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post #7411 of 11541
Walking is a great option
post #7412 of 11541
so is reading the paper and/or a book while on the train. Cars are awful, stupidly expensive, bad for the environment, frustrating (shit drivers everywhere, traffic), and I say this as an active poster and enthusiast in the Cars thread.




they seem pretty good for taking some awful kids to their obligatory soccer practice, though.
post #7413 of 11541
i have my fancy road bike all tuned up and running. where should I go biking? GWB and north is already on my list. Maybe Brooklyn waterfront? West Side highway to Central Park will inevitably happen, just trying to figure out the best way to get from W'Burg to the highway.
post #7414 of 11541
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Walking is a great option

Yeah, but takes forever for anything outside your immediate neighborhood.
post #7415 of 11541
it's the same nonsense with a car. Try getting to downtown LA from just about anywhere on a weekday morning. Try Bethesda to DC. When you're done with the headache of the drive and traffic, now you have to figure out a parking situation, and we all know that is never a problem anywhere. A metro card is what, $2.50? I've spent that on gas while looking for parking before.


it takes me about 30-35 mins. to get from the Williamsburg/Bushwick border to my office downtown at the Hudson river. It would take significantly longer in a car, the gas would cost far more than a card swipe, parking would be $29/day or $450/month ... and oh yeah, I'd have to pay for a car. Fuck that.
post #7416 of 11541
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i have my fancy road bike all tuned up and running. where should I go biking? GWB and north is already on my list. Maybe Brooklyn waterfront? West Side highway to Central Park will inevitably happen, just trying to figure out the best way to get from W'Burg to the highway.

Way back when when I was in shape, the missus and I would start around The Cloisters, bike down Riverside Dr. then down the West Side (they did not have that bike path back them), then through downtown until around Stuyvesant high school. You could do the reverse.
post #7417 of 11541
cool, odds are I'll end up doing that path a bit. The bike path near Stuy is actually really, really nice.
post #7418 of 11541
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Yup. If you're nice, theyll frequently give you their personal contact info, and then shit really gets done. They sent a dude out to rewire my whole building the next day once after the folks on the phone told me the next appointment was almost a month out when the first guy totally missed the appointment.

i was impressed at this honesty from the verizon rep. contacted them thru twitter and he gave me a chat link to get directly to him.

Verizon Rep(15:03:01): alright setting that up for you now
Verizon Rep(15:04:06): alright we'll see you tomorrow then - you should also get a text confirmation and email
Verizon Rep(15:04:19): ****
Me(15:04:19): got it. thanks
Verizon Rep(15:04:24): ^that's the ticket number
Verizon Rep(15:04:29): for ref
Verizon Rep(15:04:44): if you have any questions between now and then just chat with us using the same link
Me(15:04:50): ok. thank you
Verizon Rep(15:04:55): don't call in anymore - we're much more competent than the measly phone reps
Me(15:05:03): ha!

it's the only way to deal with large organizations (particularly airlines) these days, most seem to have started putting their best reps on twitter so they can deal with lots of people in short time.
post #7419 of 11541
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i have my fancy road bike all tuned up and running. where should I go biking? GWB and north is already on my list. Maybe Brooklyn waterfront? West Side highway to Central Park will inevitably happen, just trying to figure out the best way to get from W'Burg to the highway.

Run over some tourists on the Bk Bridge.....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #7420 of 11541
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

i was impressed at this honesty from the verizon rep. contacted them thru twitter and he gave me a chat link to get directly to him.

Verizon Rep(15:03:01): alright setting that up for you now
Verizon Rep(15:04:06): alright we'll see you tomorrow then - you should also get a text confirmation and email
Verizon Rep(15:04:19): ****
Me(15:04:19): got it. thanks
Verizon Rep(15:04:24): ^that's the ticket number
Verizon Rep(15:04:29): for ref
Verizon Rep(15:04:44): if you have any questions between now and then just chat with us using the same link
Me(15:04:50): ok. thank you
Verizon Rep(15:04:55): don't call in anymore - we're much more competent than the measly phone reps
Me(15:05:03): ha!

it's the only way to deal with large organizations (particularly airlines) these days, most seem to have started putting their best reps on twitter so they can deal with lots of people in short time.

Because they are afraid that people will put the company on blast!
post #7421 of 11541
i fucking hate those Chinese delivery people that use those motorized bicycles on the sidewalks. I just saw one hit a small dog. The guy cut in front of me, and he clearly had no room to make the cut, and the dog, which was walking towards me, paid for it. It wasn't bad, but he ran over its paws and hit the size of its face. The dog yelped, grabbed for its paws, and the guy proceeded to make a "why u walk dog on sidewak!!" gesture with his hand before speeding away. Fuck that guy.

the dog seemed ok after a few moments.
post #7422 of 11541
so did that shroom deal go down?
post #7423 of 11541
he got tied up, trying tomorrow. I've bought from this place before, so I could just email the people I dealt with last time, but I'll still go the mgm route if it brings him business of sorts.
post #7424 of 11541
Thread Starter 
I've wondered about the legality of those bike motors. Can't be legal, can they?
post #7425 of 11541
i don't know about the motor part, but riding on the sidewalk is illegal anyways.
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