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Initial Thoughts on Chicago

May 15, 2007

I’ve travelled to the United States a lot, but nearly always to the same area. That being the San Francisco Bay area. Now for a change I am in Chicago, and no Dave I can’t “prove” it using plazes which while fun and geeky I have problems with the idea that anyone would care.

Anyway my initial thoughts on Chicago:

  1. Watching the Blues Brothers entirely prepares you for using a Taxi here. Research based on a single trip from the Airport which well was interesting. Apparently the tyres on cars here really do squeal around every corner like they do in the movies. The trouble with this is that the other things that cars do in movies is explode if there is the slightest crash hence the Blues Brothers being a perfect preparation. None of the cars in the Blues Brothers exploded. We did not crash, I’m still not sure how.

  2. Don’t trust the Doorman at the Hotel to mark on a map where you are. Unbelievably he did not seem to know beyond telling me which street I’m in.

  3. The Police use Segways. Really. If I had been quicker with the camera I would show you.

  4. I wish my Brompton I have on order had turned up in time to bring it. The ideal vehicle for escaping the Police.

  5. It’s not that Windy, not yet anyway. It is however Pretty and they ain’t got what we got…Sorry getting carried away.


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  1. Calum Mackay permalink

    interesting re Segway. I recently wrote to a US boating magazine ( to take issue with their claim that a using Segway was “emission-free”, and to suggest a bike instead. To my amazement they printed my letter in the current issue 🙂

  2. Anonymous permalink

    You wonder if people are interested in your Plaze? They read your blog dude!

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