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    Good writeup, but I bet you would have had more fun up at the TSD in Houghton that same weekend...

    Seriously, wow, what a roller coaster ride you guys had! Gun battles, border crossings, lovely ladies, fast cars, crowds of barely-contained people, etc. Reads good enough for a Hollywood movie. The only question remaining is: What big name, hunky actor is going to get the role as Ben the Lothario Pirate? (Had to look up lothario, don't see that used too often on web forums.)

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    Sounds great, i will keep an eye out this week on HD Theater for you guys during the WRC recap!
    Yeah, maybe Ben will make the hi-lites, kissing the hand of his admirer? Nice to hear that your 20-something fan didn't spell your name "Solcum" on her little love-sign...
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    Actually, she did.

    The Pirate is lysdexic and transposed it for us......

    Quote Originally Posted by JTYooper View Post
    Yeah, maybe Ben will make the hi-lites, kissing the hand of his admirer? Nice to hear that your 20-something fan didn't spell your name "$olcum" on her little love-sign...
    press on,
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTYooper View Post
    The only question remaining is: What big name, hunky actor is going to get the role as Ben the Lothario Pirate? (Had to look up lothario, don't see that used too often on web forums.)
    Easy, I'll just pull an Audie Murphy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTYooper View Post
    What big name, hunky actor is going to get the role as Ben the Lothario Pirate? (Had to look up lothario, don't see that used too often on web forums.)
    .
    A few years ago, Peter Falk would have been the choice. He's got at least one part correct.
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    Hey Ben,

    Quote ¨Between bridge one and bridge two between Nuevo Laredo (Mexico) and Laredo (USA) there is a one mile road, two lanes wide with a concrete barrier about two feet tall preventing you from going in any other direction. This is the point where some Mexican cartels decided to begin a war. A car blocked the road in front of us and people started streaming down into the bushes with machine guns. We couldn’t turn around due to our trailer, so we spent a frantic ten minutes backing up a half mile to the sounds of automatic gun fire and police who just turned around and fled when presented with the situation.
    Our brokers, who were there to protect us and guide us through the procedures, had one simple explanation, “Mexico, she has problems.”


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    I didn't think it could be done, but I think this beats the "finishing an event by duct-taping the hatch to the A-pillars" story
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    On stage one we entered a tight yet fast downhill section with a little too much gusto. The back of the car slid off the road on the right and went off a bridge. My first reaction was, “well, we’re done.” Bill just kept on the gas and a well placed BMW trailing link caught the edge of the concrete bridge before the tire and somehow bounced us back on the road. According to the laws of physics it shouldn’t have been possible, yet we found ourselves on still on the road and still pushing hard. I love those moments.
    I have a picture of your tracks over that bridge , I will post later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gplsek View Post
    Ooh, thank you!
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    So in the picture above there is a clear tire line next to the edge of the bridge, plenty close enough to off the bridge.

    Is that the inside tire our outside tire? I ask because there is a much more faint tire line, to the outside that would have the trajectory of the car, mostly off the bridge. So far off, you have to wonder what kept the car on the bridge. (was the car coming at us, or going away from us, going away better explains how the car stayed on the road... a little...)

    Great story, and pictures, no matter to the actual position of the car over the bridge.

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