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I can get to my favorite fishing spot in 35 minutes if I drive forest service roads. If I drive paved roads, that time increases to about 60 minutes. Makes sense to take the dirt path...most of the time.

The most recent trip took much longer. Dusty dirt road and stuck behind a truck doing 25....for 13 miles. No way to pass at all since all this road does is turn. Just driving in disbelief. Pull outs every quarter mile.

After about 3 miles I'm still coming down from the high of numerous hours of fishing, so I don't really care. Another five miles and that has all faded.

Get out of the way.

I tend to pull off when someone wants to go faster than I do. Even if it is one car/truck, and especially on back roads. It's probably a ten second thing to hit the shoulder and let someone go. Yet, I have been stuck in this situation so many times.

Just pull the f#%k off! Pretty simple.
 

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It is surely annoying that the driver didn't have the consideration to pull over for you; there seem to be two possible scenarios: 1) he felt he didn't have to, or 2) simply didn't think of it. Did you tap on your horn lightly to suggest he pull over?

That said, in this day and age folks seem full of hate. Take the 10,000 foot look: is it worth the stress and anger to lose a half hour of your time because somebody wouldn't let you go faster?
 

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Side note:

Dated a girl in early 90's. Its been about a month, on a drive someplace she is in the fast lane with traffic lined up behind her. I suggested she get over and let them move along. She said NO, i am doing 61 in a 60 zone....."too bad".
That was our last date.
 

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Side note:

Dated a girl in early 90's. Its been about a month, on a drive someplace she is in the fast lane with traffic lined up behind her. I suggested she get over and let them move along. She said NO, i am doing 61 in a 60 zone....."too bad".
That was our last date.
I've noticed something about this scenario. People in Pugetropolis will tailgate, then pass real herky jerky like and give a dirty look as they do. Back in Atlanta, they'd just f*#%ing shoot you.

Seems to be a lot more left lane cruisers here, wonder why.
 

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Got stuck behind a guy on a one lane road who was on an ATV; thought my dad was gonna blow a blood vessel. I only get pissed when I'm on my way to fishing. The drive back is of little concern. It helps to stay out really late so traffic dies down.
 

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I don't mind driving slow with a rig behind me if they roll up fast and are instantly assholes. Attempting to pass where they cant. 5 feet behind me etc. In fact I'll even slow down a little. But otherwise I'll pull over where I can. I drive pretty fast down back roads so it's rare someone is behind me. When I want to get by someone I don't tailgate them. If they don't let me by it happens and I'll take a few deep breaths and relax and still give them space.
 

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Haha, well it's certainly not the transplants' faults that the road/transportation system wasn't improved before someone went and left the dang gate open.
I gotta agree with you Matt.
My wife and I were just having this conversation yesterday - as we were stuck in traffic (again!).
New apartment and home projects going up at a frantic pace, out of state license plates at an all time high it seems - and no new roads to accommodate everyone.
Maybe I'll move to capital hill and become a millennial where i can benefit from the new lite rail that was built for them:confused:
 

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I gotta agree with you Matt.
My wife and I were just having this conversation yesterday - as we were stuck in traffic (again!).
New apartment and home projects going up at a frantic pace, out of state license plates at an all time high it seems - and no new roads to accommodate everyone.
Maybe I'll move to capital hill and become a millennial where i can benefit from the new lite rail that was built for them:confused:
Who can afford to live there though?
I'm not sure more roads is the answer. Build more roads, people just fill them up. Controlling growth might be a better option. But I'm no urban planner. Paging Mr. @Charles Sullivan
I used to rail against the traffic but it was stressing me out. I developed a new philosophy. Just remember as you sit there: You ARE the traffic.
 

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...and no new roads to accommodate everyone.
There are new adjustments being made all the time, just not fast enough. One report I read stated that 1k folks a week are moving into King county, and there is no way to out build that. Especially not with the lot who think $30 tabs was a reality.

ST3 is out, and after traveling abroad a few times now I simply can't add up why people wouldn't want to have a more relaxing commute on rail. No matter, 520 is complete enough to flow efficiently, I-90 is being re worked to allow light rail as I type this.
*if you're the sort that thinks construction is moving too slow, and that you can do a better job, start an outfit and I will see you at the bid opening.

The area was originally 'planned out' with some sort of expansive spatial utopia mindset, which I think worked great till the late 90's, give or take. Unless the stars align today though, the days of living in Issaquah and bashing into the city and finding easy cheap parking in a mere 25 minutes are long gone.

What I do know is this:
-People aren't going to hang up and drive
-They won't be going away
-the metro area won't be getting cheaper to live in anytime soon

Your option is to find a solution to the problems that works for you, or you can leg it splitsville wherever that is.
 

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It is surely annoying that the driver didn't have the consideration to pull over for you; there seem to be two possible scenarios: 1) he felt he didn't have to, or 2) simply didn't think of it. Did you tap on your horn lightly to suggest he pull over?

That said, in this day and age folks seem full of hate. Take the 10,000 foot look: is it worth the stress and anger to lose a half hour of your time because somebody wouldn't let you go faster?
I hear what you are saying, but I can be certain he did see me. If he simply didn't think of it then that is one amazingly aloof individual.
 
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