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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by StinkusP1nkus, Apr 15, 2015.
Sure, but why were you laughing at the transcontinental railroad?
I’m laughing at the citizens of Texas because this will become political for a lot of them and we know how that goes.
Same for my home state of Nebraska, where public transportation (taking light-rail for instance) is absolutely terrifying and full of boogeymen.
I’m all for a transcontinental high-speed lines. Absolutely one of the things I hope to see in my lifetime.
That was bigred
Apologies if I derailed things
Back in the early 00s when gas was bouncing off $5/gallon I looked at taking Amtrak from Orlando to Atlanta to go home on vacation. It would have taken two days, cost more than a flight, and routed me thru North Carolina
Only if you’re selfish and lack empathy.
Oh no this will help other people but won’t help me (will actually help you with ancillary benefits), can’t support this.
LA to SF and DC to Baltimore Philly NYC etc aren’t too different.
Really interesting that despite killing off, displacing, and largely eradicating Native American culture, we’ve named a whole shit ton of places and things after them. I see so many towns/states/rivers on that map.
bringing up the transcontinental railroad is funny bc it was built in a time where right-of-way costs were, uh, quite different
which, for that matter, is related to why China has been able to build so much HSR. It's much easier when all the land in the country is owned by the central government.
I like when we do inception, like city and state named after different groups, neither of which were historically of that area prior to European settlement.
There are Norway, SC; Denmark, SC; and, Sweden, SC all right next to each other.
The layout appears to be geographically inaccurate
One of the biggest downfalls of how civics is taught in this country is that we activate young kids’ interest in politics by using this line of thinking:
“research each candidates policies and find out which ones are most important to you” is what they tell first time voters. Never do they add “your community” or “your country” to it.
Toughest stretch? That passes through jungle, desert, warzones and Siberia
I would love to do something like that though. Bucket list type shit. Has anyone ever done that Camino de Santiago thing in Spain?
My brother and his (now) wife on a pilgrimage in college did the Camino de Santiago. I had never heard of it before then. Sounded real cool, definitely geared towards the very religious.
I know some folks that have done it. I'm sure it's spectacular, but it's also quite a religious event, and more of a stroll along country roads. Would rather do something gnarlier.
Yea, you're not gonna see many PCT thru-hikers.
I heard there's an option to do a few days hike up to Machu Pichu, which sounds awesome
You can see MP in 1 day, 2 days, or hike through the Andes for a week and arrive at MP. Endless options. Highly recommend.
Pair with the psychedelic lodge and you’ve got a real party.
That's what I'd like to do. And yes I would treat it as a religious experience
Season 4 of Long Way Round/Down/Up should be this and just call it “Longest Way”
BBC should make teams race it for a season of race across the world.
Summer in Siberia is nice, sunny and 75° with low humidity. Just time it for that.
This convo got me wondering and I found out that one dude owns both the AT and PCT thru hike speed records.
He averaged 53 miles per day for 41 days. (Supported by a team, though so wtf?)
So fast he didn’t even get a trail name.
Ran around the world and o lay got a quarter million? Weak
so many questions.
Bandits killed this guy's brother and left him alive??? His brother gets killed and he says, "Welp, might as well keep walking"???
JOHN WOULD WANT ME TO FINISH!!
i mean if bandits are killing people it's probably a good idea to keep moving.
Elon Musk's boring company has been meeting with leadership in Miami and Fort Lauderdale about digging tunnels for the high speed train system here. The Brightline/Virgin Mobile/whatever it's called.
Hows that going to work with the “this is basically a swamp covered with asphalt” geography ?
My brother is friends with a bunch of South Africans and a couple years ago they were planning to backback a ton of Africa. A few months before they went, another group was kidnapped and held ransom. Their trip was cancelled.
Apparently it's not a problem. I wonder how much the bored hole would be affected by earthquakes.
I feel like a sinkhole could get opened here
Dig the hole and reinforce it with concrete as you go? I thought that was pretty standard
I know a bunch of ppl that have backpacked Africa. Plenty of safe countries, but the bad ones are REAL bad.
Concrete doesn't like things like earthquakes
Because South Florida is notorious for earthquakes?
I thought you were replying to the guy asking about earthquakes
Occasionally we have earthquakes, but I’d be more worried about the sink holes it would cause or the fact that the water table in places is like a few feet down
How did those limey Brits and Franks pull off the Chunnel