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Old 01-11-17, 02:17 PM   #1151
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Come on people! There's plenty of empty space in this country. Let's spread things out a bit more so we have ample parking.
Take it to CFL.

Better yet, take the bus.
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Come on people! There's plenty of empty space in this country. Let's spread things out a bit more so we have ample parking.
No. We build up now, not out.
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I get a kick out of watching out of towners try to parallel park in Philly. Sometimes a space is so big you could docks the QEII in it, but they are backing up so slowly 'cause they think they are going to hit the car behind them. But most of them just come in too steep and hit the curb, and when they try to straighten out before turning the wheel all the way over before going forward.


One day a bunch of us were hanging outside my local and snickering at this woman trying to park. I finally got her to let me park the thing for her.
From a parking standpoint, I like to take the Jeep downtown. That thing will into some tight spaces.
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Ha!! The thing that kills me, that tops it all, are the people who come to the gym and prowl to park as close as they can to the front door. I'm like, "What did you come for lady? Who are you trying to fool?"
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What's that?
It's a place you pay monthly dues to to weed out email spam or something.
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What's that?
The place where I went yesterday after work only to find they had no clean towels. Think it might me time to start looking for another one.
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From a parking standpoint, I like to take the Jeep downtown. That thing will into some tight spaces.
I can get the Saturn into impossibly small spaces. Sometimes it involves pushing (bumper to bumper) the adjacent car on its springs a couple inches.
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I can get the Saturn into impossibly small spaces. Sometimes it involves pushing (bumper to bumper) the adjacent car on its springs a couple inches.
We made good use of bumpers in Brooklyn, but people here would probably have a cow if we did the same.
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The added roofs over the escalators is nice.
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I gently nudged a bumper the last time I parallel parked.
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We made good use of bumpers in Brooklyn, but people here would probably have a cow if we did the same.
I honed my parking skills when I lived in Baltimore BITD. It was pretty much expected that your car would get nudged if you parked on the street. I would be able to park in a spot that was the length of the car, maybe a couple inches on each side.
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The added roofs over the escalators is nice.
D__mn, always a step behind. Oh well.
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Come on people! There's plenty of empty space in this country. Let's spread things out a bit more so we have ample parking.
Well, Les and Ramona are already doing their part, moved to the nation's least populated state.
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Well, Les and Ramona are already doing their part, moved to the nation's least populated state.
From where I'm sitting I can see more parking lot than building space so they're doing things right here in Wisconsin.
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Gym?

What's that?
It's that place where you have a variety of different and interesting ways to stay in shape, including a stationary bike with a tv in front if you insist.

And then there's the eye candy.
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Waffles and why I'm always hungry so soon after eating them.
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From where I'm sitting I can see more parking lot than building space so they're doing things right here in Wisconsin.
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Chinese food does that too.
Posted before seeing this. I concur.
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I'm still riding the Propel.
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Suburban sprawling troller.
I don't think you can apply the term 'suburb' to western Wisconsin. It's mostly just bars.
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In the Yucatan? How cold are we talking, 65 in the morning and 78 in the afternoon?

I hardly even want a base layer on unless it's below 60.
We are acclimated differently. 80F is chilly for me. 15 years in the tropics will do that. But in he morning, in the winter, it gets down into the low fifties. 86 right now, and I'll likely wear two layers when I go out for an evening ride. I would far rather be too warm than too cold.
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We are acclimated differently. 80F is chilly for me. 15 years in the tropics will do that. But in he morning, in the winter, it gets down into the low fifties. 86 right now, and I'll likely wear two layers when I go out for an evening ride. I would far rather be too warm than too cold.
I guess you can get away with that when the excess sweat doesn't freeze.
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