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Old 04-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #3031
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The town I live in has some sort of an idiot who assigns traffic signage.

There are two perfectly good rotaries, put in when they built my neighborhood, where the side roads intersect with a main through road, intended to slow down the traffic on the main road. The town decided to put stop signs in for each street entering the rotaries, negating any value to having the rotary.

There are also several places in town where they have put stop signs at T intersections on the 2 straight through streets, but not on the one coming in from the 90 degrees. Talk about dumb
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #3032
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+1 - The only thing wrong with the current craze of installing new rotaries at busy intersections is that so many drivers in New England do not remember what they are supposed to do when they get to one. That and some municipalities outside engineers (experts from out of town) screw things up by putting spec'ing yield signs for traffic inside the rotary,

The big 2 lane one in Keene at the intersection of Rte 101 and Rte 10 is always a treat. They've even marked the lanes coming into the rotary for destination but people still can't seem to navigate it without screwing it all up.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #3033
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Glad you're okay. I know that roundabout, and two in Goffstown: Mast Rd. at Wallace Rd. and the one in Grasmere: Center St.at Henry Bridge Rd. I don't see anything wrong with them. They're small radius, and I guess the cobblestone ring in the center is a rumble strip.
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Cobbles are actually 'truck aprons'. They give a space for the rear axles on a TT to travel on the tight radius. Some, however insist it is a passing lane.

I get a charge out of the "motorists need more training for the roundabouts..." plea. Keeping to the right of a double yellow and yielding is sooooooooooooo difficult.

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #3034
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Fixed.
Yeah, you know you're likely quite right EC...

Pro'lly some of them dingbats from down there in Nuevo Joisey, or perhaps the state of York.
They don't seem to have a clue about civilized traffic patterns.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #3035
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Yeah, you know you're likely quite right EC...

Pro'lly some of them dingbats from down there in Nuevo Joisey, or perhaps the state of York.
They don't seem to have a clue about civilized traffic patterns.
I could tell you stories that would make your hair hurt.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #3036
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I get a charge out of the "motorists need more training for the roundabouts..." plea.
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No, no! Motorists don't need edumacation on rotaries. They need it on feckin' everything!! For christs sake, people don't even know whose turn it is at a 4 way stop? Idjuts.

Really, why do we expect that people would take a test at age 16 and a half, and forevermore be qualified as drivers?

Huh?
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #3037
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No, no! Motorists don't need edumacation on rotaries. They need it on feckin' everything!! For christs sake, people don't even know whose turn it is at a 4 way stop? Idjuts.

Really, why do we expect that people would take a test at age 16 and a half, and forevermore be qualified as drivers?

Huh?
I suffer through a 4-way stop every day, and it's painful to see these clowns (not evil ones) who can't count to four.

If you want rotary hell, check this out: http://tinyurl.com/7t7vdnc

Google the Wikipedia article on Magic Roundabout, Swindon, England.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:28 AM   #3038
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Yup. (If I ever learn to ride dirt. )
It's not so hard Art. Especially if I can do it. Just remember the rear wheel is supposed to hop and slide around all over the place. We went for a group trip out to Silverton, CO 2 years ago. My bud brought his sister who no one can keep up with on her YZF R-1 on the road. On the rocks and dirt that whole loose rear end kinda freaked her out.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:46 AM   #3039
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Rotary

Hey I like a good rotary. There are some nice new ones on the new exit to the Manchester airport. I get to the U.K. once in awhile for work and they have tons of rotaries and they know how to use them.
Don't get me started on New England signage or the lack thereof. After 9 years I'm used to it.
Hey and what's with passing people in the passing lane cause they are going 5 under. You try to go by and then they speed up to 15 over? Am I stealing your mojo by passing you? Why do people exit the highway from the left lane? And my all time favorite, I'm trying to accelerate onto the highway with a load of kids and a pop-up camper. You are trying to exit. Maybe you could slow down? Go behind me? Instead of trying to pass me and cut me off right before you have to slam on your brakes for the 25 mph exit 7 ramp??

I'm just saying.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #3040
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #3041
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Hey I like a good rotary. There are some nice new ones on the new exit to the Manchester airport. I get to the U.K. once in awhile for work and they have tons of rotaries and they know how to use them.
Don't get me started on New England signage or the lack thereof. After 9 years I'm used to it.
Hey and what's with passing people in the passing lane cause they are going 5 under. You try to go by and then they speed up to 15 over? Am I stealing your mojo by passing you? Why do people exit the highway from the left lane? And my all time favorite, I'm trying to accelerate onto the highway with a load of kids and a pop-up camper. You are trying to exit. Maybe you could slow down? Go behind me? Instead of trying to pass me and cut me off right before you have to slam on your brakes for the 25 mph exit 7 ramp??
They all do that..
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #3042
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They all do that..
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I remember a Disney cartoon (from years ago) where Mr. Walker (a mild mannered pedestrian) turned into Mr. Wheeler, (a manic, aggressive road hog) when he got in a car. Funny as hell, but it's scary seeing the cartoon on the roads every day.

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #3043
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:18 PM   #3044
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Hurricane Mountain Road

Hey this may be old news, so I apologize in advance if so. But, I just came back from playing around on some Class VI roads in Eaton and then I took a spin overta the Hurricane Mountain Road.

The gates are still closed of course, but the road is completely passable.

No snow, no ice, no gigundous trees fallen across the road. Just a few dead branches here and there and various types of animal poop on the tarmac. It's easy to get around the Chatham end by going through the meadow on the left. And there's a ton of space even with wide bags to get around the gate post on the Conway end.

I love it when the H Mnt Road becomes high and dry. It's the green light for another riding season in my book. It's fun in the snow too but it can take a long time to get from one end to the other.

Even though this road is "closed" be careful, I've had big mudder trucks come bombing around the corners toward me (in the middle of the road) when it was "closed". They can't get out the Conway end like motorcycles but they do go up there to play.

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Heard Bear Notch Rd. was passible for those inclined...
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