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    Might be moving to Colorado SOON... QUESTIONS!?!?!

    1. Going to be living some where between Denver and Boulder, local trails to ride?

    2. What are the riding seasons? I currently live in Louisiana and ride literally year around (less in the dead summer 100+ degree heat)

    3. Please tell me its worth moving to this part of the country for some epic riding. I live for mountain biking and taking a 4 day a week job will give me plenty of time to live.

    4. Anyone need a riding buddy? Its going to take a while to get my lungs up to par, but I ride pretty damn decent when I am up to par.

    Thanks so much! I am so exited
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    1. Going to be living some where between Denver and Boulder, local trails to ride?
    Yes in quantity check sticky at top of page.

    2. What are the riding seasons? I currently live in Louisiana and ride literally year around (less in the dead summer 100+ degree heat)
    Yes year round. Wear clothes instead of removing them. Check sticky at top of page.

    3. Please tell me its worth moving to this part of the country for some epic riding. I live for mountain biking and taking a 4 day a week job will give me plenty of time to live.
    According to thread in Passion section Colorado sucks and the only mtn bike appropriate place is the Pacific North west. Best to go there so as not to get ridiculed for living in Colorado.

    4. Anyone need a riding buddy? Its going to take a while to get my lungs up to par, but I ride pretty damn decent when I am up to par.
    Pretty damn decent is not going to cut it. You'll need to taper that down to fairly decent to fit in around here.
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    Say goodbye to good food, and hello to epic mountain biking!

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    All I eat is chicken breasts anyway. I am tired of Cajun food and chemical plants lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teethandnails View Post
    All I eat is chicken breasts anyway. I am tired of Cajun food and chemical plants lol.
    Dude. He's serious.
    The food here leaves much to be desired.
    Cooking at altitude is an art many never master.

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    But we have Casa Bonita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short Bus View Post
    Say goodbye to good food, and hello to epic mountain biking!

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    He's dead serious. I lived in New Orleans and Houston before here. I'm not sure if I've lost weight due to being for active or eating less because the food here sucks.

    Also, if you are moving from Louisiana you need to be getting a nice raise. Cost of living here is probably 20-25% higher. You'll do more but have less.

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    I'll be making equivalent money initially.. More as I go. I have a place to live between Loveland and boulder, I can't wait :-)))).


    But seriously... I'm English and dislike most Louisiana cuisine. Any good pubs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Wear clothes instead of removing them. Check sticky at top of page.
    Thanks for the tip

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    We've got some great restaurants in Boulder. Denver does too. Boulder has the highest cost of living around here given it's scenery, etc. Try to live close to the mountains wherever you are - Loveland, Boulder, Golden. All the towns have good trails around them. Definitely check the stickies at the top.
    Winter riding can be tricky with snow, that's why many are getting fat bikes for the winter. If you get here this fall or winter you'll have time to get used to the altitude before the summer and then you can ride the high country - that's nirvana for many.
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    That's so much guys! I'm stoked and nervous all at the same time :-)
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    Might be moving to Colorado SOON... QUESTIONS!?!?!

    If you guys think the food here sucks, you're going to the wrong restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teethandnails View Post
    I'll be making equivalent money initially.. More as I go. I have a place to live between Loveland and boulder, I can't wait :-)))).


    But seriously... I'm English and dislike most Louisiana cuisine. Any good pubs?
    Hogshead Brewery - Highland - Denver, CO
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    If you guys think the food here sucks, you're going to the wrong restaurants.
    The food never sucks at my house! (And there are a few decent restaurants too...)

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    Utah is the new Colorado.

    this place is morphing into Colofornia way to F'n fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calzonical View Post
    Utah is the new Colorado.

    this place is morphing into Colofornia way to F'n fast.
    You're about 15 years late with that. Colorado as a whole went in the crapper round about 1999 as far as I can tell. Boulder about 10 years before that. Golden held out to 2007 or so.

    Paonia, Nucla, Stonewall, Mancos, and Meeker are all we have left.

    Utah is better off, but will be assimilated eventually.

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    I approve of all the:



    in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    Winter riding can be tricky with snow, that's why many are getting fat bikes for the winter.
    Uggg. There are two words that will keep you from something so ridiculous. There is a season for everything. Are you listening?

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    I love skiing. Especially keystone.
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    Sorry the state is full check back in 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqwid View Post
    Thanks for the tip
    Glad I could help
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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teethandnails View Post
    I love skiing. Especially keystone.
    Good one!



    Oh... wait. You might be serious?


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    Quote Originally Posted by honkinunit View Post
    Golden held out to 2007 or so.
    Hey, that's when we moved here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by honkinunit View Post
    You're about 15 years late with that. Colorado as a whole went in the crapper round about 1999 as far as I can tell.
    Sorry that's my fault, moved up here from Tejas that year

    To the OP, your gonna miss the awesome cajun seafood I promise you, I miss fresh gulf redfish, shrimp and speckled trout. Red lobster is considered high end seafood here lol

    Oh, and REAL bbq!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    To the OP, your gonna miss the awesome cajun seafood I promise you, I miss fresh gulf redfish, shrimp and speckled trout. Red lobster is considered high end seafood here lol

    Oh, and REAL bbq!
    Yes!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquidmantis View Post
    Hey, that's when we moved here...
    Who remember when White Ranch had a gravel road going to it in front and back and there were no subdivisions blighting the hillsides?

    Ahh those were the days. I feel lucky to have experienced it...

    And lift tickets were $16... that's what I'm talkn' about.

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    Meh. Seafood is overrated. As long as you can get good green chile all is good.

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    Well thanks for the warm welcomes and advice from the positive members. And to the pricks... Suck it, I'm coming whether you like it or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teethandnails View Post
    And to the pricks... Suck it, I'm coming whether you like it or not.
    Atta boy. Now you're working it.

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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teethandnails View Post
    I'm coming whether you like it or not.
    Some guys forget that 90% of the folks around here moved from someplace else. Don't take them too seriously, join some locals for rides and you'll find plenty of friendly folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    Some guys forget that 90% of the folks around here moved from someplace else.
    I think that percentage should probably be higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    Some guys forget that 90% of the folks around here moved from someplace else. Don't take them too seriously, join some locals for rides and you'll find plenty of friendly folks.
    Thanks and I will be! I have been fairly active in my local club here. I enjoy doing trail maintenance when possible and respecting my surrounding. Also.. I usually bring the beer.

    I am English, moved to the US at age 3 and have lived in 4 states.. So to be honest I have never really belonged anywhere lol... Used to the critics
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    I think Normsk who posts here is a Brit. If you're into beer then you will likely be pleased with all the excellent micro-breweries around here. Beers with character!
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    I love beer.. Especially odd ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teethandnails View Post
    I love beer.. Especially odd ones.
    This is my personal favorite: Left Hand Brewing Company

    There are many to try to find your own favorite though..

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    One of my favorite breweries is in Boulder:
    Age Verification - Avery Brewing Company

    And they are having their annual IPA fest Saturday
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    One of my favorite breweries is in Boulder:
    Age Verification - Avery Brewing Company

    And they are having their annual IPA fest Saturday
    Wha wha what? Tell me more.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Saturday afternoon, tickets are $45, and proceeds go to Foothills Flood Relief fund.
    So you can drink for a good cause!
    more details:
    https://boulderipafest.eventbrite.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by teethandnails View Post
    Thanks and I will be! I have been fairly active in my local club here. I enjoy doing trail maintenance when possible and respecting my surrounding. Also.. I usually bring the beer.

    I am English, moved to the US at age 3 and have lived in 4 states.. So to be honest I have never really belonged anywhere lol... Used to the critics
    I'm English too and the beer is one of the best things about this area! Along with the riding of course! Shoot me a pm when you get into town, I'd be happy to show you around...
    You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough.

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    Awesome! I'll be in town in three weeks or so.
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    Teeth, if you like beer you will love the CO front range. Sure too many folks have moved here but you seem like a nice enough guy. This forum can get a little cranky.

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    Hey I'm moving there too! From Texas, no less! (Though I was only here a year and couldn't get out fast enough.) Comments on the above:

    You'll need to taper that down to fairly decent to fit in around here.
    This will not be a problem. I can likely taper down to "really crappy" without much trouble.

    Food here sucks!
    Who cares, you all have beer. Seriously, Golden has more breweries than all of Houston and it's 6 million people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter808484 View Post
    Hey I'm moving there too! From Texas, no less! (Though I was only here a year and couldn't get out fast enough.)
    SHHHHHHH!!!! You'll get yourself shot if you say that out loud. Repeat after me "I'm from out of state. I'd hate to be someone from Texas or California. Losers..."
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    so, if someone happens to have lived in TX for a while moves to CO, it's a sin? even if they're not a Texan? oh well. I got here as soon as I could, and that's all that matters to me.

    welcome to CO, from another recent convert.

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    How's Washington? I'll claim that... This Texas bit was just an extended business trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson44 View Post
    so, if someone happens to have lived in TX for a while moves to CO, it's a sin? J.
    Just best not test the waters.

    Quote Originally Posted by scooter808484 View Post
    How's Washington? I'll claim that... This Texas bit was just an extended business trip.
    Acceptable. Like the way you're thinking outside the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Just best not test the waters.
    sounds good. then, I'm officially from South Dakota.

    J.
    are you a bike shop owner? or a custom builder? I want to talk to you about your website

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter808484 View Post
    How's Washington? I'll claim that... This Texas bit was just an extended business trip.
    Washington is cool. They also legalized pot.
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