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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2009, 07:51:23 AM »

Drive like you are lost or looking for something usually works.

Set your speed goal to about 25 mph and watch for Idiots.

Usually you should be able to get to 25 and get stopped quickly enough if the
need arises.
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2009, 09:30:56 AM »

Marginal brakes? LOL, that trip to NCBobs had me with one working brake.... the right front!
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We can run across sc with marginal brakes. just have to take it slow.
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Yeah, that was quite a trip.  Jack
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2009, 12:09:20 PM »

A 102A3 should have lots of stopping power under it.

It might be expectations/perspectives/experience or it might be a maintenance issue.

Maybe find another busnut to take your rig for a spin?

Have you measured the brake adjustment?

Have the brakes been torn down for inspection while in your care?

Rare that a used bus has had money spent on its brakes before it was sold.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009, 12:49:19 PM »

Maybe find another busnut to take your rig for a spin?

   Well ok then I'll bite.... Michael on your way to Missoula stop by and we'll have some fun on the passes around here Smiley
    I'm sure we can find some 7% grade dirt roads if you are up for some dust  Grin   

     all joking aside if you doubt the brakes then when able have them checked out by a competent shop.
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2009, 02:18:20 PM »

Hello All, just a note ; Mrs. Jones is fine, Christi is FINE! and our brakes are fine. We were just looking some bus driving techniques from the masters. Thanks to all, M&C
PS> We love Bob of the North and Cody...........BUS!
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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2009, 02:57:40 PM »

When I get the one finger wave, I usually just blow them a kiss and smile!   Roll Eyes

You are responsible for your vehicle, not the people behind you. Drive it at the speed that is comfortable for you, and that includes being able to stop for a short cycle light without going
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2009, 11:18:47 AM »

Drive so that your passengers can drink out of an open cup.
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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2009, 01:01:25 PM »

Hey Len, That puts it into perspetive Grin, M&C
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 02:49:14 PM »

Michael,

Ever think of putting the old one finger salute as a graphic on your rear cap? At least you would beat them to the punch!

When driving I pretty much don't care what others may be thinking. I focus on controlling what I have in my hands and under my feet. When I started out driving a bus I needed to look further down the road in order to maintain better lane control. I stay way back from the vehicle in front of me and if someone wants the lane I'm in they can have it. That being said it still won't protect you from an air head that changed lanes in front of me from behind a tractor trailer that took my lane leaving a work zone on I-80 in New Jersey this June. The airhead must have thought I could see the little dark blue Honda Civic through my entrance door and since the tractor trailer had changed lanes something must be blocking the #3 lane - NOT! I was amazed that she did not know where the butt end of her car was compared to the bus. But hey, the whole car did not have a straight panel on it. Obviously she has control problems. A New Jersey Trooper gave her a salutation on paper. Damage cost about $1,300 - stainless is expensive!
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2009, 03:46:09 PM »

 EB,>Sad Honey said "NO" on the rear cap salute. There must be another way Grin, M&C
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