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    On my way up to Anchorage

    for a job interview this weekend. Just wanted to get some fellow mountainbikers opinions on living in Anchorage and Alaska in general. I live in seattle now, I climb, bike, board and if I move to AK maybe learn to hunt. Thanks for your input.

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    Sounds good, need more people that are willing to work in this state! Also people open to learning to hunt is a plus. Most people in these threads are tree-huggin anti hunters. Good luck on the job interview!!!!!

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    You can start with the Knik glacier Yeti. Hate to do it, but you can see from the Glacier Ride thread that he's just becoming to much of a threat. Don't know what they taste like.

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    Learn to ride

    in the snow. Summer is short, but very sweet, Winter is long, board all you want, but you'll want to have an arsenal of things to go out and do.

    As for hunting. Yeah, go to the grocery store. Or ,don't call it hunting. A moose hunt is an oxymoron. I probably just all the red and black flannel "hunters" out there.

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    I moved up here 3 years ago with little knowledge of the areas of Anchorage. I am downtown and it is great, but I spend a lot of my time driving over to the east side of town when I want to ride. So if you want to live close to the biking, running, and cross country ski trails, you should take a drive around East Anchorage. There are some great parts that abut along the tank trails, which make access to hillside perfect when you don't want to drive any place.

    As for hunting; I use to live out in rural parts of AK where hunting and fishing were easy access...here in town...not so much and honestly I don't even miss it, too busy with all the other stuff going on...I've drop 20 lbs since living in Anchorage.... Good luck.

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    you'll want a splitboard for sure - bigger the better.

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    Why is a moose hunt an oxymoron??

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    It's not hunting...

    to shoot a moose you come across while walking the Anchorage trail systems.

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    so...

    ...a cop that, while walking his beat downtown, stumbles upon me ripping the stereo out of your car has not actually caught a thief, but he now feels better about himself because he looks good in blue? Man... you have the right to vote?

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    Speaking of cops...

    one just hunted a moose on Muldoon this morning, with his car.

    C'mon now. Don't get all bent out of shape. Keep cooooool.

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    I hope I get a cow permit for the coastal trail this fall. Maybe even a calf permit - veal!

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    Just so long

    as you don't call yourself a hunter.

    Go shoot dem wascally m-m-m-mooose

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutesonabanshee
    I hope I get a cow permit for the coastal trail this fall. Maybe even a calf permit - veal!
    mm..veal

    sorry, saw veal and had to drop in. Ah, moose hunting..."I almost had him, then he suddenly bolted into a dead walk!!"
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