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      05-11-2012 08:05 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Au contraire mon chéri! I can walk 5 minutes from my apartment, hop on the Red Line, ride for precisely 9 minutes and be one block from work.

      Speaking of which, why do I not do this more often?
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      05-11-2012 08:14 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Au contraire mon chéri! I can walk 5 minutes from my apartment, hop on the Red Line, ride for precisely 9 minutes and be one block from work.

      Speaking of which, why do I not do this more often?
      That 5 minute walk is a killer?
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      05-11-2012 08:21 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Au contraire mon chéri! I can walk 5 minutes from my apartment, hop on the Red Line, ride for precisely 9 minutes and be one block from work.

      Speaking of which, why do I not do this more often?
      Wanna keep going to WeHo? Sorry, Red Line don't go thurr

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      05-11-2012 08:41 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiegan View Post
      Wanna keep going to WeHo? Sorry, Red Line don't go thurr
      Number 4 bus, my friend. Or, do you prefer Sunset instead of Santa Monica? Number 2 is it.

      I rode these as a child, back when kids were permitted to roam the cities free of consequences.
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      05-11-2012 08:44 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Number 4 bus, my friend. Or, do you prefer Sunset instead of Santa Monica? Number 2 is it.

      I rode these as a child, back when kids were permitted to roam the cities free of consequences.
      I not ride bus

    6. 05-11-2012 08:50 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Au contraire mon chéri! I can walk 5 minutes from my apartment, hop on the Red Line, ride for precisely 9 minutes and be one block from work.

      Speaking of which, why do I not do this more often?
      Your legs dont like the walking element of this plan.

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      05-11-2012 09:11 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Number 4 bus, my friend. Or, do you prefer Sunset instead of Santa Monica? Number 2 is it.

      I rode these as a child, back when kids were permitted to roam the cities free of consequences.
      I'd say you've suffered the consequences.
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      05-11-2012 09:12 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Number 4 bus, my friend. Or, do you prefer Sunset instead of Santa Monica? Number 2 is it.

      I rode these as a child, back when kids were permitted to roam the cities free of consequences.
      Is bus 304 still around? 4 and 304 turn at the oil change triangle... 1, 2, and 3 keep going down Sunset.

      I grew up in Los Feliz and grew up more in Downtown LA.

      Good ol' days.

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      05-11-2012 09:13 PM #149
      405 South near Sherman Oaks at 9:30am It was moving at 15mph so got off and took Sepulveda Blvd all the way to UCLA

      I swear Sepulveda Blvd is a hiddent secret cause I can get from Simi Valley to UCLA on a monday 75 minutes morning at 8am. LOL

      Last edited by Boosted2003!; 05-11-2012 at 09:15 PM.

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      05-11-2012 09:18 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted2003! View Post
      405 South near Sherman Oaks at 9:30am It was moving at 15mph so got off and took Sepulveda Blvd all the way to UCLA
      15 MPH? One could only wish for such speed.
      Fortunately, I'm coming in the opposite direction in the morning.
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      05-11-2012 09:22 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by genjy View Post
      Is bus 304 still around? 4 and 304 turn at the oil change triangle... 1, 2, and 3 keep going down Sunset.

      I grew up in Los Feliz and grew up more in Downtown LA.

      Good ol' days.
      Not sure, I haven't been on an MTA/RTD bus in years .
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      05-11-2012 09:27 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by genjy View Post
      Is bus 304 still around? 4 and 304 turn at the oil change triangle... 1, 2, and 3 keep going down Sunset.

      I grew up in Los Feliz and grew up more in Downtown LA.

      Good ol' days.
      304 got replaced by 704


    13. 05-11-2012 09:29 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Not sure, I haven't been on an MTA/RTD bus in years .
      Its not appropraite for a 39yr old fat man to do tongue gestures to young males.

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      05-11-2012 09:30 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by bwk View Post
      Its not appropraite for a 39yr old fat man to do tongue gestures to young males.
      Not sure what the hell this is implying but it's a good thing I'm 31. And I think you're drunk. A bit early.
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      05-11-2012 09:36 PM #155
      Was in LA last week and we were stuck on the I5 north of San Diego for almost an hour without moving an inch, there seemed to be a checkpoint of some sorts near Camp Pendleton. My experience with the 405 has been good so far.
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      05-11-2012 09:55 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      15 MPH? One could only wish for such speed.
      Fortunately, I'm coming in the opposite direction in the morning.
      Is it just me or do people seem to freak out when going up the mountain toward Mulholland Drive and slow down?

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      05-11-2012 10:07 PM #157


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    18. 05-11-2012 10:22 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      We get around just fine. Don't confuse OC with livable places like LA.

      The LA Metro rail system has the 2nd highest ridership of any urban rail system in the US. LA also has the largest bus network in the US. And we have the 4th largest commuter rail system by ridership in the US.

      More people commute to work via public transportation in LA than Chicago.

      People laugh at me when I say I take the train from OC to LA and I LOVE IT.
      You'd be shocked how many people do not know that LA has an underground subway...

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      05-11-2012 11:06 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted2003! View Post
      Is it just me or do people seem to freak out when going up the mountain toward Mulholland Drive and slow down?
      They slow to marvel at the wonder that is Mulholland bridge project.
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    20. 05-11-2012 11:21 PM #160
      I've played football with people in a traffic jam before, nbd
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      05-12-2012 12:02 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by SHIPARCH View Post
      Was in LA last week and we were stuck on the I5 north of San Diego for almost an hour without moving an inch, there seemed to be a checkpoint of some sorts near Camp Pendleton. My experience with the 405 has been good so far.
      Yeah they're mainly checking for illegals, especially in window-less vans, but usually they just let everyone drive through. Not sure how many places in the country have pictures of flying daughters...


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      05-12-2012 01:36 AM #162
      There's traffic in socal?
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      05-12-2012 09:13 AM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      There's traffic in socal?
      Not sure if serious
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      05-12-2012 03:21 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Not sure if serious
      His location says land of bro dozers. And they're everywhere here in LA, so I wanna say he's just joking..
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      05-12-2012 04:24 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      304 got replaced by 704

      Thanks. Can't wait to ride the LA buses again when the Gold Line hits Azusa in a couple of years (I live very close to Citrus College in Glendora).

      That looks like Chinatown where the dragon gate thing is.

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      05-12-2012 08:30 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by wasim12 View Post
      His location says land of bro dozers. And they're everywhere here in LA, so I wanna say he's just joking..
      I was just joking as well, and he isn't in LA -- he renounced his metropolitan citizenship for some small, one-horse town in the sticks.
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      05-12-2012 08:53 PM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      I was just joking as well, and he isn't in LA -- he renounced his metropolitan citizenship for some small, one-horse town in the sticks.
      makes sense..
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      05-12-2012 09:36 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      I was just joking as well, and he isn't in LA -- he renounced his metropolitan citizenship for some small, one-horse town in the sticks.
      I wish we had a horse in the IE. There might be less smog.
      Strangely enough I don't have traffic problems.
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      05-13-2012 01:37 PM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      I actually registered milfsoftheoc.tumblr.com with the dream of posting, well milfs of the OC. Kinda gun shy about taking pics of milfs in public spaces though

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      05-13-2012 11:13 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Yeah they're mainly checking for illegals, especially in window-less vans, but usually they just let everyone drive through. Not sure how many places in the country have pictures of flying daughters...

      So you know those decals on the backs of minivans and SUVs?

      I want THIS family on my back window.


      And seriously, to the guy who designed this as the International Traffic Symbol for a FAMILY running across the highway. I seriously think the PIG TAILS SELL IT!!

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      05-14-2012 01:59 AM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      So you know those decals on the backs of minivans and SUVs?

      I want THIS family on my back window.


      And seriously, to the guy who designed this as the International Traffic Symbol for a FAMILY running across the highway. I seriously think the PIG TAILS SELL IT!!
      ...yeah dude go for it! I remember the first time I saw it I thought it was an animated sign or something. The artist truly captured the essence of The Great Escape.

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      05-14-2012 01:33 PM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Yeah they're mainly checking for illegals, especially in window-less vans, but usually they just let everyone drive through. Not sure how many places in the country have pictures of flying daughters...

      Not true. The check point he is talking about is agricultural check point... to make sure you are not smuggling fruits and vegetables from other States that might introduce parasites that will damage one of our biggest export industry.

      There is no internal border control in the US. Once you are in, you are free to roam the country. It's one of our constitutional guarantees.

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      05-14-2012 01:49 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Not true. The check point he is talking about is agricultural check point... to make sure you are not smuggling fruits and vegetables from other States that might introduce parasites that will damage one of our biggest export industry.

      There is no internal border control in the US. Once you are in, you are free to roam the country. It's one of our constitutional guarantees.
      eh, not exactly
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...or_Checkpoints

      We have a few fixed intererior checkpoints, usually within 100 miles of the border - from both Mexican and Canadian borders.

      We have 2 near San Diego - San Clemente (I-5) and Temecula (I-15)

      They are used as a deterrent (i.e. to give presence along the major thouroughfares) and as an opportunity for inspection-

      - scales - to monitor weight of commercial vehicles and ensure proper tariff/trailer fees
      - agricultural inspection - more to do with NAFTA than inter-state travel.
      - infrared/sonar - they have devices for scanning vehicles (see the vans with the radar-like equipment parked on either side of the checkpoint)

      San Clemente is shared with CHP as a 2 in 1 checkpoint opportunity.

      In addition we have "tactical checkpoints" which are more "mobile" in nature - such as along Highway 94 near the Tecate border crossing (Dulzura)


      I'll also add that I carry a passport with me when travelling in the south SD county area because there are other "random mobile checkpoints" along some of the border front roads. (such as Monument Rd in the Tijuana River Estuary area)
      Last edited by PsyberVW; 05-14-2012 at 01:51 PM.

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      05-14-2012 01:57 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      We have a few fixed intererior checkpoints, usually within 100 miles of the border - from both Mexican and Canadian borders.
      Not unusual to see a Border Patrol checkpoint on 91south in Vermont, just after white river junction/89 south jump off. I've seen it mostly on holiday weekends/hot travel times. typically it's just roll up "you a us citizen?" "yup" "have a nice day"
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