SF Bay Area - route request

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Dick, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Dick

    Dick Its a big old goofy world

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    What is the best way to get from San Jose to the I80 and I505 split???

    I am not familiar with the traffic patterns on those roads for a Friday afternoon.

    TIA

    Rich
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  2. Bubba

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    You’re screwed any route you take if you leave after 2:00, both bridge crossings will be your bottleneck. 680 does have a commuter lane from Dublin to Alamo that might help some.
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  3. roadrage

    roadrage Long timer Supporter

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    680 North to 80... Earlier you start the less splitting you'll be doing. Leaving after 2pm it just gets incrementally worse. Ain't no easy way to do it.

    later,
    bobc
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  4. Dick

    Dick Its a big old goofy world

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    Thanks gents -

    That is what I figured - need to get some stuff wrapped up at work sux this afternoon so it looks like I will be doing a little mirror banging on my way up the freeway :evil

    Looking at a 1500 -1530 departure from San Jose
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  5. ARRRGGGHHNUT

    ARRRGGGHHNUT ARRGH! Rider

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    Watch out when splitting around I680 close to the benicia bridge, no shoulder on the left. Sheriff dropped her left system case spliting up there...
    Now go and kick some ass!!!:ricky
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  6. Dick

    Dick Its a big old goofy world

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    Aye Aye cappin :thumb Thanks :D
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  7. Bubba

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    501 posts, how many more till I lose newbie status?
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  8. Bubba

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    I'm off to do battle with N880, N580 and then the San Rafael Bridge; you guys have a good weekend.
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  9. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I find that section is worth avoiding, if possible. Big wind, and way too many Bubba trucks (Sorry there, Bubba) with dual tires on back and wide mirrors, Friday afternoon they're heading home to Vacaville, dreaming of slugging down the wife and wrapping their lips around a cold one, plus they're less used to splitters than folks on I-80 out of Beerkly.

    I think tolerance/awareness of splitters decreases with distance from San Francisco, just a function of where we are and the punishing numbers of cars on the road.
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  10. roadrage

    roadrage Long timer Supporter

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    Mirror count!!

    later,
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  11. Dick

    Dick Its a big old goofy world

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    Mirror count Zero :D Although I did not have the intestinal fortitude to split ON the Benicia Bridge. The eventual winner of the Cal 24 Rally split right on by on his RT while I was slugging it out with cagers on the bridge. :eek1

    1188 miles in 23 hours and 42 minutes with roads like Bucks Lake, 89 from 299 to Yreka, 96, 20 from Willits out to Fort Brag and then back to Dunnigan. What a ride. Once I get a little more sleep I will put a report together. :nod
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  12. Bubba

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    :thumb
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