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Ralph Baer
01-25-2013, 08:37 AM
Ed Weaver on Saturday's game http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2013/01/25/sports/doc510215c7c9503996348137.txt?viewmode=fullstory

DrDemento
01-25-2013, 09:46 AM
I agree that Q/P and R/U are currently the most demanding ECAC road trips, but I think that Q/P is harder especially when one factors in the travel between the two sites. (Unless there is traffic jam in Latham. ;) )

Agree-if you have to factor in the travel. Having been to Baker Rink about 75 times over the years, we have never found driving around that area a picnic. They have been doing construction on Rout 1 in that area for the past 30 years-and of course you have to deal with New Jersey and Pennsylvania drivers who are not only horrible and do not follow the rules of the road, but are about the rudest people on earth.

Ralph Baer
01-25-2013, 09:56 AM
Agree-if you have to factor in the travel. Having been to Baker Rink about 75 times over the years, we have never found driving around that area a picnic. They have been doing construction on Rout 1 in that area for the past 30 years-and of course you have to deal with New Jersey and Pennsylvania drivers who are not only horrible and do not follow the rules of the road, but are about the rudest people on earth. I assume that one avoids PA, but you have to either go through NYC or bypass it at the Tappan Zee Bridge. Either can add to the trip. Google maps suggests the GWB.

FlagDUDE08
01-25-2013, 10:31 AM
I assume that one avoids PA, but you have to either go through NYC or bypass it at the Tappan Zee Bridge. Either can add to the trip. Google maps suggests the GWB.

If you're going between Princeton and Q-Pac, sure. I would almost consider taking a few state highways (like CT 15 to CT 34) to Sandy Hook, and then I-84 over to where US 6 breaks off (or possibly I-684 down to US 202) and cross at Peekskill. Then take 287 around.

Ralph Baer
01-25-2013, 10:41 AM
If you're going between Princeton and Q-Pac, sure. I would almost consider taking a few state highways (like CT 15 to CT 34) to Sandy Hook, and then I-84 over to where US 6 breaks off (or possibly I-684 down to US 202) and cross at Peekskill. Then take 287 around. That would indeed bypass NYC, but unless you were going to hit NYC in rush hour, I doubt that it would save time.

FlagDUDE08
01-25-2013, 11:03 AM
That would indeed bypass NYC, but unless you were going to hit NYC in rush hour, I doubt that it would save time.

You do understand you're trying to argue time with someone who intentionally avoids the thruway when going to Troy, yes?

rvd5star69
01-25-2013, 11:10 AM
Merriam gets start I think

rvd5star69
01-25-2013, 11:12 AM
Bennett before today's practice: "I don't think we've dominated them [RPI]. I think we've had a lot of puck luck. I think we've had some fortunate bounces, too. It's just kind of gone our way. I expect a team that's ready to play. "

http://kiwi6.com/file/45q0etrynb

Ya and tons of bs penalties and hicks screw job

FlagDUDE08
01-25-2013, 11:16 AM
Ya and tons of bs penalties and hicks screw job

Which Hicks screwjob? ;)

FlagDUDE08
01-25-2013, 11:19 AM
RPI's game notes: http://www.rpiathletics.com/documents/2013/1/23/2012-13MHKYGameNotes_Union_TUC.pdf?id=1440

No mention of the mice.

Ralph Baer
01-25-2013, 11:29 AM
You do understand you're trying to argue time with someone who intentionally avoids the thruway when going to Troy, yes? I drove to Troy from NYC via the Taconic much more often than via the Thruway. It was both faster and cheaper unless, especially after Hawthorne Circle was eliminated..

turk181
01-25-2013, 11:32 AM
RPI's game notes: http://www.rpiathletics.com/documents/2013/1/23/2012-13MHKYGameNotes_Union_TUC.pdf?id=1440

No mention of the mice. I see in the game notes that in the event of OT; 5min. of 5X5 followed by a shoot-out if still tied. Never mind....bit of brain freeze there. Have to have a winner.

Ralph Baer
01-25-2013, 11:48 AM
I see in the game notes that in the event of OT; 5min. of 5X5 followed by a shoot-out if still tied. Never mind....bit of brain freeze there. Have to have a winner.

See post #425. :D ;)

DrDemento
01-25-2013, 11:49 AM
I drove to Troy from NYC via the Taconic much more often than via the Thruway. It was both faster and cheaper unless, especially after Hawthorne Circle was eliminated..

I did the same-I loved the scenic beauty of driving the Taconic and the savings from not paying the Thruway tolls. But way back then-I was able to purchase for $40 per year a special NY Thruway plate that allowed you to pay no tolls all year. I am sure there is no such bargain offered these days. The only problem with taking the Taconic route was in snowy weather. The road can be one of the toughest to drive in bad weather.

DrDemento
01-25-2013, 11:53 AM
I assume that one avoids PA, but you have to either go through NYC or bypass it at the Tappan Zee Bridge. Either can add to the trip. Google maps suggests the GWB.

In traveling around Princeton you of course avoid PA-but you cannot avoid the PA drivers who come across the state border and 'attempt' to drive. Jen and i spent this past wednesday in PA-New Hope/Lahaska area-I find it a whole lot easier to let her do all the driving. Sitting in the passenger seat allows me to curse a whole lot less. ;)

Waite21
01-25-2013, 12:01 PM
Be nice, Dr. D.

You may have to deal with a lot more PA drivers if RPI plays at Pegula Arena in future years. ;)

DrDemento
01-25-2013, 12:09 PM
Be nice, Dr. D.

You may have to deal with a lot more PA drivers if RPI plays at Pegula Arena in future years. ;)

Hoping we do play there! I'll just let Jenny drive and I'll carry a 12 gauge in the car just in case.;)

Edit: Jen's grandmther used to live in Catawissa PA and we used to drive out therre frequently. We loved taking all the back roads and it was wonderful. The bad part is the suburban Philly areas and of course much of what is close to the NJ border. All of NJ is tough and part of what we call the Rude Corrider-which extends from above Boston along the coast down to Richmond.

FlagDUDE08
01-25-2013, 12:25 PM
I drove to Troy from NYC via the Taconic much more often than via the Thruway. It was both faster and cheaper unless, especially after Hawthorne Circle was eliminated..

I've taken the Taconic to NYC, although I would also grab 84 and 684 to Hutchinson. Pretty decent drive.

FlagDUDE08
01-25-2013, 12:28 PM
Be nice, Dr. D.

You may have to deal with a lot more PA drivers if RPI plays at Pegula Arena in future years. ;)

I had to drive through PA to get to Princeton. They CANNOT drive. AT ALL. I'm ALMOST considering taking 17 to 287 next time.

FlagDUDE08
01-25-2013, 12:30 PM
I did the same-I loved the scenic beauty of driving the Taconic and the savings from not paying the Thruway tolls. But way back then-I was able to purchase for $40 per year a special NY Thruway plate that allowed you to pay no tolls all year. I am sure there is no such bargain offered these days. The only problem with taking the Taconic route was in snowy weather. The road can be one of the toughest to drive in bad weather.

The only thing that's close is the commuter pass (at least along the mainline) that allows a certain number of miles for free depending on your typical work commute. I know one person who lives around Auburn that is allowed 25 miles for free. I'm not sure about those that commute from Rochester, though.

EDIT: Here's the details. It's 30 miles for free, ticketed mainline only: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/ezpass/discount.html