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kengr
Nov. 4th, 2015 11:07 am (UTC)
Tue, 09:20: 📷 sashathumpa: “u missed di schoo bus eh?” “yes fadda” “find a wey ti schoo den” Please tell me this is... https://t.co/NyRdOM0y2V

No, I suspect it's quite real *dumb* but real.

We used to do something almost as dumb back in Spokane in the winter.

We called it "ski-jogging". Basically, once there'd been enough snow and traffic that the roads have a coating of snow packed down to "white ice", you'd get behind a stopped car, crouch down and grab the bumper. If you had a good grip, you could slide alo0ng behind it with your shoes skating over the packed snow.

The main dangers were if the car suddenly stopped, you'd get a faceful of *steel* bumper (this was back in the 60s, remember). You might also wind up sliding under the car. Not good.

The other big danger was if you lost your grip, you'd go sliding and spinning out of control for a bit. This wasn't too bad, unless you wound up in front of a car that was following the one you'd been on, or was spun out into the other lane and in front of an oncoming car.

But if you avoided cars, you'd likely not get anything worse than a few bruises (heavy winter coats have their uses).

The idiot having from that truck on the other hand is risking broken bones. Especially since the odds are head hit the back of his skull first. And since it's not winter, even if he avoids that, he's gonna have the road rash from hell.

I know what my leg was like after taking a spill from my bicycle at around 20 and sliding 50 feet across asphalt. And I was wearing heavy cords, not slacks or jeans.
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