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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on October 26, 2007, 11:51 pm
 
 bwilson4use@hotmail.com (Bob & Holly Wilson) wrote:


Then your experience is limited, and you've never been up a mountain.


Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on October 29, 2007, 2:11 am
 


<YAWN>

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on October 29, 2007, 9:41 am
  bwilson4use@hotmail.com (Bob & Holly Wilson) wrote:


Yes, I'd say anyone who says he follows trucks up mountains is indeed a
big bore.


Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on November 3, 2007, 2:38 am
 

Nope, you're just trying to cover your the obvious mistake. Google map
or mapquest shows route 68 connecting:

Parkersburg, WV
Belleville, WV
Morgan, WV

There is a section of I-68 in WV between:

Hazelton, WV
Brookhaven WV

Google map has excellent satellite images showing on some sections,
three lanes climbing a hill while on the other side, just two lanes
descend. Trucks are clearly in the outside, climb lane and these are my
pace vehicles. As posted earlier, they tend to climb at about 55 mph and
one of the best ways for a Prius to climb these hills is behind one of
the trucks.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=
Hazelton,+Uninc+Preston+County,+Preston,+West+Virginia,+United+States&da
ddr=Brookhaven+WV&sll9.620499,-79.835587&sspn=0.249117,0.384521&ie=UTF
8&ll9.660483,-79.804232&spn=0.001945,0.004764&t=k&z&om=0



Not so big considering the highest point per Google Earth in WV is at:

39 39' 19.41" N
79 46' 19.47" W
683 M.

But if you head on I-68 to Maryland, you can find one point at 853 m.,
considerably higher. But that doesn't matter.

As Google shows, there are three lane sections headed up the hills with
semitrailer trucks in the outside, climb lane. Had I been under the
camera when they took the picture, you'd have seen my Prius following
the trucks at a safe distance matching the speed. Climbing hills at 55
mph, as I'd posted, works quite nicely.

Bob Wilson


Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on November 3, 2007, 2:44 am
  bwilson4use@hotmail.com (Bob & Holly Wilson) wrote:


You've never been on that piece of road, have you.

I can answer that for you:  no, you have not.

Your statement that trucks "tend to climb at about 55mph" while talking
about this specific piece of road shows that you don't have a clue how
the world works.

Frankly, my guess is you're housebound but want people to think
otherwise.


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