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See ya in the ditch!

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As I was driving yesterday and looking at all the cars in the ditches I was reminded that we all think we are good drivers in harsh weather but if that were the case, there would be no cars in ditches.  We are at the mercy of the elements no matter how good we are.  I consider myself a very good driver but I recall last year when we were experiencing a particularly icy winter.  I was driving home from work on N. Broadway, well below the speed limit when suddenly I hit that invisible patch of ice and went into the slow motion skid.  You know that skid right?  When you feel the road beneath you disappear and it feels as though your floating?  I knew there was nothing I could do and luckily there were no cars around me so I just hung on and enjoyed the 360 degree spin in the middle of the road.  It was like road ballet.  I came to a stop, did the obligatory look around to see who observed it and then continued on my way happy that I was on the road and not in the ditch. 

Phil

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