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    Colorado Plateau

    A few months ago my better half was offered a job in Moab, one that would pay of a ludicrous med school loan at no cost to us. The only catch, a 3 year commitment. Never really thought about actually living in Moab before this. I work on the "internets" so while maybe not the "best" place to be, it certainly would work. Plus, there is that whole quality of life thing. So, after a bit of deliberation, morning the end of good beer & coffee, we packed the uhaul and told the dogs to toughen up their pads and headed to the desert.

    We haven't been here too long, but so far it's been great. Done a bit of exploring with lots more to come. Here is a little eye candy for your enjoyment...

























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    Oh man, I'm jelly. What an opportunity! Isn't Moab like mountain biking Mecca? Great photos.

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    Sounds like you made a great decision. Nice pics and scenery too. Congratulations!

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    Nice pics
    Get it unlocked.

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    Yeah... there could be worse things than being "stuck" in Moab for three years while having someone else pay off loans for you. I'd say you made an excellent choice.

    Great pics.
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    What an offer! And well done on accepting it. Looks (and sounds) like you made the correct choice.

    Enjoy the 'hardships' of being stuck there.

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    Oh what a hardship posting!

    Lucky, lucky, lucky!

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    Very nice, welcome to the neighborhood. I recognize some Fruita shots in there (Horsethief and Mary's).

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    Canyon Country is a pretty special place. There's more out there than Fruita and Moab too.

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    Is the company hiring?
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    You sir, have your priorities straight! Amazing photos of amazing scenery. I'm looking at my first trip to Moab this October. Thanks for the pre-stoke.

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    I'm jealous of your entire life...

    Amazing pics BTW!

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    And while not a lot, there's good beer in Moab, too. So you're not really losing anything at all!

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    I've never been out west. Coming from the northeast, the lack of trees and mud looks so foreign to me, like another planet. Have fun!

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    Congrats and enjoy your new special place
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    Wow.

    That would be like hitting the lottery as far as I'm concerned.

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    Awesome!

    Beautiful scenery, great photography and really nice to hear, that someone actually moved to a fantastic (I assume from all that MOAB coverage, never been there, will be there at some point) bike location.

    Keep it up!

    Greetings Znarf

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    Man, that's absolutely horrible. Must suck to be uprooted and forced to move to a mountain biking mecca. And if that isn't bad enough, you're stuck riding trails like Moab...geez. I pity you.
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    It would be hard to get me to leave after my contract was up. Congrats!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Plus, there is that whole quality of life thing. So, after a bit of deliberation, mourning the end of good beer & coffee........
    Have you noticed how good coffee and beer taste after some time on the red rock?

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    The dogs are clearly having a terrible time on the Colorado...



    Last minute hikes after dinner are really no fun, but we gotta do something right?





    The new view from the work sucks too!


    Most of all, we really hate the riding we're limited to after work...


    It's a terrible place to eat dinner, but someones gotta do it!


    Ok, Dinners done. Lets watch some football or reality TV. Nah, I got a better idea...


    Again with the heinous views...


    The trails are boring too. Totally wish there was some more tech around these parts...






    As you can see, it's been a real drag so far. We've had to really put forth some effort, but we've managed to keep ourselves mildly entertained.

    Now if your looking for some house music, redbull and vodka or maybe a wet t-shirt contest, I'm not sure I can really help you

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    Ok, now you're just rubbing it in....

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    Great place to visit, don't think I could live there, though. All that matters is that you can... will be interesting to see if you still want to stay with the minimalist lifestyle there that the locals employ, after 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    will be interesting to see if you still want to stay with the minimalist lifestyle there that the locals employ, after 3 years.
    You and me both. I was preparing for worse then it feels. Haven't been through a winter yet either. I wouldn't reccomend it for someone in thier 20's and single... Then again, if you made the recreation business your business, it might not be that bad.

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    wow

    Great pics. Good choice!

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    Be happy you did!! I had a job offer in CO Springs a year ago and turned it down and moved elsewhere. While the riding here is infinitely better than my old town, I still kick myself pretty hard when I see pics like these. You made a good decision!
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    Bad coffee

    If bad coffee is a big problem then you can get into roasting your own. For about $180 you can get a good fluid roaster and green beans are easy to find on the internet. After you try it you will never buy coffee at a store again. But then I don't recall the coffee being all that bad in Moab.....
    Ride hard. Ride often.

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    moab.............on of my favorite places on earth!

    good move dude.

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    I work in a crap hole called Vancouver across from Portland, Oregon. You made a great choice! Enjoy.

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    Looks nice, I would definately like to ride there some day but......I honestly think I would miss trees. I love the forest.

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    Anywhere you live is going to have its ups and downs, and things that you like and dislike. I have found out that nowhere is all good. What you do have to look at tho, is the quality and intensity of each. Personally I think you have made a great choice, and you obviously are loving the intensity of the upside right now. Get thru a winter and see how that goes. I am not trying to be negative, just saying to try and see the good in that part too. It will be a little different, but with some adjustments, I am pretty sure you will love it too. Be mindful of each others' potential need to get 'back to civilisation' once in a while maybe. If that is something you feel you might need, go for a city break weekend to do some shopping, eat at a fancy restaurant, go to a gallery or museum or whatever, just to get a change of pace or scenery occasionally. Above all, treasure your opportunity that few get to enjoy!
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    Throw some linens on the couch I'll be down this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    potential need to get 'back to civilisation' once in a while
    It's always seemed that this need dies over time, among the many people whom I have seen move here.

    Welcome to Moab. I'm not so sure the honeymoon period ever ends.

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    National Health Services Corps?? Congratulations on the move; hope you can tough it out!

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    Great Pics!!

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