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2007 Motorcycle Show @ Tradex



The dates have been out for awhile, and past participants already have their brochure for 2007.

Thursday January 25th to Sunday January 28th. Four days as per last year.

There is an "add on" tent the same as last year, probably for club booths and the riding entertainment again. (5th Gear?)

Anyone know if the highway interchange has been completed, and should it help the backlogs? (for those who don't know how to access the back-road route)
 

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the hgwy interchange is either completed or damn close to being so. drove past it on sunday and i'm pretty sure its being used now.
 
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yeah the highway interchange is just about done. WTF is with the 2 round abouts there? Im sure that they will cause us abby folk more grief then anything.
 

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roundabouts are actually very effective at flowing traffic. you'll see once they're in full use that they will be beneficial. the interchange will more than likely be done before the show. lets hope 5th gear is back again, that was some good stuff last year
 
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i hope so. I went through it yestrday and it seemed like nobody knew how to get through the damn things. but wutever time will tell.

And yeah Is there going to be another stunt show this year?????????????????? Bill are there any plans for you and the boys to be back in action?
 

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dude...ppl dont know how to fucking drive....they'll fucking get confused...this aint europe
 

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Canadian Scooters has a large display area in 07, perhaps lending itself to the increase in scooter use as a legitimate transportation method, and the price of fuel affecting people's choice.
 

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yeah the highway interchange is just about done. WTF is with the 2 round abouts there? Im sure that they will cause us abby folk more grief then anything.

It all depends on if the retards here can grasp the simple concept of going around a little circle together. It will either be very quick or very slow and painful!
 

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Seems the Americans get it, they call it Nascar :p
 

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Traffic circles are the most efficient way to move traffic, we'll be seeing a lot more of them.
That sounds more like a reason that we won't be seeing many more. The ubiquitous solution to traffic congesting in vancouver seems to be another stoplight.
 

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Oh, hardly. They work ok with moderate traffic, but crap out when it gets busy.

They're just a cheap, half-assed substitute for an interchange.
Have you ever been to Europe, Paris in particular? This picture below is of traffic circle (Porte Maillot) that is anywhere from 7-10 lanes wide at it's widest, but who knows there are no lines. Not to mention the convergence of so many main arteries for commuters.

Now the French are notoriously bad drivers and myself I have seen it first hand :surrender But yet every day they seem to find a way to make it through relatively accident free. It was amazing to see the ebb & flow during rush hour, all the while my heart still racing from that last supposed pedestrian crossing! :eek
 

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I go though the interchange at Mt Lehman every morning and I will confirm for you 100% that nobody in this city knows how to deal with it. It has partial two lane sections as well for getting on the #1. Traffic gets back logged at the light for the automall now while dumb fucking sheep try to figure out who has the right of way in a round about.
 

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They have a 2 lane traffic circle near highway 99 and 8th Avenue, most of the new ones around here are 1 lane.

I love traffic circles, just not when people come to a complete stop before they go in! :D

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They're the same people who stop on on-ramps to Hwy 1. The problem is that they can't think far enough ahead to match their speed with traffic, because they're spending all of their brain cycles talking on their damn phones.
 

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Roundabouts are a refereshing oasis' in the otherwise lacklustre roadsystem of any city. The oportunity to scrub both sides of your tyre, and enjoy the difference your mode of transport offers.
..plus of course they are a very efficient method of smoothing traffic flow.

Some European cities have so many, you don't need to leave town to give yourself a good workout :)

I think this thread has been totally derailed now..good job people ;)
 
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