My Sky Color

A forty something Dad, Husband, Engineer guy living in Western Oregon. Reflections on all things in life. A few technical things and whatever else comes along.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Site for All You Motor Heads Out There

You can educate the kids if they will sit still long enough to absorb the information.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You Just Can't Fix Stupid

So the other night we were trying to drive to town. We left our place and went down the road about 1 mile and the road was closed. There were lots of "blue light specials" and they had their surveying instrument out. We figured it was a fatal accident. So we had to turn around and go up past our house to take another route. The other route was blocked off as well. So we had to take another route to get to town. Good thing there are several routes.

So today I did a little investigating to see what the heck was going on in our quiet neck of the country.
Motorcycle Crash on E Bell Road Results in Fatal Injuries - 07/14/09
Serious Crash Closes Historic East Columbia River Highway - 07/14/09

If the observant reader looks at the incident times, the second accident listed had occurred and they had closed the HCRH. So traffic was taking Bell Rd to get around it when the second accident occurred on the detour road, resulting in a fatality.

So if the LE folks hadn't shut down the road to play surveyor and investigate the injury accident, maybe they wouldn't have caused the fatality...


Friday, July 03, 2009

What are you looking at?

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