Originally Posted by wanderlost
Around Christmas time I was stuck in traffic at the mall. I was in a line of about 500 cars all trying to turn into the mall in front of me, with about the same amount of cars trying to get out. Needless to say we were hardly moving at all. To my right there was a steep bank (~25 feet at maybe a 40- 45 degree angle~) at the top of the bank was an empty lane leading directly to the parking lot at the mall. So using my rural North Carolina and West Virginian ingenuity I dropped my Blazer into 4 low and drove straight up the bank. Wish I would've had a camera to get the look on the faces of all the Audi drivers around me.
Now that's some practical urban wheelin'! I would love to do that kind of thing even if everything thinks I'm a jerk. I did do it once though, but it was an extremely shallow retention ditch similar to the pictures I've uploaded here. Low and behold a cop saw me and pulled me over promptly, but he only let me off with a warning and a good talking. "I'll never do it again, Officer."