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Old 05-02-2007, 03:21 PM   #51
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Join the club. I almost commuted today, but the south side is so torn up, it's not worth it to try.



The Dan Ryan is jammed constantly due to lane reductions and the surface is so iffy I harly trust it outside of rush hour. 57 is down to one lane and that adds over 30 minutes to go 4 blocks, and I can't get on the Calumet off of 80/294 because the Northbound ramp is closed. I would go down to 394 and then go, but the northbound ramp there is closed as well. Literally, every road of transit from the south side is closed or under construction. It's insane.



This leaves me with over a 2 hour morning commute to get to the city, when normally it only takes 30 minutes. Then I have to struggle to get home. It's just not worth it.



I can't wait for the Olympics. Sigh.



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Old 05-02-2007, 03:31 PM   #52
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The crappy part is I work from home, so I can't even commute. (Though, it probably sounds great to you with that 2 hour nightmare)



I don't know why cities dislocate their jaws trying to suck off the Olympic committee. The city usually loses money.

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Old 05-02-2007, 09:28 PM   #53
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But in Chicago, a certain select few will make a fortune. That's the plan.



No tax dollars my ass.



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Old 05-03-2007, 06:04 AM   #54
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That's just it, I do like the triple. The speed four was a four. The 675 is a triple. A 675 speed triple is about as good as it could get, I'd imagine.
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:05 AM   #55
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Fair enough. Would you mind if I just unbolted one?
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:29 AM   #56
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Speaking of Touring bikes, check out this test mule...



http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne.../?&R=EPI-90926

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Old 05-05-2007, 12:02 AM   #57
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I'm not supposed to spend much time here, but what the hell...hey, since blends are the cheaper end of the market, could you send me a case of Johnnie Walker Green Label? It's $200 a bottle, but that must be like $5 bucks to you...



If that's too rich for your blood, send me Blue label; that's just $125.
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Old 05-05-2007, 04:41 PM   #58
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By the way... Old Triumphs don't leak oil. They just leave a mark to let you know they've been there. The Lucas electrics.....now thats another matter. In those days the factory tool kit was a necessity. Everybody used to whine about the quallity of the Jap tool kits. I never even used mine, except to adjust the chain now and then.
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