Round-up: Black Out in a white-out, and a little photo-caption fun

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Reader Ric Hellwig uploaded the image above to the gallery earlier this week, titling it “A trucker’s fantasy” and noting it was taken on I-91 north of New Haven, Ct. — with no mark for the photo’s vintage.

Ric Hellwig and one of his past trucksRic Hellwig and one of his past trucks

Hellwig says he took the picture many years ago. “I was deadheading to the Winchester plant in New Haven to pick up a load of commemorative Bicentennial rifles to be distributed around the Midwest,” he says. “At first, I did a double take and then locked everything down to stop in time to take that picture. I guess the state traffic commission didn’t have their coffee yet when they put the sign up. At the time, I thought of sending it to the CtDOT, but in those days I wasn’t in one place too long.”

Given how unaccustomed we all are for such a split limit, we put the photo out for a little caption-writing session on Overdrive‘s Facebook page and via the Twitter feed, the former of which yielded the text response you see on the version above, from James Ford.

“Professional driver, professional speed limits,” wrote Terry Gunderson on Facebook, echoed by Terry Maher: “You beat me to it! Good job!”

Richard B Snyder Jr.: Oops, my bad. Dyslexic.

Charles Lewis: The old days. Gotta love ’em.

But then this one might well be my favorite, overall, via Donald Ullstam — what say you?:

governor speed limits

Contrasting colors
Charles Timbrook of Martinsburg, W.Va., sent this one in Wednesday, as snow hampered Thanksgiving travel on the East Coast in a variety of areas. Accompanying the photo, this brief note: “Black Out is in a white-out.”

Blackout in a whiteout (720x568)Here’s hoping you’ve been able to stay out of the white stuff if you’ve been running through the last few days. Read more about Timbrook’s military-tribute custom rig in progress in this update on progress of some late modifications written earlier in the month.

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