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M6 North. Friday.

Started by: Billinge Biker (337)

Ye gods...usual friday morning trip upto my van at Bolton-Le-Sands...got near Charnock Richard..40mph speed limit..Queue ahead...thats all it said...stop/start all the way to M55 (Blackpool turnoff) nothing but sheer volume of traffic...horrendous. Thank goodness for Air-con...32 degrees outside temp...counted 9 breakdowns in that stretch. Not fall for that again !!.

Started: 1st Aug 2020 at 11:29

Posted by: Billinge Biker (337)

And by the way...suggested to her indoors we go up on the bike..."No I want to change the Bedding" Marvellous.

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 11:31

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5047)

Am puzzled

Can you not weave in and around the traffic, like other bikers doo ?

And a motorbike with air conditioning,,,, OOOOH! yoo lucky b*rsteward

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 11:33

Posted by: laughing gravy (6086)

err he went in a car..

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 12:08

Posted by: firefox (1955)

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 12:09

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5047)

Laughing Gravy

I posted me comment before I had read his second post, but I was so proud of mi post, that I decided to leave it there

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 12:33

Posted by: Billinge Biker (337)

Ha ha ????

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 13:25

Posted by: FAT MICK (1348) 

They have been queuing for Blackpool on the M6 for the last 6 weeks, I went up at 9.45 and it was OK, but coming back down it was chocker blocker

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 14:55

Posted by: 0 years (3955)

Billinge Biker, you are not bloody kidding! What an horrendous journey.

We got on at junction 27 at approx 14.30 on our way to Holme near junction 36. After an hour of stop start (mostly stop), we were approaching junction 29, frazzled and toasted in an open top car which had no aircon or even a cool setting on the blower (switch on the cool fan and hot air came out) and the roof would have needed a stop and construction to put up. Steaming . Google maps/Waze (no sat nav) estimated three hours to destination which should have been 45 minutes.

We jumped off at J29 followed A6, M65, off at J7 towards Clitheroe and up to Kirkby Lonsdale. The long way round but arrived an hour and a half earlier than the supposed fast motorway.

Mental,

My face now looks like a red panda. Not a pretty sight...... but it never is.

Was due to drive to Levisham today but after that, forget it.

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 20:42
Last edited by 0 years: 1st Aug 2020 at 21:36:35

Posted by: tonker (21714) 

We drove one thousand, two hundred and sixteen miles last Saturday and Sunday. From Spain, through France and through the Eurotunnel.
We never saw any congestion until we reached the Midlands, on the M6.
Smart Motorway construction, loads of bollards and barriers for mile upon mile, but no work going on!

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 21:10

Posted by: tomplum (6363) 

What, you drove through the tunnel ? I thought it was trains only , yea ok.I know nowt,

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 21:14

Posted by: 0 years (3955)

Exactly Tonker.

We drive in France quite often and have always said the same, no issues until we hit the U.K then jams a plenty.

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 21:16
Last edited by 0 years: 1st Aug 2020 at 21:28:43

Posted by: Pewfall (48)

Aye Me too. i been doing M6 lately up & down like a yo-yo lately from junction 4. Never seen anyone doing construction on a Friday or Sunday, just endless 50mph restrictions, unmanned digging machines and little overall progress anywhere since last year.

Replied: 1st Aug 2020 at 21:24

Posted by: tonker (21714) 

In pythagorean numerology, the value of demic is 7. And that's a fact!

Replied: 2nd Aug 2020 at 12:02

Posted by: Billinge Biker (337)

Clocked it on the way back this avvy...14miles from charnock to m55 turn off...Aaargh. 0 years I presume you have a mush like a Babbons arse !!! It was fierce...put the roof on or strap a sombrero on next time...sure El Tonko could do you a deal ????

Replied: 2nd Aug 2020 at 16:31

 

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