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Ice on the Coq

Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 29th, 2017, 7:30 am

That's why it is referred to as the Highway Thru Hell.....

https://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Highway-Thru-Hell
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Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby jcow84 » Dec 29th, 2017, 8:55 am

We drove to Kelowna from Vancouver yesterday, and what really got me was the amount of people who didn't turn on their headlights. It's like people don't realize that they're completely invisible from the back as day time running lights don't work on rear lights. So dangerous in a blinding snow storm.

We had our "Highway Thru Hell" moment when Al Quiring drove by to rescue a semi that had neglected to chain up. Would have been extra cool if said semi hadn't been blocking the highway for 75 minutes, lol.
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Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby dle » Dec 29th, 2017, 9:30 am

Dizzy1 wrote:
dle wrote:
Dizzy 1 I disagree strongly with the first part of your post BUT heartily agree with the second part! Drivers need to literally "get a grip" and slow down, and road maintenance needs to up their game A LOT!

There are always those that don't drive to road conditions, but its extremely tiring to hear that argument over and over by those who think that thats the only thing that matters.


Yep! It's a combo of situations - bad drivers in normal winter conditions, good drivers on really bad winter roads, but definitely slow snow removal/sand maintenance of roads is a huge contributor in my mind.
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Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby dle » Dec 29th, 2017, 9:33 am

alanjh595 wrote:That's why it is referred to as the Highway Thru Hell.....

https://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Highway-Thru-Hell


Non BC'ers laugh when they hear that name.....til they go on it in winter.....I really think we disturbed some seriously evil spirits up there when we built it and this is just payback....
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Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 29th, 2017, 2:07 pm

dle wrote:
Non BC'ers laugh when they hear that name.....til they go on it in winter.....I really think we disturbed some seriously evil spirits up there when we built it and this is just payback....


You conjured up something.
I recall a song, I believe sung by the "Kettle Valley Brakemen"
I could not find it though.
The verse; " And when you head up Coquihalla way, You best be going in
the light of day"
and then something about the "frights at night"...

Wish I could find the tune.
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Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby dogspoiler » Dec 29th, 2017, 2:11 pm

alanjh595 wrote:That's why it is referred to as the Highway Thru Hell.....

https://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Highway-Thru-Hell


I always thought hell was supposed to be hot.
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Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby GordonH » Dec 29th, 2017, 2:16 pm

^^^ I guess hot in Canada is actually cold.... :laugh:
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Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 29th, 2017, 2:18 pm

In the BC mountains, 25C is hot as hell.
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Re: Ice on the Coq

Postby dle » Dec 30th, 2017, 7:21 am

dirtybiker wrote:
dle wrote:
Non BC'ers laugh when they hear that name.....til they go on it in winter.....I really think we disturbed some seriously evil spirits up there when we built it and this is just payback....


You conjured up something.
I recall a song, I believe sung by the "Kettle Valley Brakemen"
I could not find it though.
The verse; " And when you head up Coquihalla way, You best be going in
the light of day"
and then something about the "frights at night"...

Wish I could find the tune.


Well, I think they were definitely on to something because its bad wicked up there in the winter! Hope you can find it :D
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