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Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

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Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Post by Jean » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:37 am

I've seen the same thing happening on the nearby lake.

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Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Post by SnailMeister4000 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:30 am

Here's an article about a man who uses the local river to swim about 2km to work: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... im-to-work I read somewhere else that on the way back he walks or takes the bus.

It's probably not really a practical option for most people, but nevertheless, it is a good example for finding a creative, cheap and fun alternative to how "everybody else" is doing things.

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Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Post by thegreatvoid » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:18 pm

it´s a PR Stunt.

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Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Post by mferson » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:26 am

Wow! That's scary and dangerous.

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Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Post by SavingWithBabies » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:53 pm

In Madison, Wisconsin (really Dane county) there is a paddle to work day: https://isthmus.com/arts/madison-hits-t ... -day-2010/

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Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Post by SavingWithBabies » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:08 am

A Google Engineer in NYC who sometimes commutes via foldable bike and boat:

https://nypost.com/2018/07/07/google-en ... rk-in-nyc/

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Post by Jason » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:13 am

I really don't know what is less dangerous at this point. To continue to ride to work in a soul and oxygen sucking subway car where the chances of seeing a talented busker and a recently released psychiatric patient brandishing a lead pipe are about equal or getting in that collapsable boat.

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Post by 7Wannabe5 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:42 am

My "ex" (also an engineer) had a foldable boat and a foldable camper. His boat was big enough for 4 people and he had an outboard for it. It fit on the roof of his truck when it was folded. One time we took it out on the Atlantic, and I went swimming.

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Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Post by Jason » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:17 am

I understand that commuting on the Hudson River underneath the GWB on a collapsable boat sounds more insane than it actually is, but IMHO that still does not remove it from being categorized as completely fucking insane. Maybe in his mind its just a body of water between two land lines like its Walden Pond or something, I know engineer types look at things differently, analytically removing personal fear and acts of God, but that's a whole bunch of what if's to be traversing alone every morning.

Since he's a google engineer, why not design some type of commuting submarine or underwater vacuum tunnel that just sucks yuppies into Manhattan. The area definitely needs more alternatives for crossing the Hudson. And really at this point, are we really that far from "Beam Me Up, Scotty" type of shit.

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Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:59 am

I think Riggerjack would agree that this should be the soundtrack for the documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT8AT4uXkGY

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