|Talk about a proverbial Kodak moment, eh? Framed by the League City Parkway exit sign to boot. Gulf Freeway southbound, about 4 p.m. this afternoon. |
I mentioned in previous posts that I often drive with a DSLR in my lap, so that I can simply raise the camera and do a point-and-shoot without taking my eyes off the road.
|Many people grossly underestimate the wind forces associated with highway speeds. No planar object is ever going to remain tied to your roof-rack unless you've secured it very, very well, because the lift forces are absolutely enormous in scenarios such as this. Here, the mattress is acting as a double-bed-sized sail that is on the verge of separating from the automobile and assuming its own airborne trajectory. Which of course could easily become a fatal proposition if it caused a crash involving other cars in the freeway lanes behind it. |
And yes, as a matter of fact, I think I will leave your license plate visible in this photo, thank you very much. Next time, spend the fifty bucks it takes to get the danged thing delivered, OK?
|I had another business meeting yesterday in Galveston, and I snapped this pic just before the Highway 6 / Hitchcock exit. This tally will certainly rise by the end of this holiday weekend, flying mattresses or no mattresses.|