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Rob Mayercik August 31st, 2009 09:57

Navigation ponderings
 
Weighing two routes to the Fest, thought I'd try to pull in some local feedback.

I can either come straight down I-95, or I can head west into PA on I-78 and then use US-15 to come down (this keeps me well away from Baltimore/DC/Phila urban flybys). Distance and drive time (according to Google Maps) is very close, with I-95 having maybe a 10-mile/5 minute advantage.

That's all well and good, but I know that there's always the "unquantifiables" to consider - traffic, construction, etc. Anyone have any experience with these two routes that could be of use? I'll probably move the CB from the Jeep into the TDI for this run, so that I have supplemental traffic intel.


Thanks all,

Rob

Lex4TDI4Life August 31st, 2009 10:01

timing is everything. When do you plan on doing the drive?

Leo819 August 31st, 2009 10:17

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Originally Posted by Rob Mayercik
Weighing two routes to the Fest, thought I'd try to pull in some local feedback.

I can either come straight down I-95, or I can head west into PA on I-78 and then use US-15 to come down (this keeps me well away from Baltimore/DC/Phila urban flybys). Distance and drive time (according to Google Maps) is very close, with I-95 having maybe a 10-mile/5 minute advantage.


Thanks all,

Rob

Some of us from Philly are taking the PATK to Route 15 on Friday afternoon leaving noonish

Lex4TDI4Life August 31st, 2009 10:23

I will be routing around delaware as it infuriates me that I have to pay something like $12 to get through a state that small.

Leo819 August 31st, 2009 11:03

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Originally Posted by Lex4TDI4Life
I will be routing around delaware as it infuriates me that I have to pay something like $12 to get through a state that small.

there are ways around that toll. get off a newark and go by the old chrysler factory and hop on at elkton... IIRC

VeeDubTDI August 31st, 2009 11:25

15 is a very nice drive, and gets you very close to the hotel while avoiding quite a bit of holiday and rush hour traffic on I-95.

SnowCub August 31st, 2009 11:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob Mayercik
Weighing two routes to the Fest, thought I'd try to pull in some local feedback.

I can either come straight down I-95, or I can head west into PA on I-78 and then use US-15 to come down (this keeps me well away from Baltimore/DC/Phila urban flybys). Distance and drive time (according to Google Maps) is very close, with I-95 having maybe a 10-mile/5 minute advantage.

Rob

I have done the route from Boston to Rockville, MD numerous times to visit my brother over the past 10 years and taking the route into PA and down 15 is always easier on the nerves and less traffic. Although PA has more construction. I highly recommend it.

The DC area is a mess, unfortunately I can't avoid it this time since we're going to be in Atlantic City the night before.

VeeDubTDI August 31st, 2009 12:10

A note to everyone coming into town on Friday. Try and plan your drive so that you're not entering the DC Metro area between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

Also, no radar detectors. They're illegal in VA. :(

Rob Mayercik September 1st, 2009 10:54

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Originally Posted by VeeDubTDI
A note to everyone coming into town on Friday. Try and plan your drive so that you're not entering the DC Metro area between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

Also, no radar detectors. They're illegal in VA. :(

An excellent point on the Fuzzbusters - had already planned on pulling mine Friday morning before heading out (departure time as yet TBD).

Fortunately, I have my GPS set up to always show me the approximate ground speed at which I'm travelling, so I'll at least have "passive countermeasures" so I can blend in with the crowd.

"When one flies the unfriendly skies, it is best to fly unsighted." --unknown

LiLredTDI September 1st, 2009 11:34

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Originally Posted by Rob Mayercik
An excellent point on the Fuzzbusters - had already planned on pulling mine Friday morning before heading out (departure time as yet TBD).

Fortunately, I have my GPS set up to always show me the approximate ground speed at which I'm travelling, so I'll at least have "passive countermeasures" so I can blend in with the crowd.

"When one flies the unfriendly skies, it is best to fly unsighted." --unknown

Just unplug it and chuck it in the glove box at the VA line. If you pass thought the District at all it is verboten there as well.

arne487 September 2nd, 2009 06:01

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Originally Posted by LiLredTDI
Just unplug it and chuck it in the glove box at the VA line. If you pass thought the District at all it is verboten there as well.

I believe that it is illegal just to have a radar detector in the car, even if it's in the glove box. Although, I've never gotten a ticket with it sitting on the dash and turned on. I got pulled over once with it on, and was relieved when I was told that my tail light was burned out, and the officer had some questions about biodiesel.

tomo366 September 2nd, 2009 06:07

The last time I came down Rt 15 I got rearended in traffic at the Bridge between MD and VA in bad construction Traffic........

jettafock September 2nd, 2009 06:13

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Originally Posted by tomo366
The last time I came down Rt 15 I got rearended in traffic at the Bridge between MD and VA in bad construction Traffic........

i bet you liked it too.

airwolf September 2nd, 2009 06:37

:eek:

tomo366 September 2nd, 2009 06:56

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Originally Posted by jettafock
i bet you liked it too.

Real cute, A$$ Hole........Look in the mirror:eek: :rolleyes:


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