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Old 11-24-23, 08:55 AM
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134 municipalities in Cook County. And it's 1/4 the area!
Is that good or bad?
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Originally Posted by big john
Is that good or bad?
It seems like a lot of redundancy to me.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It seems like a lot of redundancy to me.
Start your own city and collect taxes. It allows for your own corruption, grifting, fraud, etc.

Bell Scandal: A Times Investigation - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
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Originally Posted by big john
Start your own city and collect taxes. It allows for your own corruption, grifting, fraud, etc.

Bell Scandal: A Times Investigation - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
It seems like there should be a happy medium between a different city every three miles and a 500 square mile city.

I was just surprised you said you live in actual LA because most of your ride pictures appear to be out in the middle of nowhere.
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Originally Posted by big john
Seems kinda expensive.
It is. That how you know it's good.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It seems like there should be a happy medium between a different city every three miles and a 500 square mile city.

I was just surprised you said you live in actual LA because most of your ride pictures appear to be out in the middle of nowhere.
are you suggesting he is a nowhere man ?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It seems like there should be a happy medium between a different city every three miles and a 500 square mile city.

I was just surprised you said you live in actual LA because most of your ride pictures appear to be out in the middle of nowhere.
Most of my ride pics are from out of the city. The hills/city limit is actually about 200 feet from my door. My usual Tuesday ride meets in the City of Santa Clarita and we generally ride east out of that city's limits.

Some of my club rides and solo rides are in the Santa Monica mountains which is an unincorporated area. Or from home I can be on the roads in the San Gabriel mountains pretty quickly.

Riding in the city of L.A. sucks for the most part. The valley where I live used to be better but crowding and psycho drivers have made it less appealing, or maybe I'm just tired of those streets. I hate going over the hills into L.A. for any reason, by car or bike.
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Originally Posted by big john
Most of my ride pics are from out of the city. The hills/city limit is actually about 200 feet from my door. My usual Tuesday ride meets in the City of Santa Clarita and we generally ride east out of that city's limits.

Some of my club rides and solo rides are in the Santa Monica mountains which is an unincorporated area. Or from home I can be on the roads in the San Gabriel mountains pretty quickly.

Riding in the city of L.A. sucks for the most part. The valley where I live used to be better but crowding and psycho drivers have made it less appealing, or maybe I'm just tired of those streets. I hate going over the hills into L.A. for any reason, by car or bike.
you have some great / epic rides with good groups … little or nuthin easy though - lotz of sustained climbing

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Originally Posted by t2p
you have some great / epic rides with good groups … little or nuthin easy though - lotz of sustained climbing

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Is that good or bad?
​​​​​The hotdogs are good the pizza is bad
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It seems like there should be a happy medium between a different city every three miles and a 500 square mile city.
Over the years several former cites in the Portland metro got annexed by Portland and are just neighborhoods now.
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Buckeye is possibly the most ridiculous city around here.

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​​​​​The hotdogs are good the pizza is bad
I miss Chicago style hotdogs
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Buckeye is possibly the most ridiculous city around here.
It doesn't look like buckeye territory to me.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It doesn't look like buckeye territory to me.


Is that a map of good places to grow buckeye? Can't be very accurate if ALL of Oregon is included but none of WA or NorCal
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Is that a map of good places to grow buckeye? Can't be very accurate if ALL of Oregon is included but none of WA or NorCal
I don' t know. Just googled buckeye tree range. On the same search I also see this nifty map. Could be a stocking stuffer for an arbor mapfan.


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Is that a map of good places to grow buckeye? Can't be very accurate if ALL of Oregon is included but none of WA or NorCal
I don't know if we in NorCal have Ohio buckeye, but it's currently "avoid the buckeyes in the bike lane" season. Which comes just after "run over olives in the bike lane" season.
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I don' t know. Just googled buckeye tree range. On the same search I also see this nifty map. Could be a stocking stuffer for an arbor mapfan.
I see the cutoffs are at state lines, so the all brown states are states that didn't care enough to pay for the "Can you grow a buckeye here?" studies
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I don't know if we in NorCal have Ohio buckeye, but it's currently "avoid the buckeyes in the bike lane" season. Which comes just after "run over olives in the bike lane" season.
In Portland at this time of year it's watch for the buckeyes and all kinds of wet leaves that are slicker than ice
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I miss Chicago style hotdogs
There are so many midwesterners in Phoenix that Chicago dogs are widely available. Then we have Sonoran dogs too, I guess you could say it's a hotdog hotbed.

But I've never seen a chili-slaw dog on offer in PHX
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Can't say I've ever seen any olives while cycling. I have seen (discarded) oranges, apples, etc.

Acorns, walnuts, slippery leaves are the tree threats.
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