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Old 04-09-2016, 04:22 PM   #556
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Best tacos? Thems fighting words. I'll take my Baja style street tacos over anything.

Though SoCal public transit definitely has the same issues as Texas. We are so sprawled out its difficult to link things up. I'm one of the few people who live and work on the rail line. I only drive on weekends.
Regarding tacos: I'll admit, Southern California has a lot going for it. I've had some good stuff in San Diego.

Regarding public transit: Southern California always struck me as funny in the sense that it feels like lawmakers would like their citizens to stop living like Texans, and so they discourage it with an absurdly high gas tax (by American standards) and the like. But the public transit is terrible and the cities are laid out like ones in Texas, so it doesn't work too well. And then its frustrating because it seems like, at least in San Diego (I've spent much more time there than in LA), the freeway infrastructure is still massively inadequate. I very well remember spending 45 minutes on the 805 and moving less than a mile in the process.

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Hah, nice. In our little utopia, too, eh? Imagine all the places it might take you! Epcot? Yeah! Magic Kingdom? For sure! Animal Kingdom? Probably!
Ain't no place worth going to more than Epcot, if we're being honest.
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If we're being honest, the cost of a 'magical' vacation to use the free monorails are all of your savings.
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Bernie Sanders was supposed to hold a big rally down the block from me, but he got scared off by the rain.

Commies hate rain.
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Best tacos? Thems fighting words. I'll take my Baja style street tacos over anything.

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Last time I visited SoCal (like 20 yrs ago), went out for my best friend's wedding. He was doing his residency at UC Irvine. Went out for a week, he took us (me and 2 other friends who came from Boston area) to where he said were the best tacos in the world, a little hole in the wall at Rosarito Beach, Mexico. He was aghast when all 3 of us said they weren't that good.
The drive through Tijuana was interesting though.

I'm going back to So Cal in August for first time since then (aside from layover at LAX on way to Maui on my honeymoon), so any good taco recommendations (will be staying in OC, hitting Disney, SD Zoo and possibly Universal) are welcome.

At least it'll get the thread off of mass transit talk and on to taco talk.
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Thankfully it's getting to be a nice city to bike in. Lots of new bike lanes. When I had my bike last summer (before it got stolen ) I gloriously never had to take the TTC anywhere.

If you only have to deal with it once every few weeks it's tolerable...commuting on the King streetcar every day though is a whole other story.
I took the 504 every day in the winter until this year (out if TO for a bit). Thankfully I ride the eastern part of it and usually got a seat. It used to short turn half the time though....oh the rage. Holy fuck. But then they added a single streetcar, and it never happened. I actually miss the 504. Great view over Riverdale park...

But yeah, the city is getting better to cycle in. It couldn't really have gotten worse.

How did a US election thread turn into public transit talk? Is this the most off-topic a thread has ever been?
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I used to live by King/Bathurst (2 blocks west) and most mornings could walk faster to my office at King/Bay than the streetcar would take me. Usually because 4-5 would pass me by totally full before I even got on.

TTC is brutal.
It's not the TTC's fault that the city refuses to remove parking on King during rush hours or give the streetcars their own dedicated signals...by yeah. I know what you mean. I could bike to work and back in the time I spent on the streetcar. But at least TO has transit worth complaining about.

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How did a US election thread turn into public transit talk? Is this the most off-topic a thread has ever been?
I think it started from news about Hillary having trouble with riding subway ( i forgot the details but Michelle Bachmann sure responded pretty quickly) and the statement from Bernie who said you need to use tokens to ride subway in NYC, which isn't true anymore. I think I have turned one of SOI/SOE discussion thread into off-topic chaos that BVS hated so it shouldn't be the rare case of off-topicness, right?
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and the statement from Bernie who said you need to use tokens to ride subway in NYC, which isn't true anymore. hasn't been true in 20+ years
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I had some tacos in San Antonio the other day. One of the best I've had.

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Oh. So maybe it wasn't deep's fault.

It's my fault. Oops.
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I had some tacos in San Antonio the other day. One of the best I've had.

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It's not the TTC's fault that the city refuses to remove parking on King during rush hours or give the streetcars their own dedicated signals...by yeah. I know what you mean. I could bike to work and back in the time I spent on the streetcar. But at least TO has transit worth complaining about.

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King St should just be TTC only. Put cab stands on Spadina John Brant and Portland facing Richmond/Adelaide and the businesses are happy.

The new 518 streetcar will hopefully improve things too. They'll be running the new long streetcars on King from Dufferin to Cherry starting in June (? Soon anyways).
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the statement from Bernie who said you need to use tokens to ride subway in NYC, which isn't true anymore.
I took the opportunity to mention tokens are the most common form of TTC payment besides passes and that set the snowball rolling downhill.
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