I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a copy of Battlefield Vietnam, see what the hub-bub was all about.
Herd dogs inside, check to make sure the dryer is off, and away I go. I live in the sticks, a trip to anyplace that carries PC games is about and hour roundtrip. Three main roads, highway 110(Pisgah Rd.), then U.S. 19&23(3 lanes, passing lane switches back and forth) and I40, to the bustling metropolis of Asheville NC.
Well today on 19&23 about got run the **** over by a 199X model accord. The driver was not paying attention in the least, kinda weaving a bit, and varying speed from 40-65 mph. I was following a 328i, which was directly behind the accord. So when a passing zone popped up, the 328 and myself jumped on the throttle and buzzed by the weaving accord and put a good 1/8th mile on the car....
Now it gets interesting. Seems a Harley rider ditched his hog in a curve. Two firetrucks and an ambulance had one side of the road blocked. The 328 slows down, as do I. My brain told me to look back, the accord WAS NOT slowing, not at all. Panic time! The cops had the road blocked, the 328 was maybe 100 feet in front of me. I had nowhere to go except for the oncomming traffic lane. So I did a 50ish mph emergency lane change, honked at the 328 and goosed it. Cops saw this unfold. The accord saw the blockage finally and stomped on the brakes. The BMW goosed it as well. Ended up with the BMW moving in behind me, the accord sliding to a halt, the drivers side tire locked up....and some seriously P.O'ed officers havin a word with the driver of the accord.
Then a garbage bag fell off a truck a few miles up the road. I considered turning around and goin home, but that was the end of the freaky traffic events.