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Old 04-19-2014, 03:47 PM   #11
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Does everyone still know what a hairpin is? I have not seen one in years.

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You obviously don't live in B.C.. We still have a few roads not fit for the faint of heart.
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:03 PM   #12
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Does everyone still know what a hairpin is? I have not seen one in years.

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You obviously don't live in B.C.. We still have a few roads not fit for the faint of heart.
I think Dick meant that actual hairpins (not hairpin-shaped turns in roads) are no longer common. Bobby pins - the style that inspires the name of a sharp 180-degree turn - are still common - my wife certainly uses them. Hairpin turns are less common, but there are a few even on major highways.
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Bobby pins, hair pins, switch backs, they're all mostly 180 degrees and many are mountain roads with little or no room for error. Just have to be careful and slow down.
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I know a bobby pin makes a 180 degree turn, but I thought a hair pin was actually straight, with a fake pearl on one end.
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I know a bobby pin makes a 180 degree turn, but I thought a hair pin was actually straight, with a fake pearl on one end.
Hi: gbaglo...No!!! That's a "Hat Pin"...Keeps your hat from blowing off when rounding the "Hair pins", Alf
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