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HX_Guy Dec 31, 2010 5:32 AM

Umm...are we still in Phoenix?

http://www.nitnelav.com/freezing.jpg

Leo the Dog Dec 31, 2010 6:46 AM

Brrrrrrrr!

Vicelord John Dec 31, 2010 6:48 AM

Yeah its fucking freezing.

HX_Guy Dec 31, 2010 8:12 AM

Last check in for the night...23.5 degrees at 1:16 AM.

HX_Guy Dec 31, 2010 4:08 PM

Had some water that collected in a wheelbarrow from the rain and it froze overnight, not too thick but still rare for the Phoenix area...

http://www.nitnelav.com/freezing2.jpg

http://www.nitnelav.com/freezing1.jpg

HooverDam Jan 4, 2011 2:23 AM

Want to do something good for Phoenix thats real easy? Sure you do- stop being lazy!

Go on B Cycles website and vote for B Cycle to come to Phoenix. Type in a Central Phx zip code (85003, 85004, 85006, 85007, 85013, 85014, 85015, 85016, 85017, etc) to let that company know that there's interest in the Phoenix area. Phoenix is a LONG way from being a bike friendly city, but having a Bike sharing program like B Cycle would be huge for us.

Currently Phoenix is ranked #41 (432 votes) on their voting list, other Western cities like San Diego #18 (1,359), Austin #8 (4,984), Dallas #32 (793) Fort Worth #32 (532), San Antonio #30 (629), #5 Houston (16,585), Las Vegas #9 (4,263), etc are way ahead of us. Not that they'll automatically put B Cycle systems in cities with the most votes, but it can't hurt to try.

I'm going to try to remember to vote once a day for this whole month to make a dent on the list. If everyone who loved Central Phx did the same I bet we'd hop into the top 10 at least.

Vicelord John Jan 4, 2011 2:33 AM

That would Be great for those too poor to buy a bike, then again those people would probably steal them.

HooverDam Jan 4, 2011 2:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vicelord John (Post 5112893)
That would Be great for those too poor to buy a bike, then again those people would probably steal them.

I know you're trying desperately to be funny, but you're entirely missing the point. The system requires you to use a Credit Card, so anyone stealing the bike can be traced. The current systems in other cities have had very low theft rates.

Vicelord John Jan 4, 2011 3:40 AM

Wasnt trying to be funny. I leave that to you funny pants.

Im just saying this is good for people who cant afford bikes. Then again if you have a cc you can probably afford one.

HooverDam Jan 4, 2011 6:10 AM

^Sorry I misinterpreted, it seemed like you were being snarky.

I think this is less for people who can't afford bikes and more about convenience. Its for the convention goer who wants to check out other parts of Phoenix and just needs a quick way to get there. The ASU student with no room for a bike in his dorm, or who couldn't bring one on the plane with him when he moved here from Minnesota, the downtown worker who's sick of all the eateries on his block and wants to extend his reach a bit, etc.

Don B. Jan 4, 2011 5:04 PM

No pants day on the light rail this Sunday. This is sort of a flash mob kind of thing. Last year we had about 400 people turn up to freak out the muggles, so to speak. This is a worldwide event and more than 100 cities are expected to participate this year. Two crowds will be joining in central Phoenix - one leaving from the east side and one from the west.

Details and FAQ (who, what, where, when, why and how):

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...038400&index=1

Jim and I will be at the western terminus of the light rail at 19th Ave and Missouri around 2 pm.

--don

Vicelord John Jan 4, 2011 6:33 PM

are you going to wear your hot pink shorty shorts?

Don B. Jan 4, 2011 10:39 PM

^ If I had a pair...LOL.

--don

Leo the Dog Jan 6, 2011 8:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don B. (Post 5113338)
No pants day on the light rail this Sunday. This is sort of a flash mob kind of thing. Last year we had about 400 people turn up to freak out the muggles, so to speak. This is a worldwide event and more than 100 cities are expected to participate this year. Two crowds will be joining in central Phoenix - one leaving from the east side and one from the west.

Details and FAQ (who, what, where, when, why and how):

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...038400&index=1

Jim and I will be at the western terminus of the light rail at 19th Ave and Missouri around 2 pm.

--don

And the point is...?

It'd be one thing if this was for charity, but I just don't get it.

KEVINphx Jan 6, 2011 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo the Dog (Post 5115547)
And the point is...?

It'd be one thing if this was for charity, but I just don't get it.

It'd be another thing if you read the post, I think he made the point clear;
Quote:

Last year we had about 400 people turn up to freak out the muggles, so to speak.
To bother MUGGLES like you! haha

Tfom Jan 7, 2011 2:23 AM

Anyone else see this? These guys are sitting at the very top of the Burj Khalifa. I felt kind of ill just seeing it on video.

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/vid...=Dubai&rel=MSN

HX_Guy Jan 15, 2011 7:05 PM

Kind of off the wall here but have you guys noticed how newer neighborhoods are starting to go back o the planter divided sidewalks, like the older historic neighborhoods? They are doing it with gravel and desert plans vs grass but I think it's really a step in the right direction, especially since they are doing trees in these planters too.

Leo the Dog Jan 16, 2011 4:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HX_Guy (Post 5127224)
Kind of off the wall here but have you guys noticed how newer neighborhoods are starting to go back o the planter divided sidewalks, like the older historic neighborhoods? They are doing it with gravel and desert plans vs grass but I think it's really a step in the right direction, especially since they are doing trees in these planters too.

Neo-Traditional. I remember when they first starting talking about this a few years ago, but aside from a select few of new subdivisions, it seemed like it would never take hold in Phoenix. Glad to hear its starting to become more common.

I prefer turf, but I think it'd look good if they provide lush-drought tolerant shrubs and ground-covers.

PHX31 Feb 14, 2011 4:48 PM

Can anyone out there translate this??

eshghe donya ye mani elmira , be vojode tu paybandam azizam


I believe it is in arabic or Persian Farsi... but none of the translating sites seem to work on it (save for a word or two - maybe there is a lot of slang and/or misspellings in it).

dtnphx Feb 14, 2011 5:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PHX31 (Post 5164015)
Can anyone out there translate this??

eshghe donya ye mani elmira , be vojode tu paybandam azizam


I believe it is in arabic or Persian Farsi... but none of the translating sites seem to work on it (save for a word or two - maybe there is a lot of slang and/or misspellings in it).

It translates loosely as, "Infill developments will spring forth across Phoenix and it will soon be a real city, God willing." :-)


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