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Old 07-19-11, 12:26 AM
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Seedy Convenience Stores

are my preferred method of provisioning when I'm out on my single speed. How seedy? This seedy

The Easy Mart


The Corner Express


Can you post a pic of a seedier store?
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Dirt floors?
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Old 07-19-11, 12:33 AM
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How about wooden floors? And wood stoves?



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Aye, more like it. Ol' feed and seed. Now featuring 27" tube TV and one mud grappler.
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That was a good ride. But mostly I see stores like in the first post.
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does the Easy Mart stock a large selection of porno mags in bundle packs, serve up catfish fillets and potato wedges, and have a rack of incense with names like "sweet black *****", "good dick", and "sex on the beach"?
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I mostly just go to the drink cooler. I did notice that Marvell had the grill open when I was in there, but don't know if catfish was on the menu.
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I prefer Slurpies from 7-11
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That is pretty seedy. I prefer to take my bike in places as long as they allow me so that I can always keep an eye on it. I'd say they only kick me out 30% of the time..
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I've been to a couple that you can't go into at night. You place your order through the bulletproof glass and they put it in a big ol' drawer.

There are also a couple of seedier looking ones in Portland, I'll see if I can't snap some pics this week. Gotta love the ones with extensive glass pipe, copper wool and tiny ziploc selections.
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I also need to take a few pics in the hispanic neighborhoods I ride through, for a bit of international flavor.
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If they don't sell handguns and have dog fights in the back room, then you won't catch me shopping there..
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i live right by one that is named "the chicken shack" even tho there is no sign in front of it...
and they do sell fried chicken...

so many seedy stores in my two block area... how do i take a pic of them all!?
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I should post some of the stores around here. The dirty burg has some truly seedy spots.
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I must take pictures of Supermart. It's a combination gas station/head shop/mini mart/adult movie store. I used to always buy gas there because they were regularly 10 cents less than anywhere else. I just came across a review of the supermart online and one person decried the water pipes the sell as "pipes for smoking crack or meth"
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I also need to take a few pics in the hispanic neighborhoods I ride through, for a bit of international flavor.
And here we go. This was taken tonight on the way home, after riding with our new mayor.

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I feel like I can find something seedier.
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here's a few i took yesterday back when the steamroller was in one piece





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Damn you guys live in the straight ghetto
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Seattle? Straight ghetto?
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Compared to Mormon suburban wasteland I guess it kinda is.
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I passed through Mississippi last night and stopped at a little gas station in the middle of nowhere. The gas pumps they had were so old, I wasn't sure if they were just there for looks or what. When I pulled up an old woman walked up to my window and was like "yer gunna have to go see if they got any gas in thar." Then an even older gentleman began to assist me--apparently it was a full service station--by fiddling with the pump for about five minutes, then slowly pumping me 14.28 worth of gas before they ran out entirely! The funniest part was this little gas station had a good 30 people just hanging around inside of it. You know you live in a boring town when the only thing to do is hang out at the gasless gas station.
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I don't think these places look that bad, actually. But maybe I'd get a different sensation in person.

Also, riding around taking pictures of 'seedy' places seems like a good way to piss off the locals.
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Seattle? Straight ghetto?
LOL
never been scared once in seattle (but I'm from here)

i should ride down to rainier beach... it gets a bit more interesting down there these days

all mine where taken in the CD, which is now hipster approved (i live here, right?!)
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also, i think most of these old places are gorgeous and I'm glad that haven't turned into nasty strip malls yet
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