to not fight the wind. It is not ever worth it . the wind will kick ur ### whether ur loaded, empty, driving a pickup, a big rig. Dont matter. If it gets to windy then park!

    This was on i90 in central south dakota. I got thru that blizzard area in sioux falls yesterday afternoon before they closed the road. Proceeded westbound thru some of the hardest winds ive ever experienced before. I ended up pulling off somewhere around exit 200 because i couldnt not even keep my truck on the road , gust after gust pushing me into the left lane with the steering wheel turned halfway to the right..... Winds was up around 55mph sustained with gusts around 75+......

    Woke up this morning and continued westbound. These were all within 50 miles west of where i stopped ...... A total of 6 trucks in the ditch and 2 campers....be careful folks!!

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  3. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    What’s on the deck ?

    4’ tall plastic wrap stuff.....
     
  4. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    Stolen from others. HTH.
     
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  5. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    Also, don't pee into the wind!
     
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  6. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Isn't it illegal to use cell phone while driving :) !?
     
  7. lovesthedrive

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    It all comes back to me said the sailor as he peed into the wind
     
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  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Try that in the prairies. One minute you're pissin' with the wind, then it changes direction mid-stream.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    No its not
     
  10. 86scotty

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    I learned that one the hard way but boy do I love to eat that yellow snow!
     
  11. Flat Earth Trucker

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    There's something morbidly satisfying about seeing those obnoxious RV trailers blown over. :evil2:
     
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