When I was running the roads for my Uncle, I chanced upon I-10 out near Orange, TX. There is a sharp curve there with a sign like this. Unfortunately, the 1985 Astro Van (it was a roach motel and had no room for my legs) decided to puke the power steering belt a hundred miles before that sign. It was somewhat manageable if I kept my speed down. A good friend once told me the easiest way to maintain a safe following distance is to never exceed the speed limit. That worked on that trip!
Hitting that curve though? Man alive. I had my four way flashers on, limping on the shoulder, and I had to yank that wheel to get it to move. Too many u-joints in the steering gear for Armstrong steering. Then, I had to yank it back to straighten out. I did a very good physical rendition of a integral on a function. Lots of tiny straight segments that approximated a smooth curve. Well after midnight return on that trip. Side note: the last time I used that van, transmission shelled out on it just east of Austin on 290. Second gear, 40 mph all the way to Hobby Field. I drove it as fast as I dared. It was TOAST when I got there. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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