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@ 2:35, Fiero black ice moment... by Tony Kania
Started on: 11-28-2019 09:08 PM
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I did the black ice thing on I-85 in Atlanta doing about 70. I wasn't so lucky to end up headed in the right direction. I went 180 then back 90 and ended up broadside in the middle of 5 lanes. Stalled the car with a bunch coming down the hill toward the black ice. Managed to get it started quickly and I think I got to the shoulder faster than it started.

I was amazed at some of those people filming just drove on through without stopping to help.
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That Fiero spin was....exhilarating.........The guy that got hit on his bicycle- I NEVER assume that someone sees me unless they WAVE me across- especially from the non-traffic direction...("Waving me across".......Not going to go AT ALL if it's an ex-girlfriend!)
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Black ice is my trip to work every morning from now until March. Be careful folks. Take a little extra time to make it home.
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Originally posted by cvxjet:

That Fiero spin was....exhilarating.........


Bridge Ice... the warm pavement saved him (her). It's common this time of year in the upper mid-west.

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Ice can happen on bridges and anywhere else.

Wind strength and direction can effect freezing on one and not another bridge even on same road.
Sun/shade on a road often matters too. Sun melts most areas then hit a shade stretch that's still frozen is a big problem w/ some roads. Thunk was I76 near Philly had a big wreck last year because of this.

Some areas may have plain salt but others areas use calcium chloride etc. that have different temps they work or not. So even walking in low temps can be "fun."
And just because they "salt" the roads and so on "today," overnight or next day can still freeze again on spots to whole road depending on temp and other things.

Worse if you "speed for conditions" or even turn a little at low speed can spin you out on ice. Real "snow tires," even w/ studded snows, may not help when you hit ice.

I don't drive in freezing weather as much as possible. Oh I can drive in most any type of crap like many people grew up in Northern States but not here because most others wreck just for rain because simply won't slow down and tailgate.

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That is my Fiero in the video. It’s an ‘87 GT. It really needed an alignment after doing the axles a few days prior which I believe is what caused it to spin so easy. After I took it to a shop who I’m not pleased with (they said “it’s a Fiero and they are so hard to align so we did the best we could, but it’s not perfect... also we will add an extra $100 to the price too for our time.” And $700 later... ).

Anyway, I put it away for the winter and I’ll daily it again next year.
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Originally posted by copperhens:

That is my Fiero in the video. It’s an ‘87 GT. It really needed an alignment after doing the axles a few days prior which I believe is what caused it to spin so easy. After I took it to a shop who I’m not pleased with (they said “it’s a Fiero and they are so hard to align so we did the best we could, but it’s not perfect... also we will add an extra $100 to the price too for our time.” And $700 later... ).

Anyway, I put it away for the winter and I’ll daily it again next year.


Alignment shops and Fieros have a long history. It's too bad, because a properly aligned Fiero is a wonderful thing...maybe the best reason to own a Fiero. As the Ogre said, ice can be anywhere, but approaching a small swamp bridge (notice the snow on the side) like you did on the video will magnify any issue, like worn tires or shifting gears. I have managed to do that just taking my foot off the accelerator. If the pavement was icy after the bridge, you would have been in the guard rail....so count your blessings!
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I've done that n those conditions (and worse)
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Originally posted by copperhens:

That is my Fiero in the video...



Thanks for posting that on line. I recognized the dash and had to take a double.

Happy that you are OK.
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Spun around and ready to keep going.
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