Results 1 to 96 of 96
  1. #1
    Takw/agranofsalt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    3,534

    Should I move to Colorado?

    I've lived in California my whole life but I'm getting sick of the Bay Area and it's problems and I've been contemplating moving somewhere in the Denver area. I'm a construction manager and I understand the housing market is still pretty strong around Denver. Can anyone confirm this? I know the riding is sick in CO, any other good reasons (or bad) to move? I understand the Parker area is a nice place to raise a family but I'm single and could live anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jugdish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    3,269
    wwjd?
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    72
    no.

  4. #4
    Living the High Life
    Reputation: Ithnu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4,537
    No, it sucks here, check out Texas

    Anywhere along the west side of Denver is great, its 5-30 minutes to single track. The traffic here is no where near as bad as the Bay area, I have several co-workers who moved from out there and they can attest to that. They love it compared to CA, not just traffic but the close mountains and the city.

    I'm a aerospace engineer so I don't know much about construction, but those West Wood College ads tell me that I need to consider a change of career to one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, construction management
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

  5. #5
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Colorado was nice, but it's been overrun by Californicans.

    I say that having grown up here, moved to Californistan and lived there for 20 years... and then moving back home to Colorado, where my family still was/is.

    I liked Colorado better when it was a conservative state, before being Californicated by millionaire homosexual activists.

    There are reasons why the Beatles refused to come back here. They were not Welcome here.

    So... leave the rainbow flags on the coast.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kaba Klaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,673
    No, don't move. Stay where you are. Colorado sucks. No beaches, no surfing. Just this big mountains everywhere. And seasons. Cold in winter. Snow. Yak.

    But seriously: Double check the construction business. My neighbor was in the business of developing land for home building. He had to move on to something else after being laid off and out of work for +6 months.
    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." - And I agree.

  7. #7
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Well the beetles are certainly killing our trees... maybe it's payback

    I moved here from Texas 4 years ago and love it. The riding is gnar-core and there is plenty of stuff to slide down in the winter. Colorado rules, despite what the Beatles think.

    Oh yeah, watch out for the gay rich guys, they will have you singing Pet Shop Boys tunes in no time.

  8. #8
    Stiff yet compliant
    Reputation: Moustache rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,895
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Colorado was nice, but it's been overrun by Californicans.

    I say that having grown up here, moved to Californistan and lived there for 20 years... and then moving back home to Colorado, where my family still was/is.

    I liked Colorado better when it was a conservative state, before being Californicated by millionaire homosexual activists.

    There are reasons why the Beatles refused to come back here. They were not Welcome here.

    So... leave the rainbow flags on the coast.
    Man Coulter.

  9. #9
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider
    Man Coulter.
    Thanks for the complement
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  10. #10
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Well the beetles are certainly killing our trees... maybe it's payback
    Nah, just an example of the usual closter phock that accompanies government bureaucracy - in this case ala the U.S. Forest Circus.

    BTW, Texans are despised here on a level equal to or exceeding Californicans. It's a Colorado Native tradition.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    575
    I moved here from the bay area last year. Colorado and its people are pretty nice, except for the tools who judge you because you came from California or Texas, or anywhere else for that matter. I never understood those with that mentality except for the ones kidding around (which most here seem fall into). Colorado is definitely cheaper to live, has less congestion, and the riding is pretty good too. I lived north of San Francisco for 33 years and can say its pretty beautiful here. Not to mention home prices are easier to handle. No ocean to see, but the mountains make up for it.

  12. #12
    Perpetually single track
    Reputation: ibmkidIII's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,175
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    It's a Colorado Native tradition.
    Fortunately there are so few left that they're irrelevant.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mike1942's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    48
    No Colorado sucks. No one should move here.

  14. #14
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by Three Phase
    except for the tools who judge you because you came from California or Texas, or anywhere else for that matter.
    We do so because of the arrogance that accompanied the Texans and the politics that accompanies the Californicans.

    Both groups move in and act like they own the place, which, unfortunately in many cases, they now do.

    A prime example I have in mind is the elimination of access to fishing on certain rivers where, although the stream bed is public per law - getting to the water is near impossible because of "private" fishing clubs who string up barb wire.

    Same ol' same ol' - the land is settled by sweat and blood, and then stolen by outsiturds who come in and rape the landscape.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    182
    Short answer---no. I-70 has reached capacity and you would surely get in my way on a powder day.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    604
    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    I've lived in California my whole life but I'm getting sick of the Bay Area and it's problems and I've been contemplating moving somewhere in the Denver area. I'm a construction manager and I understand the housing market is still pretty strong around Denver. Can anyone confirm this? I know the riding is sick in CO, any other good reasons (or bad) to move? I understand the Parker area is a nice place to raise a family but I'm single and could live anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
    well I don't live in Denver, but the housing market is sh*! where I live...................the housing construction market is total sh*! where I live.

    if you want to spend your time riding, then move somewhere in the mountains, Vail, Keystone, C Butte, Steamboat, W Park, Aspen, etc.
    if you need to work to afford your riding habit you will likely need to move to the front range.

    that being said, the 'type' of riding you do would (IMO) have the greatest bearing on where you should move.

    any areas around the large metropolitan suburban locations suffer from high douchebag and congestion factors, (which you may be immune to living in the bay area).

    my experience is that the last 5 years specifically has brought great expansion and development of trails/rides, but it also has created a multitude of problems that did not exist before, and are likely only going to become more acute as more people continue to transplant.

    so the short/selfish answer to your question is stay away, this state is full already.
    but if I were you (single), I would move to a mountain town.

    good luck
    C.

  17. #17
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Fortunately there are so few left that they're irrelevant.
    Perhaps such numbers are irrelevant. Witness the ability of homosexual activists, who constitute what - less than 5% of the population, to wreak such havoc on our society.

    Maybe Colorado Natives should learn from the impact of such a minority and adopt some of their tactics.

    We might even declare ourselves an endangered / protected species ; what would the ELFs do then? Bwahahahaha!
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    604
    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Fortunately there are so few left that they're irrelevant.
    yeah, I guess the smart ones leave the pool when other people get in and start pissing.............

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    313
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Perhaps such numbers are irrelevant. Witness the ability of homosexual activists, who constitute what - less than 5% of the population, to wreak such havoc on our society.

    Maybe Colorado Natives should learn from the impact of such a minority and adopt some of their tactics.

    We might even declare ourselves an endangered / protected species ; what would the ELFs do then? Bwahahahaha!
    This is sarcasm right?

  20. #20
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Same ol' same ol' - the land is settled by sweat and blood, and then stolen by outsiturds who come in and rape the landscape.
    Kinda like the native Americans who were here before you "natives" moved in from Europe?

    Owned.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    313
    Yeah don't you love all the fvckers who insist on English but don't speak the actual Native tongues... Navajo, Cheyenne, Ute, etc.

  22. #22
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Kinda like the native Americans who were here before you "natives" moved in from Europe?
    Better living through superior fire power.

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Owned.
    You own nothing, renter.

    Here's a little trivia question for ya, Tex: Which religious organization owns (or at least owned) the majority of the land in the valley where WP exists?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  23. #23
    Alt-132
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,459
    Quote Originally Posted by Stinkyfan
    Short answer---no. I-70 has reached capacity and you would surely get in my way on a powder day.
    Awesome. Like they say, though, there's no friends on a powder day.

  24. #24
    Yappy little dog!
    Reputation: schnauzers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,883
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Colorado was nice, but it's been overrun by Californicans.

    I say that having grown up here, moved to Californistan and lived there for 20 years... and then moving back home to Colorado, where my family still was/is.

    I liked Colorado better when it was a conservative state, before being Californicated by millionaire homosexual activists.

    There are reasons why the Beatles refused to come back here. They were not Welcome here.

    So... leave the rainbow flags on the coast.

    Suddenly, I don't feel like an A$$hole for some of the things I have said.

    Not that I am a liberal by any stretch, but that was awfully right wing of you.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    313
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Better living through superior fire power.
    At least he calls it like it is I guess. None of this we need to civilize people bull$h!t. If all right wingers would talk like this those of us who have the capacity to care about others might be able to take em down.

  26. #26
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    If all right wingers would talk like this those of us who have the capacity to care about others might be able to take em down.
    Oh, spare us the dialectic Right Wing / Left Wing sheeple herding song and dance.

    Who funds the Left wing? The same folks who fund the Right wing.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-...sts?page=67#67


    Meet the new Boss, same as the Old Baal -- The Who?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  27. #27
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    You own nothing, renter.
    Neither do you assclown. Try not paying your property tax (on a house you supposedly own) and see if little baby Jesus comes down and helps ya out.

    Who cares which church USED to own the WP valley. I guess they don't own anything either.

    I contest that I do own one thing, and that is you in this argument.

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    38

    No good Insect

    INSECT:

    You must be kidding right ?? If not, you're a total fool. I'm originally from TX , have a gay brother .I have lived here for 14 years and it's my opinion that we need LESS fools like you here. Once Obama wins CO you may want to move to TX where your stupid ideology would fit in real nice. Adios amigo...

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    313
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Oh, spare us the dialectic Right Wing / Left Wing sheeple herding song and dance.

    Who funds the Left wing? The same folks who fund the Right wing.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-...sts?page=67#67


    Meet the new Boss, same as the Old Baal -- The Who?
    You're clearly confusing Democrats with left wing, which they are not. I agree that Dems and Reps are basically the same party...but if you have knowledge of world politics you will now that most countries' conservative parties are more liberal than our dems...and dems and reps differ vary little in their foreign policy.

  30. #30
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Who cares which church USED to own the WP valley. I guess they don't own anything either.
    Used to? You sure about that? Gotta love those 501Cs.

    Ask the folks who supported the gentleman that fired up that bulldozer down in Granby. Ask them who owns what.

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    I contest that I do own one thing, and that is you in this argument.
    You contest? You lose. You own nothing, Tube-sock boy.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mike1942's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    48
    Remember when this used to be a mountain biking forum? Yeah, that was pretty cool.

    If you want to move to Colorado, come check it out. I agree with someone elses wisdom and would move to a mountain town if single and able.

    My friends in NorCal are always telling me how great it is up there. Moving somewhere else wont make you happy unless you were happy to begin with.

  32. #32
    TEAM TOPEAK - ERGON
    Reputation: KERKOVEJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,065
    CO has a traffic problem....

    going to the mountains...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffkerkove/2733122393/" title="Heading to the mountains on Saturday by Jeff Kerkove, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2733122393_9112c39e35.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Heading to the mountains on Saturday" /></a>

    and coming back from the mountains.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffkerkove/2733953452/" title="Returning to the Front Range on Sunday by Jeff Kerkove, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/2733953452_41c34a7266.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Returning to the Front Range on Sunday" /></a>

    Plus, there is not a lot of air here

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    313
    Depends on the time of day, eh? I've had it take 5 hours to get from Silverthorne to I25. Time for some light rail!

  34. #34
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    7,168
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    I moved here from Texas 4 years ago...
    This clarifies all sorts of things...especially your attitude towards roadies! Your posts in the 'Out of Hand' thread was...so Texan!

    Well, actually, I'm a Canadian citizen. We hate all you stinkin' US war mongering morons! But I just got my US citizenship a couple of weeks ago. So now, I hate myself the most!

    Hint for the OP: you should read the "Out Of Hand" thread and THEN decide if you want to move to CO...HAHA!

  35. #35
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    You're clearly confusing Democrats with left wing
    Nope. The hegelian dialectic method of sheeple herding predates the American two-party facade.



    How many Americans are aware that British Petroleum is now, and has been for some time, the largest producer of Oil in the United States of America.

    Wanna know who's herding the sheeple? Follow the money.

    Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Baal --The Who?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    313
    Or that ExxonMobil makes the most profit out of any US corporation?

    But true left wing politics are not funded by corporations, or the ruling elite, they come from the actual population. Unfortunately the US population has little effect on US policy.

  37. #37
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Used to? You sure about that?
    Here's what you said, genius...

    "Which religious organization owns (or at least owned) "

    Owned would be past-tense, indicating that they no longer had ownership. Check what you write before you hit that nifty little submit message button.

    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Ask the folks who supported the gentleman that fired up that bulldozer down in Granby. Ask them who owns what.
    Lemme see, who supported the Granby nut-job? Who owns that? Try making just a little sense, and maybe people can understand what you are saying.

    Once again, you are owned due to your own idiocy. By the way, your bike riding is probably on the level of your thinking. I say that just to keep this relevant to a bike forum.

    And I am still waiting on an actual response to comparing the European's immigration and raping the land and natives, and it's similarity to the influx of people moving in to current day Colorado... "native"

  38. #38
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by R steve
    INSECT:
    Once Obama wins CO you may want to move to TX where your stupid ideology would fit in real nice. Adios amigo...
    This is my home. I came back to defend it - from the likes of you, your sexualy dysfunctional brother, and Obama.

    So Byte me, Steve.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    313
    No response needed...simple right wing double standard at work. To answer such questions is unthinkable in mainstream discourse. Ever read Chomsky?

  40. #40
    My leg feels funny
    Reputation: liqwid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,262
    I dunno, apparently we cry and yell a lot here.

  41. #41
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y
    This clarifies all sorts of things...especially your attitude towards roadies! Your posts in the 'Out of Hand' thread was...so Texan!
    Thanks. I try.

    Nah, I was just stirring the pot a bit. I like all bike riders...

  42. #42
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45

    Owned would be past-tense, indicating that they no longer had ownership.
    You can't even name said religious organization; so I wouldn't expect you to name the corporate, 501c and otherwise, shells under which they currently conduct business.


    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    who supported the Granby nut-job? Who owns that?
    Well ask around. You might find there are more of us than there are of you, Tex.


    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    the European's immigration and raping the land and natives, and it's similarity to the influx of people moving in to current day Colorado... "native"
    A Valid comparison, Pale-Face. Proud of your handiwork?

    You'd never be welcome in my home, but if you were to gain access, you'd find there are no game-trophies on the walls. Not a single fish or head. Unlike the "mighty hunters" (LOL) from Texas; some of us were raised to eat what we kill and that to waste and do otherwise is a sin.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  43. #43
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    To answer such questions is unthinkable in mainstream discourse. Ever read Chomsky?
    Ever read Carroll Quigley?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  44. #44
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    A Valid comparison, Pale-Face. Proud of you handiwork?
    Nice use of capitalization and hyphenation, Ass-Face.

    You have, in one hour, become this forums biggest douchebag ever. And I still contend that you suck balls at riding a bike.

  45. #45
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Nice use of capitalization and hyphenation, Ass-Face.
    The gods of grammar smile with pleasure at my intentional Capitalization and Hyphenation.

    If you'd gotten past the 6th grade, maybe the grammatical insults wouldn't be so over your head.


    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    You have, in one hour, become this forums biggest douchebag ever.
    Well, the forum obviously needed a cleansing of smelly fungi like you - so I'm glad to be of service.

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    And I still contend that you suck balls at riding a bike.
    This, from the proud wearer of denim shorts and Tube Sox.




    My RHR was 46 this AM, what was yours?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  46. #46
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    My RHR was 46 this AM, what was yours?
    Are you serious? That's how you tell if you are good bike rider? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Oh my, you are an interesting douchebag. I'd love to meet you.

  47. #47
    Living the High Life
    Reputation: Ithnu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4,537
    You know, the mountains are awesome, but the pollution is crazy hear compared to Wisconsin. I never missed a day of riding because of an unhealthy level of ozone. So actually, don't move here, or wait go ahead, I'm moving to Montana in a few years

    Every state has someone they hate, in WI we hated the FIBs (effin' Illinois Ba$tards) who came "Up North" to get away from Chicago. What a bunch of yuppies running around the woods those people were. My family would usually go to visit other family in Upper Michigan to avoid those people.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

  48. #48
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Are you serious? That's how you tell if you are good bike rider? HAHAHAHAHAHA!
    You don't think mastery of one's physiology and the ability to attain a degree of fitness are attributes of a "good bike rider"?

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Oh my, you are an interesting douchebag. I'd love to meet you.


    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    "I'd love to meet you, and kick the sh!t out of you. "
    Awe looky there. Tex just graduated to making terrorist threats on the internet.

    Should have edited faster, Tube-Sox-Boy, before the forum's Email notification kicked in.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  49. #49
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    7,168
    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    You know, the mountains are awesome, but the pollution is crazy hear compared to Wisconsin. I never missed a day of riding because of an unhealthy level of ozone. So actually, don't move here, or wait go ahead, I'm moving to Montana in a few years

    Every state has someone they hate, in WI we hated the FIBs (effin' Illinois Ba$tards) who came "Up North" to get away from Chicago. What a bunch of yuppies running around the woods those people were. My family would usually go to visit other family in Upper Michigan to avoid those people.
    YUP, Canada rules; you capitalist pigs suck :P

    Oh wait, I'm now a US citizen

  50. #50
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    7,168
    Skip CO, move to BC. Chics are hawter, skiing/biking/food/people are better, and if you bash your mellon on some rocks while biking - socialized medicine baby!

    Edit: but, it's harder for US citizens to immigrate to Canada than Canadians to US...

  51. #51
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    Time for some light rail!
    Good idea... but we've been there and had that.

    Most folks are unaware of the tracks that serviced systems of electric trolley cars in cities like Denver, Colororado Springs, and elsewhere - tracks which are now burried beneath pavement in those cities.

    The state of American Mass transit...?




    My, what big teeth you have grandma!

    The better to eat you with my dear!

    "Autos,and Tires, and Oil... Oh My"!

    Tyranny of the Appetite.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  52. #52
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BlueMountain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    891
    Mostly agree with the BC comments. Actually, I wish we had more backwards humans living here. We seem to be evolving into a very siloed and divided group of haters. However, I do love hippie chicks and have no problem with gay people..sad that our politics and beliefs divide us like this.

    Back on topic- Colorado is okay and better than most states- no doubt it hugely trumps Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, etc. However, the construction market sucks, the overall job market is simply surviving, and the trail Nazis are getting into the business of sanitizing trails for vocal user-groups, regardless of the information they try to feed us as appeasement. Many riders are also part of mini-groups and not overly open to outsiders though that can happen in other places. I love the mountains and have everything I need and it sure beats the hell out of living in Oklahoma.

    So think carefully before you move.

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    313
    Not only do most people not know about those tracks...but also the fact that GM (Through NCL) purchased nearly all of them and then closed them down to promote car use.

    Light Rail has been there, indeed, but it will come back. It failed in the past because, pure and simple, people would rather drive their cars and could afford to do so. Now with gas prices ever-climbing we are seeing mass transit come back. FC already has high speed buses in the works.

  54. #54
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    You don't think mastery of one's physiology and the ability to attain a degree of fitness are attributes of a "good bike rider"?
    Nope. Your stupid heart rate has nothing to do with bike skills, moron. I'd like to ride with you sometime and watch you fail at anything big or technical. Check your heart rate after a 20' drop.


    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Awe looky there. Tex just graduated to making terrorist threats on the internet.

    Should have edited faster, Tube-Sox-Boy, before the forum's Email notification kicked in.
    Nah, I'd still like to kick the sh!t out of your whacked ass. No edit needed.

  55. #55
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bikeCOLORADO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,895
    insect_o_man - PM me.
    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


  56. #56
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    Or that ExxonMobil makes the most profit out of any US corporation?

    But true left wing politics are not funded by corporations, or the ruling elite, they come from the actual population. Unfortunately the US population has little effect on US policy.
    Ah yes, evile Exxon. I'm not a fan of Exxon (Rockefeller), but let's look at the production numbers to put things in perspective:

    BP's 586 vs Exxon's paltry 131.




    http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/n...t/pdf/appa.pdf
    Table A6. Top 50 U.S. Operators Ranked by Reported 2006 Operated Production Data
    Page A-8


    What a surprise that the folks who have a controlling interest in British Petroleum, also are major backers of the environmental movement. Complying with Environmental law is what drove Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) to near bankruptcy back in the 70's - priming it for takeover by BP.

    The Hegelian Dialectic at its finest.

    Welcome back to the British Empire.

    Tea anyone?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  57. #57
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Tube-Sox-Boy
    You really need to gain just a little wit... seriously, it's like arguing with my 9 year old daughter. If Tube-Sox-Boy is all you have, then you need to walk away. I'm waiting for better.

  58. #58
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    Light Rail has been there, indeed, but it will come back. It failed in the past because, pure and simple, people would rather drive their cars
    Clever marketing. The end result of which is folks being entrapped by the tyranny of their own appetites.


    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    Now with gas prices ever-climbing we are seeing mass transit come back. FC already has high speed buses in the works.
    Gas prices do affect public, political, will.

    DRILL! DRILL! DRILL! The oil bug shills have used high gas prices to attempt to manipulate American political will.

    The Goal? Access to the The American Holy Grail: ANWR.

    Reply:



    Should we expect a Large Wooden Badger next time?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jcospoco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    302
    duh?

    CA = millions of people
    CO = less people

  60. #60
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    I'd like to ride with you sometime and watch you fail at anything big or technical.
    Spoken like a true Texan. Obsessed with "Owning" things, and others.

    Reveling in the failures of others; as if that somehow compensated for their own weakness.

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Nah, I'd still like to kick the sh!t out of your whacked ass. No edit needed.
    Better men than you have tried, Junior.

    Why don't you provide more information about how you intend to accomplish your goal. Please be as detailed as possible.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  61. #61
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Spoken like a true Texan. Obsessed with "Owning" things, and others.

    Reveling in the failures of others; as if that somehow compensated for their own weakness.


    Better men than you have tried, Junior.

    Why don't you provide more information about how you intend to accomplish your goal. Please be as detailed as possible.
    I PM'ed you saying that this had gotten out of hand... So answer your PM's.

  62. #62
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Better men than you have tried, Junior.
    Dude, seriously, answer you PM's. I sent you my phone number so we can resolve this.

  63. #63
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    You really need to gain just a little wit... seriously


    As others have noted, the icon you so proudly display says it all: Denim shorts and tube sox.



    'cmon, what's your RHR Tex?

    BTW, I've ridden to the top of Berthoud. Mount Evans as well.

    You? All Tube Sox, no cattle?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  64. #64
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bikeCOLORADO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,895
    Beloved Insect_O_Man:

    IQ - 160'ish??
    Age - 40 something??
    RHR - 43

    Complete inability to act in accordance with his professed faith, instead acting like a hypocritical religious zealot, or an anti-social four year old on a sugar and caffeine induced temper tantrum - PRICELESS.
    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


  65. #65
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Dude, seriously, answer you PM's. I sent you my phone number so we can resolve this.
    What you started in public, will end in public.

    Details please. DA's love details, Doood.

    I'm not interested in your PMs or your phone number.

    More threats? Up to you. What you say can and will be used against you.

    You want to call a truce? Fine with me.


    So let's move on and see what we have in common.

    Regardless of the expressed desires of a royal few, we still live in a Republic.

    I'm rather fond of the idea of a Republic; which is a system of government, characterized by the Rule of Law.

    Texas calls itself a Republic.

    Do you also appreciate the Rule of Law?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  66. #66
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    As others have noted, the icon you so proudly display says it all: Denim shorts and tube sox.



    'cmon, what's your RHR Tex?

    BTW, I've ridden to the top of Berthoud. Mount Evans as well.

    You? All Tube Sox, no cattle?
    Ok you asked for it punk ass...

    Last weekend, Crankworx Colorado - Pro Men's Slopestyle

    the first drop is 18' down, 20' out, the last drop is 10' down, 28' out... The others are just stuff you wish you could do. BTW, homophobe, I'm 36 and I don't own a heart rate monitor.

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KATWfayAenQ&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KATWfayAenQ&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/z2Bkt8KOIMw&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/z2Bkt8KOIMw&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/sQ3erc6Vjok&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/sQ3erc6Vjok&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    Whatcha got to answer that, badass heart rate guy?

    That last one, I borrowed a bike after I blew out my mountain bike. That was my FIRST run on the bmx...Still sent it as big as I could. There's not a lot of scared in my body junior, so back off with thte tough guy crap and answer your PM's.

  67. #67
    hikebike-bagpeak
    Reputation: fattirefreak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    279

    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    I've lived in California my whole life but I'm getting sick of the Bay Area and it's problems and I've been contemplating moving somewhere in the Denver area. I'm a construction manager and I understand the housing market is still pretty strong around Denver. Can anyone confirm this? I know the riding is sick in CO, any other good reasons (or bad) to move? I understand the Parker area is a nice place to raise a family but I'm single and could live anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
    This all has made for interesting reading, but the bottom line is do whatever is best for you economically, spiritually, etc. The world is gonna continue to go to pot regardless of who lives where, who owns CO property and whose belief's you espouse. I grew up in MN, lived in CA and moved to CO 7 years ago. I moved here for the job, but the mtbing has been a definite perk. You can't stop the pop. growth and migration. Its human nature, so if CO. is where your led, go for it.
    Democrats, Republicans both have their issues and their strengths, and its too bad people don't realize that all people/places are going to disappoint you. The world isn't perfect.
    Good Luck w/ whatever you decide.
    Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.
    www.radtrek.com/blog.html

  68. #68
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    What you started in public, will end in public.

    Details please. DA's love details, Doood.

    I'm not interested in your PMs or your phone number.

    More threats? Up to you. What you say can and will be used against you.
    I was PM'ed by three guys and they all said the same thing... not to threaten you publicly because you would run with it... hiding behind the thing you loathe... the system.
    They also said you sucked as a bike rider.

    You are the biggest internet pvssy I have ever seen. You swoop in, start sh!t, then pull the "hey, don't hit me or I'll tell my older brother" card. Get the F outta here punk.

  69. #69
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Whatcha got to answer that, badass heart rate guy?
    Impressive, and admirable. I could no more do those moves than I suspect you could chase me to the top of Berthoud pass or Mt. Evans - Neither back when I was your age, or now, Junior.


    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    There's not a lot of scared in my body
    Courage is Mastery of Fear, not the Absence of fear --Mark Twain.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  70. #70
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Courage is Mastery of Fear, not the Absence of fear --Mark Twain.
    Then master your fear and end this sh!t... This is dumb.

  71. #71
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    I'm done arguing... insect_o_man, it was fun.

  72. #72
    skillz to pay billz
    Reputation: nOOby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    3,554
    To the OP: I moved here after 36 years in the bay area. Not too shabby, but I live up in the mountains above boulder so it feels like marin or the east bay hills(except more guns) Snow is still a novely and I can ride for miles from my doorstep.

    If you can get past the haters, who are usually first gen Coloradoan at best anyways, you're golden.

  73. #73
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    thing you loathe... the system.
    I loathe what the system has become - not what it was intended to be.

    The function of Government is to secure the inalienable rights of the governed.

    What it has become, is an instrument of tyranny by which an acitivist minority subjugates the rest of us to their will.

    Freedom of association ring any bells?

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    They also said you sucked as a bike rider.
    Oh boohoo. I'm going to sell all my bikes, take up yoga, and become part of the herd. NOT.

    I notice your PM senders, assuming they even exist, don't have the nads to speak up here in public. Not surprising.

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    You are the biggest internet pvssy I have ever seen.
    You swoop in, start sh!t, then pull the "hey, don't hit me or I'll tell my older brother" card.
    You're a typical Internet Texan Neanderthal Bully. Can't win through the articulation of your ideas so you resort to threats of violence.

    The 1st amendment was created specifically with cretins like you in mind.


    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Get the F outta here punk.
    Or what?
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  74. #74
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    If you can get past the haters, who are usually first gen Coloradoan anyways, you're golden.
    Colorado is the shizz... You'll get used to the stupid "NATIVE" or "NO VACANCY" stickers. The best decision I ever made was to move here.When I rode for Mongoose waay back in the late 80's, I lived in Huntington Beach... I'd take Colorado over that any day.

  75. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hungryhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    396
    i think mr insecticide should be on every thread having to do with people moving here - I am pretty sure no one would ever come.

  76. #76
    skillz to pay billz
    Reputation: nOOby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    3,554
    hunington in the late 80's. talk about haters, so many factions, punks, skins, mods, surfers BMXers,. That must have been hard.

  77. #77
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    Beloved Insect_O_Man:

    IQ - 160'ish??
    Age - 40 something??
    RHR - 43

    Complete inability to act in accordance with his professed faith, instead acting like a hypocritical religious zealot, or an anti-social four year old on a sugar and caffeine induced temper tantrum - PRICELESS.
    Spec - Eye. Got it.

    Thanks for pointing that out.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  78. #78
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    hunington in the late 80's. talk about haters, so many factions, punks, skins, mods, surfers BMXers,. That must have been hard.
    I was 20, rode seven hours a day, and then had some beers and went to sleep... Not much partying when you ride against Mat Hoffman.

  79. #79
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    hunington in the late 80's.
    Locals still ruled there as of 1995. I was one of the few kayak surfers allowed into the lineup at Bolsa Chica. I earned it. Others - the butt-mowers and dropers, had their tires slashed or worse.

    That was the year of the great kayakers vs locals confrontation up at Steamers Lane.

    Sad.

    The Surf Rider Foundation got laws passed to make it illegal to launch a kayak (paddlecraft) from the beach anywhere in OC except a small patch of San Onofre. Thus ended my enjoyable surf-kayaking career.

    Human nature is the same in Colorado as CA. Increased population brings utilization pressures, and the associated conflicts. As the Jefco Downhill folks are discovering, Colorado has it's equivalent "Surf Rider" foundations.

    It's good to be adaptable
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  80. #80
    skillz to pay billz
    Reputation: nOOby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    3,554
    many a good day surfing at steamers lane. And one very bad day when I cracked my ribs and swam a good 1/4 mile in with one arm.

  81. #81
    skillz to pay billz
    Reputation: nOOby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    3,554
    surfrider bans waveriders, oh the irony. Plenty of them at Ocean beach though

  82. #82
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead
    i think mr insecticide should be on every thread having to do with people moving here - I am pretty sure no one would ever come.
    Bwahahahahaha! My evile plan unfolds as expected
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  83. #83
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    surfrider bans waveriders, oh the irony. Plenty of them at Ocean beach though
    I understood where SurfRider was coming from. The conflict reached its Apex (ehem) when this became popular:

    [Image attached below]


    The paddler sits inside a traditional kayak; and it's generally understood you need to learn to roll or else have the desire to spend lots of time swimming.

    By the time a paddler learns to roll, they have generally acquired a reasonable amount of paddling skill; at least enough that they can control the craft in surf.

    In these new scupper type kayaks, the paddler sits on top of, not inside of, the craft.

    Now, they work great for what they were originally designed to be used for, which is as fishing / diving platforms, and for touring; but in the surf they were a disaster.

    The problem was folks could just hop on and paddle these things out into the surf - without any paddling skills.

    Wave comes, rider falls off... and...

    Imagine an 18 foot long piece of plastic, riderless and breached in front of a broken wave - mowing down every surfer and swimmer in its path.

    Simply dangerous.


    Up till that point, the kayaking community had policed itself. Newcomers were taught surf etiquette and safe paddling skills by the FOGS.

    But these new riders overwhelmed everybody, they were everywhere; and they had no desire to listen or to be told, even in a PC way, that they didn't know how to paddle.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  84. #84
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    IYou're a typical Internet Texan Neanderthal Bully. Can't win through the articulation of your ideas so you resort to threats of violence.
    I articulated myself just fine, you just came up short... mainly in the nads department. You are the epitome of an internet wuss. You talk a big game, but then you get called out and you run... much like I thought you would.

    I'm a bully? Nope. Remember how tough you were talking earlier, Junior? I'm still here, waiting for a PM from you. So are others. Quit being a Sally and answer you messages. Sack up and call a guy after you talk tough. You started all this BS you friggiin dipsh!t and now you are scared. I assure you all I want to do is tell you what a douchebag you are, on the phone. Don't worry, you won't get hurt and you won't need the D.A. to come to the rescue.

    You are a true coward just like I was told.

  85. #85
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    many a good day surfing at steamers lane.
    Something there for all levels... and plenty of places to get hammered too

    I never broke anything, but I certainly got impressed when I launched from the cove N of the Point 1st time up there. Failed to punch through a measly incoming 5 footer. Got picked up and slammed backwards & upside down into the sand.


    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    And one very bad day when I cracked my ribs and swam a good 1/4 mile in with one arm.
    I always dreaded getting sucked into "the cave". Never did though.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  86. #86
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    You are a true coward just like I was told.
    Nah, cowards talk behind others backs via PM.

    What I have to say to you, I have no problem with others hearing or reading; and I have no need to resort to threats of physical violence, as you do.

    Think of me as the Allen Berg of Mtbr. I always appreciated and admired his style; even though I didn't always agree with him.

    I saw the evidence bag [edit] that contained Mr. Berg's blood stained clothing with my own eyes; after he'd been murdered in cold blood; gunned down in his driveway, at his home, by cowards.

    Today, I 'spose they'd have PM'd him before they murdered him in the dark.

    Should I regard you as being cast from a similar mold?
    Last edited by insect_o_man; 08-05-2008 at 06:09 PM.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  87. #87
    Slopestyle Rider
    Reputation: joelalamo45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,448
    Quote Originally Posted by insect_o_man
    Nah, cowards talk behind others backs via PM.

    What I have to say to you, I have no problem with others hearing or reading; and I have no need to resort to threats of physical violence, as you did.

    Think of me as the Allen Berg of Mtbr. I always appreciated and admired his style; even though I didn't always agree with him.

    I saw the evidence bag containing of Mr. Berg's blood stained clothing with my own eyes; after he'd been murdered in cold blood; gunned down in his driveway, at his home, by cowards.

    Today, I 'spose they'd have PM'd him before they murdered him in the dark.

    Should I regard you as being cast from a similar mold?
    You're still a pvssy, Junior. Talked tough earlier, didn't you? Where's that "better men than you have tried to take me out, how do you plan on doing it" talk now... ? How about some more gay bashing? Which one do you regret more?

    Still waiting for my phone to ring. Just sack up and say you were wrong. I tried to do that but you continued to act like Dirty Harry. Well listen up ... be a man and answer your pm's, Sally.

  88. #88
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Don't worry, you won't get hurt and you won't need the D.A. to come to the rescue.
    Oh I don't need to be rescued.

    Some of us simply believe we live in a civil society; and that we don't have to tolerate cretins who threaten violence against those with whom they disagree.

    A Republic is a system of government, characterized by the Rule of Law.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  89. #89
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    "better men than you have tried to take me out,"
    Is that what I said? Maybe you should look again and try a more accurate quote.

    Regardless, you haven't set the bar very high with your behavior here, have you? Yes, better men than you.


    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    How about some more gay bashing?
    I stand by my assertion - the homosexual lifestyle is an abomination to Natural Law, to God's Law, and until recently, against American Law.

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Still waiting for my phone to ring.
    What, you command and I call?

    Hold your breath.

    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Just sack up and say you were wrong.
    Wrong? About what?

    Wrong about my desire to exercise the right of free association; the right not to be forced to do business with individuals who insist that I yield and declare their sexually deviant lifestyle to be "Normal"?

    Wrong to assert that the discipline and dedication required for physiological and psychological endurance is every bit as respectable as that required for your bike skills, admirable as they are?

    Nah, I decline to comply.

    I suspect you wouldn't be satisfied anyways; Folks like you, all about "Owning" others as you are, seldom are.

    That is, after all, the nature of the Übermensch, is it not? Once infected with the poisonous idea, the carrier must, at all times, prove its superiority.

    What do you love Tex? Do you appreciate the message of
    American History X?

    Yes we can end this. But not before we take a trip through the Heart of Darkness and discover how we got here.
    Last edited by insect_o_man; 08-05-2008 at 05:33 PM.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  90. #90
    "Oldfart from Wayback"
    Reputation: onbelaydave's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,682

    Who told you that ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    . I'm a construction manager and I understand the housing market is still pretty strong around Denver. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
    It's the worst it's been since records starting being kept. I'm Ft. Collins which generally is even better than Denver, but in 2 yrs, the builder I sub most of my work from, went from 150 -200 new homes a year to 1 so far all this year.

    I've been in construction here in CO since '79 and never seen the market this bad.

  91. #91
    Going, Going, Gonzo
    Reputation: insect_o_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,268
    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    went from 150 -200 new homes a year to 1 so far all this year.
    Similar in other areas of the state; also, municipalities have fallen into the trap of depending upon New Housing permits for propping up the funding of essentials like water utilities.

    Double whammy is the effect of the credit fiasco upon auctions, or the failure of auctions, of municipal bonds. The scramble is on to figure out how to pay for infrastructure maintenance.


    So OP, Unless you have a job lined up or are otherwise financially secure, I'd stay put.

    Then again the folks who settled here in the 1800s were faced with the uncertainties of their time... and only you know if you you have the proper wit and character for enduring such circumstances.

    No Guarantees here... this ain't Canada.
    Signature? I don't need no stinking signature.

  92. #92
    Oh, So Interesting!
    Reputation: davec113's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,334
    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    It's the worst it's been since records starting being kept. I'm Ft. Collins which generally is even better than Denver, but in 2 yrs, the builder I sub most of my work from, went from 150 -200 new homes a year to 1 so far all this year.

    I've been in construction here in CO since '79 and never seen the market this bad.
    Thank god... you dumb fockers built so many new houses in the last 15 years its ridiculous. Can we just naplam all the McMansions built on 1/4 acre lots? Does the average family need 3500 sqft? We will all pay the price to heat, cool, and water the lawns of these atrocities.
    .




    Strava: turn off your dork logger when you're not on sanctioned trails.

  93. #93
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,936
    Damn, that is bad. The crazy thing is that I still see SOLD signs on $600K - $900K homes around Greenwood Village and DTC area. Obviously, not everyone is hurting and hiding. I'm just glad that Berkley, Pulte, and Shea have FINALLY stopped building new homes. They took a while to get the message though.

  94. #94
    eci
    Reputation: snowskilz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,682
    wow what a dumb thread.

    Hey new guy. colorado rocks, theres alot of idiots on this message board as you can see. Move here have fun and R O With your C O

  95. #95
    Oh, So Interesting!
    Reputation: davec113's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,334
    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz

    ...theres alot of idiots on this message board as you can see. Move here have fun and R O With your C O
    pot, kettle, black
    .




    Strava: turn off your dork logger when you're not on sanctioned trails.

  96. #96
    Shattering Glass
    Reputation: dash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    707
    This is stupid a$$ typical Boulderism at it's best. Avoid this overhyped town and be happy in Colorado. Construction is still pretty strong here and there but a slower year in general. It will continue to grow as long as people keep overpopulating with the unfortunate likes as Fleabagman.

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •