On The Road Again or In My Truck v.2.0

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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,257
    mickeyrat said:

    Yep. About 8 miles from osu.

    So? Are you going to the Stones show?
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    No. Like em well enough but not doing a 100k seat show. Besides I have an overaxle ticket to pay for. And a wedding ring.
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,257
    mickeyrat said:

    No. Like em well enough but not doing a 100k seat show. Besides I have an overaxle ticket to pay for. And a wedding ring.

    So what am I going to be dealing with as far as parking my vehicle at OSU? Will it be a complete clusterfuck? Do I have any other options other than parking at the venue? Just curious.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    For games they shuttle from the fairgrounds about 3 miles away. Ticketmaster or osu should have a link to parking.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Of course there's a huge group of lots north of the stadium. Plus they are pretty good at moving traffic.
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,257
    mickeyrat said:

    For games they shuttle from the fairgrounds about 3 miles away. Ticketmaster or osu should have a link to parking.

    Thank you. I was just curious, if I was in downtown Columbus that afternoon, if there were parking garages and any type of public transportation to the venue. But I guess I should find out how close the venue is to downtown Columbus. hahahaha
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    edited April 2015
    A couple miles or so. If you are staying downtown then walk to high street and grab a cab or a pedicab not sure how late bus service runs anymore. But it IS walkable. Plus you pass any number of bars.
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,257
    edited April 2015
    mickeyrat said:

    A couple miles or so. If you are staying downtown then walk to high street and grab a cab or a pedicab not sure how late bus service runs anymore. But it IS walkable. Plus you pass any number of bars.

    I wont be boozing, so we are avoiding all bars. But we are thinking of heading downtown in the early afternoon for a nice lunch/dinner. Was just curious if we could leave our car in a parking garage and walk over to the stadium. Or like you said, grab a cab. Don't feel like dealing with a parking lot full of 50,000 cars.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Oh yeah. Be the way to go imo. Google short north. Good restaurants down there. High end too. And concept casual.

    Columbus is happening now. Particularly that area between downtown and OSU.
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    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,257
    mickeyrat said:

    Oh yeah. Be the way to go imo. Google short north. Good restaurants down there. High end too. And concept casual.

    Columbus is happening now. Particularly that area between downtown and OSU.

    Well I hope you and your future bride, are able to meet us downtown Saturday, and we can enjoy a nice meal together. Don't necessarily need a fancy, schmancy, high end meal, but something nice.
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Hyde Park Steakhouse. Pricey but an excellent rep. Plenty of options.
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    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Dude theres a ton of places. Arena district has a bunch. Short north has a bunch. I'll talk to her. She should be up for it.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Now let's take this to the stones in columbus thread. hehehe
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    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,682
    God bless you, Mickey....any time I drive more than 6 hours I think, gawd I would hate to drive a truck everyday.....especially in today's blizzard. :murica:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Why thank you Rob. Sick in the head or the drug use caused brain damage but I fucking love this racket.

    Currently shut down in Breaux Bridge Looozeyanna. At Pilot CASINO truck stop. Wtf? Not to far west of Nawlins. Had hoped to make a stop closer to there but no go. Still have 800 or so to go for this trip. Next goal is to get to NE of Atl. We'll see how THAT goes. Coming in from the SW. Traffic is the worst in the country there. 8-9 lanes each direction and just fucking crawls. Have several options if my plan goes to shit.

    Today was a first. Been seeing roadkill armadillos again. But today I saw a fucking 3-4 ft gator on the shoulder. Trippy. Gotta get a dash cam with mega sd card data.
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • Amongst the AniAmongst the Ani @WobbiePosts: 7,790
    Please take pictures of the wild life and good luck.
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    Fuckus rules all
    Rob
    Seattle
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Gotta get that cam.not safe other wise. Fish or crawdad farms along I 10. Shit ton of egrets fishing. And one heron flying today
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,682
    Truly, you guys are the salt of the earth. I'm sure there are bennies and I, myself, do enjoy alone time.....but I don't think I could do it. Do you ever get out west?
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    edited April 2015
    East Texas (dfw/houston)up to Egan Mn. is our Western edge.

    Will be going to Vegas this year though. My brother accepted the Fire Chiefs position at Nellis coming back from the same job in Guam at Andersen. We will get married there or just honeymoon. But not til he has bought the house and gotten settled.
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    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,682
    Fire Chief @ Nellis = gravy.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Fire chief at andersen= gravy X2
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    631 miles later I am in Commere Ga. about 40 miles NE of Atlanta. stretched my driving clock to the limit. 3 minutes left when I hit the lot.
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    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    The Tamarack. WVa turnpike service area. Exit 45. Beauty of a sunset over the mountains too.
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    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Speedy!!!! Chi town timing help please.

    Was earlier than I needed to be to a delivery in the burbs. As a general rule of thumb the outerbelts move pretty good outbound during morning rush dont they? We have a spot thats a regular pickup in Villa Park and a coupel customer to deliver to not all that far from there. So 80 outbound and 355 and 55 seem to be the primaries for me unless I am going through to Wi. Then I take 294. How much time is reasonable ot add with going overboard on trip planning for that time of day? I usually try to hit the dock at opening around 0700 0800
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,257
    mickeyrat said:

    Speedy!!!! Chi town timing help please.

    Was earlier than I needed to be to a delivery in the burbs. As a general rule of thumb the outerbelts move pretty good outbound during morning rush dont they? We have a spot thats a regular pickup in Villa Park and a coupel customer to deliver to not all that far from there. So 80 outbound and 355 and 55 seem to be the primaries for me unless I am going through to Wi. Then I take 294. How much time is reasonable ot add with going overboard on trip planning for that time of day? I usually try to hit the dock at opening around 0700 0800

    Sorry, I am a little late in reading this. How did the city traffic treat you?

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • Amongst the AniAmongst the Ani @WobbiePosts: 7,790
    Chicago traffic was the only one that ever caused me to have to piss in a water bottle while stuck in grid lock. When I was stationed in GB my wife was in Chicago for a while so I drove down every weekend to spend it with her. Loved Chi town but my god they need to work on the highways. That and all taxi drivers should be hung by their testicles.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    ok, its been a minute since I have posted in here. Tomorrow I have my court hearing on the overaxle ticket. Currently shut down at a former operating center we now rent some of the space back or a drop yard. Woodhaven Michigan. Right behind The Detroiter truck stop. I-75 exit 32.
    Will be unhooking from this empty account trailer and bobtailing my tractor to the courthouse for the hearing. Was going to take a cab, b ut the rates are outrageously high . Rate fiinder website liste dmy distance as about 9 miles. estimated cost one way. $61 FUCK THAT.
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    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    So, I now owe the Wayne Couty courts $2300. Because its no longer required in that county to have physical signage posting seasonal weight restricted roads.
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Company paying half. Currently in Milroy Pa. 25 miles SSE of State College. Beautiful ride but a lot of work.
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,705
    Here I sit in Norwood Mass due to a clusterfuck in the office of a 3rd party broker. Load # I had was picked up 2 days ago.

    Closing in on 5 1/2 hrs left on my 14 hr clock. To now I have driven 126 miles on the day. Nice drive though. Scenic route from Springfield Vt.
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
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