The closest thing to 'Escape from NY' is?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CATO, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Answer: Escape from Atlanta

    Here is what was going on downtown today.

    1. Your usual gaggle of pan-handlers
    2. The Dragon-Con parade
    3. A Braves Game
    4. Concerts at Centennial-Olympic Park
    5. A UGA football game at the GA Dome
    6. and last butt not least, the Black Gay-Pride Festival
    Thousands flock to Atlanta for weekend events - News Story - WSB Atlanta

    Snake Plissken
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  2. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Oh, I forgot ... tomorrow there is a NASCAR race. ...should be interesting tonight in the local hotels/bars.
  3. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Good luck with all of that .
    I live about 35 miles from any town of size.
    But there could be a yard sale or two around.
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  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    lol, i just got back home, out in the woods, from cleveland
    like Dorothy says "theres no place like home"
    so glad to be outside of and away from cities
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I always avoid Hotlanta like the plague on a good day..... sounds like Hell waiting to happen. I'd hate to be a cop in that burg.
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  6. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    I live outside of a speedbump of a town. It'd take all the towns & communities in the entire county to equal the smallest of cities. I've never been in Atlanta. I tend to try to avoid the Big Cities. Been in Charlotte several times. Not entirely willingly & definitely not happy about it. Last time was the big NRA show there. Had to park 7 blocks away from Convention Center. Wasn't supposed to concealed carry in there, but I did anyways. After all, I'm a countryboy, Big Cities make me nervous, & 7 city blocks are A LOT further to walk than the same distance hiking in the woods!!!
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  7. Yoldering

    Yoldering Monkey+++

    Wow, the biggest draw for this area is the annual wiener dog usually only has a couple of few hundred people. More people go to Walmart each day...
  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    My town just last week (Friday before last) held the "Gaines Street Block Party" to celebrate the kinda-sorta' completion of a highly touted but utterly stupid and wasteful street project - they basically took a major inner city thoroughfare, four lanes, and cut it to two lanes at it's busiest part, and put in trendy shop areas and huge walkways (Tallahasseeans DO NOT walk as a rule!), and have planted a crapload of palm trees, each with it's own TWO spotlights shining on it! They seem awefully proud of those scrawny palm trees.
    So comes the Friday, the streets all around the entire State Office sector are CLOSED off, just before the 5PM rush! Oh bloody crap..... and to top it off, my van has a near-flat tire. It takes me longer to get out of the parking garage than it normally takes to drive the ten miles home. AND I limp down to the local parts store to get a can of 'fix-a-flat'. I had no air pump or tire repair stuff onboard, and the minispare is in a danged tray between the front seats. A real PITA to access. I made it home and took care of the tire.
    Well, THAT prompted me to be ready next time that happens.

    The total Cluster-Youknowwhat in town though...... that will haunt this burg for years. My best guess is the city is trying to make driving in town so troublesome that we take their much-ballyhooed bus service.......

    Our City Commission all are self-serving crooks always on the lookout to make themselves some kickback money on lucrative contracts for things this town doesn't need.
  9. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    You have never really lived untill you drive a tractor trailer through a place like that. [loco]

  10. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I've often thought how bad that would suck. I've driven a U-Haul (30 ft) through there and my pucker-factor was so tight, you couldn't squeeze a strange quark through there.

    My hat's off to ya.
  11. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    My truck and trailer is about 70' long, when you go to Atlanta or anywhere in the north east you know your going to have to put it in a place that was built to take a 30-40 foot truck. When I first started driving and they told me where they wanted me to back into I use to think are you out of you F%&#ing mind? Now it's just another day at the office.

  12. goinpostal

    goinpostal Monkey+++

    I just spent almost two weeks being a local(200mi Rad.)freight shuttle out of our Jersey drop yard.Atlanta aint $h!+ in comparison.
    As I battled my way through dead stopped traffic,low bridges,low wires,narrow streets,Psicotic 4wheelers,impossable docks,and areas that look like something from a third world $h!+h01e complete with armed thugs,all I could think of was how to GTFOOD if TSHTF.
    If a real disaster happens there like a nuke,dirty bomb,cat5cane,7or better quake,or pandemic,that whole part of the country will be FUBAR.
  13. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    What ever they paid you to run local up there it wasn't enough! I just left Jersey City 2 days ago. Every time I'm up there I always wonder how in the #&!! do they get people to live up here. [dunno] But that applies to the whole North east in my book. Then I come home to my farm and see the livestock, go swiming in the creek with my family, that runs through our farm. That is when I realize how rich I am.

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  14. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I got real lucky my last time driving through Hotlanta. I had ridden my KLR650 up to Cold Mountain in NC (yep, same place as in the book and movie!), and the place lived up to it's name that October weekend! A buddy who lives here offered me space on his trailer coming back down. So the three of us are in his Ford F250 Superduty with three bikes on a trailer. The guy decides to drive straight through Atlanta! I was expecting the worst, but we ht the town at about 2PM, and it wasn't too bad. Traffic was never bumper-to-bumper like usual. I guess we caught a lull....... ;)
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