Tales from the Grip: Rain, rain, go away…

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Ah, rain…you can’t help but smile at the children laughing and happily splashing in puddles…the wonderful, clean scent after the storm passes…a glorious rainbow extending across the horizon…

I hate rain!

Allow me to explain why… One of the more difficult aspects of operating a cable car is learning to brake properly. Simply hurling back on the brake handle with all your might will stop the car, but will also result in a bone-jarring halt reminiscent of Wile E. Coyote going face first into a canyon wall. (This is considered to be very bad form.)

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