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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2014, 07:54:00 AM »
Glad you are both OK. Sorry but I have to ask. What were you thinking not wearing Life vests?
In the beginning the lake was not deep at all and was not moving fast.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2014, 07:58:03 AM »
So life guards don't need to wear vests?  ???
Officially everyone must wear a life vest. But not knowing how deep and dangerous and Scarry the lake will become i thought worse case I'm a lifeguard... but didnt know that the water will take away my power.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2014, 08:13:02 AM »
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2014, 11:37:34 AM »
This
On second thought that was more thrilling than scary, scary is when I am NOT in control.

That would have to be the time I drove from Detroit to Montreal through a huge snowstorm. I was driving most of the way and I must have been going not more than 30MPH. At one point someone took over but I saw she clearly didn't have too much experience with snow driving so I told her to pull over at the next exit so I could take over again. She decelerated too quickly and before I knew what was happening we swung wildly, first left and came within inches from the center barrier and then right, spun around and landed in a huge snow bank. Thank G-D the snow was soft so no one got hurt but the car was stuck inside until a tow truck came by.
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2014, 03:09:05 PM »
On a trip to Montreal we went for a day trip to Mont Treblanc.  It's just over an hour away by car. The roads were empty, so I drove fast.  At some points, the road is a thin bridge with 2 (or was it 4?) lanes of traffic and guard rails high above the valley below.  At 75- 80 mph I had very bad visions of going over the side and crashing my whole family into the abyss.
On our recent trip to Montreal, my husband suggested we go to Mont Treblanc since 'last time we had so much fun there'.  I declined. 

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2014, 07:49:37 PM »
i have no idea. you seem like you do.

Ive been boating many times and ALWAYS wear one (im a WSI, LTI, EMT).

If you dont like those orange  ones that  choke ur neck, they make good thin vest ones. Check dicks sporting  goods or the like.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2014, 07:53:08 PM »
If you dont like those orange  ones that  choke ur neck, they make good thin vest ones. Check dicks sporting  goods or the like.
Lot more expensive but they make some really nice ski vests.
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2014, 08:18:43 PM »
1) Skiing the mountains in Arosa.. First time skiing from the summit 14,750ft up.. you dont know the twists & turns yet.. one little move & your choppered out DOA. Sounds like cake, im an expert skiier but still it was heart pumping the first time down..

2) did 110mph on cruise down a straight highway that had a 70 or 75 mph limit.. straiiiiiight as can be in Kansas.. was a 4 hour drive.. passed by Fort Riley with All the military stuff & for some stupid reason I needed a photo.. I slowly started moving to the shoulder while going 110mph.. swerved back into the lane and car was on 2 wheels.. I thought it was going to be the day I died. learned a lesson for sure..

I guess it wasnt time yet for my number to be called. But I had nisim & always thank hashem for making a ness for me. scarrrrry

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2014, 08:20:35 PM »
1) Skiing the mountains in Arosa.. First time skiing from the summit 14,750ft up.. you dont know the twists & turns yet.. one little move & your choppered out DOA. Sounds like cake, im an expert skiier but still it was heart pumping the first time down..

2) did 110mph oncruise down a straight highway that had a 70 or 75 mph limit.. straiiiiiight as can be in Kansas.. was a 4 hour drive.. passed by Fort Riley with All the military stuff & for some stupid reason I needed a photo.. I slowly started moving to the shoulder while going 110mph.. swerved back into the lane and car was on 2 wheels.. I thought it was going to be the day I died. learned a lesson for sure
Lesson learned make sure u got everything u need b4 hitting 110!
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2014, 09:01:02 PM »
I just figured they would know better. If you want to play superman at least have your wife wear one.

It's really so terrible?

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2014, 03:36:54 PM »
Last winter,
Miloli Ridge Road, Kauai

Rented a 4wd. Apparently it had rained for a while before we arrived. The gate was open, and we were excited for the view at the end. We start along the road, and the road doesn't seem too bad at all. After a couple minutes we hit some nice bumps, and I'm thinking now I understand why you need a 4wd. Then we get to a decline with a crack/ mini ravine going diagonally across the road. I'm driving along when suddenly the car slides and spins sideways because it lost all traction due to the mud. I don't live in an area with snow, so this is my first experience with completely losing control of my car, and my initial reaction is of confusion mixed with a healthy dose of fear. Then I react and and compensate by spinning the wheel the other way, and the jeep then spins the other way.  Finally I get it straight and realize the wheel is stuck in the crack in the growing like we're on a track. So I kinda guide the jeep along in the track and it slides down with a few sideways jerks till we get to the bottom. I proceed thinking/hoping that's the worst of it. When I see there's more of that, I realize I can't keep going and have to turn back. So I go down another hill, sliding and spinning 90 degrees both ways to the bottom till I could get to a clearing with enough space to turn around. Basically the car won't go up the hill-too much mud. I tried slowly to get max traction, i tried backing up then accelerating and it won't go past a certain spot - I even put petal to the metal and it would on lurch and spin sideways . We finally give up, abandon the car, and hoof it back to waimea canyon road in the light rain (luckily we brought disposable ponchos) and hitch a ride back to the rental place by the airport. They call a tow company and are told it would cost 1200 minimum. (My insurance says they wont pay because the car didnt break down.) And they wouldn't try retrieving the jeep for another week. I'm getting nervous that I would have to buy a new car,  When they remember mom and pop shop tow company,  and they said they will do it for 600 right away and we exchange info and he goes to get the jeep. Luckily,  the rental place agreed to give us another car meanwhile, and we make it back to the hotel just before Shabbos. We got back home on Sunday, and haven't heard from the tow company since.

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2014, 04:48:13 PM »
Whoa.
Didn't you read the book though? It says to turn back if things look wet!
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2014, 06:10:26 PM »
The book also says (re. Polihale IIRC) to "pull an important looking wire" before calling the tow truck. That way it's a "breakdown", not just getting stuck in the mud :P.
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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2014, 12:44:58 AM »
I didn't have the latest version of the book, so it did not say to turn back if wet, nor did it say to pull a wire :) But the tow guy never even called so...

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Re: Your scarriest or scary moment
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2014, 12:50:30 AM »
This past Friday, when i was going somewhere through Manhattan and got stuck in crazy traffic. Erev Yom Kippur 5:00 in Manhattan. Ended up making it with 10 minutes to spare to shekiah.