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TWO LANE BLACK TOP

Commuting to work

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 My morning commute..Climbing to work..Trying to weld in 35 MPH wind.. 200 ft. In the air..Everytime I struck an arc the wind would blow me out of position.

300 ft self supporting tower...Bradford PA..

 

 

 

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A little more exciting then my commute :lol: . Dang man, you have my respect for doing that. 

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Indeed. I will take my 15 minute door-to-door drive to work and let it be. Awesome job Two Lane.

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You wouldn't like driving down I-75 these days buddy let alone climbing up 300 feet.

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Dang, 2,000 ft... getting up on a 12ft ladder is enough for me.

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For me the adrenaline rush is the same as driving your Pontiac 150 MPH down the road except it's legal and lasts for several hours..

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Crazy, more power to ya man. 

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my ladder only has 2 steps. High and too high. LOL  

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I'm actually scared of heights too..Any rational person is..I am one of the few tower guys that will admit it..I just try not to look down too much..

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Ton of respect for you, Two Lane! Cell towers are so ubiquitous that you don't even think about someone having to climb them to change out the strobe or antennas. Thanks for posting these pictures... I'll most certainly think about you and your fellow tower climbers whenever I pass one now. Great photos, btw. I took the liberty messing with a couple of them, hope you don't mind...

 

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Thanks for all the support and interest..From everyone..Stratman Don't mind you enhancing the pics..They look great..

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Two lane, really really cool! You should tell these guys about the physical stamina it takes to climb straight up that way and high! For about 10 years one of my project was with wind turbines and some were built very similar to a column type cell tower like you’re showing. Although most of those are wrapped with a outer housing, which is a little less interesting as you climb since three quarters of the climb is in the pitch dark. Sorry to say I loved it! But I do have some Sioux blood, so maybe that’s it. 

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I love it too..Definitely have to be physically fit that's for sure..Still glad I'm able to do it at 55 yrs old..Takes me about 20 minutes to climb a 300 ft. Tower to the top..Used to do be able to do it under 10 min..

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