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Was out getting gas on a nice cool day. Top down tunes not too loud, just pleasant.

Cruising along at 80 kph as I was not in a hurry and WHOOSH!!

I saw a white blur right to left in my mirror and then I literally heard that whoosh.

I turned over my left shoulder and there was this white something barreling off south (I'm heading west).

If I had been a 1/2 second slower, I would have been T-boned

And no, don't say that I should have been going faster (because I can). Leisure has its merits. No cop would ever believe you (while writing out your ticket) if you said you were going fast because of all the crazy nut cases following me.

No vid because my cam only faces forward

Ya, I know, close only counts in horse shoes but I think I just used one of my "nine lives" .

Nice to be here telling you my tale


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Eight (8) "LIVES" left.......time to mod that R172 a little and put some more UFFF DAAA under the Hood just in case.



Glad 2 hear you are ok!!

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Not an SLK story but it was one my lucky breaks.

1974-75, tooling up the Gulf Freeway towards Houston after a Wang Labs sales call at NASA-JSC. "Anal-yst" in tow, hired just for show. Alcoholic. Doing about 90 in a 1974 Dino 246GTS, inside lane. Gramps idling along about 70 ahead of me, so I swing out to the right. For some reason, I go to the far right lane instead of the middle lane. Good thing, as in the middle lane was a large screw-type house jack with about a 2' iron base. At 90, it would have cut that little car in half. Teeth, hair, and eyes all over the concrete.

You've heard about people turning white when scared. It's true. Anal-yst white as a sheet. Eyes also rolled back in his head, slack jawed. Didn't phase me, I figgered if you're clear, all is well, why worry.

I was doing 90 because below that, the Dino had all kinds of annoying resonances. Quieted down above 90.
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