Recent content by markxyz

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    Old Resident

    Welcome back.
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    Casually passing a flaming garbage truck, being surprised, all while listening to Hard In Da Paint

    Ah, that takes me back. I remember driving across Grand Island on my way back from just having voted in the 2008 presidential elections. On the opposite side of the thruway, off in the distance, you could see smoke billowing. As I got closer, you could see that it was a garbage truck also...
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    So what city, state or other do you refuse to speed? And why?

    That's funny, aside from the typical school zones and residential areas, of all the places I'd be likely to go, the one I'm very wary of speeding in is Ontario. The stakes are just a little too high up there. OPP - those boys play for keeps.
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    Good point. I was a late convert to Waze, and I do appreciate it and employ it, but I never want to rely on it completely. And I certainly never want to lose my skill set of driving strategies, situational awareness, and how to read and use a radar detector correctly. :)
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    MA vs NY

    Please don't remind me. It just adds injury to injury.
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    Running the RedLine again

    I still enjoy my Redline very much. I run it usually every day. Only on the thruway though where I know it will only be NYSP conducting speed enforcement. The loop around the city is about 2/3 controlled by the state boys. That's the section that I take to work. The other section is patrolled by...
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    Do You Hide Your CM's from Potential Thieves?

    I used to take down my detectors when I only kept one in the car and had it mounted lower on the windshield. At the end, it was either a Beltronics or Escort detector on a Sticky Cup mount. Now I have two in the car, both hardwired in up top at opposite corners of the windshield, and both on sun...
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    How do you teach people to be aware of pot holes?

    Yeah... I know someone like that.
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    NY State Troopers not always running CO anymore?

    Ah, our NYS tax dollars hard at work. God, I feel so gratified as a taxpayer. Protected too. :shifty:
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    New NYSP unmarked Tahoe for the thruway loop around Buffalo

    Oh jeeze, I remember you mentioning this guy. A stick family decal too, huh? lol
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    New NYSP unmarked Tahoe for the thruway loop around Buffalo

    For my friends in the area, I encountered this new NYSP unmarked on the way to work the other morning. I know they have a black one that has been operating in the area for awhile, which I believe is a Ford Explorer, but the color of this one sort of surprised me. It's not their typical tough guy...
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    Have you encountered angry drivers because you drive faster than they do?

    A wrench, huh? Sometimes a similar car’s gotta do what it’s gotta do. I had a guy try to hit me with a milkshake or a soda the other week. He cut me off in a passing zone on a rural highway, so I may have been nipping at his heels a little. It was funny, cause he missed completely. Otherwise, I...
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    Poliscan in MD

    Good. I wasn't paying attention and trying to make good time on our drive down here to the OBX. Thanks, RR.
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    Poliscan in MD

    Uh oh, we'll see what the mail brings. :)
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    Escort now blocking PMs amongst members of their forums

    So much for the free exchange of ideas. lol