Posts Tagged ‘truck’

Clever or Too Clever? This is How El Tonayense Taco Truck “Reserves” Its Place Overnight in Front of the Best Buy

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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IDK how things work here, how the taco truck people manage to reserve a parking space. But I’ll tell you, kind of thing was a huge issue during the Great Food Truck Battle of 2nd Street back in 2011.

Back then, if you didn’t want food trucks around your legacy lunch spot, you’d park your (or your friend’s) SUV or pick-em up exactly where a hated food truck would want to come to steal your customers.

Thusly

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And thusly:

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Anyway, like I say, I don’t know how this parking reservation system works today…

Surprise! Newly Refurbished Baker-Barry “Five-Minute” Tunnel is 1) Bright; 2) Dry; and 3) Not Smelly, At All

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Here it is:

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Here’s how things used to be – dark, wet and smelly:

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Area Yelpers are not yet yelping about the improvements, but they will, someday, I’m sure:

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All the deets, from our feds:

Marin Headlands: Tunnel and Scenic Overlook Parking/Pull-Outs

Tunnel re-opened June 3, 2017

Updated June 6, 2017

The major phases of the Baker-Barry Tunnel preservation project are complete. Crews have addressed fissures and cracks in the tunnel wall, pumped polyurethane into the gaps around the tunnel lining, and installed a new, more energy-efficient lighting system. The historic tunnel is now preserved to bring the next generation of park visitors to the Marin Headlands.

Parking and pull-outs are now open to vehicles on Conzelman Road east of the McCullogh traffic circle.

For a summary of the work to date and photos inside the project, read this recent article in the Marin IJ.

 

About the Tunnel Preservation Project: Safer Surfaces. Better Lighting.

This project repaired the tunnel’s concrete structure. Repaired cracks and leaks resulted in a slippery film of sediment that created a safety hazard for vehicles and bicyclists.

A new tunnel LED light system will reduce energy use by an estimated 40% from what was the single largest energy user at Golden Gate National Recreation Area! The new lights also better illuminate the tunnel for vehicles and bicyclists.

We also replaced water and sewer lines mounted in the tunnel. The outdated water and sewer lines were subject to frequent breaks which resulted in tunnel closures.

Ziiiiiiiiip! – Our ROAD ZIPPER, OTJ on the Golden Gate Bridge – So Very Yellow

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

AKA Barrier Transfer Machine:

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What this scene needs is some googly eyes, on the zipper truck and the cars and the military vessels in the background – it’d look like a scene from Disney Pixar’s (highly underratedCars 2 or something.

Just Another Day in the Great Central Valley: TRUMP – MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

You don’t see this kind of thing in Frisco…

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Scythed Chariot with 18 Wheels – It’s Ben Hur 2017

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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ONLY IN MARIN: “You are amazing.”

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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Jurassic Park Muir Woods: Nedry’s Crash on the Way to the East Dock Re-Enacted on Muir Woods Drive

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Or, Only In Marin.

InGen featured prominently on this RAV4:

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Seems an attempt was made to extricate, but it failed. This could be the denouement of an ill-fated three point turn. Note that other drivers took advantage of some prime parking space with a quickness:

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Apparently, drivers rejected from the normal parking lots of Muir Woods National Monument fall off of the flat part of Muir Woods Road like every day. These occupants here just wanted to turn around, too bad.

Calling for a tow involves hiking to the main gate, one assumes, as cell phone service is spotty at best. (I’m thinking AT&T would have the best chance of attaining one bar, based upon what people I know have experienced.)

BTW, Nedry is nerdy backwards

Meet the “Cultish” Company What Supplies the Fish to Your Favorite Sushi Restaurant

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

As seen in Frisco

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In other news

Good-Bye Old School News Racks – Or Hello – Can’t Really Tell

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Most of this type of news rack were put out of business by the new-school green monster “pedmount” racks that became popular for some reason.

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The Sleeper Cab of This Tractor Trailer is Huge, Bigger Than Some Frisco Apartments – As Seen in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

This thing is yuge compared with what I think of sleeping in a 18-wheeler is like.

BJ could raise a whole troop of  Bears in there, most likely

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So what’s the rent?