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Old 09-10-2009, 04:45 PM   #26
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Similarly, comparing Victoria to Vancouver is also unfair because Vancouver has dozens of bridges and tunnels, which back up traffic severely.
Proportionally I'd say the number of bottlenecks are the same. Vancouver also has decent sized blocks between lights so you can actually drive some distance at some speed. Here traffic lights are so close that you can barely even get up to the speed limit before hitting another light... My Mazda's computer tells me that my average speed here is 39km/h...
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:54 PM   #27
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I love living in Sooke.... Three lights and the locals mostly know how to drive. Tourists on the other hand need to stay the eff in Victoria.
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I lived in Sooke for 8years and I completly agree with that statement. Its not the locals that make the commute down Sooke road a hassle, its the tourist who feels the need to brake at everything turn, while driving 40kms/hr.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:21 PM   #29
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40km/h? You're giving the tourists credit. Last weekend I followed some guy who nearly smoked a deer coming out of the Sookihalla and then drove the rest of Sooke Rd at 30km/h.
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I would held my horn down for periods of 5 seconds at a time, that shit shouldn't be tolerated.
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I don't care if i'm the only one who does this: if i am waiting in the 10 minute qeue at the spencer road merge, and people are using the small turn off road to go into the gas station solely to move back onto the merge and further hold me up, I will absolutely not let you in. Maybe some other sucker will. I waited, now you can to.

I do the same thing with with Mckenzie merge onto the highway. If I am waiting past the bridge and I see you blaze up the left lane, and almost kill someone trying to merge in front of me, you can wait, I won't let you in.

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5 way stop in james bay... menzies, simcoe and somthing else. crosswalks on every corner, lots of people traffic too with a bank/pharmasave on one side and thrifties/starbucks on the other.
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I don't care if i'm the only one who does this: if i am waiting in the 10 minute qeue at the spencer road merge, and people are using the small turn off road to go into the gas station solely to move back onto the merge and further hold me up, I will absolutely not let you in. Maybe some other sucker will. I waited, now you can to.

I do the same thing with with Mckenzie merge onto the highway. If I am waiting past the bridge and I see you blaze up the left lane, and almost kill someone trying to merge in front of me, you can wait, I won't let you in.

That is all.
I know how you feel but even if you block them off 9 times out of 10 the next person behind you will feel bad for them and let them in.

I'm not sure how they can stop people taking the gas station exit to jump the light. One Friday afternoon I was heading out that way and people were taking the Costco/Veterans Memorial exit, getting back on the highway then driving up the shoulder to the gas station exit. I was cursing but as I got up further I saw there was two cops writing tickets to anyone who was driving up the shoulder lol
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5 way stop in james bay... menzies, simcoe and somthing else. crosswalks on every corner, lots of people traffic too with a bank/pharmasave on one side and thrifties/starbucks on the other.
Hell yes! That's what I was gonna say and I was surprised it hadn't come up yet.

Also, crossing Broad street at any point downtown, Menzies @ Belleville, and any 4-way stop in Sidney where the old people seem to think they've spent enough time in their lives waiting at stop signs and will go whenever they damn well please (which also includes not going when they should be).
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the entire Sooke - Port Renfrew - Cowichan route, everybody should stay off it like the plague
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the entire Sooke - Port Renfrew - Cowichan route, everybody should stay off it like the plague
Between Renfrew and Lake Cowichan is fun, especially near Lizard/Fairy lake, my car is stock height and I scraped my exhaust a few times, just watch for Elk.. the switch backs are awesome, could spend a day just ripping up and down those. The Sooke-Renfrew is terrible now though, used to be not half bad.

Found the worst road on the Island by far, Cowichan - Nitinat lake, theres section thats gotta be 5km of savage pot holes.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:28 PM   #37
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Between Renfrew and Lake Cowichan is fun, especially near Lizard/Fairy lake... the switch backs are awesome, could spend a day just ripping up and down those.
SHHHH! It was supposed to be a secret!
(though the trucks towing boats/rv's cutting the corner and dragging gravel into the switchbacks makes them less fun on a motorcycle)
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I am pissed they are paving the Renfrew-Cowichan road... so much more traffic now. Last time I was camping at Lizard Lake there was a damn Mercedes in the site next to me! So wrong!
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:37 AM   #39
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I fucking love driving here. No annoying roads are on my regular routes, so I don't really have anything for this thread.

Actually, the 1 way roads in Vic sure are annoying before you've been there a few times.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:42 AM   #40
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I am pissed they are paving the Renfrew-Cowichan road... so much more traffic now. Last time I was camping at Lizard Lake there was a damn Mercedes in the site next to me! So wrong!
Theres been pavement to Fairy and almost to Lizard for a long time, just had to take the Sooke way.

Go camp at Maid lk or out Nitinat/Carmanah, now those are shitty roads! I drove Shawnigan to Renfrew one night, cut up through Maid lake.. that was scary, it was windy, pissing rain and there was snow on the ground, had to clear a bunch of fallen trees.
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