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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:20 pm    Post subject: A Trucker's Notes Reply with quote

11/28/2082
Just got a job I can't really turn down.
Buy up as much surplus food as I can cram in a Container, and ship it to Manhattan.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking: The 'hattan. Sad But the pay's good, and it gets Endeavour off my back. They're gonna forget Detroit, if I pull this one off.

So, I've done my research, checked the contract, asked a few Hands for advice, and here's what I got:

'Rainbow Soylent' have always got spare, so I load up there on Endeavour's card.
Take it to the Bridge. Roll through the scans.
Now here's where it gets messy. I meet some guy called "Vinnie". He's gonna ride shotgun, and provide an escort.
The whole island is snowed-in. Not "a bit snowy", like the East Coast got. 10' drifts. Ploughs struggling to keep up. Packed ice. I've rigged my heaters, packed snow-chains (and yes Mum, I'll be wearing my thermal underwear!).

From the Williamsburg to Harlem is 7 miles. Yeah, a big score, for 7 miles of ice. But that ain't the only trouble. They ain't laying on an escort for no reason.

Y'know them busses, shipping folk to the 'hattan? Dump 'em all at the Bowery, leave 'em to fend for 'emselves, I hear. And this weather, that means jumping any food-truck they can. Y'know Tiger Shark? Dropped her load last week. Had to blow the coupling and high-tail it from a mob. I seen the pics. Her cab's a mess: broken windows, two tyres gone. Someone dropped a molotov in her cab. Auto-sprinklers got it, but she had to drive home with no trailer, no windows, soaked to the skin! In this weather! Hope she's got medical insurance!

And you heard about the mind-benders?
Not trained, corporate brain-scanners, like we had at induction. Wild, untrained Psychers. FreedomWiki says they're completely unregulated. Never know who's gonna try to get in your head. I'm picking up a "Tin Foil Hat" at the Bridge, but who knows? Hopefully Vinnie can spot 'em, keep 'em at bay.

Can't plan an exact route. Should be straight up Park, but that's blocked in the South. Gonna roll up 3rd. Not sure what to expect. Ice and snow. They say some of the Street Gangs set up blockades, "toll booths", if you will. If I can make it through Midtown, Yorkville don't look like it has Gangs.

I'm breaking out "Blue Mule", so I've got some armour. Yeah, reckon I might need it! You cow-pokes can roll canvas sides, but this run's a tough 'un!
Inclement weather, angry mobs, brain-breakers, gangs ...

Hey, anyone got a swapsie?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11/29/82
Picked up a return score! Always sweetens the deal!
Once I've dropped off the Soylent, there's a guy over near Central Park needs some materiel shipping outta town.
Scans ain't so sore outbound. So long as there's no body-heat, they're more concerned about contraband inwards. You know they ain't allowed guns? Serious!
No guns in. No people out. That's how they roll. I ain't getting paid enough to argue with The Big House.

Normal days, zig-zaggin' across to the Park is no sweat. This weather, with feral gangs? I just gotta blast through, hope they know the score, got some contingencies in place. You don't call a truck if you know it ain't gonna turn up!

I'm riding a lot of this on "the local guys are local, will back me up". They're paying the bill, they want the cargo moving. If it turns out that ain't that case, I got a few tricks for 'em. Some of you have seen what Blue Mule can do! :p

Hey, Rock Lobster, got your Ping! Don't figure I'm going far enough North, but if I end up taking the Washington Bridge outta town, I'll let you know.

Shout out to anyone else heading into the 'hattan. maybe we cold team up?
#hattan #manhattan #convoy #team #riders #solidarity #food #wintersoldiers #letmyfolksknowifidontmakeit
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