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Re: Why Bev Needs 400 Horsepower

Scott in SoCal wrote:
> On my way home from driving the Angeles Crest Highway last weekend, I
> took the Arroyo Seco Parkway for a few miles. As one of the first
> freeways in the country, designed for speeds of around 45 MPH and very
> little traffic, the on-ramps are ridiculously short and have stop
> signs at the beginning.

The off-ramps are just as bad but don’t have stop signs.

> Now, this isn’t a problem when your car can do
> 0-60 in 4 seconds, but how does someone like Bev, who drives an old
> 4-cylinder pickup truck, manage to merge onto the 110 without getting
> rammed?

Wuss!  I’ve driven that thing for decades in all sorts of vehicles.  You
just have to keep your eyes open.  4-cylinder?  HAH!  It’s an 8-cylinder
Dodge 318 for Chrissake, and they still make them!

> The Arroyo Seco must be an absolute *nightmare* during the morning
> rush hour…

Probably not — people it scares probably don’t drive it.  For extra points,
where is the collapsing-radius curve?  I honestly can’t remember, but I
think it’s near the high railroad bridge.


Cheers,
Bev
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2 Responses to “Re: Why Bev Needs 400 Horsepower”

  1. admin says:

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    The Real Bev wrote:
    > Scott in SoCal wrote:

    >> On my way home from driving the Angeles Crest Highway last weekend, I
    >> took the Arroyo Seco Parkway for a few miles. As one of the first
    >> freeways in the country, designed for speeds of around 45 MPH and very
    >> little traffic, the on-ramps are ridiculously short and have stop
    >> signs at the beginning.

    > The off-ramps are just as bad but don’t have stop signs.

    >> Now, this isn’t a problem when your car can do
    >> 0-60 in 4 seconds, but how does someone like Bev, who drives an old
    >> 4-cylinder pickup truck, manage to merge onto the 110 without getting
    >> rammed?

    > Wuss!  I’ve driven that thing for decades in all sorts of vehicles.  You
    > just have to keep your eyes open.  4-cylinder?  HAH!  It’s an 8-cylinder
    > Dodge 318 for Chrissake, and they still make them!

    >> The Arroyo Seco must be an absolute *nightmare* during the morning
    >> rush hour…

    > Probably not — people it scares probably don’t drive it.

    This is what I like best about the Arroyo Seco Parkway, that the
    clueless sloths tend to avoid it like the plague.  It makes driving it a
    very enjoyable experience.

    - Peter

  2. admin says:

    On Aug 22, 9:03 pm, Scott in SoCal <scottenazt…@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > On my way home from driving the Angeles Crest Highway last weekend, I
    > took the Arroyo Seco Parkway for a few miles. As one of the first
    > freeways in the country, designed for speeds of around 45 MPH and very
    > little traffic, the on-ramps are ridiculously short and have stop
    > signs at the beginning. Now, this isn’t a problem when your car can do
    > 0-60 in 4 seconds, but how does someone like Bev, who drives an old
    > 4-cylinder pickup truck, manage to merge onto the 110 without getting
    > rammed?

    > The Arroyo Seco must be an absolute *nightmare* during the morning
    > rush hour…
    > —
    > More reasons why PayPal SUCKS:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr_7–e5A1g

    When I was a teenager in the ’70s I had a job fixing washing machines
    in apartment buildings.  I remember having 4 loaded on a ’66 Chevy
    pickup with the six-banger (one was on the liftgate), doing one of
    those on-ramps, with the smell of one of those buildings still in my
    nostrils…

    jg

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