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Thread: New Interchange Opened

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    New Interchange Opened

    A new interchange opened up this weekend here in Albuquerque where I-25 and I-40 meet. This should speed up traffic in the area immensely...

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    Hmm, time for some barnstormers to fly through...
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    This is almost old news, what with all the whoop-Dee-do they were making of it during construction.
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Back around 1924, at Riverside, CA, there was a large event of some kind. One of the attractions was that a guy was going to fly under one of the arches of the Mission Bridge.

    The guy came down in a nice, almost landing speed, approach and went under the bridge. While the crowd was cheering, a friend of my dad's came down, almost in a dive, went under the bridge, up and over in a loop and back through again. He had been told that he only had x amount of time to he decided to live and not waste any of that time.

    My avitar is a picture of me after my first airplane ride. The pilot is my father. I was age 4.
    In that era, only daredevils were pilots so I may have been the first young child to go up in an airplane. I know that some of the teen age kids got rides from the Barnstormers who sold airplane rides at the local and state fairs.

    I still have the goggles my dad was wearing and I have the manual for the Eaglerock airplane he had. The entire manual, including "How to Fly an Airplane," How to work on the engine, How to replace the fabric on the body and wings (where they use aluminum and composits now), Stuff about the instruments, etc. was only a few pages. It was smaller than the manual for an altimeter on a newer private airplane.

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    Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 10-01-2013 at 03:46 AM. Reason: Add Riverside, CA
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    I was looking to see if i could see any "dinky cars" or maybe you guys know them as matchbox.

    Jim what a cool memory. Dont ever stop telling us the stories, I love reading your posts.

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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    The way my year is going so far I'd run out of gas halfway through the loop
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I bet sales on nitrous oxide have gone way up.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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