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(Duluth News Tribune)   Biker clocked going 170 mph on NY freeway. Big shock: He was trying to get out of Albany   (duluthnewstribune.com) divider line 8
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2012-05-03 11:36:47 AM  
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Rincewind53: FreakinB: cameroncrazy1984: The 90 isn't a freeway.

I always wondered what the difference was between a freeway and an expressway. Nothing's called a freeway around here. Just Googled it and it seems almost interchangeable.



There are no freeways in the Northeast, we call them highways. And I'm pretty sure they're the same thing, and it's just a linguistic difference like soda/pop.


Actually, in NY, it's called the "New York State Thruway". Rather than "tollway" which is what it really is, which is Super-Ultra-Retarded because Cuomo #1 had a great idea to push out the date to remove the tollbooths decades ago (which gave his successors the same "great" idea -- douchebags, all) when they were supposed to be pulled out in order to keep the revenues coming in to pay for a bloated Thruway Authority (whom no one seems to have control over), NY State budget that was already out of control even then. Slowly (and almost miraculously), there have been successful campaigns across the state to remove the odd toolbooth here and there. One successful tactic was a campaign to pay tolls in pennies (it worked for one tollbooth in Buffalo). Which doesn't seems o bad until realizing that some tolls are a dollar or more.
2012-05-03 11:32:45 AM  
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90 is the Thruway except when it's not, which is when it's the Berkshire Spur, or when it's just I-90 east of Albany, after it stops being part of the Thruway. Then, I-87 is the Thruway. Except when it's not. It's the Thruway south of Albany, but it's the Northway north of Albany.

If you are in Troy and want to get to Albany, you might want to head South on the Northway, and to avoid tolls, you should try to avoid the Thruway. Another option is to take route 7 to route 787 to route 87. But make sure you take Interstate Route 787, and not State Route 787, as state route 787 doesn't follow the Northway South, but rather goes into Latham and Cohoes.

TOTALLY SIMPLE, GUYS.
2012-05-03 11:03:57 AM  
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Not all stupid people are motorcycle riders, but all motorcycle riders are stupid.
2012-05-03 10:59:31 AM  
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If you're planning on going 170 mph on public roads, why not pull your tags before you head out? You've got to know you're likely to get chased, so why not make it so they actually have to catch you to bust you?
2012-05-03 10:56:57 AM  
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Dumbass squid.
2012-05-03 10:10:20 AM  
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FreakinB: cameroncrazy1984: The 90 isn't a freeway.

I always wondered what the difference was between a freeway and an expressway. Nothing's called a freeway around here. Just Googled it and it seems almost interchangeable.



There are no freeways in the Northeast, we call them highways. And I'm pretty sure they're the same thing, and it's just a linguistic difference like soda/pop.
2012-05-03 10:03:41 AM  
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In 1999, off the showroom floor, the Hyabusa did 194mph for less than $10k.
2012-05-03 09:59:29 AM  
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cameroncrazy1984: The 90 isn't a freeway.


I always wondered what the difference was between a freeway and an expressway. Nothing's called a freeway around here. Just Googled it and it seems almost interchangeable.

EatHam: It also doesn't go anywhere near New Paltz


Nope, that's just where it started. He must have got on 87. And doing this on the Thruway strikes me as a bad idea when you consider that a toll booth is going to be involved at some point.
 
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