More stupidity by wannabe steering wheel holders headed down cabbage

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  1. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Dense ice fog was on the hill till west of pendleton or..very slick in many spots and both of these trucks went zooming past me like it was dry. Fog was thicker than camera shot on the trucks was showing.
     
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  3. buzzarddriver

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    You seemed to be going at a reasonable speed. If they were loaded, just how fast could they stop if someone slowed quickly in front of them?
     
  4. mjd4277

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    The “Cabbage” is just as treacherous in ideal dry conditions as it is in the bad conditions shown above,hairpin curves and crosswinds notwithstanding. It not so much as worrying about someone slamming on their brakes going down but the fact that there are sheer drops on either side of I-84! And it’s a LONG WAY DOWN!!
     
  5. buzzarddriver

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    Kinda spooky when going westbound and you top the hill past the safety pullout and the tops cloud layer is below the summit. You can't see anything below. Like trying to drive across a pillow.
     
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  6. drvrtech77

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    Yep.. it’s ridiculous how these fools operate like that..i got over to pendleton and cleared for a bit then hit it again and at 55mph i hit a patch and went a bit sideways..slick for sure..
     
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  7. Flat Earth Trucker

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    When you are at the crest of Cabbage Hill headed west, you can see the bottom of I-84 as it straightens out.

    Each time I see this, I wonder why this particular length of interstate couldn't have been made a long, straight slope instead of the way it is.

    Yes, it would be a massive undertaking to move all the necessary dirt into place, but so was building the interstate as it is now. Money isn't the issue since it's merely paper.
     
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  8. xsetra

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    Emigrant Hill, an Interstate 84 roadside sign shows recommended speeds for trucks with five axles or more on such downgrades, ranging from 37 mph for trucks weighing between 60,000 and 65,000 lbs. to 18 mph for trucks weighing between 75,000 and 80,000 lbs.

    Looks like most trucks are speeding down hill, if these are accurate speed limits. I don't know what the speed limits are for lighter trucks.
     
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  9. mjd4277

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    We have a sign posted on the bulletin board at our Wilsonville,OR terminal that warns about driving down Emigrant Hill.
    The first words on that sign,literally in black and white and in bold letters:
    “BEWARE OF THE HILL!!”
    To top it off it accurately shows how that portion of I-84 twists and winds in both directions!
     
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