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Old 09-03-2020, 08:47 AM   #16
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I think it is an ownership thing, about spending hours a day, a week at a time, stuck in traffic, quality moments?

Where were you when the earthquake hit? Stuck on the 405.

A location everyone knows, what happens there, how much of your life was controlled by others in traffic.
It IS a happening, BEING someplace singular, THE.


And no, I'm from central coast.
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:15 AM   #17
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It’s still hella Smokey lol
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:41 AM   #18
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Exxxxscuuuuuse me, but here in the Northern California, highways are simply refered to by their number. No precedent "the". So your quote would properly be "...9 to Santa Cruz or maybe 36 to La Honda..."

Thank you for your attention.
Thanks for the unsolicited suggestion but being a motorcyclist I don't let people tell me what to do so I'll stick with "the". I'm a Californian and that's what we do, deal with it.

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Old 09-03-2020, 09:45 PM   #19
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Itís still hella Smokey lol
I went today to see if I could see the house and it was actually no that bad. All the way from Scotts Valley down to Felton and then Highway 9 to Boulder Creek and a little bit of 236. I dunno how bad or good is up on 35 though...
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Old 09-04-2020, 02:30 AM   #20
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Thanks for the unsolicited suggestion but being a motorcyclist I don't let people tell me what to do so I'll stick with "the". I'm a Californian and that's what we do, deal with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCer2e0t8r8
Thanks for the hilarious video. Think it illustrates my point, though.
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:12 AM   #21
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Thanks for the hilarious video. Think it illustrates my point, though.
Don't worry, when you go to SoCal you can give/ask directions any way you like -- we're pretty chill down there and no one will be a didactic scold toward you.
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Old 09-04-2020, 01:01 PM   #22
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Exxxxscuuuuuse me, but here in the Northern California, highways are simply refered to by their number. No precedent "the". So your quote would properly be "...9 to Santa Cruz or maybe 36 to La Honda..."

Thank you for your attention.

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Old 09-04-2020, 03:49 PM   #23
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Uh, how old are you guys? Are you really singling me out because I don't conform to your speech patterns?

Good thing Bay Area folks don't use any expressions that sound silly to others... that would be "Hella" unfortunate.
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Old 09-05-2020, 01:26 PM   #24
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Uh, how old are you guys? Are you really singling me out because I don't conform to your speech patterns?

Good thing Bay Area folks don't use any expressions that sound silly to others... that would be "Hella" unfortunate.
Sorry. I didn't mean to attack you. It's just interesting (to me) to observe the regional linguistic idiosyncrasies even within different regions of California.

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Old 09-05-2020, 05:58 PM   #25
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Sorry. I didn't mean to attack you. It's just interesting (to me) to observe the regional linguistic idiosyncrasies even within different regions of California.

May I wish you safe riding.

Thanks bro, I appreciate it.

It's like this -- when someone comes out of nowhere to tell me how I should be speaking 'here', that comes across a lot like being belittled for a difference vs finding it interesting. And then when someone else like Wolf comes along to join you in clowning me, it starts to look a lot more like group hazing.

So to @Wolf or anyone else here who may feel like entering the fray with another smart-ass rejoinder, I'm not here for that kind of smoke, so keep your opinions to yourself.

But now when I read your follow-up it's pretty clear that what you said came across differently than you meant. And as my wife would be happy to tell you, I'm no stranger to saying things the wrong way, so it's all good.

Hope to see you out there and ride a few miles one day. Until then, ride safe.
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Old 09-05-2020, 08:35 PM   #26
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Maybe the zeitgeist has changed... it used to be most of the comments on barf would contain a certain level of good-natured ribbing and shit talking. After all, the official logo is twofinger

I guess that was back before the internet became "serious business".
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Old 09-05-2020, 08:36 PM   #27
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Approaching 40.
How the hell did that happen?
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Old 09-05-2020, 09:57 PM   #28
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Maybe the zeitgeist has changed... it used to be most of the comments on barf would contain a certain level of good-natured ribbing and shit talking. After all, the official logo is twofinger

I guess that was back before the internet became "serious business".
I'll grant you this, I am def not attuned to the atmosphere and norms here. I have been a member (and have lived up here) for about 4 years but only posted a couple of times.

But at the same time I've been on forums and in the 'real' world a long time and there are some norms that go across those communities and one of those pillar norms is that one typically usually only give shit to people they've already have met and established some rapport with first.

Anyway man, we've all banged on longer about this longer than is warranted, let's move on. I'm sure if you and I stick to our mutual passion for motorcycles and motor sports from here on out, we will always be on solid ground.
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Old 09-05-2020, 10:05 PM   #29
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Approaching 40.
How the hell did that happen?
Tell me about it, and I just had a kid in my mid-40s, which is a whole new level of mind-blowing 'how did I get here?' moments.

In your earlier post in this thread you mentioned you came upon some turkeys on 'the' 35...the first time I came on a flock of turkeys it was a real trip. There was a gang of turkeys crossing the road on Pierce as I was going back to 'the' 9. I was on my Vespa so I just sat there and they all crossed and were going around me on both sides.

Then suddenly I saw a coyote coming down from the ridge, and then I saw two more, and they did a beautifully choreographed attack on the turkey flock, but somehow they all managed to get away after 2 or 3 minutes of circling, stunting, herding, etc. Never seen anything like it with turkeys before, it was 'hella' cool. I love it up here in Nor-Cal and am thankful every day I have such great rides everywhere around me. Good times.

Ride safe brother.
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Old 09-05-2020, 10:38 PM   #30
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Thanks for the unsolicited suggestion but being a motorcyclist I don't let people tell me what to do so I'll stick with "the". I'm a Californian and that's what we do, deal with it.

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