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    Default Anyone watch IRT deadliest roads on the history channel?

    Some pretty gnarly roads they have on this show and the driving manners/skills by the locals leave something to be desired.



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    makes me appreciate these crazy Colorado drivers more and more every time I watch it.

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    Route 6 in CT always makes that list. I used to travel it everyday.
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    I've see a few episodes already--Dem der are some screwed up roads and safety standards over there. Damn!! I would have quit while I was ahead like Alex did as well. I was truly glued to my seat watching some of the episodes at times.

    They don't need to doctor any of that footage to make it more dramatic either, but I'm sure they do since I've seen evidence of it on the reg. IRT series, so now I look for inconsistencies in each scene and I've found one or two minor ones so far.

    On the regular IRT series up in AK, I noticed a bit of doctoring/retouching of the footage to make it look more harrowing or dramatic--for example, in one 'closer to the truck' shot you could see the truck riding on what appeared to be a fairly clear dry road--no snow spray or anything like that-I don't think there was eve any snow n the road, just salty asphalt-but when they show a zoomed out view (prob from a Helo), they tilted the camera a bit to make the angle of the road appear to be steeper. But even more lame was that there was also now this obvious fake snow on the road and a blizzard of a snow spray flowing around the road at tire height along with piss-poor video editing of that effect, esp. around the tires, to make it look like they were driving in treacherous conditions.

    I'm not doubting that those roads aren't dangerous or treacherous and all that, and I'm sure the drivers merit their abilities, but its really lame for a show (or its exectives/editors) to alter the video reality on what's supposed to be a reality show. WTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmadden28 View Post
    I've see a few episodes already--Dem der are some screwed up roads and safety standards over there. Damn!! I would have quit while I was ahead like Alex did as well. I was truly glued to my seat watching some of the episodes at times.

    They don't need to doctor any of that footage to make it more dramatic either, but I'm sure they do since I've seen evidence of it on the reg. IRT series, so now I look for inconsistencies in each scene and I've found one or two minor ones so far.

    On the regular IRT series up in AK, I noticed a bit of doctoring/retouching of the footage to make it look more harrowing or dramatic--for example, in one 'closer to the truck' shot you could see the truck riding on what appeared to be a fairly clear dry road--no snow spray or anything like that-I don't think there was eve any snow n the road, just salty asphalt-but when they show a zoomed out view (prob from a Helo), they tilted the camera a bit to make the angle of the road appear to be steeper. But even more lame was that there was also now this obvious fake snow on the road and a blizzard of a snow spray flowing around the road at tire height along with piss-poor video editing of that effect, esp. around the tires, to make it look like they were driving in treacherous conditions.

    I'm not doubting that those roads aren't dangerous or treacherous and all that, and I'm sure the drivers merit their abilities, but its really lame for a show (or its exectives/editors) to alter the video reality on what's supposed to be a reality show. WTH!
    Yes its sad that they have to try to be as dramatic as possible, also the haul road up here isnt the worst or most dangeros road here by any means, there are roads that are very similar to the ones being depicted on the current show and im here to tell you that it is a scary thing with the combinations of sheer drop offs blind corners that you need to honk before you go around because they are so narrow there isnt room for two vehicles sometimes the drop offs are on both sides of the road with drops of at least 1000 feet, you can see the road winding up the mountain like a snake and you say there is no way that a car is going to make it up there, I remember close to the top you are actually in the clouds, in the winter time the road is closed it would be too costly to try and keep it plowed, I wish now I had taken pictures because it is hard to imagine without pics. If you are scared of heights dont bother even trying to travel it.



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    I like the show and think I would've quit early on also.

    I drove a delivery truck for building materials all over the south east and up in the ashville area...whew. There were some moments my butt was gripping the seat.

    A year later after I quit traveling doing that stuff, a driver hit another going around a curve and they both went over the edge. Serious injuries but no fatalities thank God.

    I just came back from Tenn. and there's some scary roads in that state also. 1000 ft. drops everywhere.

    BUT, nothing like that road from hell on IRT "road challenge" they're on now.
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    Saw part of one show were they were driving in India, a car comes into his lane and they hit. The driver is scared he is going to get killed by the locals because he is an American. Makes me think twice about traveling outside the US.
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    They should all be in Massachusetts, trust me on that one.

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    ummmm......Lisa Kelly.



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    She is HOT!
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    She is another reason to watch the show for sure.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?...GOT SUNFIRE? ...GOT Maggies?

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    she lets her pet miniature horse in her living room, on the carpet along with 2 or 3 dogs and a bunch of cats......nuff said.

    Not so hot for me anymore.

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    That's just to germy for me too. Gross.
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    I don't watch this particular show as it does not interest me.

    My displeasure with the History Channel is it's no longer history! Truck drivers, loggers and gator hunters would be better placed on say Discovery or another channel, not the History Channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post

    My displeasure with the History Channel is it's no longer history! Truck drivers, loggers and gator hunters would be better placed on say Discovery or another channel, not the History Channel.

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    They are all owned by the same network. My guess is that they have enough premier programming (lol) on TLC/Discovery that History channels ratings were suffering.

    On another note, can you imagine being the crew on those roads that laid the blacktop. It's bad enough with a single load of Budda or food etc...
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    I'd like to see the folks that have to work and maintain the trucks.
    Fixing the stuff the drivers broke

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