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Re: [EVDL] Wow! I drifted Tweety today

'Drifting' is cool, just make sure you don't make the
same mistake I did last year in a Silver NMG that was
on loan from MM. I was coming back from my boat dock
and was on gravel/asphalt transition when I hit the
accelerator to hard. The tire started spinning and
once it caught on asphalt with the front tires turned
I rolled it! (well, not completely, but the car went
beyond horizontal and then rolled right back up on all
3 wheels!) Since I was almost into the grass when it
rolled I did minor damage to the vehicle. I drove the
vehicle home without even stopping (I live about 1/4
mile from the lake). =

Rod
--- Nikki Bloomfield <[email protected]>
wrote:

> Ken, I herby award you membership of the mad EV
> drivers club....
> =

> It's great when we do things in our EVs that regular
> Joes don't =

> expect eh? - Like this morning I passed a woman
> doing 50 on the local =

> two-lane highway. The road has a 50 limit but she
> was doing about 35. =

> ( And my lil' City El only normally does about
> 43-45mph!)
> =

> Nikki.
> =

> =

> On Aug 21, 2007, at 3:12 PM, [email protected]
>
wrote:
> =

> > It really wasn=92t intentional, just one of those
> situational things.
> >
> > While on my way to work, I was sitting at a
> traffic light. There =

> > was a
> > car facing me in the opposite lane. I need to
> turn left. The light
> > turns green and I am waiting for the on-coming car
> to go, but, he is
> > just sitting there looking at me. I guess he is
> trying to figure out
> > what this silly looking thing is. Now a car is
> approaching behind him
> > and I know he is wondering why this guy is sitting
> at a green light.
> > Then I notice the driver waving at me to go. I=92m
> thinking this is =

> > just
> > not right, but we are all just sitting here. So I
> decide to go =

> > quickly
> > so as not to force the on-coming driver to have to
> stop at the green
> > light and besides, now there are cars behind me. =

> Then I notice the
> > on-coming car accelerating and apparently the
> driver of the stopped =

> > car
> > notices also so he starts to go. I=92m already out
> in the intersection,
> > feeling a bit hurried, so I punch it just a
> little. The tire broke
> > into a loud burnout and instantly, I am sideways. =

> I quickly turn back
> > to the right to prevent spinning like a top and
> now I=92m drifting
> > sideways. I=92m thinking, =93Hey this is kinda fun! =

> I notice that now I
> > am face to face with a Mercedes that is stopped at
> the red light in =

> > the
> > opposite lane. I can plainly see the shock on his
> wide eyed face. I
> > guess he can see my embarrassed face saying, =93Hey,
> I didn=92t really =

> > mean
> > it!=94 I continue the drift on around the Mercedes
> and lined up =

> > centered
> > in the right lane and drove on down the road as if
> nothing happened.
> >
> > It was a beautiful thing, although a bit
> embarrassing.
> >
> > Ken
> >
> >
> > http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/983
> >
> >
> > On another note: Does anybody know the best way to
> get in touch with
> > Dick Brown? I think Tweety might be itching for a
> stiffer pack.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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