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Boston vs. New York (Read 248 times)


Queen of 3rd Place

    For anyone who has ever had the "pleasure" of being a visitor driving in Boston.

     

    Ex runner


    Feeling the growl again

      I would still rather drive my personal car in Boston...I've seen how people drive in NY.

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       

        Reggie is right below the second O in Boston.

        Runners run.

          Isn't that what these are for?

           


          I'm back!

            I thought this was going to be a question about comparing the marathons.

             

            But yeah. This has been making the rounds. I have never gotten so lost as when I moved to Boston and tried to navigate. I have a perfect internal compass; I always know which direction I'm pointing. But not in Boston.

              That looks like an awfully big watch to run with.

               

              Isn't that what these are for?

               

              "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
              Emil Zatopek


              Feeling the growl again

                Reggie is right below the second O in Boston.

                 

                Well hell, that's all I needed to know...

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 

                  That looks like an awfully big watch to run with.

                   

                   

                  I did get lost running in Tokyo once (Shinjuku).  There were so many tall buildings, I couldn't see the hotel where I started from.  I used my 305 to find my way back.  It has a map mode that doesn't actually show any roads.  It showed a dot where the hotel was that I started from and I worked my way back towards it.


                  Queen of 3rd Place

                    I would still rather drive my personal car in Boston...I've seen how people drive in NY.

                     

                    Taken a road trip to Philadelphia yet? Whole new set of rules.

                    Ex runner


                    Feeling the growl again

                       

                      Taken a road trip to Philadelphia yet? Whole new set of rules.

                       

                      Yes, I don't recall it being so bad.

                       

                      Now the worst I've ever seen is London, simply from a street perspective.  I literally could not run out of this one little neighborhood because the tiny streets went in random directions, buildings were so close together that I couldn't see any landmarks for reference, and every 5 minutes I found myself back where I had started.  But since the layout was likely designed by random in like 1123 AD I can understand.

                      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                       

                      PDoe


                        Shoot. I thought we were talking baseball already.

                          Driving in Roxbury (shown in the original post) and parking at Reggie Lewis? I'm okay with that.

                          I live just outside Boston and still prefer driving in NYC than downtown Boston.

                           

                          In case any of you haven't been inside Reggie Lweis, here's a look from the stands (most definitely NOT from one of my Tuesday night workouts there; they're doing the 3000m at a faster pace than I do my 200s):

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJlNVwl5ozw

                            I would still rather drive my personal car in Boston...I've seen how people drive in NY.

                             

                            I'm actually impressed by the method behind the madness when I drive in NYC. Just understand that anyone behind the wheel of a taxi is trying to kill you, and you're fine.

                            LeighDS


                            Live Free & Run

                              I thought this was going to be sports-related (Sox vs. Yankees, NYG vs. Pats, etc).

                               

                              Anyway, Boston is a clusterf*ck. I know I lived just outside of it for a year. Every time I knew I was going to be driving in Boston my traps and neck tightened right up! I haven't driven in NYC for a long time. But bottomline.....I wouldn't want to drive in either place!

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                                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

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