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Old August 16th, 2012, 12:19 AM
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:37 AM
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Josh, not gonna lie, you probably win 98% of merges no matter what you drive in.
Haha I forgot you sat shotgun. Half the battle is making sure they see you NOT noticing their bus/SUV/car. Hahaha
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:45 AM
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Lol ... Ridiculous ... Driving a slush box could never be described as fun!
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:53 AM
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If the job goes through I think we are going to look in the Bolton area.
Yah I used to live on Mt Royal Avenue across from the paper company (now part of MICA) when I was going to MICA. Boy did we raise hell. My first place was on Park across from the Belvedere. Spent an entertaining evening watching that place burn to a cinder.

DB (RenChing) went to MICA as well.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:56 AM
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My commute was a bit rough... (Alexandria to Baltimore Pre-Wilson Bridge) but that has nothing to do with it.
Pre Wilson bridge? Damn you must be really old

When I first got my 109 I lived in SE DC. If you park on the street, you'll need to get into city mode. Don't leave anything in your cars. I used to come home on a regular basis and find the doors wide open. Local street urchins playing in the series truck. I never left anything in the truck and never locked the doors.

I spent years living there, working on my truck and cars on the street for the most part. If i needed to do more serious work, I would go to a buddys house. It worked out ok but it is nice to have my own garage space now.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Galen, don't worry about it too much. Bolton Hill is ok but is surrounded on three sides by rougher areas so at least when I lived there it tended to get a fair amount of theft from vehicle and robberies. Sure the crime rate has dropped since the early-mid 90's when I left. I would also suggest looking in Hamden or Charles Village but those might be too far from ze train. You can always get a folding bike and bring it on the train with you, or get a cheap POS bike and lock it at Penn Station.

I've lived in cities since I was 18, best bet is to find a place with a garage or at least a decent yard that you can drive into and work on your truck. Don't rent a condo or apartment in a big complex where you have to use a parking garage or where you aren't allowed to work on vehicles (because we all know how low-class that is).

Same as everyone else says, don't leave stuff in the car. In B'more you can probably keep all your vehicles. If you can afford the insurance.
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