Just got back from long road trip. This x50 performed quite well. Got a heads up on K and Ka several times. Once at 3.5 miles in western Kansas. There were 5 "maggots" crawling on both sides of the interstate. They're soooooooooo pathetic..soooooooooo bored. I wished they'd all go get a real life and quit hassling "innocent speeders" :wink:
So here's where the Desperate Housetroopers plays into the story. I swear these jokers will stop at nothing to collect speed tax.
I was headed east from Alamosa to Walsenberg. About a mile up the road I could see flashing lights...it was obviously Dudley Dooright. As I got closer he had some poor bastard stopped. What was amazing is his patrol vehicle. IT LOOKED LIKE AN AMBULANCE!!! No sh!t...the vehicle this Colorado Trooper was in was a huge truck looking thing. My 25 year old son rolled laughing and said "Geez I guess they've resorted to driving undercover ice cream trucks!".
I couldn't believe it. I guess it was some sort of pattie wagon...maybe a weight and scale enforcement truck...hell who knows. It certainly didn't look like any patrol unit I've seen before....and I've seen 'em all (Camaros, F150s, F250 4x4's, and even mini-vans).
I won't be surprised to see the desparate housetroopers sneaking around in friggin dump trucks hoping to nail unsuspecting speeders.
Last year in Texas on I-20 I was headed west outta Weatherford when I started getting a Ka alert. Over a 2 mile period it went from a single brap to constant full alert. I thought it must be an offending piece of junk RMR or something. I was just about to speed up and go on when my wife said "Check it out!". As we passed a 2000 gold Chrysler Sebring (I swear it looked like something my Grandma would drive) there was stinkin' DPS trooper behind the wheel with a RADAR antenna mounted on the dash.
I'm tellin' ya...these Troopers are bored and desperate to resort to patrolling from ice cream trucks and unmarked "granny" cars to hide from plainview. There ought to be a law against it. :wink: :wink: :wink: