Ya know how to tie up traffic and make Chitcago tourists pull thier hair out?
Easy. Just do what ya normally do around here!
Sat was a beehive of activity with the harvesting here. Hundreds of Blueberry fields getting harvested, and Harvesters as well as support trucks, and flat beds hauling fruit everywhere.
On the way to our North Patch, I ended up in a convoy of harvesters going north. It was Hillarious.
Our back roads are crowned for rain and snow run off, and not real wide. Harvesters have a top speed of around 17mph downhill...
Looking through my harvester(Towed on a attached dolly..of sorts) you can see the grill of a 10 ton flatbed loaded down with fruit.
Behind that truck was another harvester, and behind it, was 15 or so tourists with Illinois plates...and all of them in a rage.
Had a couple pass, or try to. Lots of brakes and tire smoke, bird flipping, and mailbox dodging. Tourists want quaint scenery in the country air, but apparently they want it fast. Thankfully, no FIP's harmed themselves, and no mailboxes were injured.
Harvesters take up an entire lane, and then some on each side of the road. They also tend to wag like a dogs tail when dollyed on rough roads, seeing as how they weigh twice as much as most 3/4 ton trucks. Pulling over on the shouder means mailboxes getting mangled, or risk a $1,500 floatation tire getting a sidewall puncture....and it takes a half day just to pull a tire for repairs if possible.
Folks have gotta learn to have some patience, or take the dadgum highway back to whatever concrete paradise they came from.;)