Crossing the Creek with Brian and Dave
Here is the second part to this video.
Vid of B2:
This had to be the deepest the creek has ever been. Dave's iroc's performed great. He wasn't able to get out but the vehicle was able to keep moving.
Extreme Power Wheels Jeep pulling real Jeep 4x4!
This is our little experiment to see how much our modified Power Wheels Jeep would pull - so we hooked it up to Dan's heavily modified real Jeep 4x4 (lifted with 33" Mud tires, etc). The Powerwheels Jeep is running on a 18AH 12v battery. It makes for nice long run times under heavy load. This will be converted over to 24v when my kids master driving it in its current configuration. This PW Jeep is about 10 years old, its rigged with working marker lights, been repainted white, and features my own custom traction bands on the tires. It will also be lifted eventually with a steel frame under it. WATCH THE VIDEO RESPONSE - IT SHOULD REMOVE YOUR DOUBT.
The best way to react
The key to reacting is keeping calm, this isn't always possible when someone nearly hits you but in incidences like this I think it is.
This driver had previously overtaken me in the other lane only 20-30 seconds before hand. He could have possibly tracked my whereabouts with better use of his mirrors, but no-one is a perfect road user.
I shout waaaahey, to get everything to slow down helps, and a nice chat helps the situation carry on and the driver educated, throw in a 'have a nice day' to make you come across as the good guy.
He said 'I couldn't see you' which is something two-wheelers often hear. Lets hope next time he is a little more observant
What could we do differently to avoid this kind of incidences?
We both didn't see the traffic backing up, so both of our lane changes where late. We could both read the road ahead better and make our manoeuvres earlier.
The driver failed to indicate - this is probably the biggest issue, as he didn't indicate I had no idea he was going to change lanes until he started moving. Much easier for other road users to plan around you if you indicate your intentions.
502 V8 Wrangler
www.gocms.com 2008 Wrangler demo vid. Not an extreme video but one is on the way.