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Old 04-04-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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Try riding a bike in Cleveland and see how friendly it is: it's no New York or Chicago that's for sure. And again, not even anywhere near Milwaukee.
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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Try riding a bike in Cleveland and see how friendly it is: it's no New York or Chicago that's for sure. And again, not even anywhere near Milwaukee.
If you're talking about the downtown area, I might believe that, mostly because there are few bikers there and not much of a bike culture. However, have you biked downtown since the bike/pedestrian path was built across the Hope Memorial Bridge, about two years ago?

Certainly, Cleveland has many wonderful biking trails, such as the Towpath Trail, which is being expanded gradually to Lake Erie.

I would admit that currently, partially because of the large Ohio State population, Columbus has a much better urban biking culture.

Cleveland's more harsh winters, more compact and walkable downtown, and more robust mass transportation all perhaps combine to stifle the development of a biking culture.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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New Yorkers are very friendly btw!!
Lol, thanks for the laugh.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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Default College Football Playoff

In post 38, I said Ohio State won the first BCS.

I should have said that they won the first CFP, College Football Playoff.

College Football Playoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:27 AM
 
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I am not sure if I am the only one that has noticed this but people in Columbus seem very unfriendly and cold. If you try to be nice they act like you want something.
Well, it is a big city with a crime rate on the high side...

The people are friendly, but not in the southern way. They don't have time for the niceties. State your business and then move on.

Friendship/being friendly is more shown through a willingness to help people out and hanging out with the same group of friends every weekend.

Although there is an undercurrent of aggression flowing through that city. I figure it has a lot to do with youth and raging hormones.

Keep in mind up until recently the city only drew in people regionally. So with that you have a lot of kids flooding into the city from their little Ohio towns to "make it" in the big city. With that comes a limited social sophistication.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: in the mountains
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This thread is a perfect example of why persons from Cleveland are defensive if not outspoken in defense of their city.

Where are you from? If you're not from Cleveland, I'm lost to explain this to you on a public website, you just don't understand.

Also you cited wikipedia as proof that the mafia isn't in Cleveland anymore. Was it just a coincidence that the county Commissioners that the FBI investigated were all Italian? Visiting Little Italy is not going to clue you in to mafia presence, lol.....
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:21 AM
 
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Try riding a bike in Cleveland and see how friendly it is: it's no New York or Chicago that's for sure. And again, not even anywhere near Milwaukee.
Lol, try riding a bike in downtown DC. People aren't friendly to cyclists here, either, and there are designated bike lanes here!

People don't like cyclists in traffic, they are slow and annoying. Google cyclist-car conflicts in DC if you want to see! People are downright mean to cyclists in DC.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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Where are you from? If you're not from Cleveland, I'm lost to explain this to you on a public website, you just don't understand.

Also you cited wikipedia as proof that the mafia isn't in Cleveland anymore. Was it just a coincidence that the county Commissioners that the FBI investigated were all Italian? Visiting Little Italy is not going to clue you in to mafia presence, lol.....
I'm from Greater Cleveland.

Send me a PM as your claim is contrary to everything that I know, and I've had this discussion recently with someone who lives in Little Italy. I can tell you stories about the Mafia in the old days.

I just searched cleveland.com, and this story also suggests the destruction of the Cleveland mafia.

<<Along with federal indictments handed up for seven others the day before the Licavoli convictions, this marked the end of the Mafia in Cleveland, according to many accounts. Licavoli died in prison.>>

John Sopko fought the Mafia in Cleveland and now he's fighting fraud and corruption in Afghanistan | cleveland.com

The corrupt Cleveland public officials were NOT all Italian and there's a difference between public corruption and assassinations and violent extortion, both once common in Cleveland.

http://www.cleveland.com/countyincri...common_pl.html
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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The people I have encountered in Columbus can't even say the pleasantries such as "Good Morning," "bye," "excuse me," "how are you?" I don't think this has anything to do with not having time but outright rudeness. The "midwestern" values does not exist but I guess most places are like that. The "small town" friendliness doesn't exist either.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:06 AM
 
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From the way they talk about it it sounds like a smaller hybrid of Chicago and New York when in reality it's not even a Milwaukee.
I'm sure this was an errant remark, Cleveland is in a different tier. Our museums, music, theaters, and hospitals, are among the best, far superior to Milwaukee. Our schools are better than Milwaukee. The restaurants is getting significant attention, Cleveland has made many travel lists for 2015; Cleveland's amenities and resources of Cleveland en masse allow it to be a top city- perception, however, is another matter.
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