Grumpy Old Man

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Grumpy,

Looks like you were close at last GPS update here. What are your plans?

I am in Kenosha now, probably heading to Milwaukee this afternoon.

Are you just blowing through? Do you have time to stop? (Assuming my last post and responses haven't rendered meeting moot!)

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My cell is 4one4, 87zero, 343seven should you wish to talk or text about plans.

Coffee is on me if you have the time...

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy,

Looks like you were close at last GPS update here. What are your plans?

I am in Kenosha now, probably heading to Milwaukee this afternoon.

Are you just blowing through? Do you have time to stop? (Assuming my last post and responses haven't rendered meeting moot!)

shocked.png

My cell is 4one4, 87zero, 343seven should you wish to talk or text about plans.

Coffee is on me if you have the time...

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I was thinking about you when I rolled through at 6 AM. :)

I am in Amherst. I have a physical and 90 day certification test (road and skills test) and my truck is being serviced. After that Zi don’t know what my plans are. If I end up being stuck here for more than tomorrow, I’ll rent a car and meet you. Otherwise you would have to drive to Amherst.

I’ll try to call you later. I’m having lunch right now.

I was thinking of Susan this morning when I was following a West Side truck.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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Glad we gave you things to think about, Grumpy!

You are about 150 mi. away now. I get about 55 mi. closer when in MKE. I should probably do that drive later today. Need to finish (or at least make a dent in) current home project

Hope you enjoy your lunch!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Glad we gave you things to think about, Grumpy!

You are about 150 mi. away now. I get about 55 mi. closer when in MKE. I should probably do that drive later today. Need to finish (or at least make a dent in) current home project

Hope you enjoy your lunch!

If I get stuck here I’ll rent a car and drive down. But they may give me a loaner truck and have me drive locally. Frankly I would prefer to take the time off. I don’t like driving truck in WI.

If they get my truck finished tomorrow they will probably give me a load back home.

Maybe you or someone else can help me with this though.

For going through Chicago, is traffic lighter on 294, or should I just take 94 right through? I’m assuming 294 but I could be wrong.

PackRat's Comment
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Depends on the time of day. I like 294 if it’s light out.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Glad we gave you things to think about, Grumpy!

You are about 150 mi. away now. I get about 55 mi. closer when in MKE. I should probably do that drive later today. Need to finish (or at least make a dent in) current home project

Hope you enjoy your lunch!

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If I get stuck here I’ll rent a car and drive down. But they may give me a loaner truck and have me drive locally. Frankly I would prefer to take the time off. I don’t like driving truck in WI.

If they get my truck finished tomorrow they will probably give me a load back home.

Maybe you or someone else can help me with this though.

For going through Chicago, is traffic lighter on 294, or should I just take 94 right through? I’m assuming 294 but I could be wrong.

Grumpy, I am sure the Pros here can offer better advise but since you asked, I would normally try to avoid 94 into the Loop if at all possible. Only exception might be if the Skyway save time / money / aggregation. I think you get there off 94. Key is timing IM (APPARENTLY NOT SO) HO. Avoiding the approximately 4 hour rush "periods" will make either route significantly better.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Key is timing IM (APPARENTLY NOT SO) HO

???? Please don't tell me you're going to turn into a drama queen like others we've had alot of lately. The other thread that has you flustered isn't a personal attack, it's meant to help others see why the route you took is discouraged and why. Marc I got nothing against you but I've seen this a couple other times when somebody has stated they disagree with what you're saying.

Marc is correct about the timing. Hopefully you don't get stuck going through during rush hour. What is the toll on skyway and is it much faster? Only drove through Chicago once and that was in my P.O.V.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Key is timing IM (APPARENTLY NOT SO) HO

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???? Please don't tell me you're going to turn into a drama queen like others we've had alot of lately. The other thread that has you flustered isn't a personal attack, it's meant to help others see why the route you took is discouraged and why. Marc I got nothing against you but I've seen this a couple other times when somebody has stated they disagree with what you're saying.

Marc is correct about the timing. Hopefully you don't get stuck going through during rush hour. What is the toll on skyway and is it much faster? Only drove through Chicago once and that was in my P.O.V.

No drama!

But I did choose these 2 words carefully:

Rush Period.

It's approximately a 5-hour window in the evening... maybe a bit less in the AM. Traffic around Chicago starts to build around 2:30 - 3PM and pretty much sux untill 7ish (as I recall, bern a while)... When I had the Mustang GT convertible (manual transmission) I took the "other vehicle" into the city if it put me into the "windows". AM is something like 6ish to 10:30 - 11...

Weather, holidays, moon phases and planetary alignments also factors!

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bird-one's Comment
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The skyway is a fairly new built bridge that connects 80/90 to the Dan Ryan. Pretty runs parallel to 80/94 as you travel through Indiana. So that is a last resort detour is 80/94 or 294 is a mess. I say last resort because it is costly. I think something like 12 dollars for POV over double that for big truck. And it is due to to up again.

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Key is timing IM (APPARENTLY NOT SO) HO

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???? Please don't tell me you're going to turn into a drama queen like others we've had alot of lately. The other thread that has you flustered isn't a personal attack, it's meant to help others see why the route you took is discouraged and why. Marc I got nothing against you but I've seen this a couple other times when somebody has stated they disagree with what you're saying.

Marc is correct about the timing. Hopefully you don't get stuck going through during rush hour. What is the toll on skyway and is it much faster? Only drove through Chicago once and that was in my P.O.V.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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The worse parts of 294 are 90/290/88 interchanges. Getting thru is all about timing. In the morning from 0630-0930 is the heaviest. Lunch rush is 1100-1330 and evening rush is 1600-1900 except on Friday. Friday there is no break between lunch and evening rush. But evening rush tends to get done around 1800 on Friday.

294 will flow better then 94/90 downtown majority of the time. Only exception is between midnight and 0300. 94 is a ghost town during that time. While 294 still has traffic.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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