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I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: The Patch - Taffic News ()
Date: August 18, 2011 07:13AM

I-66E to Close Friday for 9/11 Tribute
Over 1,800 motorcyclists will ride from Pa. to the Pentagon and World Trade Center to pay tribute.
By Whitney Rhodes
August 17, 2011
http://fairfaxcity.patch.com/articles/i-66e-to-close-friday-for-911-tribute

Virginia State Police warn motorists in the area to avoid the Dulles Toll Road and Interstate 66 Friday evening to make way for a mass of motorcycles paying tribute to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

Police plan to block eastbound traffic on I-66 from the Capital Beltway to Route 110 southbound. No traffic will be allowed to access the on-ramps to I-66 eastbound between Fairfax and Arlington counties.

Over 1,800 motorcycles are expected to ride from Somerset, Pa. to the Pentagon and finally the World Trade Center over a four-day period as part of this year's America's 9/11 Foundation tribute event.

The riders will start coming into Loudoun County from Maryland at around 2 p.m. Friday. They will go pass by Leesburg and take the Dulles Greenway to the toll road, then ride along I-66 into Arlington.

Here's a breakdown of where the procession will pass through on Friday, courtesy of state police.

Loudoun County/Town of Leesburg

The riders are expected to enter Loudoun County from Maryland between 2 and 4 p.m.
Loudoun County Sheriff and state police will stop traffic at intersections on Route 15 from the Maryland state line to the Leesburg town line. Traffic from roads on the east side of Route 15 will be able to travel north. All traffic wishing to go south must find an alternate route or experience major delays.
Suggested detour: Take Route 15N into Maryland, then take Route 340 west toward Brunswick, to Route 17 south through Brunswick, to Route 287 into Loudoun County.

Also expect significant traffic delays in and around Leesburg.
The ride will come south on Route 15/Business (King Street) into Leesburg, continuing southbound through the Historic Downtown.
Click here http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=3858 for a map and more info.



Dulles Greenway

The procession continues onto the Route 15/7 Bypass east to the Dulles Greenway.
Access from the Bypass to the Dulles Greenway will be closed to traffic.
Once on the Greenway, riders will remain in the far left lane. General vehicle traffic will remain in the far right lane. Traffic cones will be set up to separate the riders from general eastbound traffic as they ride the entire length of the Greenway and proceed through the Greenway Toll Plaza.


Dulles Toll Road

Intersections along the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) and Dulles Access Road will be controlled by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Police.
Riders will remain in the far left lane in the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Toll Road.
Heavy traffic congestion and significant delays are expected for drivers traveling to and from the airport.


Interstate 66

The riders will exit the Dulles Toll Road, proceed onto the Connector Road and enter I-66.
Eastbound lanes will be closed to traffic from the Capital Beltway to Route 110 southbound. No traffic will be allowed to access the on-ramps to I-66 eastbound between Fairfax and Arlington counties.
Heavy traffic congestion and delays are expected on I-66 and I-495.
Suggested detour: Travelers headed to the District should take I-495 north to the George Washington Memorial Parkway or I-495 south to Route 50 east (Arlington Blvd).
Once the riders reach Route 110 in Arlington, the Arlington County Police Department, Virginia State Police and partnering law enforcement agencies will escort the motorcycles into Crystal City.
Click here for more info on the ride into Arlington.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: thejudge ()
Date: August 18, 2011 07:26AM

This is crazy!!! The police should not be closing roads during a Friday rush hour for these morons! If they want to ride to DC on a Friday, let them sit in stopped traffic like we do every frigging day. No, the police are going to close the roads to us so they can breeze through with no stops while we sit in a 2 hour backup. Don't get me wrong, it is a great cause they are riding for but you can't shut down a whole city for your fundraiser! The police have control over this. They can tell the riders they are not going to close the roads. You should call all your elected officials and tell them that leadership calls for them to stop this insanity. They control the police.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: August 18, 2011 07:32AM

Do it on a Saturday. Idiots.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: August 18, 2011 07:35AM

can't they leave a cross and some flowers by the side of the road like the beaners?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: August 18, 2011 07:46AM

9/11 is on a Sunday this year, why don't they hold the event on the actual anniversary?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: QuestionZ ()
Date: August 18, 2011 08:06AM

Are they going to have to pay the tolls for the Toll Road and Greenway? Just wondering.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: August 18, 2011 08:26AM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> 9/11 is on a Sunday this year, why don't they hold
> the event on the actual anniversary?


Because then the terrorists have won.

__________________________________
That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Commuter ()
Date: August 18, 2011 08:50AM

Yes, because it makes perfect sense to hold a 9/11 memorial on 8/19.

Morons.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Mick ()
Date: August 18, 2011 08:51AM

more backwoods redneck bikers with their trailer trash whore wives/gf riding around DC....

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: jbalo ()
Date: August 18, 2011 08:54AM

these assholes have been going up and down braddock road near GMU in very large, very loud packs.

i agree with the judge's advice. contact your elected officials to complain about this ridiculous approval. there is no reason this couldn't happen during the day, on any weekend day or even the actual day!

don't know who your elected officials are or how to contact them? http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: rider ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:10AM

dam, wish I had the day off, I'd love to participate.

To the whiners:


Whine

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Funny_Guy ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:15AM

LOL
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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Kim ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:33AM

MY UNCLE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THIS FOUNDATION, SAFE TRAVELS TO THE RIDERS & PARTICIPTANTS OF THIS AMAZING RIDE!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Elaine ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:37AM

That is insane. Isn't there a way for them to commemorate without inconveniencing the entire DC metropolitan area?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: american ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:39AM

whining is obnoxious.. it's not like Sept 11th came at the perfect hour to not disturb traffic. put up with it and enjoy the tribute

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Laughing ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:40AM

In other news, the bikers will be commemorating Christmas on December 4th. Plan accordingly. Traffic delays are expected.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: cb ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:45AM

Laughing Wrote:
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> In other news, the bikers will be commemorating
> Christmas on December 4th. Plan accordingly.
> Traffic delays are expected.


Seems a little late why not oct. 21?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Funny_Guy ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:47AM

Laughing Wrote:
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> In other news, the bikers will be commemorating
> Christmas on December 4th. Plan accordingly.
> Traffic delays are expected.

No, they celebrate in the wrong month, so it would be more like this...

"The bikers will be commerating Christas on Thursday November 24th, Groundhog day on Jan 1st, and Halloween on July 4th!
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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: JJEEWE ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:48AM

it is such a shame so many people want to be CRY BABIES because they are going to have to either 1) sit in traffic or 2) find another route home. wow. this world really is full of self centered COLD hearted people. you've been for warned about the traffic so if you dont want to sit in it, FIND ANOTHER WAY HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: ridiculous ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:50AM

for all the ones with all these negative posts, get a life.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Laughing ()
Date: August 18, 2011 10:21AM

ridiculous Wrote:
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> for all the ones with all these negative posts,
> get a life.


I've got a life. I like my life. I don't like toothless inbreds on crotch rockets deciding that the best way to commemorate a tragedy is to go for a freakin' bike ride on major highways, during rush hours, almost a full MONTH before the anniversary of the tragedy, particularly when the organizer of the "bike rally" is making money on the deal.

So fuck off.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: August 18, 2011 10:29AM

thejudge Wrote:
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> This is crazy!!! The police should not be closing
> roads during a Friday rush hour for these morons!
> If they want to ride to DC on a Friday, let them
> sit in stopped traffic like we do every frigging
> day.


This. Fuck these guys. You think the backup is going to be bad on the roads? Just try getting a drink from Starbucks while these guys are in town..

----------------------------------------------------

Who is Gonads & Strife?
Outing on FFU: I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all Robert Paulson...or Eesh...or Eli...

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: BBQ ()
Date: August 18, 2011 10:36AM

Guess its time to go buy a BB gun. Target rich environment!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: rider ()
Date: August 18, 2011 10:37AM

Laughing Wrote:
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>
>
> So fuck off.

You must be one of them Muslim terrorists, or at least a sympathizer.

Take a vacation day and enjoy the long weekend. Or work at home.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Laughing ()
Date: August 18, 2011 10:39AM

rider Wrote:
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> Laughing Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> >
> > So fuck off.
>
> You must be one of them Muslim terrorists, or at
> least a sympathizer.
>
> Take a vacation day and enjoy the long weekend. Or
> work at home.


Nope, just an ordinary God-fearin' patriotic American who can READ A FREAKING CALENDAR, and knows that there's no logical connection between a bunch of goobers on motorcycles going on a long ride in AUGUST, and something awful that happened ten years ago in SEPTEMBER.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Fred Suckaluski ()
Date: August 18, 2011 10:52AM

You just can't fix stupid! really on a Friday what the hell were the thinking?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: BigK12 ()
Date: August 18, 2011 10:55AM

Dumb and Dumber!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Taxpayer ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:23AM

Complain to your supervisors.

What the heck were the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority and our police thinking when they authorized this to use our tax dollars and hit our economy? Why are we contributing so much to MWAA for the Metro and Toll Road when MWAA and our police will now have to devote all their resources to turning our roads over to all these motorcyclists (most from out of town)?

Someone should be held to account for this!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: kardiac ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:28AM

Like Memorial Day just an excuse to ride their bikes through the city. No one asked me if I thought this was an appropriate way to remember the attack and its victims. Another showing of wack job fake patriotism.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:34AM

These bikers are creating MORE victims and helping the terrorists win !!1111!11!!!!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Taxpayer ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:39AM

MWAA noted the following:

We did not authorize this event but we do share your concerns about the impact this will have on traffic. That is why Airports Authority Police are working with the six other law enforcement agencies under the leadership of the Virginia State Police to ensure the safety of the traveling public and attempt to minimize traffic congestion and delays during this even which will affect many roads in addition to our own.

Someone in authority in this area must have coordinated this with the "charity." Is it the Virginia State Police? Or do they bribe the law enforcement community with their "donations" to first responders?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: poopstick ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:42AM

I thought this was some kind of hoax at first. This is insane.

1) Why did the bikers schedule this for FRIDAY AUGUST 19? Did they have a scheduling conflict on Sept. 11? Was the weekend booked?
2) Who the fuck decided to close 66? This will completely paralyze NoVA

I'm sure some government fuckwad thought "This is a 9/11 tribute. If I don't bend over backwards to help out, I'm not a true American". Fucking tired of patriotism becoming an excuse for being retarded.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Fuming ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:43AM

You can e-mail the Sjurseth family that running this and sucking all the money from our economy at the following site:

http://www.americas911ride.org/index.html

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: like2eat@theY ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:48AM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> 9/11 is on a Sunday this year, why don't they hold
> the event on the actual anniversary?


THE NFL IS BACK

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Irritated! ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:53AM

Lessee, $180K per year over 9 years -- $20K a year ain't much to show for such a large organization. And it will probably suck far more than that from our economy!

---------------

Sjurseth said the view of the "mass of people" driving through King Street will be an impressive sight for all to see and encourages residents to come downtown as spectators. Even the Guinness Book of World Records was contacted to see if the ride's large participation would qualify for a new world record, although the 9/11 ride cannot compete because of certain restrictions.

The foundation president has long emphasized that the goal of the group is not to "irritate people" but instead to shed light on the reasons behind the annual event.

"We do this to raise funds for first responders. It's a charity, not an event to tie up traffic. It's an event to honor those who perished and raise funds," he said, noting that since its inception $180,000 has been raised for scholarships. "Our goal is to raise a lot more money [this year] than we've raised in the past."

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: poopstick ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:01PM

Irritated! Wrote:
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> Lessee, $180K per year over 9 years -- $20K a year
> ain't much to show for such a large organization.
> And it will probably suck far more than that from
> our economy!
>
> ---------------
>
> Sjurseth said the view of the "mass of people"
> driving through King Street will be an impressive
> sight for all to see and encourages residents to
> come downtown as spectators. Even the Guinness
> Book of World Records was contacted to see if the
> ride's large participation would qualify for a new
> world record, although the 9/11 ride cannot
> compete because of certain restrictions.
>
> The foundation president has long emphasized that
> the goal of the group is not to "irritate people"
> but instead to shed light on the reasons behind
> the annual event.
>
> "We do this to raise funds for first responders.
> It's a charity, not an event to tie up traffic.
> It's an event to honor those who perished and
> raise funds," he said, noting that since its
> inception $180,000 has been raised for
> scholarships. "Our goal is to raise a lot more
> money than we've raised in the past."


Seriously. This whole thing is a big ego stroke for the guys running the foundation. The goal may not be to tie up traffic, but that is the biggest and most significant consequence.

They've donated $180,000 in the 10 years they've been around... I'm sure more than that will be lost in productivity and fuel while people sit in their cars idling engines or call out of work.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Webmaster ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:07PM

http://www.americas911ride.org/index.html

What a half-assed website.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Well Said! ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:09PM

Laughing Wrote:
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> ridiculous Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > for all the ones with all these negative posts,
> > get a life.
>
>
> I've got a life. I like my life. I don't like
> toothless inbreds on crotch rockets deciding that
> the best way to commemorate a tragedy is to go for
> a freakin' bike ride on major highways, during
> rush hours, almost a full MONTH before the
> anniversary of the tragedy, particularly when the
> organizer of the "bike rally" is making money on
> the deal.
>
> So fuck off.

+5

PS - What the fuck do motorcycles have to do with 9/11?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Laughing ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:11PM

$180K in *NINE* years? I'm involved with a charity; one of our fundraisers is doing "garage sales" twice a year. People donate stuff; we sell it on one day in a shopping center parking lot; real simple. All you have to do is store the donated items, and transport them on sale day. We have NEVER done less than $5K a year on the garage sales, and we generally do closer to $10K. We don't block traffic; we don't bother anybody.

Seriously? A big honkin' deal like this has raised $20K a year, on average?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Mick ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:26PM

if these biker fags want to ride in DC, let them ride through southeast DC and let's see what a bunch of badasses they really are LMFAO.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: America's 9/11 Ride ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:34PM

America's 9/11 Ride

Here's the route for the 9/11 motorcycle rally that will roll through Maryland and Northern Virginia on Friday.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&ie=UTF8&vpsrc=6&msid=206643696213339023124.0004aac80f9fe7cf74f6f&ll=39.296048,-77.865601&spn=1.487861,3.295898&z=8&source=embed

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: NVA ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:50PM

Here's hoping a massive storm swamps the Rt 15 bridge before they can enter VA.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Laughing ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:51PM

I'll take "Praying For Massive Thunderstorms" for $100, Alex.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Fuming ()
Date: August 18, 2011 12:54PM


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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Carnac the Magnificent ()
Date: August 18, 2011 01:01PM

I predict that we will all be laughing at this by Friday night...


"9/11 Rider hits the hay...At 120 miles per hour". Haw Haw Haw
Attachments:
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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: August 18, 2011 01:28PM

You know what the local survivors want? A clusterfuck-free commute home on Friday.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: waste of taxpayer dollars ()
Date: August 18, 2011 01:28PM

thejudge Wrote:
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> This is crazy!!! The police should not be closing
> roads during a Friday rush hour for these morons!
> If they want to ride to DC on a Friday, let them
> sit in stopped traffic like we do every frigging
> day. No, the police are going to close the roads
> to us so they can breeze through with no stops
> while we sit in a 2 hour backup. Don't get me
> wrong, it is a great cause they are riding for but
> you can't shut down a whole city for your
> fundraiser! The police have control over this.
> They can tell the riders they are not going to
> close the roads. You should call all your elected
> officials and tell them that leadership calls for
> them to stop this insanity. They control the
> police.

CALL THE POLICE THEMSELVES


703 803 2617
steve hawkins 703-803-2619

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: ffx resi ()
Date: August 18, 2011 01:39PM

waste of taxpayer dollars Wrote:
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> thejudge Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This is crazy!!! The police should not be
> closing
> > roads during a Friday rush hour for these
> morons!
> > If they want to ride to DC on a Friday, let
> them
> > sit in stopped traffic like we do every
> frigging
> > day. No, the police are going to close the
> roads
> > to us so they can breeze through with no stops
> > while we sit in a 2 hour backup. Don't get me
> > wrong, it is a great cause they are riding for
> but
> > you can't shut down a whole city for your
> > fundraiser! The police have control over this.
> > They can tell the riders they are not going to
> > close the roads. You should call all your
> elected
> > officials and tell them that leadership calls
> for
> > them to stop this insanity. They control the
> > police.
>
> CALL THE POLICE THEMSELVES
>
>
> 703 803 2617
> steve hawkins 703-803-2619


Just got my 2 cents in, police say it was a safety issue. I said what safety, it's a parking lot

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Geoff ()
Date: August 18, 2011 02:11PM

From the website:

So far the foundation has presented scholarships to more than 70 children of First Responders totaling $180,000. The foundation has donated additionally more than $250,000. to First Responders Departments and their families. This year 15 - $2,000 college scholarships will be awarded to family members of active/disabled First Responders. General Donations can be directly made to this fund. The foundation has presented 10 brand new police Harley-Davidson Motorcycles to escorting departments.

70 scholarships -$180K
other donations -$250K
15 scholarships -$30K
10 brand new police Harley-Davidson Motorcycles -$160K?
-Loudon and Fairfax each got one (which might explain why they'll shut down 66 on a Friday)

So according to this they have donated about $620K

they charge each rider $120ea x 1800 riders = $216K per year (just from the riders)
Not sure how much they get from other sponsorship

They have been registered since 2003, so thats roughly 8 years of riding, maybe pulling in something like $1M to $2M over that time. That balance sheet doesn't seem to add up. Maybe there is a lot of "overhead".

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Posted by: BigK12 ()
Date: August 18, 2011 03:12PM


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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: August 18, 2011 03:12PM

I am a WTC First Responder now living in Arlington VA. I fully understand the inconvenience this is causing to all who live here. And the inconvenience of motorcades. And the inconvenience of events that get in the way of everyday life here. Unfortunately it's a part of living in our Nation's Capital. (Living in NYC was not much different. Different details, same inconvenience.)

These bikers are not a bunch of yahoos. These are people who are dedicated to supporting First Responders. They have done so since September 11, 2001. They are brave and generous people and we are very grateful for their support. As even our own government is turning their back on many of the health issues and other issues facing First Responders - people who gave selflessly because there was a need - it is commendable to find people who never forget us.

As to the choice of date, I am guessing it is chosen because access to these sites on/near 9/11 may not be possible. In NYC, for example, we are being shut out of any access to the site because the President will be there. I assure you that on that day, all First Responders, and those who support us, will be honoring those who perished and those who served in a meaningful way.

There are a number of groups that have sprung up with the initiative to make 9/11 a national day of service. You can even go online and dedicate your service to someone lost on that day. I encourage you to do so.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Taxpayer ()
Date: August 18, 2011 03:14PM

There is another word for these "donations" to the "first responders" who escort them:

BRIBES!

10 brand new police Harley-Davidson Motorcycles -$160K?
-Loudon and Fairfax each got one (which might explain why they'll shut down 66 on a Friday)

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Fred ()
Date: August 18, 2011 04:56PM

The names and email addresses of the 8 members and 17 associate members of the Board of Directors of "America's 911 Foundation, Inc." are listed at

http://www.americas911foundation.org/board-2.htm

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Les ()
Date: August 18, 2011 05:07PM

Nice move. 9/11 falls on a Sunday, and these guys pick a different day of the year and a regular workday to "commemorate" the event.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: kiddingme ()
Date: August 18, 2011 05:28PM

Taxpayer Wrote:
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> MWAA noted the following:
>
> We did not authorize this event but we do share
> your concerns about the impact this will have on
> traffic. That is why Airports Authority Police are
> working with the six other law enforcement
> agencies under the leadership of the Virginia
> State Police to ensure the safety of the traveling
> public and attempt to minimize traffic congestion
> and delays during this even which will affect many
> roads in addition to our own.
>
> Someone in authority in this area must have
> coordinated this with the "charity." Is it the
> Virginia State Police? Or do they bribe the law
> enforcement community with their "donations" to
> first responders?

Ha. What a joke and bullshit response. The issue isn't coordination. It's easy to shut down a road and let a certain group pass. The point is closing a major road during rush hour and what will happen.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: kiddingme ()
Date: August 18, 2011 05:33PM

Found another article:

The eastbound Dulles Connector Road leading to eastbound Interstate 66 will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC except the motorcycle procession. This closure will also extend to taxis, commuter buses and Washington Flyer Coach Service.

Here are the specific impacts for traffic using Dulles Airport:
Westbound lanes on the Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Airport Access Highway will remain open for motorists heading towards Dulles Airport. All ramps along the route will be open except for the ramp from northbound Route 28 to Dulles. A detour will be posted directing Route 28 traffic to the next exit (Route 606) then back to the airport.
The eastbound Dulles Greenway ramp to Dulles Airport will remain open.
All traffic exiting Dulles Airport will have two options:
1) Bear left to follow the eastbound Dulles Airport Access Highway to Route 7 in Tysons Corner. No other exits from the Access Highway, including I-495 and I-66 will be available from this route.
2) Bear right to Access the Dulles Greenway westbound, or Route 28 north or south.
Traffic leaving Dulles Airport for Maryland, Washington, DC or any point along the Toll Road will need to select an alternate route based on the options above.



Didn't think of that. So now you're also messing around with airport traffic.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Fraud Alert ()
Date: August 18, 2011 06:19PM

95861 America’s 9/11 Foundation, Inc. (703)771-0118
www.americas911foundation.org EIN#42-1573312
Granting Scholarships to Children of Active First
Responders (EMS, Fire, Police); supporting First
Responders departments with new equipment and
disaster relief supplies and volunteers. 48.2% B,M,T

Someone needs to pull their Form 990. They spend 48.2% of their income on administering their "charity". Problematic indeed.

"The AFR represents the percentage of dollars spent on administering
the charity. It is calculated as a percentage of the organization’s total
support and revenue. OPM, as well as the philanthropic community
at large, remains concerned about excessive AFR levels. The
philanthropic community generally considers an AFR in excess of
35 percent to be problematic."

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: NVA ()
Date: August 18, 2011 06:35PM

How do they decide which first responders get bribes, oops, donations? You'd think its those impacted by the 9/11 events, but according to their website, it includes Trumbull CT, the University of Pittsburgh (seriously), Portland MN, and that patriotic city of Ontario (yes, Canada):

2010

The 2011 Police Motorcycle

Went to the City of Pittsburgh, PA


2009

The 2010 Police Motorcycle

Went to New Castle, PA


2008

The 2009 Police Motorcycle

Went to South Portland, Maine

2007

The 2008 100 year Police Motorcycle

Went to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Virginia


2006

The 2007 Police Motorcycle

Went to Trumbull, CT Police Dept.


2005

The 2006 Police Motorcycle

Went to University of Pittsburgh Police Department


2004

The 2005 Police Motorcycle

Went to Ontario Provincial Police, Canada


2003

The four 2004 Police Motorcycles

Went to NJ/NY Port Authority Police Dept.,

Arlington County Police Dept.,

Fairfax County Police Dept.,

United States Capitol Police*

* Note the Capitol Police were not able to keep the bike

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Howie Feltersnatch ()
Date: August 18, 2011 07:11PM

Goddambit, this is the same shit as that rolling thunder ride. Nobody fucking cares about a bunch of fags riding their little bikes around, making noise. Fuck these assholes. Fucking attention whores. I hope every last one of them has a fatal accident during this ride. If I'd died during 9/11, the last thing I'd want is a bunch of fags "honoring" me by fucking up traffic.

Fucking assholes.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Boss HOG ()
Date: August 18, 2011 07:32PM

We'll be riding on 9/11 also. http://www.rattletherunwayride.com/

Suck it up cupcakes. bwahaha

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: NVA ()
Date: August 18, 2011 08:32PM

Again the Airport Authority demonstrates its wise use of transportation funds by closing a runway for motorcyclists!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: August 18, 2011 08:33PM

Messing with airport traffic, indeed. I've got to drive BWI in Baltimore on Saturday morning to drop off some relatives for an 11:30 am flight. The only two feasible ways to get there are I-95 and the BW Parkway...both of which are going to be experiencing "major delays" during the exact time we need to be on the road.

I can tell you that if the commuters in this area had to experience this sort of major inconvenience due to a snow event, VDOT and MSHA would catch holy hell, but somehow everything is A-OK if it's a contrived, man made event.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: RealTawk ()
Date: August 18, 2011 09:20PM

So this SHOULD be a 9-1-1 ride, not 9/11, as NONE of the donations go to victims of 9/11...rather misleading, to say the least.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: A patriot who can't believe most of you with your heartless, unintelligent comments ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:19PM

If any of you had lost someone on that tragic day you wouldn't be complaining - think of how offensive some of your comments are before you post them. It's one day, at least you're alive to live it.

To sane, intelligent people, this means a lot and they're willing to take a day off, or suck it up and leave early for or from work. Of course it sets everyones commutes off, including mine, and it would be nice if it was on a weekend, or even closer to Sept 11, but it's not, and you're rude, heartless comments aren't going to change anything. Also if any of you had half of a brain, you would realize it's not the easiest thing to get near the locations of the terrorist attacks the same week of the damn terrorist attacks. There are hundreds of commemoration and memorial events happening the weeks up to and even after Sept. 11. Did any of you research anything about the event? They're riding to all three locations, so boo hoo you're not the only ones affected, and it took a hell of a lot to coordinate 2,000 motorcyclists to ride through the states during a 3-day period.

Those of you who are immature, need to be treated as such. So here you go, because apparently this never stuck with you - "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Assholes.

And to the guy who wrote the comment below - go to hell. Just because you have no happiness in your life doesn't mean you have to wish death on other people, especially those commemorating this tragic event. You literally need some mental help because somethings not right up there, or probably anywhere else when it comes to you. I would hate, absolutely hate, to know someone like you, and I only hope the people in your life are lucky enough to get away from you. With thoughts like this, no doubt you will perish sad and alone and no one will care or ever think twice about the person you never were.


Howie Feltersnatch Wrote:
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> Goddambit, this is the same shit as that rolling
> thunder ride. Nobody fucking cares about a bunch
> of fags riding their little bikes around, making
> noise. Fuck these assholes. Fucking attention
> whores. I hope every last one of them has a fatal
> accident during this ride. If I'd died during
> 9/11, the last thing I'd want is a bunch of fags
> "honoring" me by fucking up traffic.
>
> Fucking assholes.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Don't use long names ()
Date: August 18, 2011 11:36PM

Asshole.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: The Super-Patriot! ()
Date: August 19, 2011 06:39AM

Route of Sept. 11 anniversary ride
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/route-of-sept-11-anniversary-ride/2011/08/17/gIQAVGFBMJ_graphic.html

Motorists traveling east on some major roads in Northern Virginia on Friday can expect traffic delays caused by a Sept. 11 anniversary motorcycle ride.
Attachments:
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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: J.D. Walker ()
Date: August 19, 2011 07:08AM

american Wrote:
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> whining is obnoxious.. it's not like Sept 11th
> came at the perfect hour to not disturb traffic.
> put up with it and enjoy the tribute


Except it isn't whining, it's a legitimate beef. Calling it whining is tantamount to saying that these selfish morons have a right to disrupt afternoon rush hour for the entire metro region....they don't.

Some poor commuter who's worked hard all week will have to sit in far worse traffic when all they want to do is get home and see their family because of these selfish morons.

9/11 is a Sunday this year...they could have done it then. 8/19 for a 9/11 memorial ride? And what do motorcycles have to do with the 9/11 tragedy anyway? Plus, this "charity" uses 48% of its donations for 'administration'.

I smell a rat. Someone needs to be kicked in the head for this.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Laughing ()
Date: August 19, 2011 07:25AM

A patriot who can't believe most of you with your heartless, unintelligent comments Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> If any of you had lost someone on that tragic day
> you wouldn't be complaining - think of how
> offensive some of your comments are before you
> post them. It's one day, at least you're alive to
> live it.
>
> To sane, intelligent people, this means a lot and
> they're willing to take a day off, or suck it up
> and leave early for or from work. Of course it
> sets everyones commutes off, including mine, and
> it would be nice if it was on a weekend, or even
> closer to Sept 11, but it's not, and you're rude,
> heartless comments aren't going to change
> anything. Also if any of you had half of a brain,
> you would realize it's not the easiest thing to
> get near the locations of the terrorist attacks
> the same week of the damn terrorist attacks. There
> are hundreds of commemoration and memorial events
> happening the weeks up to and even after Sept. 11.
> Did any of you research anything about the event?
> They're riding to all three locations, so boo hoo
> you're not the only ones affected, and it took a
> hell of a lot to coordinate 2,000 motorcyclists to
> ride through the states during a 3-day period.
>
> Those of you who are immature, need to be treated
> as such. So here you go, because apparently this
> never stuck with you - "If you don't have anything
> nice to say, don't say anything at all."
> Assholes.
>
> And to the guy who wrote the comment below - go to
> hell. Just because you have no happiness in your
> life doesn't mean you have to wish death on other
> people, especially those commemorating this tragic
> event. You literally need some mental help because
> somethings not right up there, or probably
> anywhere else when it comes to you. I would hate,
> absolutely hate, to know someone like you, and I
> only hope the people in your life are lucky enough
> to get away from you. With thoughts like this, no
> doubt you will perish sad and alone and no one
> will care or ever think twice about the person you
> never were.
>

So, pal, it's your position that pretty much anything is OK as long as you're doing it in the name of 9/11. No inconvenience for others too great; no act of lunacy too irritating for the rest of the world. Doesn't it bother you that somebody's making money off this little shindig? Doesn't it bother just a little that they've got a crappy rating for the amount of money they spend on "administrative" expenses. It's a scam; you've bought into it.

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8/19/11 ~~ 19/11 ~~ 9/11
Posted by: Jilll ()
Date: August 19, 2011 07:29AM

Other events planned for the actual date, concerns re: terrorism, etc. prevent the ride from occurring ON 9/11. The selection of 8/19/11 makes obvious sense for someone with a little imagination.

Thank you to the riders and supporters - I will not only never forget watching the smoke rise from the Pentagon or the scenes from NYC or PA, but, I wish we had even a fraction of the cohesiveness, respect and unity today that our Country experienced after those events. This event brings back those memories where we were all just people of the United States of America pulling together in the face of adversity. Thank you!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Smart idea ()
Date: August 19, 2011 07:38AM

Here's an idea-want to honor 9/11 on the streets? Everyone should buy a flag decal and display it on their car like we did in 2001. Flag the flag at your house, too.

No traffic disruptions needed.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Kilton ()
Date: August 19, 2011 07:43AM

These "riders" really are a funny crowd.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: "riding" is all about getting attention. And events like this prove it -- clogging up major highways under the guise of "honoring" 9/11 victims.

These apes will bumble along at the slowest speed they can get away with to drag this out as long as possible. There's no such thing as negative attention to them. Any attention is good attention.

It's a good lesson for you parents out there: give your kids plenty of attention. If you neglect them, they'll end up being "riders" as adults.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Irritated! ()
Date: August 19, 2011 07:50AM

This is not patriotism, this is capitalism and narcissism by a bunch of self-centered idiots and scammers trying to get their kicks on the roads of 6 states with our tax dollars after bribing officials. And they have the gall to wrap themselves in the flag of patriotism and invoke the names of those who died. Sickening!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: August 19, 2011 08:01AM

Anyone supporting this can fuck off. And is $20k per year the price to pay for the VA state police to block off interstates for me?

Why are they blocking I-66 at the beltway starting at noon? The biker route is from the Dulles access exit, why block Route 7 off? Close it just before the fake patriots get on the highway, not miles before it.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: August 19, 2011 08:12AM

Kilton Wrote:
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> These "riders" really are a funny crowd.
>
> I've said it before and I'll say it again:
> "riding" is all about getting attention. And
> events like this prove it -- clogging up major
> highways under the guise of "honoring" 9/11
> victims.
>
> These apes will bumble along at the slowest speed
> they can get away with to drag this out as long as
> possible. There's no such thing as negative
> attention to them. Any attention is good
> attention.
>
> It's a good lesson for you parents out there: give
> your kids plenty of attention. If you neglect
> them, they'll end up being "riders" as adults.



If I put a side car on my dinky sportster and organized an anti-biker rally ride into DC on a Friday during morning rush hour and out of DC during afternoon rush hour would you join me?

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Re: 8/19/11 ~~ 19/11 ~~ 9/11
Posted by: Grendel ()
Date: August 19, 2011 08:31AM

Jilll Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Other events planned for the actual date, concerns
> re: terrorism, etc. prevent the ride from
> occurring ON 9/11. The selection of 8/19/11 makes
> obvious sense for someone with a little
> imagination.
>
> Thank you to the riders and supporters - I will
> not only never forget watching the smoke rise from
> the Pentagon or the scenes from NYC or PA, but, I
> wish we had even a fraction of the cohesiveness,
> respect and unity today that our Country
> experienced after those events. This event brings
> back those memories where we were all just people
> of the United States of America pulling together
> in the face of adversity. Thank you!


Yeah, there's nothing more unifying than tying up a major highway during rush hour, keeping people from from getting home to their families, so a bunch of bikers can drive slowly so they feel important. Yup, that's real unifying -- pissing people off. I'm planning on cutting a huge fart about 3:30 p.m. in honor of the bikers; that's my personal tribute to them.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Kilton ()
Date: August 19, 2011 08:58AM

Gonads & Strife Wrote:
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> If I put a side car on my dinky sportster and
> organized an anti-biker rally ride into DC on a
> Friday during morning rush hour and out of DC
> during afternoon rush hour would you join me?

I most certainly would not. Even if I agree with the purpose of a rally I can't support this kind of traffic chaos. It's a moral issue you see.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: pissed off ()
Date: August 19, 2011 09:06AM

The signs on 66E say that it'll be closed for 5 HOURS this afternoon- 2 to 7!!!

UNREAL!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: August 19, 2011 09:26AM

The only patriots between here and Florida spanked the Buccaneers last night.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: So silly ()
Date: August 19, 2011 09:48AM

This is so silly. the terrorists have won. we are inconvenienced and can't even drive down our own roads that we pay for with our tax dollars.

how would the out of state bikers like it if we shut down main street in their podunk town in BFE

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Olde Farte ()
Date: August 19, 2011 09:52AM

pissed off Wrote:
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> The signs on 66E say that it'll be closed for 5
> HOURS this afternoon- 2 to 7!!!
>
> UNREAL!

Traffic backup is going to be amazing - how far west of Manassas do ya think the backup will be?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: August 19, 2011 09:54AM

And to top it off there is a Nationals home game tonight.

I wish there was some kind of civil disobedience protest that could counter this.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Olde Farte ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:09AM

justsayin Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I wish there was some kind of civil disobedience
> protest that could counter this.

Flash Mob time!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: waste of taxpayer dollars ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:14AM

justsayin Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> And to top it off there is a Nationals home game
> tonight.
>
> I wish there was some kind of civil disobedience
> protest that could counter this.


Spike strips and nails, while I'm not advocating for them, could be a huge deterrent. What biker will drive down 66 knowing those things are on the road. It would be instant flat tire and probable death.

Once again not suggesting this should be done

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Tony ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:18AM

Yes. Of course they'll pay the tolls. They've been told to bring quarters and have them ready.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:19AM

This is a video of me and Kilton breaking up the last bike rally as they attempted to get into DC



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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: waste of taxpayer dollars ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:21AM

Big deal. They're paying tolls like the rest of us.

We should charge them $1000 each to pay the salaries of the police officers we have to pay to go shut down the roads. It's complete and utter BS that we as citizens don't have access to a road but these out of towners do.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Evel Knievel ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:22AM

I wish it was Evel Knievel leading the ride, I loved his motorcycle stunts way back in the day...


Attachments:
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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: books ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:22AM

You're a fool.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:33AM

Fraud Alert Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 95861 America’s 9/11 Foundation, Inc.
> (703)771-0118
> www.americas911foundation.org EIN#42-1573312
> Granting Scholarships to Children of Active First
>
> Responders (EMS, Fire, Police); supporting First
> Responders departments with new equipment and
> disaster relief supplies and volunteers. 48.2%
> B,M,T
>
> Someone needs to pull their Form 990. They spend
> 48.2% of their income on administering their
> "charity". Problematic indeed.
>
> "The AFR represents the percentage of dollars
> spent on administering
> the charity. It is calculated as a percentage of
> the organization’s total
> support and revenue. OPM, as well as the
> philanthropic community
> at large, remains concerned about excessive AFR
> levels. The
> philanthropic community generally considers an AFR
> in excess of
> 35 percent to be problematic."

They shut their site down when attention was drawn to it. This seems a crooked bunch

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:35AM

Boss HOG Wrote:
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> We'll be riding on 9/11 also.
> http://www.rattletherunwayride.com/
>
> Suck it up cupcakes. bwahaha
Who gives a fuck about assholes acting like Dennis Hopper on a Sunday?

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: CB350 ()
Date: August 19, 2011 10:36AM

You meet the nicest people on a Honda!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Faggots ()
Date: August 19, 2011 11:45AM

This....
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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Jacjac ()
Date: August 19, 2011 11:51AM

You guys are hilarious!! Keep it coming, I'm loving these comments!!

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: I-66 commuter ()
Date: August 19, 2011 11:52AM

Write to complain:

Garrett.Moore at vdot dot virginia dot gov, GA.Whirley at same as before.

They are VDOT commissioners.

Also,
Corinne.Geller at vsp dot virginia dot gov, dorothy.bernstein at same as before,
deborah.cox at same as before.

They are in the Public Relations office of the Virginia State Police.

I had to corrupt all these email address because the filter thinks this is spam. :(

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: the radar sez ()
Date: August 19, 2011 12:00PM

we may have rain here in a couple hours, just in time for them to come rolling through the toll road/66. considering no one around here can drive when it rains, or snow is predicted, the closure of 66 is slam sure to fubar traffic until probably 11:30 tonight...

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: too funny ()
Date: August 19, 2011 12:34PM

The impact on traffic will be minimal, although it's funny reading all the comments here from those who are supposedly at work.

It's a Friday, which is lighter than normal due to flex time (non)-work from home 'workers', a big week for vacations, schools and colleges are on summer break. Many saw the warnings and have plans to avoid the route.

For all the to-do, everyone is getting their panties all bunched up over nothing.

So, a big boo hoo to all you drama queens.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Kilton ()
Date: August 19, 2011 12:51PM

too funny Wrote:
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> The impact on traffic will be minimal

Spoken like a true idiot. Closing a major highway during the middle of a weekday will have a "minimal" impact on traffic.

I hear VDOT has some job openings. They could use a few more rocket scientists like you on board. :-)

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: I-66 commuter ()
Date: August 19, 2011 12:52PM

Please, if you think it's "over nothing", voluntarily plan a trip inside the city during these hours, and see for yourself if it's "nothing". It's easy for you to say that, since you don't have to drive it. Put up, or be quiet. It's not "minimal", the local headlines are all about "area bracing for gridlock, meltdown", if you drive I-66 at any frequency like 1 work day a week, you would not be making this statement. All detours incur a huge time penalty, since I-66 is a major thoroughfare and not just some small county route. In addition, all routes into the city are already heavily congested with their own local traffic, being themselves major thoroughfares. You know what would be "minimal", doing it during the hours between 10 and 3, which is when constructions are usually scheduled. You know what else would be "minimal", doing it on a Saturday or Sunday, when most people use the roads by choice and not by necessity.

You make a lot of assumptions to support your case.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: August 19, 2011 12:56PM

If it is "nothing" then why block the road? I truly fail to see why these riders can't wait through normal traffic to get to the Pentagon.

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Re: I-66E to Close Friday, August 19, 2011 for 9/11 Tribute - Expect Delays!!!
Posted by: Hype ()
Date: August 19, 2011 01:07PM

The only part of 66E that is being shutdown is well inside the beltway. It is inbound to DC, against the flow of outbound rush hour traffic where 267 and 66 merge. I don't see how it is going to significantly impact 66 outside the beltway. Westbound should not be affected, you are subject to the same crapshoot stop and go. Eastbound to the beltway perhaps but you are dumping off to the beltway

Greenway & DTR are going to be open but will suck. Westbound rubberneckers and eastbound congestion. Won't be gridlock.

Not defending these bikers fags but i do think it is overblown.

If i lived in Arlington and commuted home from the Dulles area I would be pissed though.

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