I have not been a lover of country western music all my life, but I became one when I learned to love that style of dancing. I remembered someclassics from my childhood. One of these was the songWolf Creek Pass by C.W. McCall, who I believe was once a sheriff in Colorado. Wolf Creek Pass is about two truckers, the singer and his partner Earl, who were transporting chickens. I doubt they were part of regular Colorado transportation. Wolf Creek Pass is in southern Colorado; there is a Wolf Creek ski area. These truckers had spent the night on the pass and were set to go down. I hadnt been in Colorado long when I noticed all thetruck stops where they didnt serve coffee. These were paths off the road, uphill on dirt, to allow truckers who hadnt downshifted enough, and had lost their brakes, to slow down. They were called runaway truck ramps. CW and Earl could have used one. The song tells how Earl failed to downshift soon enough until telephone poles were going by at geometric rates and when he did step on the brake it was like a squished banana. They went through a tunnel and lost the top layer of chickens. They stopped dramatically when they ran into a building in Pagosa Springs. I doubt any native Colorado trucking professionals would have let this happen.