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Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023

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Alps:

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--- Quote from: paulthemapguy on November 10, 2022, 10:26:15 PM ---Another thing to maybe check out...look at this weird-ass jelly bean-ass roundabout. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2744798,-95.9907902,18.25z

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Those are becoming more popular in "village settings" with tight ROW.  One's going to be installed in Central Square, NY if all goes to plan.

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To include, or not include, with the C-bus meet...
https://goo.gl/maps/PRnrP32YgXXyEafx7
(hint: its closer to my house than to Columbus)

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If there's enough for a northward-oriented meet sure

paulthemapguy:
Another oddity about Omaha, or at least the downtown: all the angled parking spaces alongside the street are set up so you back into them.  They look backwards, in other words. I despise this, because it assumes there's no traffic behind you as you try to park.  There's a real threat that someone would be riding your back bumper as you go down the street looking for a parking stall, and this would impede your ability to park if you have to back into the diagonal stall.

SSOWorld:

--- Quote from: paulthemapguy on December 04, 2022, 06:11:12 PM ---Another oddity about Omaha, or at least the downtown: all the angled parking spaces alongside the street are set up so you back into them.  They look backwards, in other words. I despise this, because it assumes there's no traffic behind you as you try to park.  There's a real threat that someone would be riding your back bumper as you go down the street looking for a parking stall, and this would impede your ability to park if you have to back into the diagonal stall.

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works for me - I normally pull through when parking where appropriate (a one-way line isn't appropriate). and I park ass-first in my garage and at work.

signalman:

--- Quote from: paulthemapguy on December 04, 2022, 06:11:12 PM ---Another oddity about Omaha, or at least the downtown: all the angled parking spaces alongside the street are set up so you back into them.  They look backwards, in other words. I despise this, because it assumes there's no traffic behind you as you try to park.  There's a real threat that someone would be riding your back bumper as you go down the street looking for a parking stall, and this would impede your ability to park if you have to back into the diagonal stall.

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Yes, but it is far safer when leaving said parking spot to pull out into traffic.

As for the concern about having someone tailgating you and impeding your ability to park....You're from Chicagoland, you know what to do. Slam on the brakes, get out and curse the other person out. And lord help them if they make contact with your car. They should be able to maneuver around you.

A.J. Bertin:
Just a quick update on my Omaha meet.  I've already decided that lunch will take place at a Runza location; I just haven't decided yet which location it will be.  I'm also researching dining options for dinner, and my hope is that the dinner restaurant is not too far from whichever Runza location I go with for lunch.  Once I finalize these decisions, I'll provide another update and will then create the Facebook event.

April will be here before we know it!

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