I don't know why, but almost every morning it still surprises me when the traffic report guy (on news/talk radio) starts reporting slow-and-go conditions on the Interstate... beginning around 6:30am! You'd think I'd come to expect it. People do that with their cars every flippin' morning? Wow!
Of course, those same people have to do that same thing every afternoon, when they're homeward bound. ACHD has internet traffic cams that show what it's like. (Just click on the camera. I snagged a couple photos from this afternoon's Rat Race.) How would you like this to be 2 hours of your day, 5 days a week?
[Pity the poor slobs driving those big trucks! They're probably traveling from Salt Lake to Portland, and just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. (50 cents a mile, whether you're traveling 65mph, or 6.5mph!)]
The little commercial jingle was playing on the radio this morning: "There's a price you pay, to get away." It's all about the joy of country livin', and shoppin' at the Farmer Store. Is this what the guy is singing about?
Thanks but no thanks! I'll take my bike commute, and urban slum-livin'.