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Old 03-06-08, 07:49 PM
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Anybody wanna try to commute this?

Too much time on my hands and I found this lil' stretch of urban road.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fLW3...eature=related

This is a tunnel in Moscow. I hope this is a bike forbidden zone. Gadzooks! Thank goodness winter is almost over. NYC messengers wouldn't dare to tread this track.

Did Boston contract for the Big Dig with those that built this monstrosity in Ruska?

Yalinka!
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Old 03-06-08, 08:04 PM
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Whoa! Is it black ice or what!!
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Old 03-06-08, 08:21 PM
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Yeah, black ice is apparently a player. That's Moscow for ya. My favorite was the articulated bus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lefortovo_tunnel
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Old 03-06-08, 08:50 PM
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Yeah, the bus was cool. Looks like he managed to kind of keep it under control too. Nice driving.

I wouldn't enter that tunnel on a bike for anything.
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The one that struck me was the two delivery trucks... not so much the trucks but watching the cars just behind. 2 seconds after they stop, their turn signals are on and they're trying to change lanes to get around the wreck. Never mind seeing if people were OK or offering assistance. Can't be late!
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Not high on my to-do list.
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Mockba is not a very bike friendly city. It's the among the largest cities in Europe in both population and area (not sure if London is bigger or not) but would be a tough place to try and pedal. Although it's rather flat and there are many wide streets, traffic has gotten a lot worse in the last 8 years due to the prosperity among more Muscovites. That has translated to lots more cars and pretty tough drivers. I would prefer their wonderful subway to get around.
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Old 03-06-08, 10:47 PM
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I certainly hope most of the accidents shown were a result of black ice, if not those are some poor drivers.
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Hmm. Back ice? The guys behind generally didn't have much trouble stopping.
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I agree it doesn't look like black ice in many of the incidents.

Many of them look like people driving too fast and changing lanes abruptly, sometimes into the paths of other cars, sometimes just zipping over and doing it poorly, and going into the wall or over-correcting.

It looks like they have tried to correct this with solid lines (probably signage for no lane changes as well) and of course, just like anywhere else in the world, people ignore the signs, because they know better. I sometimes drive through a tunnel with no lane changes and a solid line that gets ignored fequently... along with speeding. It is less congested, so less accidents.
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Originally Posted by unixpro View Post
I wouldn't enter that tunnel on a bike for anything.
I wouldn't enter that tunnel if you held an armed nuclear-tip Polaris missile to my head.
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That looked liked it had more to do with bad driving than black ice. Too great a difference in speed, people changing lanes without looking, just horribly inconsiderate drivers. Only time I've seen driving nearly as bad are NYC taxi drivers.
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