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Old July 15th, 2010, 01:30 PM   #8141
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ouch. Was this damage cause by yesterday's storm?
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Old July 15th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #8142
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No, Monday's storm. It's in Hengelo, Overijssel.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #8143
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I'm glad that my student house (in Enschede, less than 10 km from Hengelo) is still standing. The garden is a mess, I heard from a house mate (I'm at my parents place now), but knowing how the garden looked like before it can only be an improvement
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Old July 15th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #8144
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Three unrelated questions

1. Why are the Dutch so overrepresented in this subforum (not a complain, I live here after all). There are usually not so many Dutch (proportionally) in other international forums like airlines, bridges, city issues and so. :

2. Why is my municipality (Gemeente) spending money to repave streets or curbside that were in good conditions before? I have the impression that instead of repainting horizontal signaling, they resurface the whole thing. They went into a resurfacing spree here, it seems that money is gushing like the Gulf oil spill They are also replacing bus shelters that seemed fine to me (no scratches, no graffiti, no blight.

(ok, this #2 was a little rant, sorry).

3. Does any of you also found funny how some people associate a lifeless object like a car with every evil on the Globe? I mean, two weeks ago I friend of mine who is also a Ph.D student in Tilburg was trying to convince me not to travel by car to Italy, but to take a train instead. She was trying to appeal to my feelings like "do you want do feed Iranian oppression" and so. Funny thing is that she loves recreational flying and sometimes fly small planes around Still, I'm amused how some friends of mine, most on post-graduate studies (in fields unrelated to transportation or energy), sincerely think that if cars didn't exist, the Middle East would be an oasis of peace, and most of our urban problems like violence, lack of immigrant integration and so on would be gone in a blink. I got amused on this name-the-scapegoat attitude, to the point that it become funny haha
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Old July 15th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #8145
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the greenies have made a succesful brainwash on the population...

education makes it even worse: they lost their common sence during the process...

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Old July 15th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #8146
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Old July 15th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #8147
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1. Why are the Dutch so overrepresented in this subforum (not a complain, I live here after all). There are usually not so many Dutch (proportionally) in other international forums like airlines, bridges, city issues and so. :
Apparently, a lot of Dutchmen are interested in roads, and it is a hot topic in the news often. There are a lot of road projects going on, much more than say Belgium or even the United Kingdom. Another thing that influences the number of Dutchmen is (I think) the willingness of Dutch people to discuss in English, even if all participants are Dutch. I think they're proud of their knowledge of English (and why shouldn't we). You can notice a similar thing with Norwegians. For example we have really few contributors from "old Europe" like Germany, France or Spain.

Naturally, eastern / central Europe is well represented because of the number of road construction projects going on in those countries, comparable to the Interstate Highway construction in the 1960's in the United States and the Western Europe motorway construction craze of the 1970's. (actually, I wouldn't call it a craze per se, as they were all badly needed).
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Old July 15th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #8148
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Apparently, a lot of Dutchmen are interested in roads, and it is a hot topic in the news often. There are a lot of road projects going on, much more than say Belgium or even the United Kingdom. Another thing that influences the number of Dutchmen is (I think) the willingness of Dutch people to discuss in English, even if all participants are Dutch. I think they're proud of their knowledge of English (and why shouldn't we). You can notice a similar thing with Norwegians. For example we have really few contributors from "old Europe" like Germany, France or Spain.

Naturally, eastern / central Europe is well represented because of the number of road construction projects going on in those countries, comparable to the Interstate Highway construction in the 1960's in the United States and the Western Europe motorway construction craze of the 1970's. (actually, I wouldn't call it a craze per se, as they were all badly needed).
The Same is said for ur Railways and strangely Bridges LOL. Along with Tractors and Bikes.... Dutch ppl are certainly the most interesting Europeans.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #8149
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #8150
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Old July 16th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #8151
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Again I win you


And also I win you on Clinched Italian autostrade: 993.6 km vs your spectacular 2.3 km. Also in Portuguese Auto-Estradas: 4.5 vs nothing. I haven't been on the rest of countries.

Edit: A bit further...
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Old July 16th, 2010, 01:27 PM   #8152
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I took a Video the other day , with more detail of the NJTPK ,and a few County Roads form the Northeast Corridor in HD

Northeast Corridor Train ride form Kearny JCT to Secaucus JCT w/ an Acela passing at the end

Roads / Misc Seen

0:43 - Western Spur of the NJ Turnpike
0:46 - Eastern Spur of the NJ Turnpike
1:20 - Newark Turnpike
1:41 - Belleview Turnpike or NJ 7
2:05 - Entering the Portal Bridge
2:13 - NJ Turnpike Hackensack River Main Span
2:20 Entering City of Secaucus
3:10 NJ Turnpike Exit 15X
3:26 a Rare 7 Car Acela Express bound for Washington DC





Secaucus Interlocks to the Hudson River Tunnels

Roads / Misc Seen

0:02 NJ TPK Secaucus Maintenance yard
0:29 Secaucus Road or County Road 678
0:42 NJTPK Eastern Spur Toll Gate and NJ 495 Interchange can be vaguely seen
1:00 the Ramps to NJ 495 can be seen
1:06 CSX Riverline & Future NJT West Shore line
1:08 US 1/9
1:13 Passing a Northeast Corridor train bound for Trenton
1:14 entering the Hudson River Tunnels




I hope you liked , one day i film form the PATH. Which gives a Great view of the Pulaski Skyway and NJ 7 through the Port area.

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And also I win you on Clinched Italian autostrade: 993.6 km vs your spectacular 2.3 km.
I've only been in the Lago di Como region. We entered the Autostrada at Como towards the Swiss border.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #8154
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@ChrisZwolle, CNGL: take a look at my speed
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Old July 16th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #8155
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At university I still beat you guys



At home it's fairly okay:

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Old July 16th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #8156
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I only have (theorically) 3Mb... (And once I had 3.1 Mb of download )
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #8157
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Last weekend in Europe for me for next 5 weeks.
New target: East Africa.
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Wow Which countries are you visiting? I assume Kenya and maybe Tanzania? A little roadgeeking in Somalia?
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Old July 17th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #8159
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Old July 17th, 2010, 02:44 PM   #8160
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Wow Which countries are you visiting? I assume Kenya and maybe Tanzania? A little roadgeeking in Somalia?
Kenya (just transiting), Tanzania, Zambia, also including highest point of Africa (no road there, though)
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