Driving in circles

Hillbilly Canuck

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Oversized? All cones must die!

So me n Steve both pulled an oversized load out to Seattle. They had 90 under construction in Montana where it was one lane head to head on the the west bound side. Had those stupid sticks riveted in the pavement to separate the east-west traffic. You could only go through it at certain times of the day. They would stop one direction of traffic with one pilot car and another pilot car would escort you through. Their guidance to drive through it. Put the sticks in the center of the truck and run them all over. It was an eerie fap fap fap through the zone. 🤣
I had a 14'6 on going thorough WI. We came to a point where there was a 14' max construction zone. Having nowhere to go and a never say die attitude I said screw it. When I got to the jersey barriers they had big orange plastic sticks on the top of them. My load was hitting every one of them on both sides. It sounded a lot like the Wheel of Fortune going around except I wasn't gonna be winning any money here. Had it been on a lowboy instead of a step deck we would have had ourselves a VERY different situation indeed.
 

quillcom

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In a truck I'm missing much much more. About a dozen states including
Well your much better than me in a trruck how about 40+ of the lower 48.
Canada, zilch.

But I more than made up for it in my ride, just missing the Dakotas, Washington
Idaho and Oregon.
 

Rigjockey

In Gord we trust!
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Have you read about the locks connecting them to the St Lawrence Seaway?
I had driven past the locks near Niagara many times. One day I decided to go and actually see it for myself in my personal vehicle.
It is pretty impressive how these Captains of ships pilot a huge ship into a narrow lock with very little margin for error.

Also, I am afraid of heights. I am okay when the lock is full of water, with or without a ship. It freaks me right out when the lock is empty. :rolllaugh: :(:dunno: Same lock different perceived height. :rolllaugh:
 

Ontario Outlaw

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I had driven past the locks near Niagara many times. One day I decided to go and actually see it for myself in my personal vehicle.
It is pretty impressive how these Captains of ships pilot a huge ship into a narrow lock with very little margin for error.

Also, I am afraid of heights. I am okay when the lock is full of water, with or without a ship. It freaks me right out when the lock is empty. :rolllaugh: :(:dunno: Same lock different perceived height. :rolllaugh:
It’s interesting that we share the same bridge design as the one in Duluth
 

Ontario Outlaw

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I took US 23 south outta Mackinaw, it hugged Lake Huron.

Yeah yeah the sign says north I know I know, I was turning left at a light to go south.

NICE drive, not one other big truck, easy easy ride down to Saginaw. Probably not the shortest route but I have no regrets. As soon as I hit I75 there was endless traffic and basically a ****show. Then once I hit I69 the Man was hiding behind every sign, overpass, underpass, on ramp you name it
 

r3gulator3

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I took US 23 south outta Mackinaw, it hugged Lake Huron.

Yeah yeah the sign says north I know I know, I was turning left at a light to go south.

NICE drive, not one other big truck, easy easy ride down to Saginaw. Probably not the shortest route but I have no regrets. As soon as I hit I75 there was endless traffic and basically a ****show. Then once I hit I69 the Man was hiding behind every sign, overpass, underpass, on ramp you name it
It’s DOT needs more money week. Watch yourself south of the border out there this week.
 

Hammer166

Instigateur №166™
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So many lighthouses were built because of the shipwrecks.

If I remember right the time from October through November was the worst time to be on the water. That was traditionally the roughest weather and when the most wrecks occurred
There's a reason the song lyrics include "When the gales of November come early."
It was an eerie fap fap fap through the zone. 🤣
Fapping thru the construction? TMI!
 

Rigjockey

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@Ontario Outlaw I am sure you have seen the Trent Severn waterway. 240 miles of waterway with 44 locks.
Not huge locks like in Great lakes shipping lanes but, smaller lock for boats and,...maybe,.. I am not sure if Yacht would fit.

Big chute marine railway. Lock #44 on the Trent..
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Ontario Outlaw

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@Ontario Outlaw I am sure you have seen the Trent Severn waterway. 240 miles of waterway with 44 locks.
Not huge locks like in Great lakes shipping lanes but, smaller lock for boats and,...maybe,.. I am not sure if Yacht would fit.

Big chute marine railway. Lock #44 on the Trent..
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That’s the same one I posted above

The Trent Severn locks are very cool, as well as the St Lawrence seaways ones

It’s neat to drive through Queer-bec around the St Lawrence and see the mighty river
 

Rigjockey

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That’s the same one I posted above

The Trent Severn locks are very cool, as well as the St Lawrence seaways ones

It’s neat to drive through Queer-bec around the St Lawrence and see the mighty river
Have you ever taken the boat tour around the Thousand Islands near Kingston?
It's kinda cool, There must be like a 1,000 islands there. :rolllaugh:

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