Yeah, Chris, the mystery of life not only haunts men, but taunts them as well:
on the gender issues front...lol! Big time! (If one let's one psyche do that....!!!)
Somebody should do some polling for why chicks dig signage work? But then, some themselves
are signage works themselves (!) .... accounting for their desired road presence of maybe
a test of their own femininity? Some have confided that they love the attention they get,
and it boosts their self-esteem....next it's to be a "Hooters Girl" ....etc. ?!!! (Better stop here
before I get into too much trouble...lol!)
Anyway, back to more serious stuff! The S2S's road work is like no other: in and of itself,
it is an engineering miracle! Because for example, in places they've had to slice through a
mountain side, in another they've built out a huge platform (since there was just too much
rock to remove from a mountain side: the Swiss Alps haven't seen anything like this because
they have no frigging ocean to contend with! While simultaneously working on intermittent
piece-meal separated sections at a time, yet converging on seamless connectivity as progress
took them and cooked them together....etc. It was marvelous week to week to "experience"
this engineering nightmare they contended with! NOW I'm watching them knock off Whistler
itself: a huge challenge because of the narrow road corridor they have to contend with!
Just another roll of the dice for them! Only real engineers can do this! (NOTE that Canadian
engineers are not the Contractors of choice!)
And were one wanting to be cynical (as too many tend to do anyway!) one would say they
saw many of these guys standing around....! Really? No way Hosea! The damn thing moved
into completion stage mostly night time, like Star Wars in sections (which was my assessment
one night as I drove through their Dunkirk-equivalent equipment night time Raid on the
toughest of sections....!) Hope somebody had the brains to film some of that and on completion,
make it into a mini-series documentary to prove it could be done!!!
Damn impressive movie-equivalent progress-riding exposure my eyes and brains experienced
and still relishes!!! Those that ride/drive the completed product will never appreciate what it is
they are riding on in contrast to the past: unimaginable. Period!
PS: I suspect the "Signage Dolls" are saved for the easy mere-repair work, since they act as an
Anger-Management Buffer-Zone for the impatient driver...since most males would rather gawk
than talk nasty once their eyes encounter Blond Country....lol!