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Old 03-09-2009, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Built ramp on I-77 while stuck in 'snow storm'

So a couple of friends and I were stuck in a traffic mess for over 4 hours during the southeast 'snow storm'. We were on our way to NC from riding in WV and some semi's were stuck on the road and later whatever was being used to free them also became stuck (so we heard)... we never actually saw the mess as we were miles behind it.

The time is around 12 or 1am, and my friend's camera had no life left but we managed to get at least one decent shot of me going over the ramp... and I say 'going over' because I couldn't get the speed to actually jump it... you'll see that he has to push me to get over the damn thing, lol.

Here's a shot of us building the ramp, with the traffic in the background:


Here's a link to the video:
Picture 011.avi - 18.96MB

This kept us from going stir crazy in the car, and the case of beer in the back came in handy as well .

This is a good shot of the snowfall while Jess builds the inevitable snow dude:

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Old 03-09-2009, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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anybody around you have anything to say about you getting out of your car to snowboard and build a snowman during a traffic jam?
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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aha. Reminds me of a time we were stuck in a jam coming out of Revelstoke. My brother and I got out and played street hockey on the other side of the road.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats a pretty sick idea.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I never really thought to build a ramp... sometimes when I-70 gets jammed before the tunnel we pull off and have snowball fights. Sometimes people from other cars join us too... haha.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I-70 is madd crazy sometimes. i went up in november and they closed I-70 at the silverthorne exit, it took me 3 hours to get from breck to silverthorne. i was in my truck and occasionally i would go off the side of the interstate and goof around with my truck. then id rejoin the mind numbing boredom of trafic. never built a ramp though.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just wish I had more speed to hit it and longer life on the camera, lol, but at least we got the short that we did.

It was all foolery to pass the time anyway.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I remember two winters ago during that blizzard that hit I was heading from Vail to Denver on I-70... took 11 hours, wish I had thought of making a ramp like this to pass the time. Trying to take a leak on the side of the road when it's bumper to bumper was impossible too.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Awesome, awesome to the max. I will remember that idea if I ever have the conditions of traffic jam for hours + snow + snowboard. You my friend get major dedication props
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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awesome !
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