Of course, Carmageddon Los Angeles didn’t actually turn out to be Carmageddon either. Californians heeded the warnings when a 10-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway was to be closed for the weekend. They stayed home, had barbecues and enjoyed their families.
Friday in the Washington, D.C. area it seems the same phenomenon occurred. Sure, there was the assorted panic attacks. One gentleman called our Traffic Center filled with trepidation.
"Is it true there will be 20,000 motorcycles in this ride?"
Actually, there were 1,400.
Another was afraid to leave her house despite not being anywhere near the affected areas.
Others were calling to report the grandeur of what was passing by: A majestic motorcade honoring the fallen Sept. 11.
There’s always a fine line in the media between causing panic and raising awareness, and today it seems the proper balance was struck.
Don’t forget that the motorcycles will be leaving Crystal City Saturday at 6:45 a.m. They will be traveling north on Interstate 395, Route 295, BW Parkway, I-895 and I-95 to New York City.
Who knows, maybe even you will have a chance to see them one last time.
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