Casualty of MOTD 2008

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by CDMINI View Post

I've done plenty of crashing on 2 and 4 wheels or more.
Congrats on being an expert on crashing. That's a distinction I personally wouldn't be proud of. This was my first accident in 40 years of driving. I have not had even a speeding ticket in that time.


... he actually lost it by carrying way too much speed at night on terrain he had no knowledge of. WOW, an unexpected bump in a mountain road, ain't that unpredictable! People really think they aren't being dangerous and this just isn't true.
I have been around this corner dozens of times at higher speeds. I never hit or noticed that heave in the pavement before. I wasn't driving dangerously and I have a witness to verify that.


He mentioned he skidded "only" 200 to 250 feet, 300 feet is a football field. That's a LONG WAY. I think the guy saying he was ONLY going 10-15mph over the speed limit also is a man trying to make it seem better. I went off a motorbike for over a football field long skid mark (300+ feet), but I was going near 130mph when it happened. 200 feet, I think he was carrying a little more speed than 45mph or so!
I have driven front-wheel drive cars all my life. This is my 3rd MINI. I have been in numerous rallys and several HPDE courses. I know how to drive a MINI. When the back-end started to go, I kept my foot on the gas and the front wheels pointed down the road. The car was starting to come back around when the right rear wheel hit a pile of dirt and spun us in a hard 360 the other way. Because I had the wheel cranked to the right, we went into the wall and rolled. I did not hit the brakes until the last 50 feet of the event when we were already climbing the hill.

Every time you post your "expert" remarks in this thread you sound like a bigger fool. Why don't you just move on? I am done defending myself and my actions to you.
 

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Old 05-12-2008, 08:06 AM
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Bid Daddy you don't have to defend yourself to anyone. S*** happens. i'm really glad you and Rich are ok. Cars can be replaced friends can't. Have you ordered your new car yet??

Sky

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Old 05-12-2008, 01:47 PM
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Gee Paul, how many photo's of me did you take?

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Old 05-12-2008, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
....Every time you post your "expert" remarks in this thread you sound like a bigger fool. Why don't you just move on? I am done defending myself and my actions to you.
Yeah, I'm the fool here, but who WADDED OUT their car and still alleges they didn't make any mistakes?

"Been driving FWD cars my whole life and certainly know what I'm doing"

Maybe just been real LUCKY too , carrying a lot more speed than conditions call for...

it was NIGHTTIME for CHRISSAKES!
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:19 PM
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Gnatster,

I rest my case.
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:43 PM
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I think that it's pretty much a rule of thumb that something inappropriate is being said when using and repeatedly in responses to someone discussing an accident.

by the way, Big D, thank you for your open and thorough discussion of what happened to you. I know that such stories (as when we heard of ImagoX's misfortune) serve the NAM community as a warning of what could happen to any of us. I just hope that comments with do not stifle the discussions and discourage others from sharing their stories.
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by CDMINI View Post
Yeah, I'm the fool here,
So I've noticed.

but who WADDED OUT their car and still alleges they didn't make any mistakes?
No one. I'm baffled by why you seem to imagine that he said such a thing and what you're trying to accomplish here. If it was to demonstrate that you're very impressed with yourself, it's been duly noted. If you're waiting for someone else to share in your enthusiasm I think it'll be quite a wait.
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:56 PM
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You know, it's almost amazing how well the "Add to your ignore list" option works. I added CDMini and POOF!, gone.
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
.... I laid awake pretty much the whole night trying to figure out what happened and I feel pretty confident now that there wasn't anything I did wrong or could have done differently to prevent this ....
This place is incredible, for all you NAM folks try and READ the above quote slowly and for COMPREHENSION! Everyone else might think about SLOWING DOWN, especially at NIGHT. As least Big Daddy was able to communicate that to everyone this year at your MOTD the best way possible;

BY EXAMPLE!
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:20 PM
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for all you NAM folks try and READ the above quote slowly and for COMPREHENSION!
I'd previously not written on this subject but:
As gnatster pointed out, Big D's post # 106 was enough of a mea culpa . . . you'd made your point (one that noone else appears to agree with. . . but so be it - move on) not sure what else your mockery wishes to accomplish today.
 

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Old 05-12-2008, 04:29 PM
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Sportiness carries with it certain risks. Big D got tagged. I should have been tagged several times in both car (while playing) and aircraft (while training hard)--there is a slight difference.

Thanks to Big D for his 'after action review'. We can all learn something.
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by rrcaniglia View Post
You know, it's almost amazing how well the "Add to your ignore list" option works. I added CDMini and POOF!, gone.
I've never used it before but you're right, it works great!
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:58 PM
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Tell me more about this Ignore button..
Will the thread still make any sense?
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:22 PM
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You get a noticed in the thread you view that says an ignored person has posted. If the thread is not comprehensible, you have the option of viewing the ignored post by reversing the shunning.
 
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:34 PM
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Congratulations CDMINI, you've single handily destroyed this thread when you couldn't leave well enough alone after establishing your basic argument.

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