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Cynical California Commuter [Nov. 4th, 2005|09:10 am]
Poll #605108 First Rainy Commute

There's water falling from the sky:

That's "rain".
Did someone throw it?

If driving when this occurs:

Slow down a bit, so you have more time to see and steer
Use your cellphone to tell your friends about this strange phenomenon
Go really really really fast so that the water can't hurt you!

And remember:

California law now says headlights are required in any weather where you use your windshield wipers
The faster you hit a puddle, the better the splash. Go for height!
If you put a custom spoiler on your car, you are immune from the laws of physics.

No, my commute didn't suck this morning because of idiots, why do you ask?

[User Picture]From: mammallamadevil
2005-11-04 05:30 pm (UTC)

I'm just hoping the crusty stuff on my car washes off...

or doesn't at least get worse!

put gas in the car last night (first time in four weeks because I've been on the road so much)....MLD

note: The sun is peeking through the clouds in Santa Clara
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[User Picture]From: torrle
2005-11-04 05:40 pm (UTC)
My morning commute sucked because of idiot drivers, but that's par for the course in Toronto. I can't wait for it to start snowing. :P
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2005-11-04 05:40 pm (UTC)
Try driving in the first snow storm of the year. Shudder. I know I can't drive in the stuff, but the 4 wheel drive guys think that makes them invincible.
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[User Picture]From: chipuni
2005-11-04 05:40 pm (UTC)
*grin* I took BART in to work. It's warm enough, and I have a raincoat.
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[User Picture]From: ysengrin
2005-11-04 05:41 pm (UTC)
I gave you cynical answers :) California drivers + rain are like Texas drivers + snow.
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[User Picture]From: yagfox
2005-11-04 07:52 pm (UTC)
I bought new tyres yesterday, they're supposed to reduce aquaplaning, just waiting for a chance to try them out now! *muhahahahaha*

Seriously, wet weather in the UK makes BMWs crash! This is because they are:-

A, driven by wankers.

B, rear wheel drive! (been nearly hit twice by BMWs losing back end in the wet!)
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2005-11-04 08:18 pm (UTC)
Awww, and the first leg was so uneventful!

Did you get back on 880?
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2005-11-05 06:54 am (UTC)
You made me laugh
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[User Picture]From: arrowtwolf
2005-11-07 03:53 am (UTC)
Having just moved out here and not in the rainy season yet, I've only had one experience with wet pavement in the bay area. Just a light mist, the pavement was sorta wet, I was stopped at a stoplight.. and upon the green light, I started hydroplaning like mad. I'm from Massachusetts and drive easily in rain and snow, but I'm no match for pavement with 6 months of unwashed oil becoming moist again. At least in the northeast, no matter what time of the year it is, that stuff gets washed off the road at least weekly by rainstorms.
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