Is is true what they say about people who live in SoCal?

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12/19/2016 9:46 AM

Someone was telling me that many people only travel in a 5 square radius of their house, that's it. what?
Apparently the traffic is so bad it's not worth the trouble. True?

I watched part of a documentary on gangs and it was mentioned some kids (in their 20's) lived their entire life in Compton and never saw the ocean.


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12/19/2016 10:23 AM

I don't go outside ever, I just peek out through the curtains once in awhile. This is a scary place

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12/19/2016 10:33 AM

sumdood wrote:

I don't go outside ever, I just peek out through the curtains once in awhile. This is a scary place

I wasn't trying to imply people don't travel far from home because it's scary.

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12/19/2016 10:35 AM

houses are so expensive that we cant afford gas to drive anywhere

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12/19/2016 10:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2016 10:38 AM

Is there such a thing as a "square radius"?

I certainly don't think that sort of thing is limited to just that area......

That's probably true of most people in the world, actually. Those of us that travel somewhat regularly are probably the exception, not the rule. Our standard of living just skews our perspective. This graphic probably has a lot of folks who are of the type that don't get too far from their "home base" either......

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12/19/2016 11:11 AM

square radius - distance from center to one of the 4 points. smile
well, not really, but I'll stick with that definition.

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12/19/2016 12:21 PM

SoCal is a sea of humanity and commerce from North Hollywood to San Clemente and the Pac ocean to the mountains above Pasadena. Just about everything that anybody might need is within a 5 mile radius. Since I don't ride anymore, my usual radius is about that. There are 4, 18 hole golf courses and 4 more 9 hole courses within 7 or 8 miles. Go out to 20 miles and there are many more. There are 3 Home Depos within 4 miles. My Son live less than a mile. Since all I do away from home is work and play golf, I'm good. Everything is pretty close and that's good because freeways are shit most of the time.

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12/19/2016 1:19 PM

Eff I wish!! 35 miles to work and 40 miles to the track. Other than that I would stay in a 5 mile radius.

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

12/19/2016 2:53 PM

In my case, no.

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12/19/2016 3:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2016 4:00 PM

It would be nice if more people did that. It sure would cut down on the traffic. I have almost everything I need out here within 5 miles currently; my work, groceries, gym, and Angels stadium. But I'm still missing the two most important things, my motorcycle and Pala.

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12/19/2016 4:27 PM

Dunno man, i stayed for 3 weeks in Corona, Ca in september and didn't have that much issues. There where some highways near L.A. that where really crowded though. Saw allot of the area stretching from L.A. to San Diego. Loved it out there!

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12/19/2016 10:28 PM

No

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12/19/2016 10:43 PM

sumdood wrote:

I don't go outside ever, I just peek out through the curtains once in awhile. This is a scary place

Dirty Britches wrote:

I wasn't trying to imply people don't travel far from home because it's scary.

Haha sorry, my lame attempt at humor. I would say no, most people I know travel way more than 5 miles away everyday. In fact most days it seems like everybody in the whole state is on the road at the same time, on a mission and hauling ass to get somewhere

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12/19/2016 11:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2016 11:52 PM

I think Jeremy McGrath is the last rider from Cali to win an AMA championship .

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12/20/2016 7:01 AM

That is the case for the more densely populated areas. When I lived in the South Bay everything you could imagine was within 5 miles.

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12/22/2016 8:38 PM

el moto diablo wrote:

That is the case for the more densely populated areas. When I lived in the South Bay everything you could imagine was within 5 miles.

When I lived in Hermosa Beach for 17 years everything I needed was within walking distance. Loved eating at Good Stuff on the Strand and walking a few blocks home. Either or Bookstore and Won who owned the Alta Dena drive thru across from Java Man.

MX racing wise everything was 90 minutes to two hours. LACR the closest, Sunrise up in Adelanto 112 miles away the furthest with the drive to Carlsbad being my favorite.

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12/22/2016 8:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/22/2016 8:48 PM

GuyB wrote:

In my case, no.

You need more zeros added.

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Copius pattern amounts of phrases like “Anyone have”..., “Anybody know?”.... and their variations.

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12/22/2016 9:00 PM

Except for going to races, in my retired life I pretty much stay in a 5 mile radius of my house, a regular round type radius.

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12/22/2016 10:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2017 1:28 PM

I'm in Huntington Beach and five miles is pretty accurate for me.

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12/23/2016 8:44 AM

People in Ancient Rome were lucky to travel 5 miles outside the city their entire lives

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12/23/2016 10:19 AM

jj welks wrote:

People in Ancient Rome were lucky to travel 5 miles outside the city their entire lives

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

12/23/2016 10:48 AM

I lived on a 7 mile long island for most my life, does that count? Lol

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I don't have to be as smart as you hope to be some day anymore. wink

12/23/2016 3:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/23/2016 3:58 PM

Other than 2-3 times a month to visit my kids in Simi (I usually make them drive to me) or to my other house, I don't go more than 3-5 miles away from my place. I'm lucky enough to be able to walk to everything I need, including my job.

Shit, I don't even get in my truck to go for my hikes, just walk to the trailheads.

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12/24/2016 11:34 AM

If you have worked hard & made good decisions in life, you live where you want to be, in other words.....everything you want within a 5 mile radius! Leave radius for epic trips, return to said radius for decompression....

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12/24/2016 12:42 PM

I once walked and hitch hiked 20 miles cubed radius just to get out of the killzone of a sausage hungry fatty. Last call at the bar around here is no joke

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12/25/2016 9:00 PM

I wish all the non locals would move.

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12/26/2016 9:20 AM

peelout wrote:

I once walked and hitch hiked 20 miles cubed radius just to get out of the killzone of a sausage hungry fatty. Last call at the bar around here is no joke

I don't care who you are........that's funny....

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12/27/2016 7:08 PM

I can't imagine living in the urban or suburban jungle. I drive over 1,000 miles a week. All I want within a 5 mile radius of my home is vegetation and wildlife. The fewer people I have to interact with each day the better my day goes.

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12/27/2016 7:14 PM

peelout wrote:

I once walked and hitch hiked 20 miles cubed radius just to get out of the killzone of a sausage hungry fatty. Last call at the bar around here is no joke

2piR69 = cubed mile radii

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12/27/2016 7:14 PM

peelout wrote:

I once walked and hitch hiked 20 miles cubed radius just to get out of the killzone of a sausage hungry fatty. Last call at the bar around here is no joke

Very very close to beer spray. FU peel.
One of the funniest posts in a while.

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