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Driving to the snow over the years

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by pegasusSki, May 22, 2020.

  1. pegasusSki

    pegasusSki One of Us

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    here we go...so you'd prefer I run out of road just because a bogan wants to overtake.
    I don't get it. Why support bogans? What's wrong with merging back in? ...This is the point people make - why the competition on the road? It's not like this is a bogan demographic?

    You know, I thought if I wrote I drift over, someone would cause me of being a numpty... ho ho. I don't mean I am reckless. I am simply merging....and I do check my blindspot religiously.

    In places like Mexico City, though, everyone jolts in and out - floating is dangerous. Someone is on the horn just about all the time somewhere. It's a different driving mentality.
     
  2. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just don't merge too early. Put the indicator on at the 500m mark and prepare to merge smoothly with intent. Rapid lane changes are aggresive and unnecessary

    It ain't Mexico,
     
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  3. Ultra2.0

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    I would call it being impatient. if people just relaxed and were more patient, then 99% of the problems everyone is complaining about, would not be a problem at all. so what if you arrive 2 minutes later.. relax and chill. as mentioned before, the road itself is pretty good. its the impatient Fwits driving it that are the problem.
     
  4. Legs Akimbo

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    Why not slow down?
     
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  5. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have been driving for less than 2 years. I was always taught one thing. You never know what the other person is thinking or going to do and you should always be prepared for whatever it is they decide to do, be it stupid or illegal.


    If you are on the road, it is your responsibility to a) drive safely and legally and b) be completely aware of your surroundings to mitigate risk of an accident at all costs. You need to be able to respond to another driver regardless of what they are doing:

    If you see someone about to change lanes and they didn’t check their blind spot do you beep them or let them hit you?

    To sit here and insult each other cause of how you change lanes is very unlike this forum, and this thread has surprised me a bit.
     
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  6. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    because you are merging you either give way to the overtaking vehicle and slot in behind or speed up to slot in front.

    You should be constantly scanning in front and checking mirrors being aware of the situation at all times, if you run out of lane because you aren't reading the situation correctly that sounds like poor driving on your end.
     
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  7. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ahhh grasshopper ;)
     
  8. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nobody changes lanes like I do. I am the greatest lane changer ever, in the history of the world. What I don't know about lane changes has not yet been written, and never will be. There will never be another lane changer like me.
     
  9. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have been driving for a long time. I learnt from experience of riding a motorbike in Brisbane and Sydney that the best approach is to assume everyone is trying to get you.

    Had car with a "don't argue" mudguard at one stage. In traffic you could literally see people change their mind about cutting you off. And love my old volvos. In the 20years we have had a volvo I cannot remember any of them hitting or being hit by another vehicle, unless you count one of my kids hitting one with their pushbike. We have written 2 off in that time. Neither incident was me and both were.... unfortunate.
     
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  10. TACKIE

    TACKIE One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Be patient young Padawan. With time and practice you too can become a sanctimonious "worlds best driver." We wish you well on your quest.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s the hat on the rear parcel shelf that makes everyone keep their distance ;)
     
  12. pegasusSki

    pegasusSki One of Us

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    I do when appropriate, like when I am being overtaken with plenty of space.

    Couldn't agree more. I don't run out of lane because I do merge back in - that's what I am saying. But I've had a car wanting to get around and closing, as that distance shortens. [I did say initially that some people leave it to the last minute in those conditions. I don't.]

    That's what I do. [The Mexico reference was just a cultural thing, and a reference to floating vs being aggressive as that came up. There, traffic is so fast and people are constantly switching lanes - if you are too slow the space you are heading for is not there as someone else has got there first..!]

    Consideration is key..
     
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  13. Legs Akimbo

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    What happens when you are overtaken without plenty of space?
     
  14. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Monaro is a special road :)
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wonder for how many Sydney peeps it is the only 100kph single lane each way road they ever drive.
     
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    Well, that and Kosciusko Road. And the Alpine Way. And Appin Rd or Picton Rd or the Old Hume or Old Pac, or ...
     
  17. Tanuki

    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    An especially bad road. Unbelievable that the NSW government hasn't seperated the lanes or at the least put barriers in.
     
  18. Donzah

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    Heathcote rd or A6 etc etc
     
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  19. Donzah

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    Sydney drivers are better! They need to dodge them pesky cyclists!
     
  20. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    The monaro is the best single lane road I've driven in my life...
    Drive it on a Tuesday in November at 10am and argue with me.
     
  21. Legs Akimbo

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    Jeez. You should have seen it in ye olden days. Goats refused to use it.
     
  22. Donzah

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    Lake George was the scary shit
     
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    Do you even wide open road?

    (my computer is not happy right now)
     
  24. Donzah

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    Computer says No?
     
  25. kylep

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    edited and loaded now
     
  26. Donzah

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    Yeah that looks sick for mad burnouts
     
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    I thank you for reminding me to look at these photos, and realise I never uploaded my album. Was a great roadtrip, enjoying the revisit
     
  28. Tanuki

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    Not sure if sarcastic dot GIF.
     
  29. Fozzie Bear

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    Forgot most of the Princes Highway south of Nowra.........
     
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  30. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wasn't suggesting it was the only single lane each way road. It was a thought about how many of the people who come to the snow drive on similar roads.

    I can add to the list, though it really is a long time since I have driven on them, Bell's Line of Road and the Putty road. Lots of memories of driving those roads.
     
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  31. dawooduck

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    At 75mph in the dark with unlit rail crossings in cars with three on the tree ....
     
  32. Donzah

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    No.
    The monaro is a fine road. Great surface. Well cambered corners.
    Some of the drivers on it. Not so much.
     
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  33. climberman

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    My peeps are working on it now!

    Other than OT lanes and some parts of towns, it’s close to all two lanes total for the 350km from JB Rd at Falls Creek to the border with Victoria.
     
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    And the Snowy Mountains Highway from the Hume to the Princes! And most of the Barton (to be fair, not many Sydney drivers travel on the Barton!)
     
  35. Tonester

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    I concur
     
  36. climberman

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    The Princes to about Ulladulla has about twice the average daily traffic of the Monaro, very popular with Sydneysiders :)
     
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    What about the kings?
    Cause we all know Canberra drivers are the worst...
     
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  38. telecrag

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    Am not!
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I remember last time my uncle came to visit from Albany, he was horrified at the aggressiveness of traffic in Canberra, he used to be a brawler, shearer, AND Tuna fisho....he just punched anyone.
     
  40. Ultra2.0

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    The Monaro is a great Highway, good surface, easy visability, wide, well marked.. one of the best in NSW... the driver though? some of the worst. impatient, entitled, pushy, dangerous.
     
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  41. Belly

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    I'm going to get from a to b in 15 minutes and no one is going to take that entitlement away from me.
     
  42. dawooduck

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    I was out beyond Countegany today and they have added a shoulder in some places .... an extra 60cm

    Poor burnt country
     
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    Unlike the UK series, when driving, ‘Victor Meldrew’ wins every time! ;)
     
  44. Belly

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    Roaring trade in Bodalla this morning, 5 done in 90 minutes ha ha.
     
  45. CarveMan

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    It’s better now but you used to have to slow right down when you crossed the border from Vic to NSW on the way to Wonboyn.

    I made the mistake of driving up the coast from Wonboyn to Sydney many years ago. Never again we should have cut our losses and jumped inland to the Monaro / Hume.
     
  46. climberman

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    Definitely go inland and do Monaro/Federal/Hume. Even as far up as Snowy Mts Hwy/Monaro/Federal/Hume. Prolly 30 mins faster, often more, easier driving as well.
     
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    Not to mention the de facto speed limit of 80 km/hr south of Nowra.
     
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    The one good part of that road is that the overtaking lanes are often up hills, something NSW seems to do a lot more than Vic, should be a lot more of it. Steeper the better.
     
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    interesting Carve:
    From memory NSW hills (& road gradients) are steeper - the NSW coastal escarpment is generally much more abrupt than the Vic equivalent. And While the geography (plains) are different on the Hume, I think north of Gundagai, the hills are much meatier than the piddly stuff near Wandong north of Melbourne.

    However, on the main approaches to the respective resorts it’s no contest, we have Hotham & Falls, Buller & Buffalo, while Thredbo is mostly Valley with one or two big hills and Perisher is big but moderate most of the length.
     
  50. Donzah

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    I have to do a delivery to Merimbula. Am tossing up route.
     
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