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    That number is going to go through the roof with the tsunami of illegals crossing now.
    More are going to other states now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    More are going to other states now.
    Eventually they get to states like NY where the government pay is better. Can't say I blame them. The word is out that now is the time with the open border and I would do the same if I could do nothing and milk the government instead of living in a troublesome country with no future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roc865 View Post
    Eventually they get to states like NY where the government pay is better. Can't say I blame them. The word is out that now is the time with the open border and I would do the same if I could do nothing and milk the government instead of living in a troublesome country with no future.
    They're actually going to the south and Midwest now (for low skilled jobs) ... the rest of the country is getting a taste of what the border states have had to deal with for years. It's good to spread the "wealth".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    They're actually going to the south and Midwest now (for low skilled jobs) ... the rest of the country is getting a taste of what the border states have had to deal with for years. It's good to spread the "wealth".
    Do you have a radar that tracks illegals? I prefer rc controlled helicopters with infrared cameras to pick up on the illegal hot spots. I've noticed a trend. They go where the pot of gold is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Where exactly did you find that information?
    More whacky doodle liberal political spin, a perfect storm of self satisfaction

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    Quote Originally Posted by roc865 View Post
    Do you have a radar that tracks illegals? I prefer rc controlled helicopters with infrared cameras to pick up on the illegal hot spots. I've noticed a trend. They go where the pot of gold is.
    Drones.

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    Hey, get back on topic. OP rules and you suck. Discuss...

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    Cul de sac of the state..... San Diego.

    Not bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEB View Post
    Cul de sac of the state..... San Diego.

    Not bad
    Without a doubt if I had the money, I would be living in San Diego.
    Nothing more to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEB View Post
    Cul de sac of the state..... San Diego.

    Not bad
    Some of the best weather in the state. More affordable than the Bay Area to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roc865 View Post
    ...They go where the pot is.
    I fixed it for ya! You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    I fixed it for ya! You're welcome.
    Then CO is the place. In California you need "qualifying medical condition" to get "relief".

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    Nah... I'm referring to the illegal grows around Norcal. When discovered and raided, they're typically tended and guarded by illegals working for the big cartels south of the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Nah... I'm referring to the illegal grows around Norcal. When discovered and raided, they're typically tended and guarded by illegals working for the big cartels south of the border.
    Legalization will fix that. It's a huge problem causing environmental damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Legalization will fix that. It's a huge problem causing environmental damage.
    Somewhat agree... If it's legal here though, it will probably attract more growers from outside. There's no one right answer, unfortunately. As far as use goes... It's less injurious than alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Somewhat agree... If it's legal here though, it will probably attract more growers from outside. There's no one right answer, unfortunately. As far as use goes... It's less injurious than alcohol.
    Or the opioid "gateway" drugs your friendly neighborhood doctor is paid to push. They're getting lots of people hocked on heroine now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Or the opioid "gateway" drugs your friendly neighborhood doctor is paid to push. They're getting lots of people hocked on heroine now.
    A majority of doctors are no better than the drug dealers you see on the streets. I read an article stating that more people die from prescription drug overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    A majority of doctors are no better than the drug dealers you see on the streets. I read an article stating that more people die from prescription drug overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined
    Well then it must be true, it was on the internet after all!
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    So what you are saying is because prescription medicines area available and prescribed for a specific illness and people ignore how the drugs are to be used or do not secure them and someone else uses them, it is the fault of the doctor?

    Yeah, that argument has a lot of logic but like the man said, if it's on the internet, it must be true.

    Good lord this thread has degenerated rapidly.

    Personally, I don't care where anyone lives which is more to the point of the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Bubba View Post
    So what you are saying is because prescription medicines area available and prescribed for a specific illness and people ignore how the drugs are to be used or do not secure them and someone else uses them, it is the fault of the doctor?

    Yeah, that argument has a lot of logic but like the man said, if it's on the internet, it must be true.

    Good lord this thread has degenerated rapidly.

    Personally, I don't care where anyone lives which is more to the point of the original post.
    Doctors are handing out these prescriptions like candy and making junkies.

    I think the point of the thread was that California was the best state in the union, right?

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    "Doctors are handing out these prescriptions like candy and making junkies."

    Would you please submit the original source for the above statement so I can check it myself?. I would not want to accuse someone of posting opinions disguised as facts if they can supply the original source material.

    I trust integrity is not asking too much of someone who posts something on the internet.

    Please let me know if wanting to verify a statement is asking too much?

    What you post may be entirely accurate and I would consider myself further educated if you would provide what I request or you can indicate that what you said is only your opinion. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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    Marin County is a great spot to live. Small town atmosphere that is close to a major metropolis for culture, jobs, and expensive meals. Over 55% of the county is protected open space. It sucks for single track riding but it makes it hard for them to patrol everything. The riding is year round and I can get to most local trails within 30 min of road riding. The road riding is world class as well. There's nothing better than turning off your laptop and riding 30-45 minutes and not see a house or person in sight.

    A big difference between Marin and a lot of other communities in California is the driving. In the South Bay, San Francisco, LA, or San Diego, you have to drive a lot farther to get to things. It takes 30 min just to drive to a grocery store. It's nuts. Traffic drives me crazy.

    Perhaps it's a little expensive but what else are you going to do with a million dollars. You might as well buy a crappy house with it to store your bikes.

    The rock climbing in Marin could be a LOT better. It pretty much sucks. When I climbed a lot there was a local gym, Class 5, but that closed and now you have to huff it to the Presidio. Outdoor climbing is limited to Mickey's Beach and Turtle Rock. We can make it to Lover's Leap or Donner in less than 3 hours and Yosemite in 4 1/2. There is no better place to be a climber than Yosemite so I'd call that a huge win for California.

    Oh ya, the politics sucks too. Damn yuppies, techies and hippies.

    Sorry I interrupted the static and returned to the original topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotQuiteClimbing View Post
    The rock climbing in Marin could be a LOT better. It pretty much sucks.
    That's why I chose to live in Bishop, where the climbing is amazing and the mountain biking could be better, although during 5 months of the year I can poach Mammoth after work (40 minutes away).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    I think the point of the thread was that California was the best state in the union, right?
    Who said you could get us back on topic? ...but yeah, I'd agree with that. I'm a tad biased living in Norcal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    That's why I chose to live in Bishop, where the climbing is amazing and the mountain biking could be better, although during 5 months of the year I can poach Mammoth after work (40 minutes away).
    Best backcountry anywhere, period.

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    I love living in central PA. No one knows or thinks of us when they think mountain biking. It's like having an entire state of secret stash trails. Everyone who comes out once comes back. I predict it will become a more popular mountain biking destination, but it will never be so popular that it loses that 'secret stash' feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamrockandroll13 View Post
    I love living in central PA. No one knows or thinks of us when they think mountain biking. It's like having an entire state of secret stash trails. Everyone who comes out once comes back. I predict it will become a more popular mountain biking destination, but it will never be so popular that it loses that 'secret stash' feel.
    Keep it a secret! I bet there's killer places all I over the country off the radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamrockandroll13 View Post
    I love living in central PA. No one knows or thinks of us when they think mountain biking. It's like having an entire state of secret stash trails. Everyone who comes out once comes back. I predict it will become a more popular mountain biking destination, but it will never be so popular that it loses that 'secret stash' feel.
    Hah I'm from central PA too! I've been mountain biking all over the country and some of the most technical trails I have ever descended were in PA.


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    I have to say PA is the east on steroids. Raystown may flow but Rothrock will kill you and the Jim Thorpe area seems to be slipping off every ones radar these days. Yes in deed, PA riding does rock.

    My Norcal cousin came east on business once and road PA and said it kicked his expert level arsh. When I rode Norcal with him, I was all smiles because I finally found a place that I didn't have to worry about crashing around ever corner but those damned climbs were a bit tiresome even if the weather was perfect most of the time.

    Every place has its good points as long as you can just get out and ride.

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    Why does everyone worry about the welfare recipients when we should all worry about the super rich and large corporations?, they receive way more money in the way of tax breaks and subsidies, more money than they need, as the saying goes," the rich get richer, the poor get poorer". We middle class should be pointing up and crying foul, not down, but at least your making the conservatives happy when you do.
    I know the welfare system is broken and it needs fixing, but giving more money to the rich is ridiculous. I hear that rich people and large corporations keep America going by employing more people, which they do, but mostly out this country, they also create more jobs, again out of this country, we get the shaft, they get the green.
    The mayor of the town I live in( I like where I live in Ca.) owns a 20million dollar private jet, owns a software firm, I can respect that, but he just won the primary for state assembly, awesome!, another rich politician making decisions for the poor-middle class, he also attacked liberals and unions. Sure won't vote for him in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Bubba View Post
    I have to say PA is the east on steroids. Raystown may flow but Rothrock will kill you and the Jim Thorpe area seems to be slipping off every ones radar these days. Yes in deed, PA riding does rock.

    My Norcal cousin came east on business once and road PA and said it kicked his expert level arsh. When I rode Norcal with him, I was all smiles because I finally found a place that I didn't have to worry about crashing around ever corner but those damned climbs were a bit tiresome even if the weather was perfect most of the time.

    Every place has its good points as long as you can just get out and ride.
    Sounds nice but count me out for the tough technical stuff. I'm in for the fun and not split my head open. I'm in NY but hate driving far so I take what I can get in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Well then it must be true, it was on the internet after all!
    Where did I say I read it on the internet?

    In case you did want an internet version, here it is :

    http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/

    The CDC seems like it would be a pretty reliable source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Yeah, the cost of living sucks!!! But I have the Eastern Sierras FOR my backyard!
    Eastern Sierras? Sounds like Nevada - where exactly are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Where did I say I read it on the internet?

    In case you did want an internet version, here it is :

    http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/

    The CDC seems like it would be a pretty reliable source.
    This is real. People are getting hooked.

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    Cairns Australia. I can ride out my garage to the Smithfield MTB park that hosted the UCI World Cup XC and DH (World Champs here in 2016) and also to one of the oldest DH runs in Australia (Kuranda DH). 30 minute drive to a bunch of trails that ride through World Heritage rainforest. 1 Hour from another great park called Atherton. Dozens of other local tracks within 20 minutes drive. Riding all year (as long as you don't mind being drenched with sweat and rain in the summer). Oh yeah, almost forgot awesome beaches and this little thing called the Great Barrier Reef.

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    Where I live is flat and boring apart from the sand dunes and no one in their right mind rides on a sand dune unless they have a fat bike. However within 2 hours drive I have 7 trail centres 4 ranges of hills with thousands of miles of trail and an airport 30 minutes away that has cheap 2 hour flights to the Alps and the Pyrenees.

    Oh and the Tour De France is starting an hour up the road in 2 weeks time and it goes past my Grans front door. "Hi Nana we have just come for the weekend" "what do you mean theres a bike race tommorow we didnt know anything about that".

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    I live in vail. Colorado is so ugly, I hate biking here.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argo View Post
    I live in vail. Colorado is so ugly, I hate biking here.....
    Me too. Colorado sucks.

    Sucks in the Summer.
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    Sucks in the Fall.
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    Sucks in the Spring.
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    And sucks in the Winter.
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    From Alaska this AM. Willow stuff is covering the trail like snow. I love where I live!!!-image.jpg
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    Well, it would be cool if MTBR didn't rotate it upside down

    Here's one from yesterday:

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    California is a very beautiful state and I am very sure the trails there are top notch. Too bad the state is ran by people who want to turn it into a huge Detroit.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    I hate having to drive an hour just to get to a trail with no scenery. I'm almost at the point where I will need to go out and buy a road bike of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    California is a very beautiful state and I am very sure the trails there are top notch. Too bad the state is ran by people who want to turn it into a huge Detroit.
    Yet the economy is bigger than any other state and it boasts the leading tech companies in the world. And to top it off Moody's just upgraded its credit rating ... and our houses just went up a 100k in the last year.

    States with the fastest growing economies:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...-new/10377735/

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    I like that I can ride out my front door to a trailhead 7 blocks away in a major urban area. I wouldn't want to live where there were not easily accessible trails; I'd hate, example, having to drive an hour or more to the closest trail.

    For those who want to gas bag, bloviate or you just have to SHARE about politics, rage against the machine, and generally whine about the Awful General State of Things, there is a great Off Camber (off topic) forum to post your stuff. It is listed alphabetically on the mtbr.com drop down menu under "O"......As a useful guideline, if you aren't posting to this thread about the riding where you live and why you like it, take it elsewhere.

    Thanks in advance.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    I wouldn't want to live where there were not easily accessible trails; I'd hate, example, having to drive an hour or more to the closest trail.
    That would be me and it sucks not being near trails, but life goes on. I'm lucky to have a lot of things in my life, but trails aren't one of them. O well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    if you aren't posting to this thread about the riding where you live and why you like it, take it elsewhere.

    Thanks in advance.....
    I started this thread, so I say my vote counts for 2. If you want to talk about why my, or your or any other state rules or sucks due to politics, religion, drug laws, etc. then go for it.
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    I've lived and taken my bike all over this country and am not going to get into the argument about where is the best. I live in CO and grew up in CA. The only flaw I see with the OP is that CO has a huge diversity that you don't get to explore in a single trip to CO. CA is huge but do you really get more diversity than CO in the same distance?... I would argue not. IMO there is no one perfect place, if you don't travel and ride than you are missing out on something... no matter how much you think you live in the mecca of MTB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    California is a very beautiful state and I am very sure the trails there are top notch. Too bad the state is ran by people who want to turn it into a huge Detroit.
    Did you mean: Too bad the state is ran by people who want to turn it into Europe???
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Did you mean: Too bad the state is ran by people who want to turn it into Europe???
    I think they want to turn the whole country into Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    I think they want to turn the whole country into Europe.
    That would suck cause most of europe is so sh!tty with their high tech jobs, decent health care and great mountain biking. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    I started this thread, so I say my vote counts for 2. If you want to talk about why my, or your or any other state rules or sucks due to politics, religion, drug laws, etc. then go for it.
    Actually, you vote counts for 1, but knock yourselves out.
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    I love where I live!!!!

    The "playground" in my back yard! Shasta County(Far Nor Cal) All of these photos were taken within riding distance from my house.

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    The "playground" in my back yard! Shasta County(Far Nor Cal) All of these photos were taken within riding distance from my house.

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    Gotta love Norcal, eh?

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    Gotta love Norcal, eh?
    But what about all the liberal wackos? You know the ridding would feel better in a flat red non ocean state, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    But what about all the liberal wackos? You know the ridding would feel better in a flat red non ocean state, right?
    Only with less liberals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    But what about all the liberal wackos? You know the ridding would feel better in a flat red non ocean state, right?
    We have a broad spectrum of political views this far north in California.....I honestly don't worry much about getting run over by the liberal driving the Prius (they are typically bike friendly) as I ride on the road to the trail head......I worry about the redneck in the jacked up 4x4!

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    Quote Originally Posted by borbntm View Post
    We have a broad spectrum of political views this far north in California.....I honestly don't worry much about getting run over by the liberal driving the Prius (they are typically bike friendly) as I ride on the road to the trail head......I worry about the redneck in the jacked up 4x4!
    You guys have "State of Jefferson" liberals, which have a healthy dash of libertarian ideas mixed in. I'm related to a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borbntm View Post
    I honestly don't worry much about getting run over by the liberal driving the Prius (they are typically bike friendly)
    So NorCal isn't quite Subaru country yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconpunch79 View Post
    So NorCal isn't quite Subaru country yet?
    Lots of Subarus too, most with bike racks on the back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Yet the economy is bigger than any other state and it boasts the leading tech companies in the world. And to top it off Moody's just upgraded its credit rating ... and our houses just went up a 100k in the last year.

    States with the fastest growing economies:
    Doesn't make up for the fact that building and development have spiraled way out of control in places. It's one big city now from the mountains to the other edge of the valley in NorCal and SoCal is even worse. It's not CA's "fault" that overpopulation is happening, it's just one of the primary places where it's happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIVER29 View Post
    I've lived and taken my bike all over this country and am not going to get into the argument about where is the best. I live in CO and grew up in CA. The only flaw I see with the OP is that CO has a huge diversity that you don't get to explore in a single trip to CO. CA is huge but do you really get more diversity than CO in the same distance?... I would argue not. IMO there is no one perfect place, if you don't travel and ride than you are missing out on something... no matter how much you think you live in the mecca of MTB.
    I've traveled extensively in CO and grew up in CA. I'd have to say no, you don't get more diversity, even in the same distance, in CO. First of all, it lacks many of the things that CA has, coast, big lakes, etc, so it falls off the chart there. As to your second claim, terrain rises from flat farm land to 10,000+ peaks in a few miles in the Southern Sierras, so same as front range, backside has huge 14,000+ mountains and desert topography, etc. If you want to get to rainforest, you have to drive a little further north, but again, things that CO doesn't really even have, so you can't really compare. I love CO, but CA is more diverse. There's just too many people in CA these days to really enjoy it, unless you've isolated yourself somehow.
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    If you take an area as big as California and put it anywhere in the country, or maybe the world, you are going to get a very large diversity only you will be in many different states so it is really distance we are talking about, not one particular state. At least that is my opinion which may not be worth anything in this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Did you mean: Too bad the state is ran by people who want to turn it into Europe???
    Without getting too political, suffice to say the people running the state lean more against the capitalist form of economy and more towards a socialist form of economy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    That would suck cause most of europe is so sh!tty with their high tech jobs, decent health care and great mountain biking. . .
    And paying 60+% of their income in taxes and being taken over by muslims. I have read where France will be a muslim nation in 20 years and England not far behind. I am not sure how sharia law will accomodate mountain biking, maybe mountain cameling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    Without getting too political, suffice to say the people running the state lean more against the capitalist form of economy and more towards a socialist form of economy.
    Yet the state has big businesses and could buy and sell a dozen red states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    And paying 60+% of their income in taxes and being taken over by muslims. I have read where France will be a muslim nation in 20 years and England not far behind. I am not sure how sharia law will accomodate mountain biking, maybe mountain cameling
    This is a huge problem over there. I for one don't like religious nuts whether home grown or imported.

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    So Cal, how's that traffic down there? I vote MA. I'm north of Boston. Great trails at the end of my driveway( 15 miles) 50 more miles within 1/2 hour of pedaling. Great job market with some of the best colleges and hospitals world wide. I can ride my bike to work on bike paths. 1 hour to the beach. 2 hours to skiing and the White mts. Giant mountains , no but great trails everywhere, not so crowded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    So Cal, how's that traffic down there? I vote MA. I'm north of Boston. Great trails at the end of my driveway( 15 miles) 50 more miles within 1/2 hour of pedaling. Great job market with some of the best colleges and hospitals world wide. I can ride my bike to work on bike paths. 1 hour to the beach. 2 hours to skiing and the White mts. Giant mountains , no but great trails everywhere, not so crowded.

    Your taxes would kill me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconpunch79 View Post
    So NorCal isn't quite Subaru country yet?
    What do the LGBT's drive then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Low Pressure View Post
    What do the LGBT's drive then?
    Awww Geez...

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    Smile Definitely a good title by the OP !

    If nothing else, we should all be so reminded of the circumstances we chose. It's probably never a 100% Win across the board on every cylinder but if the top few things that are most important to oneself or their family are in proper order, sing your praises and know they are yours.

    I like it here (a secret place even the FED witness protection program is unaware of) so I count myself and family as fortunate. Most of what this state and much of the immediate surrounding area offers has admittedly been taken for granted by me but I'm fixing that.

    I live 6 houses from a nice park and section of trail system that offers a few different loops, one of 3 miles and connects much of the city for bicycling. Even the traffic system here affords much to be done by bike off paths and trails so one can cover much of town by bike where commuting to work or riding to the many trail-heads, bike areas/ open space etc... is fairly common or a practical option.
    My work commute is 22 min by bicycle, 12 by car, and my wife has a 2 mile commute.

    I forget what I paid for my house or how many square feet it is but I can store a whole bunch of bikes in it if I choose so it must be big enough. The more I ride, the bigger my house is.
    I hope that rule abides with most and especially so for the House Poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Low Pressure View Post
    What do the LGBT's drive then?
    Haha, I was unaware of this stereotype until my wife called our car the Lesbaru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconpunch79 View Post
    Haha, I was unaware of this stereotype until my wife called our car the Lesbaru.
    I've seen more of them drive Jeep Cherokee's than Subaru's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconpunch79 View Post
    Haha, I was unaware of this stereotype until my wife called our car the Lesbaru.
    The only pattern I see at least locally is aggressive driving, fast moving borderline belligerent Honda Pilot's piloted almost exclusively by a female.
    I get the f outta way no matter what I'm driving.
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    Just moved back to the PNW after 12 years in the SoCal IE.

    To say we had a love/hate relationship with SoCal is an understatement.

    We had to leave for a variety of reasons, but frankly the place just felt too much like a powderkeg waiting to go off and it's the last place we wanted to be if the **** ever really hits the fan.

    They've got some real problems to sort out, particularly with the illegal population and an over-reaching state government.

    However, from a people and geography perspective, California really is a special place and one of a kind. For moto I had 5 tracks, desert and mountain singletrack, all within half an hour of my house. For dual sport and mountain biking I could ride out of my driveway and be on singletrack within minutes. My favorite daydream is to imagine living in SoCal back in the 70s and 80s but with modern motorcycles and mountain bikes. Some of the best conversations I'd have would be with old timer desert racers who'd talk about all the races and riding they'd do in places that are now some of the most populated spots in the country.

    There's a reason why most of the motorcycle and cycling industry is still in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    That would suck cause most of europe is so sh!tty with their high tech jobs, decent health care and great mountain biking. . .
    Don't forget the biking infrastructure, public transportation, the beer and the food
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    I wouldn't mind living in Switzerland.

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    Wow, this is the most disappointing thread on MTBR... I was expecting more given the thread title. If you wanted to dick wave, you could have just jumped on one of the other 500 threads just like this one. This type of BS douche-bragging is more suitable for your bros on Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyc View Post
    Just moved back to the PNW after 12 years in the SoCal IE.

    To say we had a love/hate relationship with SoCal is an understatement.

    We had to leave for a variety of reasons, but frankly the place just felt too much like a powderkeg waiting to go off and it's the last place we wanted to be if the **** ever really hits the fan.
    We've got new neighbors on both sides as of July 1, both are from San Diego. I hope they are happy here. One is a military move and the other for sure was "wanting out."

    When I told him the other side were new and from SD, his comment was "oh,,, they got the hell out too eh ..?"
    Again, I hope the moves they made were good one's but that's in the eye of the beholder. There are plenty of places I'd never move to but I'd no sooner go on a rant listing them than to list the POS cars I've owned or those I consider ugly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    California has a huge impact on the US.
    No doubt... still seeing lots of those license plates here.

    When I moved to CO in '93, lots of griping about CA people moving here. I think it was just the distaste for population growth and more traffic etc... nothing personal.
    I never had any complaints but I too was a transplant.

    People have to go where the jobs are or take them, where they wish to retire or will be happy. In some cases it's the climate. It's really nice when it all converges to be tops in all the important criteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Yet the economy is bigger than any other state ...and houses just went up a 100k in the last year.
    That is outstanding ! hehe

    Someone posted their 900 + sq ft house there sold for or cost them $196 more per sq ft than a 2400 sq ft home next door to me last month.

    If I did my math right, my garage is 400 sq ft. That seems comparatively wrong but I'll measure it or google the 2 car garage size.
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    Just bought a 980 square foot house on .12 acres for $280k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roc865 View Post
    Lived in Eugene, OR for a year and half and the weather sucked there.
    Dat true!

    There's a reason I live two hours to the east, in Bend. Dry, sunshine, and blue skies!

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    Dat true!

    There's a reason I live two hours to the east, in Bend. Dry, sunshine, and blue skies!

    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check it some day, maybe even move there. Conditions have to be right for me though with medical care within an hour and easy access to pharmacy drugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Just bought a 980 square foot house on .12 acres for $280k.
    That's like the size of a 3 car garage with a dog run. Where do you put all your bikes and stuff?

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    funny, I have lived in Santa Barabara, CA, Tucson AZ, Morgantown WV, and Phoenix AZ... and I actually think Utah is the bomb... the most beautiful state and the best trails...

    go figure ??

    oh and btw I hate California...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbAZ44 View Post
    funny, I have lived in Santa Barabara, CA, Tucson AZ, Morgantown WV, and Phoenix AZ... and I actually think Utah is the bomb... the most beautiful state and the best trails...

    go figure ??

    oh and btw I hate California...
    It sucks here, don't move back and tell your friends how terrible it is too. Mountains are worse than Utah, even though they're taller. The ocean is lamer than the oceans in AZ or WV. Houses are smaller too for more money. The mild weather gets old too as well as the high paying tech jobs. You've got to be an idiot native to live here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    It sucks here, don't move back and tell your friends how terrible it is too. Mountains are worse than Utah, even though they're taller. The ocean is lamer than the oceans in AZ or WV. Houses are smaller too for more money. The mild weather gets old too as well as the high paying tech jobs. You've got to be an idiot native to live here.
    Ugh....yes we get it, you're a California native and are therefore better than anyone who isn't. Your medal is in the mail

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Ugh....yes we get it, you're a California native and are therefore better than anyone who isn't. Your medal is in the mail
    I wouldn't say that. It's a state just like any other - some good and some bad. But it's not as good as some natives say or as bad as the rest of the country thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    as well as the high paying tech jobs.
    I'm not a cali hater, in fact I love the state. But those 'high paying' jobs are a little bit of an illusion. I'm a high level west coast techie (CCIE security) and regularly get offers in the bay area in the 160-180k range. But we're single income and at that salary my 4 person family would rent a cookie cutter 2 bedroom condo in the areas where I'd work (mountain view, walnut creek, palo alto, etc...) or I could move WAY out (like livermore) and train commute for freakin' ever.

    Yes, I just said that 180k/yr gets you into a rental condo. When I moved out of Tahoe the bay area was an obvious consideration, but we discarded it due to the ultra high cost of living. We'd either have to compromise on living situation (kids in a small condo), financial flexibility/savings or my wife would have to go to work and also land a pretty well paying job which seemed unlikely.

    This is the reality in many of the nicer parts of CA. That's why we moved to the Seattle area. Still lots of tech jobs, pay is slightly less (still mid 6 figs) on paper but I live in a house with a huge backyard, a lake at the end of the block and a forest at the other end of the block for less than a 2 bedroom condo rental cost in mountain view. People are nice and I'm 20 minutes from several great trail systems.

    The weather and lack of sun does suck in the winter though, I'm not gonna lie.

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    California has some good riding in both norcal and socal. It can be not too crowded on trails on weekdays and weekends are manageable depending on the trail, but I think it is because more people are roadies in California.

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