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    Moving to CO what to expect

    I live in Wisconsin right now and due to my dad's job we are moving to Colorado some where around Ft. Colins. I was just wondering what to expect out there in terms or riding and just general living. Also whether or not my Giant NRS 3 would be able to handle the riding out there or if i would need a more heavy duty bike.

    Thanks alot guys
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    Ted,

    Lots of great riding up here. Drop us a line when you get close.
    I don't have any advice in terms of your bike except to just wait until you get here & see how it handles the terrain.
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    Go Bigger

    you will get along just fine with your bike untill you decide to do a shuttle or a big downhill or something like that. I recently got a big bike and it is amazing, seems like you can drop off anything you poing it at. You will love it out here

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    Nrs

    I have been riding an NRS Air since 6/01 and there is nothing I don't ride (save for maybe drops). The bike is fine.

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    What to expect?

    Bigger mountains, fewer fat people, less cheese, less bratwurst, fewer scandinavians, more hispanics, more Subarus, fewer AMC Pacers, more wind, more sun, less snow, less rain, fewer Packer fans, many, many, many more and equally annoying Broncos fans, more mule deer, more moose, more elk, more mountain lions, fewer whitetail deer, fewer badgers, fewer smelt, less ice fishing, more trout fishing, more real beer, fewer bars with Tombstone pizza and pickled eggs.

    And the mountain biking is way better....



    Quote Originally Posted by teddyboy
    I live in Wisconsin right now and due to my dad's job we are moving to Colorado some where around Ft. Colins. I was just wondering what to expect out there in terms or riding and just general living. Also whether or not my Giant NRS 3 would be able to handle the riding out there or if i would need a more heavy duty bike.

    Thanks alot guys
    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddyboy
    I live in Wisconsin right now and due to my dad's job we are moving to Colorado some where around Ft. Colins. I was just wondering what to expect out there in terms or riding and just general living. Also whether or not my Giant NRS 3 would be able to handle the riding out there or if i would need a more heavy duty bike.

    Thanks alot guys
    Ted
    Did they mention less oxygen?

    BTW, you're bike will be fine. There's plenty of people riding various kinds of bikes. There's a trail for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honkinunit
    Bigger mountains, fewer fat people, less cheese, less bratwurst, fewer scandinavians, more hispanics, more Subarus, fewer AMC Pacers, more wind, more sun, less snow, less rain, fewer Packer fans, many, many, many more and equally annoying Broncos fans, more mule deer, more moose, more elk, more mountain lions, fewer whitetail deer, fewer badgers, fewer smelt, less ice fishing, more trout fishing, more real beer, fewer bars with Tombstone pizza and pickled eggs.
    And a lot more outdoor active and fit beautiful women than anywhere else I've been. You've gotta love Colorado.
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    More good looking women you say?! Oh yeah!!! Thanks alot guys you folks are making this sound pretty cool, especialy when you say women! But I've lived in CA also and the chicks out there are mighty fine. What say you? Do they out number CA? And i hardly think there are more Mexicans than CA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddyboy
    More good looking women you say?! Oh yeah!!! Thanks alot guys you folks are making this sound pretty cool, especialy when you say women! But I've lived in CA also and the chicks out there are mighty fine. What say you? Do they out number CA? And i hardly think there are more Mexicans than CA!
    Yeah right, don't believe it. There is no comparison between Colorado and other states like Cali when it comes to good looking women. Denver has some good looking women but if Ft. Collins is like Colorado Springs, forget it. I'm married and live in the Springs but my riding buddies are single and they come from all over and they pretty much agree its slim pickings here.

    Not saying there isn't any good looking women here, but it's not a strong point for the state-LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder

    Not saying there isn't any good looking women here, but it's not a strong point for the state-LOL
    Compared to where I came from in the Midwest, I'm not complaining here. Everyone is deffinately more fit here, there is so much to do outdoors. (insert your own perverted thought process here).

    I've been to worse places. Much worse.
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    Try Central PA...

    Where everyone (not just the women) over the age of 25 is at least 30 lbs overweight and perfectly ok with it. Must be all that scrapple and cheeze whiz. Not to mention the Yuengling. Yum....Yuengling

    Nothin' like a whole lotta woman in a pink tube top and spandex shorts.

    Ugh. I need a brain shower....


    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Compared to where I came from in the Midwest, I'm not complaining here. Everyone is deffinately more fit here, there is so much to do outdoors. (insert your own perverted thought process here).

    I've been to worse places. Much worse.

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    Or Michigan in February. Spent 4 years of college up there. Come winter time all the girls started wearing XXXL Champion sweatshirts and everyone got pale & pasty.

    At least in CO people tend to be fit & tan.
    I saw this quote in a local periodical "Coloradans have no excuse to be fat or pale."
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    LOL, thats some funny sh!t Squeak & coolhandluchs. I was mainly comparing to CA or Texas, one of my buddies is from Missouri and he says there is definitely more talent there than here. There are some fit women here, but that doesn't mean good looking and the ratio of men to women is stacked in their favor-not to mention a lot of the fit women are muff divers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    LOL, thats some funny sh!t Squeak & coolhandluchs. I was mainly comparing to CA or Texas, one of my buddies is from Missouri and he says there is definitely more talent there than here. There are some fit women here, but that doesn't mean good looking and the ratio of men to women is stacked in their favor-not to mention a lot of the fit women are muff divers.
    ...as are a lot of fit men...

    I'd have to say that there are no more or less hot girls here, but it seems that their priorities are different. I had more fun in the midwest where the women have a lower moral character...must have been the cold weather and the boredom! There's plenty of hotties in the Fort, no worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    ...as are a lot of fit men...

    I'd have to say that there are no more or less hot girls here, but it seems that their priorities are different. I had more fun in the midwest where the women have a lower moral character...must have been the cold weather and the boredom! There's plenty of hotties in the Fort, no worries.
    Maybe it's the Springs, or maybe Ft. Collins and Boulder have better looking women because of CU and CSU. Your not going convince me that CO has as many good looking women as CA or TX though, there is more $ in these states so of course there is more good looking women there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Your not going convince me that CO has as many good looking women as CA or TX though, there is more $ in these states so of course there is more good looking women there.
    Well at least we know that some of our women here have their priorities straight then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Well at least we know that some of our women here have their priorities straight then!
    No need to get defensive, I was just commenting about your original statement and teddybear's response. I agree the women here are not as shallow and more active, just not near as many good looking ones as other places like CA where teddybear has lived.

    Colorado has a great quality of life and thats why I choose to live here. As far as the Springs, my single buddies say it sucks trying to go out and find a decent looking girl to date and the only reason they stay here is because of the cycling/sking/climbing and so forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    No need to get defensive.
    Dude, chill, it's all good. Good thing about people in Colorado... and of course if you're a guy, about the women in general, is that you shouldn't have much problem finding people to ride, hike, climb, etc. with if you get out there. I'm saying that the "there's nothing to go do around here" thing doesn't work too well here (unless you keep her duct taped to the couch, and I think that's probably another forum...). If all someone wants to do is look, then they should go where they think the looking is best. I'm happy staying here.

    I'm also tired of the fragile "I can't go out and do any of that stuff because I might break a nail" types. Left them back in the Midwest.

    Yeah, I have to agree, the quality of the people is good here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Maybe it's the Springs, or maybe Ft. Collins and Boulder have better looking women because of CU and CSU. Your not going convince me that CO has as many good looking women as CA or TX though, there is more $ in these states so of course there is more good looking women there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    Silicone Glamour Queens...and surfer girls, now they're HOT...
    Another state that kicks CO's butt when it comes to hot women is Lousiana, they are spicy hot-if you know what I mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddyboy
    I live in Wisconsin right now and due to my dad's job we are moving to Colorado some where around Ft. Colins. I was just wondering what to expect out there in terms or riding and just general living. Also whether or not my Giant NRS 3 would be able to handle the riding out there or if i would need a more heavy duty bike.

    Thanks alot guys
    Ted
    The bike wiill do you just fine.

    Here's a few visual cues on what to expect:

    http://www.anthonysloan.com/Cycling_Destinations.html

    We now return you to the meaningless debate on regional women.

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    The bad:

    You can expect thunderstorms almost every afternoon in summer. Also expect an extraordinary amount of traffic and roadwork’s. Expect people to be unfamiliar with what an indicator is. At intersections, the general rule of thumb is - when a traffic light turns red, you've still got about 3-5 seconds to make the light and if it's a turning arrow, just keep going until you're blocked by oncoming traffic. The DMV states that the left lane is overtaking, but here in Colorado we know it's for driving beside other SUVs.

    The good:

    Incredible XC - but you will have to be very fit to make the most of it. – I hope you like your granny.
    Lots of DH - (but it's pretty tame)
    If you get bored in traffic, just wind down your window and check out all the bike porn stilling on peoples roof racks.
    It's ok to drive at 80-100mph

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    this is one hell of a great thread! hot women yuengling cheez brats. what else could you want in life

    you will def enjoy living out here. i would suggest getting a "trailbike" a little more travel never hurt.

    ppl out here dont know how to drive worth sh!t
    ppl have more expensive bikes than cars
    the fast lane is for ppl who want to coast
    stay away from i25 in a snow storm (20+ car pile up last year 2x)
    it seems like it rains every afternoon but its much better than the weather in pa
    theres like 5000 micro brews in the state so if you get bored of one try another(but for some reason i believe you may be underage)
    snowboard in the winter and bike green mtn

    good luck hit us up when you get here

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