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8715 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Jan 2022 at 7:05 AM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-23 1:11:53 AM  
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2022-01-23 1:14:43 AM  
Stupid. They're stupid.
 
2022-01-23 1:17:15 AM  
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2022-01-23 1:23:46 AM  
I just like to know where this is. and why they had to turn around there.

Camera was at an interesting spot, and TBH It probably wold have bottomed out if the rear wheels slipped off, and got stuck instead of falling off
 
2022-01-23 1:25:56 AM  
Well the weight's in the front, so...
 
2022-01-23 1:27:58 AM  
A friend of mine in high school tried this once.  Once.
 
2022-01-23 1:38:11 AM  
I have luckily never run into a situation where I felt I had to do that.
 
2022-01-23 1:48:38 AM  
Let me narrow it down for you Subby:

He's no genius.
 
2022-01-23 1:56:42 AM  

make me some tea: Well the weight's in the front, so...


Glad the front didn't fall off
 
2022-01-23 3:18:52 AM  
Good thing he did it quickly!
 
2022-01-23 4:29:01 AM  
Acting like an 18 point turn is some sort of magic, calm down.
 
2022-01-23 7:07:05 AM  
When I'm playing Dirt Rally and the car turns around impossibly on a road like that I just admit defeat and hit the restart button.
 
2022-01-23 7:08:23 AM  
Uh, looks like the road clears up like 100ft on.
 
2022-01-23 7:10:02 AM  
I, however am having no problem whatsoever in assigning a category to this person.
 
2022-01-23 7:14:28 AM  

make me some tea: Well the weight's in the front, so...


When did this become about my wife?
 
2022-01-23 7:15:30 AM  
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2022-01-23 7:20:28 AM  
NOPE
 
2022-01-23 7:23:31 AM  
26 point turn, just like they taught us in Drivers Ed.

Personally, I would have just backed down.
 
2022-01-23 7:31:25 AM  

ColTomParker: 26 point turn, just like they taught us in Drivers Ed.

Personally, I would have just backed down.


Well, you could stand him up at the gates of hell, but he wouldn't back down.
 
2022-01-23 7:34:19 AM  
A genius does not get into that situation.
 
2022-01-23 7:35:36 AM  
Heh. A friend of mine has a small gold claim up in the hills around Darrington somewhere. It's a tailing pile on an abandoned mine that never did really produce much but a little hard work can show enough color to pay for the gas to get up to it so it's a good excuse to go up and fark around in the dirt. It's on a long old trail that is just about as wide as a Jeep. When I had my '72 Blazer, we were headed up there one November, the weekend after Thanksgiving. We came to a point where there was a large tree that had fallen over the trail. There were a couple of feet of snow on the ground, no place to turn around, about 100 foot drop on one side and the cliff on the other. We ended up reversing down the trail, maybe about three miles before we got to a spot that was wide enough for me to do that. It took maybe a 10-point turn to get the truck turned around and I had to lean the LR wheel off the side to get that.

4-spd manual for the win. Can't do that with an automatic. God I miss that truck.
 
2022-01-23 7:40:06 AM  
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2022-01-23 7:47:13 AM  
DON'T MAKE ME TURN THIS CAR AROUND...OK THAT'S IT! WE ARE DONE! VACATION OVER!
 
2022-01-23 8:12:29 AM  
So who was shooting this and where were they standing?
 
2022-01-23 8:13:33 AM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: [Fark user image image 425x180]


I just watched that for like 10 minutes waiting for success.

...

/jk
 
2022-01-23 8:14:42 AM  
Why?
Did he have that "I left the gas burner on back home" premonition?

/would'a just drove all the way to point A, and hung a U.
 
2022-01-23 8:16:32 AM  
I park on a driveway that's on the side of a mountain.  I'd never try to turn around on it, but I do try to back up as far as possible if there are going to be other people there at the same time, as the level part can't quite fit two cars, and the top of the driveway is steep with a turn required.

If you back up very, very slowly, you will feel when the back tire is at the edge of the pavement and starts to drop down, and you can stop and go back forward before you drop off.

Of course, my drop is maybe 6 inches into dirt, so I'm not going to kill myself if things go wrong.  But if the driver is in tune with his vehicle, and you have enough space (which he just barely did), it could be done safely.

And I suspect that the guy filming was the passenger, and he decided to film rather than stay in the car while this happened
 
2022-01-23 8:18:38 AM  

kkinnison: I just like to know where this is. and why they had to turn around there.


They had to turn around there for the internet. You can see a building just behind them. I'm sure there was somewhere he could have turned around there but that doesn't get views on TikTok.
 
2022-01-23 8:35:50 AM  
There was probably a bus or transport coming the other way.  I'll bet this wasn't the first time the driver had done something like this.
 
2022-01-23 8:46:03 AM  
In addition to wondering where this happened (Northern Italy? Peru?) what kind of vehicle was that? (Citroen?)
I am befuddled with lines of inquiry
 
2022-01-23 8:47:21 AM  
Both

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2022-01-23 8:48:48 AM  
He didn't fall off, so what's your beef, dumbassmitter?
 
2022-01-23 8:56:02 AM  

martiandooz: Both

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My thought exactly.

Of course, I try to work P&tB into daily conversations.
 
2022-01-23 8:57:44 AM  
I've driven on roads like that before on trips. There is no amount of money that you could pay me to attempt that maneuver.
 
2022-01-23 9:20:58 AM  
Jesus, some people will do anything to avoid a roundabout.
 
2022-01-23 9:26:01 AM  
NEWP
 
2022-01-23 9:37:14 AM  
He's lucky if he didn't scratch up his grille.
 
TWX
2022-01-23 9:49:50 AM  

ColTomParker: 26 point turn, just like they taught us in Drivers Ed.

Personally, I would have just backed down.


Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down (Official Music Video)
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2022-01-23 9:53:43 AM  

Lambskincoat: I have luckily never run into a situation where I felt I had to do that.


I have. A couple times. Not as severe, but still that dangerous. It is farking terrifying.
 
2022-01-23 10:14:04 AM  
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Right, lads, here's what we're gonna do . . .
 
2022-01-23 10:25:33 AM  
Guess who isn't getting his deposit back on that rental.
 
2022-01-23 10:27:23 AM  
Daft as a brush.
 
2022-01-23 10:29:47 AM  
There's nothing there.  He could have pulled up where it flattened out and turned around.  Duh. There's buildings there.  He was just doing it to show off.

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2022-01-23 10:46:17 AM  

cryinoutloud: There's nothing there.  He could have pulled up where it flattened out and turned around.  Duh. There's buildings there.  He was just doing it to show off.

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Now now... dont be so quick to judge....

Maybe there was a spider up there.
 
2022-01-23 11:23:33 AM  
That car looks new enough to have a backup camera. Why not just back up to where you can turn around without tempting the organ donor card fates?
 
2022-01-23 11:37:45 AM  
Y'all didn't notice at first how the video was sped up and distorted to appear more dangerous than it seemed?

In the Twitter thread there's a post with the original: https://mobile.twitter.com/travishastweets/status/1485244731164696577
 
2022-01-23 12:02:18 PM  
I shot a video of someone at the Manassas, Virginia Amtrak Station doing a three-point turn in the middle of a grade-crossing in front of an approaching train.
 
2022-01-23 12:10:17 PM  

ThieveryCorp: Y'all didn't notice at first how the video was sped up and distorted to appear more dangerous than it seemed?


Of course we noticed the video was sped up. It had no effect on how dangerous that seemed, which (of course) was pretty farking dangerous.
 
2022-01-23 12:27:09 PM  
I would do anything for love.... but I won't do that!  FINALLY! I got my Meatloaf tribute post in!  RIP big guy!!! Now what were we talking about!
 
2022-01-23 12:39:21 PM  
The closest I've gotten to this was while exploring an abandoned railroad way.  We were on a raised section and the bridge we stopped at was in very bad condition. Trains are huge, right?  Well, they aren't very wide and this was formerly a single track, might have been 10 ft wide. We were in a Corvair, which had a 9 ft wheelbase.
 
2022-01-23 12:50:06 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Acting like an 18 point turn is some sort of magic, calm down.


A J-turn would have been more impressive...
 
2022-01-23 1:20:20 PM  

peasandcarrots: Markoff_Cheney: Acting like an 18 point turn is some sort of magic, calm down.

A J-turn would have been more impressive...


Bootlegger turn
 
2022-01-23 1:25:28 PM  
Someone needs to put Yakkity Sax on it.
 
TWX
2022-01-23 1:42:39 PM  

gonegirl: [scotsman.com image 640x456]
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Right, lads, here's what we're gonna do . . .


It was a FWD bus.  Slowly have every single person make their way as far forward as possible, have one person get into the driver's seat and start it, put it in gear, and start pulling foward.
 
2022-01-23 2:03:14 PM  
When they made that last reverse and the back tire goes over the edge, my pucker could have snapped a steel bar! Any idea where this happened?
 
2022-01-23 2:30:24 PM  
I'll go with insane.
 
2022-01-23 2:40:10 PM  
This channel has a lot of videos of the same car/driver. I suspect they come from a Chinese TV show.

DrivingSkill
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6C9Q_4RN5bzUOAuXklZdVg/videos
The driving master challenges the impossible
Youtube Zzv7DLttmhA


That's a PRC license plate

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China
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though in that Wiki page I can't find the first character which is supposed to identify the province.
 
2022-01-23 3:08:36 PM  
He may be both. But that is no excuse of making him Presidente for Life of the Estados Unitos.
 
2022-01-23 3:22:55 PM  
Here's what's actually going on from someone filming from the opposite side.
Suddenly it's not such a dangerous spot after all.
 
2022-01-23 3:23:30 PM  

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I knew somebody would cover this.
 
2022-01-23 3:34:16 PM  

HairBolus: This channel has a lot of videos of the same car/driver. I suspect they come from a Chinese TV show.

DrivingSkill
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6C9Q_4RN5bzUOAuXklZdVg/videos
[YouTube video: The driving master challenges the impossible]

That's a PRC license plate

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China
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though in that Wiki page I can't find the first character which is supposed to identify the province.


Guizhou (贵州) Province, I believe.
 
2022-01-23 3:35:05 PM  

another one of them: There was probably a bus or transport coming the other way.  I'll bet this wasn't the first time the driver had done something like this.


Looks like a dare to me.
 
2022-01-23 4:45:35 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Guizhou (贵州) Province, I believe.


You're right. I couldn't visually match the character in its squished form on the license plate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China#Guizhou
Guizhou
The initial character on licence plates issued in Guizhou is: (Guì)
贵A-Guiyang
贵B-Liupanshui
...


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2022-01-23 6:58:40 PM  

HairBolus: This channel has a lot of videos of the same car/driver. I suspect they come from a Chinese TV show.
though in that Wiki page I can't find the first character which is supposed to identify the province. (Guizhou)


Thank you. I can sleep at ease tonight. I really wanted to know where this happened and weird petty shiat like this just gnaws on me like Columbo solving a mystery.
 
2022-01-23 7:49:40 PM  
Yeah, no. If I'm ever in a situation where I have to turn a vehicle around like that I'm just getting out and walking down the mountain. Free car for whoever wants it.
 
2022-01-24 12:21:58 AM  
Fark that was scary to watch.
 
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