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Jan 12, 2011 22:00 |  #526

NorCalNomad wrote in post #11628829 (external link)
dude the traffic here is NOTHING compared to LA (oh a drive that can either be 45min or 3.5 hours...joy). Count your blessings it's not LA

I spent 15 years commuting from the Concord/Clayton area to Santa Clara for work.
I have a pretty good idea of what the traffic is like around here.


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Jan 12, 2011 22:05 |  #527

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I spent 15 years commuting from the Concord/Clayton area to Santa Clara for work.
I have a pretty good idea of what the traffic is like around here.

yes...but it's not as bad LA


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Jan 12, 2011 22:17 |  #528

The difference is you can commute for 2 years in LA (albeit a slow one) and not have to replace your windshield and all 4 shocks like you do up here b/c of the masses of trucks throwing rocks non-stop and the terrible pieces of pavement we use as roads.




  
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Jan 12, 2011 22:21 |  #529

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The difference is you can commute for 2 years in LA (albeit a slow one) and not have to replace your windshield and all 4 shocks like you do up here b/c of the masses of trucks throwing rocks non-stop and the terrible pieces of pavement we use as roads.

damn where and what do you drive that you needed to replace your shocks?


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Jan 13, 2011 01:02 |  #530

NorCalNomad wrote in post #11629133 (external link)
yes...but it's not as bad LA

Being from DC (and contemplating a move to LA...), people around here who complain about traffic drive me batty. Seriously! It's really not that bad, especially for a major metro area with 8 mil people...


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Jan 13, 2011 06:28 |  #531

NorCalNomad wrote in post #11629241 (external link)
damn where and what do you drive that you needed to replace your shocks?

Most people don't know it's recommended to replace your shocks every 50K miles. The intervals you replace them varies depending on how bad the roads are and vehicle height. My stock shocks lasted me a little over 60K miles, but I lowered my car with coilovers. Since then I have to replace them more often. I thought SF Bay Area roads are bad, but to some extend L.A is worse (the kind of bad are different)


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Jan 13, 2011 08:13 |  #532

I was thinking if I had a manual transmission vehicle in downtown SF.. .the clutch is the first to go!!!


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Jan 13, 2011 15:40 |  #533

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I was thinking if I had a manual transmission vehicle in downtown SF.. .the clutch is the first to go!!!

If you know what you are doing it's not too bad. Got to get that e-brake start down :P


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Jan 13, 2011 19:02 |  #534

fiveFPS wrote in post #11631205 (external link)
I was thinking if I had a manual transmission vehicle in downtown SF.. .the clutch is the first to go!!!

Throwout bearing.


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Jan 13, 2011 19:04 |  #535

hello all, pretty new to the forum and i'm from the san jose area...




  
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Jan 13, 2011 19:15 |  #536

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hello all, pretty new to the forum and i'm from the san jose area...

What's up. Pretty close to you.


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Jan 13, 2011 19:22 |  #537

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What's up. Pretty close to you.

hello rjx, how's it going buddy? that's cool that you're close, maybe i can learn from you sometime. ;)




  
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Jan 15, 2011 12:10 |  #538

Welcome to the forum, and this little corner of it. :)


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Jan 15, 2011 12:17 |  #539

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hello rjx, how's it going buddy? that's cool that you're close, maybe i can learn from you sometime. ;)

Don't let my join date or post count fool ya, I didn't start practicing photography until April 2010. But if there is anything I can help you with I would be happy to try.


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Jan 16, 2011 05:52 |  #540

Well. It's about time to say goodbye to my 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM Mark II. I needed the money for a project at school (buying a Supercharger for my car to install it as a project, something I can write about in my resume). A friend of mine informed me about someone selling it, but accept no trades. So I'll have to find a buyer for my lens asap in order to score it. I already listed my lens on craigslist.

Other than that, I entered a photo contest (figure-based). I was going to change my idea before the submission deadline, but didn't workout. I have no idea what are the judges actually look for based on previous contest winners nor I have the right figures to put together a good story, but I wish my photo can be part of the top 200, which the judges are going through the contest entries at the moment until the 20th. You guys want to see mine?


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