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2021-02-28 10:49:30 PM  
More like Mr.find a silver lining.
 
2021-02-28 11:09:43 PM  
Or Mr. Shouldn't Have Bought A House Next To A Major Scenic Highway
 
2021-02-28 11:12:25 PM  
Hippies.
 
2021-02-28 11:14:48 PM  

NM Volunteer: Or Mr. Shouldn't Have Bought A House Next To A Major Scenic Highway


Or maybe building a highway where it ends up in the ocean every other year wasn't the smartest of ideas?

I mean, that's what the I-5 is for, no?
 
2021-02-28 11:16:38 PM  
Libertarians?
 
2021-02-28 11:18:15 PM  
Postmaster Andrew Luersen puts 430 miles on the mail truck twice a week now to complete his route south of the slide...."FedEx said no. Waste management said no. UPS said no. I'm the only one that goes around"


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/I love the USPS.
 
2021-02-28 11:21:28 PM  
Stevie Nicks?
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2021-02-28 11:29:10 PM  
"Updated: Feb. 26, 2021 9:51 a.m."

It's not news, it's olds.
 
2021-02-28 11:30:40 PM  

moothemagiccow: Stevie Nicks?
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Jimmy Pop Ali?

I have no idea.
 
2021-02-28 11:31:56 PM  

moothemagiccow: Stevie Nicks?
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Ohhhh now I get it. Nevermind my posting of the wordsmith Jimmy Pop Ali then.

Jimmy Pop is a national treasure.
 
2021-02-28 11:33:29 PM  

waxbeans: Libertarians?


I mean unregulated clear-cutting may have been a factor
 
2021-02-28 11:35:55 PM  

Wanderlusting: NM Volunteer: Or Mr. Shouldn't Have Bought A House Next To A Major Scenic Highway

Or maybe building a highway where it ends up in the ocean every other year wasn't the smartest of ideas?

I mean, that's what the I-5 is for, no?


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2021-02-28 11:37:17 PM  
They're a lot like those bastards on the Malibu coast who block public access because it's "their beach".  And the local government let's them get away with it.
 
2021-02-28 11:43:18 PM  

Wanderlusting: NM Volunteer: Or Mr. Shouldn't Have Bought A House Next To A Major Scenic Highway

Or maybe building a highway where it ends up in the ocean every other year wasn't the smartest of ideas?

I mean, that's what the I-5 is for, no?


Yes.  That's what the I-5 and CA-99 are for, and they do a splendid job.  CA-1 is strictly to link together all the coastal communities, and yes, to let tourists from the south and north enjoy them as well.  Hardly the horrible, stupid thing that you seem to be implying that it is.

And the loss of CA-1 isn't even a teeny, tiny blip in the daily commercial traffic in California.  It _is_ nasty for the folks who live there and need to get out anywhere (in this case, to the south).   Fortunately not as bad as the last one, that split the coastal communities right across the middle.
 
2021-02-28 11:47:59 PM  

almejita: moothemagiccow: Stevie Nicks?
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Ohhhh now I get it. Nevermind my posting of the wordsmith Jimmy Pop Ali then.

Jimmy Pop is a national treasure.


because of her hit song, Rhiannon
 
2021-02-28 11:51:14 PM  

OgreMagi: They're a lot like those bastards on the Malibu coast who block public access because it's "their beach".  And the local government let's them get away with it.


No, no they aren't.
 
2021-02-28 11:53:54 PM  
Kinda like the people who bought beach front property at Oceano Dunes, and then filed a law suit to close down the dunes because of traffic.
 
2021-03-01 12:02:02 AM  
Typical California hypocrisy in action.
 
2021-03-01 12:04:27 AM  
As much as I love the PCH & 101 we need to come to terms that they probably aren't sustainable for much longer and we need to make plans for the future.
 
2021-03-01 12:08:18 AM  
Being from  tourist destination I can totally sympathize. If you can get a while where tourists aren't either speeding around drunkenly or crowding local markets it is a truly relaxing time. For me that was hurricanes... it was like you'd have house guests for 3 years straight and then a storm would spin up and suddenly you had 3 full weeks to just wind down.
 
2021-03-01 12:21:09 AM  
Back in the day Highway 1 south of Carmel Highlands was a seasonal thing at best. The tourism economy there has always been an iffy proposition. The folks I know down in Big Sur like having easy access to Monterey and points north, but are tired of the day-trippers and all the traffic. #bigsurhatesyou is a growing sentiment.
 
2021-03-01 12:27:57 AM  

almejita: moothemagiccow: Stevie Nicks?
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Ohhhh now I get it. Nevermind my posting of the wordsmith Jimmy Pop Ali then.

Jimmy Pop is a national treasure.


Eh. Let the motherfarker burn anyway.
 
2021-03-01 12:45:45 AM  

abitofbuffalo: As much as I love the PCH & 101 we need to come to terms that they probably aren't sustainable for much longer and we need to make plans for the future.


101 isn't sustainable???

Username checks out.
 
2021-03-01 1:01:27 AM  
Can the child within my heart rise above???
 
2021-03-01 1:05:16 AM  
The Chicks - Landslide (Official Video)
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2021-03-01 1:05:45 AM  
What about the places that rely on tourism like their famous Waterbed Museum?
 
2021-03-01 1:06:42 AM  
What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.
 
2021-03-01 1:10:09 AM  

PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.


If you want boring AND super dangerous, you should try the 99.

/Can throw a baseball to the 1 from my front yard.
 
2021-03-01 1:18:57 AM  

PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.


Nothings wrong with the 101 ... except its penchant to falling into the ocean.
 
2021-03-01 1:20:14 AM  
Did anyone ask the horse's opinion?

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"Hmmm... no, Sur, I don't like it."
 
2021-03-01 1:21:18 AM  

PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.


It really is snoozeville. I did Bellingham to El Paso down I-5 and across.  Took the left at LA. Let me tell you I went back home through new Mexico and up that way.  Much better driving.
 
2021-03-01 1:22:24 AM  
 That's where all the good weed is...
Guess it's going to be coming north now yippee!
 
2021-03-01 1:24:00 AM  

Wanderlusting: PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.

Nothings wrong with the 101 ... except its penchant to falling into the ocean.


There are only a few sections of 101 in southern California and the far north that aren't on the other side of the coastal mountain range. Someone will figure out how to reroute them (at great expense, of course).
 
2021-03-01 1:31:35 AM  
101 and 1 also merge for a bit by Oxnard.
 
2021-03-01 1:46:46 AM  
Among the reasons I love SE Louisiana is that I CAN SEE THE HURRICANES COMING.
 
2021-03-01 1:53:02 AM  

OgreMagi: They're a lot like those bastards on the Malibu coast who block public access because it's "their beach".  And the local government let's them get away with it.


Because you're a deadbeat?
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2021-03-01 1:57:36 AM  

Wanderlusting: NM Volunteer: Or Mr. Shouldn't Have Bought A House Next To A Major Scenic Highway

Or maybe building a highway where it ends up in the ocean every other year wasn't the smartest of ideas?

I mean, that's what the I-5 is for, no?


It depends.  I-5 runs along the east side of the Coast Range once it crosses the Transverse Range (over Tejon Pass) just north of LA.  US-101 runs along the more westerly side of the Coast Range.  CA-1 runs right along the coast, although it shares some segments with US-101.  Getting across the Coast Range can be a chore in some spots, so you wouldn't hop over to I-5 unless there was a good reason.

If you are driving from LA to SF, it is usually a bit faster to take I-5 and then cut over via either I-580 or CA-152, even though the US-101 route is shorter.  I-5 can be much, much faster when the coast is blanketed in fog.

But if you are hitting Santa Barbara, Santa Maria (Vandenberg), San Louis Obispo, Salinas, or Santa Rosa, a good chunk of your drive is going to be on US-101.
 
2021-03-01 2:00:58 AM  

PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.


Try driving I-94, I-90, or I-80 just east of the Rockies down to the Mississippi.  That is some boring driving.

I don't even want to think how bad the drive on I-29 from end to end is like.
 
2021-03-01 2:05:50 AM  

Death by Spaghettification: PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.

It really is snoozeville. I did Bellingham to El Paso down I-5 and across.  Took the left at LA. Let me tell you I went back home through new Mexico and up that way.  Much better driving.


I've driven a lot of miles over the years. Been through all of the lower 48, on Interstates, state highways, and more local roadways. I mostly try to avoid Interstates these days, though I've driven dang near all of them. It's never once been boring - there's always something interesting out there. A person just needs to be open to observing it, even if it's a blur in their peripheral vision.
 
2021-03-01 2:07:05 AM  

cyberspacedout: Did anyone ask the horse's opinion?

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"Hmmm... no, Sur, I don't like it."


You've been waiting 30 years to use that line, haven't you?

/I wish I had more than one "Funny" to give. That was beautiful.
 
2021-03-01 2:11:01 AM  
I-5 also has the disadvantage of going through some very red parts of California, so one gets to see lots of signs simultaneously asking the federal government to fix things ("give us water!") and to stop meddling ("don't tell us what to do!"). Pretty depressing for that experience alone.

/Dams didn't cause your problems
//Drawing out a massively unsustainable amount of water from your aquifer has more to do with it
///Maybe global warming and its consequent flooding will cancel things out?
 
2021-03-01 2:12:54 AM  

PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.


Try Tucson to Vegas. Aside from the heart pounding insanity that is driving through Phoenix for 45mins (grew up in S. CA, I'd take LA drivers over Phoenicians any day) it's of similar length and many times more boring.
 
2021-03-01 2:23:47 AM  

minorshan: Try Tucson to Vegas. Aside from the heart pounding insanity that is driving through Phoenix for 45mins (grew up in S. CA, I'd take LA drivers over Phoenicians any day) it's of similar length and many times more boring.


Which route? I-17 has some pretty bits, and depending on conditions, might be non-boring. (We got stuck for hours in a snowstorm + crash, westbound on I-40 in western Arizona, after USA Thanksgiving 2019. What a mess.)

I don't think I've ever done the US-93 route. [Checks map...] Yeah, that might be pretty direly boring.

But highways in the USA Desert Southwest are inevitably gonna be lots of "Warning: nothing for 60 miles", really.

[Grew up in Las Cruces, NM, the southern terminus of I-25; have driven I-25 between LC and Denver / Fort Collins / Cheyenne more times than I care to recall; later moved to San Diego, then Albuquerque, now the SF Bay Area -- so I've spent lots of quality time on all those routes.]
 
2021-03-01 2:42:20 AM  

Dinjiin: Wanderlusting: NM Volunteer: Or Mr. Shouldn't Have Bought A House Next To A Major Scenic Highway

Or maybe building a highway where it ends up in the ocean every other year wasn't the smartest of ideas?

I mean, that's what the I-5 is for, no?

It depends.  I-5 runs along the east side of the Coast Range once it crosses the Transverse Range (over Tejon Pass) just north of LA.  US-101 runs along the more westerly side of the Coast Range.  CA-1 runs right along the coast, although it shares some segments with US-101.  Getting across the Coast Range can be a chore in some spots, so you wouldn't hop over to I-5 unless there was a good reason.

If you are driving from LA to SF, it is usually a bit faster to take I-5 and then cut over via either I-580 or CA-152, even though the US-101 route is shorter.  I-5 can be much, much faster when the coast is blanketed in fog.

But if you are hitting Santa Barbara, Santa Maria (Vandenberg), San Louis Obispo, Salinas, or Santa Rosa, a good chunk of your drive is going to be on US-101.


Pacheco pass can jam up solid. I did that drive once where Traffic was backed all the way out to Gilroy.

Ended up cutting across 46 to get home to Vegas.

Nice ride, just a long one
 
2021-03-01 2:59:51 AM  

PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.


It is and used to be faster. My uncle got out to the Navy in 74 and lived in San Diego. I drove down with him from the SFBA and we made it to his place in eight hours IIRC. goog maps says 7.5 but with all the traffic today I'd add several hours to it. We were doing 80mph for long stretches.

If you really want to be bored by it try it on a motorcycle to the Bakersfield cutoff. Man! That was pure hell on wheels. That is when you really experience the cattle yards stink.
 
2021-03-01 3:00:49 AM  

tkil: minorshan: Try Tucson to Vegas. Aside from the heart pounding insanity that is driving through Phoenix for 45mins (grew up in S. CA, I'd take LA drivers over Phoenicians any day) it's of similar length and many times more boring.

Which route? I-17 has some pretty bits, and depending on conditions, might be non-boring. (We got stuck for hours in a snowstorm + crash, westbound on I-40 in western Arizona, after USA Thanksgiving 2019. What a mess.)

I don't think I've ever done the US-93 route. [Checks map...] Yeah, that might be pretty direly boring.

But highways in the USA Desert Southwest are inevitably gonna be lots of "Warning: nothing for 60 miles", really.

[Grew up in Las Cruces, NM, the southern terminus of I-25; have driven I-25 between LC and Denver / Fort Collins / Cheyenne more times than I care to recall; later moved to San Diego, then Albuquerque, now the SF Bay Area -- so I've spent lots of quality time on all those routes.]


Yup. 93N.

It's a slog at night, I swear daytime makes it worse, since you can see what's not there. Used to do the drive twice a year with my friends in college at the turn of the century.  Nowadays, I'll take the SW $80 flight and a cab/Uber.

Lived in/around Denver for 3 years and have been jonesing to get back since 2012. Grew up in Santa Barbara until '96 and have done tons of driving across the SW along the way. We've most likely passed each other on the road at least once! :)
 
2021-03-01 3:05:07 AM  

tkil: I-5 also has the disadvantage of going through some very red parts of California, so one gets to see lots of signs simultaneously asking the federal government to fix things ("give us water!") and to stop meddling ("don't tell us what to do!"). Pretty depressing for that experience alone.

/Dams didn't cause your problems
//Drawing out a massively unsustainable amount of water from your aquifer has more to do with it
///Maybe global warming and its consequent flooding will cancel things out?


Food Grows Where Water Flows

They are all over the place.
 
2021-03-01 3:16:14 AM  

PureBounds: What's wrong with the 101? PCH is one thing but 101?

I-5 is the boringest drive that ever bored me. Twice as boring than LA to Vegas, which is REALLY boring.


Me and a buddy drove I-5 years ago and to kill time, we started brainstorming ideas to make I-5 less boring. We came up with two solid ideas. Fireworks shooting over the freeway every three miles and loop off ramps every five exits. Just a quick loop, then back on the freeway.

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2021-03-01 3:23:00 AM  

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As covers go, that one kind of sucks.  I'll the original any day.
 
2021-03-01 3:25:04 AM  

Dinjiin: Wanderlusting: NM Volunteer: Or Mr. Shouldn't Have Bought A House Next To A Major Scenic Highway

Or maybe building a highway where it ends up in the ocean every other year wasn't the smartest of ideas?

I mean, that's what the I-5 is for, no?

It depends.  I-5 runs along the east side of the Coast Range once it crosses the Transverse Range (over Tejon Pass) just north of LA.  US-101 runs along the more westerly side of the Coast Range.  CA-1 runs right along the coast, although it shares some segments with US-101.  Getting across the Coast Range can be a chore in some spots, so you wouldn't hop over to I-5 unless there was a good reason.

If you are driving from LA to SF, it is usually a bit faster to take I-5 and then cut over via either I-580 or CA-152, even though the US-101 route is shorter.  I-5 can be much, much faster when the coast is blanketed in fog.

But if you are hitting Santa Barbara, Santa Maria (Vandenberg), San Louis Obispo, Salinas, or Santa Rosa, a good chunk of your drive is going to be on US-101.


I've made the trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco so many times that I've lost count.  The coastal drive can easily add two hours to the trip, though it is far more scenic.  It's nice if you aren't in a hurry.
 
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