posted on Mar, 9 2005 @ 04:02 PM
I went through that phase too. I've been a passenger in two hellacious crashes that I walked away from.......Passenger side in a Mustang Cobra that
lost control on a very rainy night, crossed the grass median, went into ongoing traffic and found a telephone poll. Thought I couldn't see & then
realized it was just the blood in my eyes....my head had bounced off of the dash &opened me up. Funny, but zero pain at anypoint.
Rear seat in a 400 HP , Mechanic's son's 74 Camaro that lost control trying to make a right side exit from the left lane across 3 lanes of traffic.
Funny thing? The driver was "designated" , as the rest of us were stoned & polluted! He just clipped the curb, which set off a massive fish taleing,
which I thought he'd regain since his hands were flying on the wheel ( or I was f**ked up & it seemed fast). Hit another telephone pole, went up the
sidewalk, took out 30 feet of picket fence, and landed on the back steps of someones porch. No injuries....other than azz cheeks that didn't unclench
for a week.
I used to speed in things like my 240Z, but that's stupid in my more mature mind today. Now, give me Sweden or Germany's finest, that can roll over
several times & still maintain cabin integrity. That's why I chose my daily driver, a Saab Aero. It was the safest sedan in it's naitive country,
the thing has ballz & it handles like a dream....yet, I have a back seat to scare the s**t out of people!
Give me some curves anyday.
I take anything I pilot out for practice...empty lots on a Sunday, in both wet & dry conditions. Master your horse kids, & you'll be safer.