Faifax Conty MC cops

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Dark, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    True, depends on how young and er - yup.
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  2. MrE

    MrE computer driver

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    I would occasionally filter between cars stopped at this one intersection. The left turn lane would back up into the through lanes far enough that you would miss a light cycle. If there was room, I would filter up to the large open space. Of course I was very careful and really on the look out for the coppers. As well as the idiot schmucks who would freak out about me getting ahead of them, even though we were going in different directions and my actions had absolutely no impact on them. Crazy FF if you asked me.
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  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    The biggest difference between here in SoCal and NoVA are the drivers. Here the speeds are higher: I gotta go 85+ to stay just ahead of lots of the traffic here, but if I did that in NoVA, I'd be going dangerously fast.

    We also have MIN 4 lanes each way pretty much everywhere.

    Having said that, the place that splitting makes some of the most sense is the DC area. Lots of jams, lots of stop and go, and lots of people camped out in the left lane.

    I'm going home for Christmas. If I get a chance to ride, I can see getting frustrated badly enough for me to revert to SoCal riding just to get thru it! Thank God Mom and Dad live out in the sticks! I can hop out the front door and be on awesome riding roads in minutes.

    M
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  4. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    A friend of mine that recently moved back to Arlington after about five years in SoCal decided to sell his bike. He said it was too frustrating to ride in the heavy traffic commuting when he had to sit there like every other cage, getting sick from the exhaust. To him it just wasn't worth it anymore, even though he would get another bike in a heartbeat if he went back to the West coast.

    I might feel the same if I had to deal with traffic around here. Luckily, I live close enough to work where it isn't an issue. I have seen people split in NYC, and I haven't seen anyone try to kill the riders. Maybe people understand that it dosn't help anyone to have a bike taking up another spot in the traffic flow.
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  5. Barry

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    I go 85mph+ and people try to ride my ass end. Trust me. 85mph is average around the D.C. metro area. Grew up here, and I'm still here.

    Barry
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  6. MrE

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    true. either 85+ or <20
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  7. PhilSpace

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    Agree, I call BS on that too - I fly to LAX and drive down to Riverside and other garden spots and the traffic halls ass here and STOPS here just like the SFOLTC land.

    I was riding down to Morton's two years ago and ended up sharing a lane with Bob Higdon - he was going nutz over the Saturday AM 95 South traffic - at one point he yelled at me "Fuck this place, it gotten just as bad as California, but at least the weather is better there". I think that's why he's moved.
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