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So this has been happening to me at least once a week.

I get a ride from OC taking me smack dab in the middle of LA. I try and take some rides for the next two or three hours trying to get back home (before 2pm), but it seems to only consist of people doing grocery shopping and taking them 5 miles down the road. Really annoying.

I always have to dead mile it back home.

Any suggestions where I can go to get the best chance coming back to the OC?

I was thinking LAX, but it is pack full of drivers. Knowing my luck, the passenger will take me to Burbank. lol

I drive from the hours of 4am - 12pm. I usually get into LA around 9am or 10am.
 

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You can't rely on rides back to OC. Just isn't going to happen. Where do you drive in OC though? I got tossed from Encino to UCI last week
 

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You can't rely on rides back to OC. Just isn't going to happen. Where do you drive in OC though? I got tossed from Encino to UCI last week
Usually stay in north oc of like Buena park, stanton area in the morning. You will get people going to work in la. its really slow there. So I don't know if it. Is worth the trip.
 

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Sometimes when I wind up in Long Beach I get a trip to OC. At that point you're better off just driving back to OC anyway.
 

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Difficult to get a ride down. Easy to get a ride up. Just the nature of the beast. Most of my OC rides are first thing in the morning or end of the day when work ends. Nothing in the middle.
 

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I think I need to start communicating with my riders more. Maybe I can arrange to pick them up after work as long they like me.

Kind of sucks though , since they are shift workers. 12 hrs in la? The surges are good , but ill be pooped when they get off.
 

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Difficult to get a ride down. Easy to get a ride up. Just the nature of the beast. Most of my OC rides are first thing in the morning or end of the day when work ends. Nothing in the middle.
Sunday morning I was parked just north of your abode on Barrington Place ang I get pinged.

Black car......almost cancelled the guy as I figured he was going to Cabo Cantina or somewhere on San Vicente....I pick him up...never know.....flip the trip....Pelican Hill Resort, Newport. Went to Laguna....got pinged to John Wayne....cruised through HB to Long Beach.....got pinged to Pasadena.....

The stars aligned.

Can't count on it.
 

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Mike! Thanks for that tip. I might have to sign up for Lyft for that. Will the lyft app work if the phone I use for it doesn't have cell service but has hotspot WiFi connected to my primary phone? I'm using android now but have a spare iPhone 5
 

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Mike! Thanks for that tip. I might have to sign up for Lyft for that. Will the lyft app work if the phone I use for it doesn't have cell service but has hotspot WiFi connected to my primary phone? I'm using android now but have a spare iPhone 5
You can use your same phone you run for UBER and run both APPs. You can actually run them simultaneously (but if you get a ride on one turn off the other) but of course if you want to get home don't run UBER at all.

As for your hot spot question, I don't know the answer to that but you can put the UBER APP on that phone and it UBER runs on it so will LYFT.
 

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It might be easier to find the Holy Grail than finding the elusive LA to OC ride. Using the Lyft destination filter might work on occasion. Otherwise, you need to resign yourself that you will doing some dead miles at some point.
 

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Go south. My goal would be Long Beach. In perfect world, get an LAX ride back down. Then go Southbay and find a corridor leading Long Beach/San Pedro. From LBC, your shooting mile distance to OC is better whether go East or South. You're gonna dead mile in sections as test out. YMMV
 

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My second night ever working I got a ride from Buena park up to la. I got along with the passengers and they said they'll call me when theyre done if im still in the area they want me to pick em up. Got a ping that took me up to dodger stadium just as the game ended. Next ride took me right to downey, 12 mile drive home if I wanted but got another ping from lakewood to cypress with some girls I went to high school with. Took me 2 blocks from my house and they tipped me 10 bucks. Im sure its not always that easy.
 

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I wish it was that easy. 4th day in a row today I had to go to LA. Haha. Dead mile it back as usual. No way I'm ubering 6th street off the 110.
 

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I wish it was that easy. 4th day in a row today I had to go to LA. Haha. Dead mile it back as usual. No way I'm ubering 6th street off the 110.
Oc to LA is still a decent run...start complaining when you don't get those runs and get shitty $4 rides all day. A few weeks I got stuck doing laps from mid city to Melrose to bevhills and back to mid city. Felt like a very slow Daytona 500 lol
 
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