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most nerve racking moment in ranger

Last night I was headed home from Boston on 93 north. I could see a haze about 1/4 mile up. As soon as I hit that haze it was a down pour of hard snow visibility was greatly reduced. Someone had cut me off so I backed out. Bad Idea I naturally accelerated and my rear came right around. 2 360s across 4 lanes of traffic I said "no" to the guard rail I wad heading straight for I punched the gas and avoided the rail but I was facing the wrong way directly infront of me was a state trooper..... HOW BAD COULD THAT HAVE GONE? I consider my self lucky I had a gut feeling if the tires caught when I was spinning and sliding across the road if the tires ever caught I was going over. Post pics later of the scene on my phone
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Glad that didn't end up worse for you.

Did the trooper enjoy the show?

I also talk to deer while they are on the side of the road. I tell them "no, stay right there...don't move"
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Dude I know how it feels. I had a similar experience but yours is definitely worse. Glad your ok.
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Glad that didn't end up worse for you.

Did the trooper enjoy the show?

I also talk to deer while they are on the side of the road. I tell them "no, stay right there...don't move"
LOL, me too! Don't move! Don't you f**kin move! Don't even think about it!

Dave, glad your alright, could have been a lot worse, thank god you kept your composure.
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The trooper put his lights on so i could get all straighten out. it was so slick i had to use 4wd to get going again. About the deer i do the same thing. i could only imagine how loud it was outside my truck when i nailed the gas to get away from the guard rail f**kin 6k rpm. the funny thing ABS didn't kick on what so ever.
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Thats what happens when you go to Boston. The worst place on earth.
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did you check your pants after all this?
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Glad you're OK.

I had a similar situation back in December on 95 in Seabrook. I had been driving up 495 during flurries and heavy wind, and the road was just wet. Shortly after I got on 95 North, a gust of wind hit me and my rear went right out. Turns out 95 was a sheet of black ice. I steered into it, but when the truck swung back, it never stopped, and I ended up spinning around two complete times before slowing down enough to straighten out. Luckily there was no one around, because I ended up using all four lanes to get under control.
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your both lucky you didnt hit a 'dry' spot.
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I thought the same thing. Also, where it happened for me, there is no guard rail, just a grassy median. At one point I really though I was headed across it and into the southbound lanes for a nice head-on.
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Glad that didn't end up worse for you.

Did the trooper enjoy the show?

I also talk to deer while they are on the side of the road. I tell them "no, stay right there...don't move"
X2 ...
I'm glad you lived to tell your story. Sounds like some scary sh**!
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Glad you're OK.

I had a similar situation back in December on 95 in Seabrook. I had been driving up 495 during flurries and heavy wind, and the road was just wet. Shortly after I got on 95 North, a gust of wind hit me and my rear went right out. Turns out 95 was a sheet of black ice. I steered into it, but when the truck swung back, it never stopped, and I ended up spinning around two complete times before slowing down enough to straighten out. Luckily there was no one around, because I ended up using all four lanes to get under control.
weather in the northeast is unpredictable.
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Did the same thing except i spun out in front of a semi saw it coming right at my passenger side door so i punched the gas and spun around again and went backwards in a ditch
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hey bud i'm gald your ok, i had a similar experience, i went around a turn, not even very fast i was going the posted advisory speed limit for the turn and i guess took the turn a little wider than usual and hydro planed on the wet road caught my self a few times then pulled a 360 and a 180 and slid backwards into a peach orchard right between a row of trees while missing a drainage ditch by two feet, and i've had my bad luck with deer to, i was taking my girl friend out on black Friday it as foggy as hell and while going up this big hill there was a deer standing right in the middle of the road i couldn't even see it until i was on top of it, luckily i put new tires on the previous day or it could of been worse, not sure how the deer didn't know i was coming since my truck is lit the hell up and its loud too, i think a buck was chasing after it since it was it was during the rut, got some good deer baloney out of it though.
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Spinning uncontrollably is the most terrifying thing in vehicles. I've never hit ice in my truck to cause me to slide or spin but I'm sure it will happen eventually. I have ditched into the median before though but that was because someone else spun out in front of me. Going 30-40 MPH on a snow covered highway surrounded by cars and having to cut it into the snow filled median was scary ****.
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