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LastRites 12-12-2004 09:51 AM

1 kill and I almost got killed
 
I'm really doing good about staying away from the stret racing thing but sometimes people just strike a nerve and get served. This was my only race this month so I thought it was cool. Anyway, rolling down a four laner through the east side just cruising at the speed limit and when I pull up close to this Eclipse he drops the hammer and tries to walk my car. I thought that was rude so I drop a gear and easily get 3 cars on him and shut down. We both stop at the light and on green he tries again and I had to switch lanes, come up behind him and then pass him and get about two cars on him before the next light. I'm done playing with the asshat and he pulls up next to me at the light. I'm not even paying attention to him but my passenger was looking and tells me this joker just shot me a bird. I look at him and see this skinny little punk so I open the door to tell him that shit isn't cool and he takes off right thru the red. Thankfully there was no traffic. Also I'm not familiar with the Eclipse so I didn't notice what model it was, RS. So I get home and check the spec's on it, looks like it's the POS of the Eclipse line. Well I killed it anyway.

Now me almost getting killed, lol. There is a strip of highway that runs along the Front Range that no cops ever patrol that I like to do my top speed runs. Little or no traffic and in a canyon so there is nowhere for the cops to hide and shoot radar. I usually run it during the early morningm like 2:00 but I was travelling on it about midday and remembered that I hadn't made a run with the T/B and intake yet so I go for it. Run a few miles south looking for police then turn around and head north for my run. I pop over a hill at 115 and sure enough there is a cop on the other side travelling south, crap. Look in the rear view and see him braking as I'm doing the math to see what this ticket will run, about $600 mind you. I'm really close to base (military) and he has to travel about a 1/2 mile further south and take a 360 off ramp, travel over the highway and make another 360 on ramp to come my way becaus the center of the highway is fenced. I never saw him turn around but he was getting some good brake dive so it looked like I had his interest. I slowed down real hard and did the limit for about a 1/4 mile, pulled onto base and quickly hid in a stockyard that I could view the gate from. Never saw the cop pull up to the gate so after about 30 minutes I went to the other side of base and took some backroads home and parked the car in the garage. Just being stupid and almost paid for it.

WagonHO 12-12-2004 10:08 AM

How many hours after this incident did your balls drop back down out of your stomach? LOL!

LastRites 12-12-2004 10:54 AM

Chit, I'm still rolling around doing the speed limit at all times[:D]
So to date a little over a week, lol.

Skitzo 12-12-2004 11:29 AM

lol wow tht so sounds like something i would do LOL

Silver03SVT 12-12-2004 11:57 AM

Was that HWY 115 you were rolling down by Fort Carson?

LastRites 12-12-2004 11:59 AM

Yup, between Academy and the Fort Carson golf course gate.

Silver03SVT 12-12-2004 12:15 PM

Yeah, I remember that road well. I had a 95 GT for a while out there and hit around 125 on that streatch of road. Another good one is HWY 24 heading west. Take that mountain pass that goes through Green river falls, but you have to be much more alert dirving that road. It would be hella fun in the SVT.

Off topic, but what unit are you in?

LastRites 12-12-2004 12:45 PM

52d Engineer BN, right near gate 2 but only for another week. I'm PCS'ing to 3-6 CAV out of Camp Humphries, Korea.

Silver03SVT 12-12-2004 02:55 PM

Good luck in the rice paddies....no Korea for dis GI. I was in 3/3 ACR for 4 1/2 years. You'll miss Colorado, I miss the hell out of it! Well, at least youll be able to keep the miles off your car!

bluedevil 12-12-2004 04:24 PM

I raced what i thought was my wife the other day.
We were coming home from eating with some freinds
and i had met her their in my car. I had just bought her a
99' GTP and wanted to see what it had aganst the focus
So were coming up the hwy at night and i drop it and walk
away (she was not racing) so i get pretty far ahead rolling about
75 when i see these head lights coming up on me really fast.
so when they started getting close i drop it and take off. the other
car starts to catch up with me and then i start to pull away. i was going about
95-100 when i got over in front of the other car and see the lights on top of
it. sh[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]t. i amost crapped my pants right then. so i slow down
and pull into the slow lane. the cop pulls up next to me and gives me a dirty look
and took off really fast. when i got home my wife was really mad and i felt like
a total idiot.


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