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Old 05-14-24, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Never heard of birds?
Well, everybody's heard about the bird(s)
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Originally Posted by datlas
No thanks. It will be an adventure enough to get to Anaheim. We will take a public bus to downtown LA then a commuter train to Anaheim. For the return there is no commuter rail (they only run during commuter hours) so we will take an Amtrak train to Union Station in LA and then a bus back to our place.

We could consider an Uber but the cost would be easily twice as high and mrs datlas is thriftier than I am.
Matinee game here tomorrow, so if you get up early...
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Never heard of birds?
Will you try to limit the featherbrained posts?

I've not seen a radar filled with birds (allegedly), and who came up with that ridiculous estimate? Show the work.
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Old 05-14-24, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Well, everybody's heard about the bird(s)
Must resist urge….MUST RESIST!
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Originally Posted by datlas
We are going to see the Angels take on the Pirates tomorrow as Mrs datlas is a big snoozeball fan and wants to check-the-box for every MLB park..
If the seats are reasonably comfortable you should be able to get a solid pre-jet lag nap in to help acclimate yourself back to proper time.

Maybe during the 4.5 hours of downtime you can ask Mrs. datlas , as an artist, what she thinks of the king's new portrait.

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Old 05-14-24, 09:08 PM
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I will try to redeem myself by rooting for the Pirates and not dwelling on the fact that the Phillies are doing so well.
indeed

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Originally Posted by datlas
... so we will take an Amtrak train to Union Station in LA and then a bus back to our place.
I hope #300 being down doesn't throw a wrench in the works over there.

Heads up BNSF is towing Amtrak #300 back E it was involved in a accident in Moorpark California it just departed Needles California

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I hope #300 being down doesn't throw a wrench in the works over there.
Surely #s 1 - 299 can cover its route.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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I take the subway.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Surely #s 1 - 299 can cover its route.
Speaking of #1, I swear I saw #1 in Vancouver once but no sign of it in the roster, the only sold/retired P42s are in the hundreds.

Maybe I was in another dimension...

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Old 05-14-24, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I take the subway.
I used to take light rail to Dbacks games before I found the free parking only about a mile from the park
I ride my bike to Spring Training games quite often
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Lifted car of the day. Gotta love seeing a Mark VII on the trails. Hopefully it's the LSC with the big 5.0

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I spent the morning in the city yesterday, shopping, walking a good bit. My phone recorded 47 steps.
Edit:
correction. That was 47 steps today. 8,xxx yesterday.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I used to take light rail to Dbacks games before I found the free parking only about a mile from the park
I ride my bike to Spring Training games quite often
The light rail was an option to the Rockies games, and made a lot of sense, since Coors Field is downtown. They've cut back on the scheduled runs, and ne'er do wells on the trains, pretty much nixed that. Plus, the Rockies suck.
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It’s raining. Again. Got the car back yesterday. Going to take care of some errands, like shopping and taking the road bike wheels for tubeless remounts. It’s been literally collecting dust since late 2022. The guys at the shop probably forgot about me a long time ago.

Hope the weather improves for the Ride of Silence this evening.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Lifted car of the day. Gotta love seeing a Mark VII on the trails. Hopefully it's the LSC with the big 5.0

That thing got lockers?

Also, I don't see any recovery points.
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I haven't been there in a while.
Who’s that tall sourpuss on the right end? Must be hungry or tired or something.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Well, everybody's heard about the bird(s)


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Oops, the game today is not Pirates vs Angels (I was misinformed), it’s Cardinals vs Angels. Not that it matters much to me, but I want to set the record straight.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Who’s that tall sourpuss on the right end? Must be hungry or tired or something.
I was thinking he did not enjoy the climb.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Who’s that tall sourpuss on the right end? Must be hungry or tired or something.
I go through life hungry and tired.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I was thinking he did not enjoy the climb.
Wasn't too bad but wasn't easy, either. With that group I just drop back and grind. Although the guy on the left has had heart issues since then and has had to go "e" and do shorter rides
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Originally Posted by datlas
Oops, the game today is not Pirates vs Angels (I was misinformed), it’s Cardinals vs Angels.
Slight upgrade.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Lifted car of the day. Gotta love seeing a Mark VII on the trails. Hopefully it's the LSC with the big 5.0

That's simply horrible. However, I do love roof baskets and I am trying to get my daughter to put one on the roof of her Hyundai Kona...with floodlights.
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