Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Refer Madness - Nebraska

Marijuana, being legal in Colorado, has surrounding states agitated.  Hwy 71/Hwy14/Hwy52 is the main corridor from Eastern Colorado to the Nebraska Panhandle. The 14 miles from the Colorado line to Kimball can be a gauntlet as the Nebraska Patrol seeks to interdict dopers. Monday they were using two cruisers and an airplane. People going North on cruise control who fail to drop their speed 5 mph get stopped. Colorado, 65 mph. Nebraska, 60 mph.

This is the source.

Located in Log Lane Village, population 873, a pimple on the hide of Ft Morgan, population 11,329, it is just 73 miles from Kimball, NE and Interstate 80.

Personally I think the patrol should concentrate on overweight trucks but that isn’t my circus or my monkeys. My route driver partner and I don’t speed on those 14 miles.

The flagship Natural Herbs store is in Garden City, CO, population 264, a festering sore on the hide of Greeley, CO, population 98,596. Some might develop suspicions about the city administrations of these two burgs.

Someone better with words than I could find grist for the mill with the nature of the load on this truck, and the condition of the trailer tires.

Interesting, the name on the truck door is Rouge Trucking.

The Wyoming green is pleasing to the eye after a winter of brown. This morning the wind wasn’t blowing (much) and the prairie birds were in full voice. The forecast for tomorrow is a blizzard.

A negative aspect of my job is being at the end of the supply chain while operating a Prisus. 

The driver seat headrest is reversed. With no way to adjust the angle, and having my head constantly bumping it, I simply reverse it. Would my neck get broken if the car is hit from behind? Yeah, probably. Got to live up to the blog title, don’t you know.

Here is a posting by one of the people the Patrol wants to interdict. What is wrong with this picture?


Old NFO said...

Stay safe out there WSF! I know you're smart and a good driver, but you ARE amongst the idjits out there...

LL said...

Keeping your speed in check would seem to make sense in the speed/interdiction focused area.

There's a lot of flat land there.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Sugar Valley, Torrington-Scottsbluff-North Platte, has a large number of idijts behind the wheel. Keeps you on your toes.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

More rolling than flat. Lots of hills with a surprise waiting just over the crest.

Coffeypot said...

Driving those straight roads, you have to keep you eyes and head moving or you could be hypnotized and drive into a ditch. Play it safe and get a auto dvd player and watch a movie while you drive. That sounds safe enough.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Such good advice I get.

Momma Fargo said...

Oh man. You had me shaking my head until you posted those pics of Wyoming. Be still my heart.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

There are a few occasions when I should be paying to do my job.