Get Your Premium Membership

Vail Colorado

I've ran the vail several times over 20yrs. But this night is different. This night,I would get the experience of my life. Some call me crazy. Well,I must be because I sure wasn't expecting what I got. I've ran it before with salt on road with little snow fallen. I've never had touch a chain out 20yrs but this night I choose not to also. Boy what a ride. I'm at the bottom now ofcorse cause I'm sitting here telling you this story. But there for awhile, even I had second thoughts as my hands grip tight. Couldn't even flunt an ash from my cig this night. The left hand gripping the wheel tight and the other on trailer back. There it was,an 8 mile drop twice off this hill with flat in middle. My trailer skidding one way and the truck the other. The climb up wasn't that bad until I started spinning at the top. The ride down scarier then hell. My feet shuck light I was standing in ice. Because there it was no releasing that brake cause you knew you would fly as well as die unless you wasn't lucky to make it through this ride. My *** hole draw as if I need to drop a load. My mind thinks of my angel if it be the last time I get to speak at all. Cars flying by as I drop off at 20 mph. Some even sliding here and there as I pass one being cleaned up on my side. Done flip the car and camper,what a ride. It was the longest 2hrs I ever had other then the night I ran the devils highway with twin peak in New Mexico. That was a 3hr ride to worrying about not dropping off the cliff, where you could reach out and touch the top of the trees. It was my first experience this snow pack ride. Oh sure,I've drove snow before at 70 mph. But this moutain about beat the dog do out of me as I need to pee something bad. Because I knew when I drop off with no chains,it was my *** that was in for a drive. And even at the bottom the roads lay cover. But now I'm bumper 70 playing in the snow. God,I love this job. Because there's always new experience to come with this outlaw ride. As he defines all.That's why they call him the outlaw. Because that's one hell of a man to top when it comes to cops. That not even them can catch the man of the ride. Because really,I was suppose to have chains on this ride. To all a God Bless! And remember, someone's watching over you. So be careful out there but watch your backs. Cause the outlaw might be coming through a town near you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.