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    slc neighborhoods: best "from the door" access?

    Apologies if you guys get inundated with "where to live" threads like the Front Range forums. I should know better...anyway

    So I'm looking at a potential (like 95% chance) transfer to our SLC (Murray) office. Can y'all offer some sage local advice as to what neighborhoods have best access to post-work riding? Outside of riding access, the closer to LCC, the better. Bonus points for walkable hoods, character, etc.

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    There is one trail in LCC, the Temple Quarry, but if I could live anywhere in the valley, it would be way out in the burbs, Draper. They are building tons of new trails in the Corner Canyon area which are all rideable right from your door. It is also not very far from LCC either.
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    I agree. Draper is the only place in the valley with great trails accessable from your front door. The Corner Canyon trails are excellent for training and afternoon bliss.

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    Draper does have some good stuff going on but I could never deal with 15 as my commute. That road is horrible IMO. Live in Park City/Kimball Junction/Summit Park. Real Estate that I have seen as of late is surprisingly affordable. I commuted through Parley's (80) for the past year it's better than 15 (again, IMO) Cooler in the summer, incredible trail access from your door, NO SMOG in a bad winter, etc. Do your shopping in the Valley but live in the Mtns. Good Luck!

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    Yeah I should have elaborated on my situation. I'm not really looking to buy a house or anything like that and I've no kids or any of those trappings that make a suburb appealing. I'm a single (almost) 30 yo that is used to walking everywhere - work, grocery store, bars, restaurants, etc. - Denver has me pretty spoiled. The idea of living in suburbia kinda frightens me

    I'd like to live near relatively close to LCC as skiing (I heart snowbird) is as important as riding bikes. It seems like PC would be a haul to the Murray office and not really the most environmentally friendly commute.

    I checked out that link (THANKS!) seems like Sugar House or the Avenues might be a good fit.

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    Depends on if you put more emphasis on being close to work or being close to play. I just moved to Sandy because of it's proximity to LCC and climbing but it's a pretty unappealing run across the valley to work. I like Sandy because I can get to the Bird or Corner Canyon without much fuss and if I skip I15, I can take I215 all the way in to work.
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    Hey H.

    If you like being within walking distance of stuff (downtown) and close to trails I'd look into the area just below or south of the Capital building and Memory Grove. Older, smaller, homes. Narrow, tree-lined streets and Dry Creek and City Creek are just a few blocks away for a nice climb up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail.

    I believe there's lots of things to rent in that area too with the University being pretty nearby.

    Access to Parley's Canyon via I-80 and therefore Park City is pretty close too.

    You might PM JMH or Chuky. They live kind of in that area and I think really like it.
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    I would say for your situation that "Sugar-Hood" would be the best fit.

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    For great summer and winter access plus neighborhood-liveability, Sugar House or 9th and 9th are probably best. The closer you are to an I-80 on-ramp, the better. In the summer this gives you quick access to Park City (tons of great summer riding there), and good access to the Cottonwoods in the winter.

    JMH and I live in the 9th and 9th neighborhood, which is good for walkability/bike friendly/close to public transit (I took the train downtown to meetings yesterday, so nice). Riding your bike to the bars in the summer is definitely an option here. It gets a bit chilly in the winter. The houses are old (ours is 106 years) and charming for the most part.

    I have over 50 days on my snowboard this year - living a bit further north doesn't affect my ability to get up the hill. Brighton is great for night riding and the backcountry is terrific all over the wasatch. I can ride my bike from my door to the Bonneville Shoreline trail, takes 20 minutes or so, but that is at a mellow pace.

    If you have a dog, there are far more dog-friendly opportunities in the north canyons - Memory Grove, Killyon, Mill Creek. No dogs in the Cottonwoods.

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    I think you live in Golden now? Nothing in the SLC like Golden not for biking access anyway; best bet for rides from the valley are the University area and Avenues, but that puts you further from the skiing, but coming from the I-70 sh$t show anywhere in the valley will feel like nothing to go skiing.

    Really skiing is number one in the Wasatch the biking season there is pretty short compared the Front Range. Big Cottonwood actually has some really good biking and access not just to the Crest Trail either, but again short season 4 months of riding at best up there.

    If you don't want a suburban feel Sugar House is the best bet, the city is lame and everything is pretty much suburbs. As far as mountain living Big Cottonwood is great....we lived up there for 3 years and it was awesome. There are some good rentals up there that will give you skiing and biking right from the front door both backcountry and resort. I even still skied LCC when living up in Big and the drive was still easier than I-70.

    Just be prepared SLC is a lot different than Denver.

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    This has all been super helpful, thanks. It appears a commute to the workpod from sugarhouse/9th&9th won't kill me and at 6+ miles, riding to work would be pretty easy as well (except for that whole not having a shower thing) .

    What's Liberty Park all about? Is it signifigantly different than 9th&9th?

    I'm really excited about being able to bike out the door, walk to the grocery store and be closer to skiing. Not to mention a great job opportunity with field work (yay!). Another 15-20 minutes up the hill won't break me, as steadyflow aptly pointed out, I'm used to I-70. Saturday I drove 151 miles and sat in traffic for 6.5 hours. Bleh.

    Not sure how the Wasatch biking season is any different than the high country season around here...which is also about four months long. I'd imagine that the close-in trails, e.g. bst/bobsled/antelope island open up around the same time the Front Range does. Plus the desert is much, much closer. That is going to make me one really happy girl.

    Sure, I'm going to miss great beer, high country riding and little mountain towns. SLC will be different, which is why I am taking the time now to really research the neighborhoods, where I live could make or break my experience. I'm not trying bag on slc; in all fairness, I couldn't live in most of the Denver area (I live downtown), it's a suburban sprawl pooh-hole. Most of Golden (outside of the downtown area) is too. So there

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    9th and 9th is a bit more centralized than the liberty park neighborhood. More food, grocery in one place. A bit more walkable. Liberty is still really close, but coffee is only a block away if you live at 9th and 9th.

    If you looked for a place between 9th south and 13th south, east of liberty park (but not on 7th east), you would be in a pretty mellow neighborhood.
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    Only one problem with Sugarhouse, Shelbak73 lives there.

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    Liberty and 9th

    Are essentially the same place. They are like 2 blocks apart. Of couse thats at the closest points. Even if you lived a little west of liberty you are still less then 5 min by bike from Starbucks and whatever else is at 9th and 9th thats so coveted.
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    If you're moving to Utah for the diverse subculture, and you have a new tat and fixie you wanna show off, look around 9th and 9th.

    If you're wanna be 15 minutes from Snowbird and be able to ride an ever improving trail network in the summer from your door, look in east Sandy or Draper.

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    Dude. I guess I better get off of Altazo's lawn...
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    If you are talking about walkability, living on the West side of Liberty would be kind of a schlep with a bunch of groceries, but other than that, yeah, they are close together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuky
    Dude. I guess I better get off of Altazo's lawn...

    It's not like that. This summer my "lawn" will be a pump track and you're welcome to stop by anytime so long as you're willing to dig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by altazo
    If you're moving to Utah for the diverse subculture, and you have a new tat and fixie you wanna show off, look around 9th and 9th.

    If you're wanna be 15 minutes from Snowbird and be able to ride an ever improving trail network in the summer from your door, look in east Sandy or Draper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by altazo
    It's not like that. This summer my "lawn" will be a pump track and you're welcome to stop by anytime so long as you're willing to dig.
    Got that covered already. My track is stop 2 for the SLC Pumptrack Championship Series...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuky
    Got that covered already. My track is stop 2 for the SLC Pumptrack Championship Series...

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    very nice!

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    That's awesome, I want one.

    Thanks everyone for your local insight, I really appreciate your thoughts. Unfortunately, there is no perfect place. If the same neighborhood made everyone happy, where would everyone else live?

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    I agree with chuky, et al. Sugarhood is a great mix of walkability, interstate access, downtown access and access to Shoreline. Just my opinion, but you couldn't convince me to live in Draper with any amount of bike trails.

    I lived at about 13th and 9th and could walk to Sugarhouse plaza, a grocery store, a convenience store, a green store, a couple bakeries, a sushi joint, a dry cleaner, a local produce shop....etc, etc. Riding the bike up to the Shoreline was a bit of a chore, but coming back down, it was only about 10 minutes from the bottom of Bobsled to my house.

    Damn, I miss Utah.

    Edit: I got easily 50+ days of skiing in LCC each season before my daughter was born. Alta was doable in 30 minutes if I left early enough and the roads weren't bad...25 if I was driving like a typical Utard.
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    Another option is up around the foothills area, not really a neighborhoody area but close to some grocery stores and such. Really 9th and 9th area is a good place.
    I lived right on 1300 E and 100 S for my college days, one year I was able to bike to class every day as we had no snow down there all year. I think some years you can probably ride bobsled all year round too. Just remember don't do any breathing outside if it is smoggy, it'll take years off of your life, haha.. I still remember back in the heavy smog of 03 or 04 and all the fools running along the road going up to snowbird at 6 in the morning, doesn't get much dumber then that, dark, foggy and breathing in crap!

    I miss living in Utah too, might be moving back this fall.

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    I live in the Avenues. It's a great little liberal enclave with access to the Bobsled trail out your front door, and easily rideable access to all the good dinner spots in town. 25 minutes to the entrance of Milcreek Canyon, 35 to bottom of LCC/BCC. Anything south of 2700 (Sugarhouse boundary) is getting into serious suburbia. If I were you, I'd stay north of 21st if at all possible. That's where all my 30-something single, outdoorsy friends live.

    edit: and 40 minutes to Park City if you want some of that action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheezl
    Only one problem with Sugarhouse, Shelbak73 lives there.
    Every neighborhood needs it's curmudgeon, it adds to it's character.

    Hey Athalliah, For better or worse I live near 10th east and 17th south here in Sugarhouse. A leasurely 5min by bike to dinning, shopping, liquor store, theaters and pubs. 20min by car to BCC, 30min to LCC, and 25min to P.C. I'll tell you something I tell others who think about moving to Salt Lake"You may not love it here, but oh well"
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    Inversion

    Don't forget to consider the inversion. While SLC has much to offer. This winter it also was winning the "worst air in the country" award. While I share your feelings about commuting up and down the canyons for work, there are many days in the winter that I leave Salt Lake with pain in my lungs because breathing the air hurts. Some days they tell people not to go outside. Not just old, sick and young people, but everybody. I never quite figured out how they keep the particulates only outside the buildings.
    High up in the Avenues is better than lower. But I am hoping to find work somewhere else so I don't poison myself to make a living.
    When I came to Utah about 20 years ago, I moved into the Avenues and I found it so depressing with the dark sky that I only lasted two months. I do love my job though and Momentum gym is one of the best in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbak73
    Every neighborhood needs it's village idiot, it adds to it's character.
    I fixed it for you......or don't you remember.

    I agree with Shelbak about the advantages of living near 21st south.
    On the other hand, I love fresh fish, but I don't want to live next to a fish market. (p-eww) Best to keep 21st south, a few blocks to the south.
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    This might come to a shock to people but I actually think I'd like it there. I've visited in the summer and had a wonderful experience; I enjoyed the weather, the riding and the town. I'm looking forward to the move (I just wish we'd get everything finalized - patience isn't one of my strong points). Change is exciting and this seems to be a good one. I love it here but riding from town isn't an option; where you guys have the option of city living, quick trail access and a bit of mediocre skiing. Can't wait to get in on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by wheezl
    On the other hand, I love fresh fish, but I don't want to live next to the fish market. (p-eww) Best to keep 21st south, a few blocks to the south
    Do you guys really have a fish market in slc? I don't think we've any here. What about Mexican/Asian markets?

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    Don't forget to consider the inversion.... and Momentum gym is one of the best in the country.
    Denver isn't much better. My commute from Golden to Denver caused me to develop a nasty cough, sore throat and burning eyes and I was advised to stop riding to work by my dr. Not to mention nothing seemed more depressing than driving home from a weekend in the mountains into a brown cloud.

    Momentum is absolutely amazing, love their bouldering problems. I anticipate spending a good bit of time there. So stoked

    Oh yeah... can you buy ipa in state stores? While I've been to Utah a lot, I've managed never to walk into a state store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    Denver isn't much better. My commute from Golden to Denver caused me to develop a nasty cough, sore throat and burning eyes and I was advised to stop riding to work by my dr. Not to mention nothing seemed more depressing than driving home from a weekend in the mountains into a brown cloud.
    Actually Denver is a 1,000 times better than SLC for air quality....if you have problems in Denver you will have a really hard time with the air in SLC. Some of my friends who live there and have for over 10 years now have developed asthma. When the inversion sets in during the winter months you will be wishing you didn't live in that valley. I can not overstate how bad the inversion gets there it really is depressing and horrible for your health.

    We lived there for 10 years and spent about half our time in the mountains and half in the valley and there is no way I could live in that valley again (there are other reasons), but the air quality is a big one.

    When it is sunny and clear the SLC valley is one of the most impressive sites I have seen anywhere.

    And yes you can get IPA at the state store.....you will just pay more for real beer there. Anywhere from 20 to 100 percent more depending on the beer, not sure how they set the prices....oh yeah and it is warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    This might come to a shock to people but I actually think I'd like it there. I've visited in the summer and had a wonderful experience; I enjoyed the weather, the riding and the town. I'm looking forward to the move (I just wish we'd get everything finalized - patience isn't one of my strong points). Change is exciting and this seems to be a good one. I love it here but riding from town isn't an option; where you guys have the option of city living, quick trail access and a bit of mediocre skiing. Can't wait to get in on that.



    Do you guys really have a fish market in slc? I don't think we've any here. What about Mexican/Asian markets?



    Denver isn't much better. My commute from Golden to Denver caused me to develop a nasty cough, sore throat and burning eyes and I was advised to stop riding to work by my dr. Not to mention nothing seemed more depressing than driving home from a weekend in the mountains into a brown cloud.

    Momentum is absolutely amazing, love their bouldering problems. I anticipate spending a good bit of time there. So stoked

    Oh yeah... can you buy ipa in state stores? While I've been to Utah a lot, I've managed never to walk into a state store.
    Invest in home brewing. $20-$30 bucks to have 5 gallons on tap in your fridge. Or if you want to bottle its a little more labor intensive. And the state liquor stores are the place to buy beer if you don't want to make it

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    Do you guys really have a fish market in slc? I don't think we've any here. What about Mexican/Asian markets?
    Oops, sorry, didn't mean to get your hopes up. Just saying it's nice to have those amentites close, but not too close. Sorry no fish market that I've found. Several latino, asian, greek markets can be found around town.

    Oh yeah... can you buy ipa in state stores? While I've been to Utah a lot, I've managed never to walk into a state store.
    Yes, of course. I think you'll be plesantly suprised with the selection of beer, wine. Last year they had Rogue, yellow snow IPA and two other, inferior brands of IPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    I love it here but riding from town isn't an option; where you guys have the option of city living, quick trail access and a bit of mediocre skiing. Can't wait to get in on that.

    Denver isn't much better. My commute from Golden to Denver caused me to develop a nasty cough, sore throat and burning eyes and I was advised to stop riding to work by my dr. Not to mention nothing seemed more depressing than driving home from a weekend in the mountains into a brown cloud.
    What do you mean mediocre skiing, I grew up in Aspen, lived in Tahoe, Utah and have traveled all over the world for skiing and Utah has some of the best around! Though the crowds suck sometime, but it is nothing like the hordes of gomers in Denver going up to A basin, copper and winter park.

    Steadyflow is right about the inversion, it is worse then Denver, It is the thickest nastiest soup you have ever seen. Though it varies from year to year. You definitely don't want to breath it too much, I have a little bit of asthma now and I do think it is from living there for 4 years. If I move back there I am either going to be commuting from PC or living high up in the foothills.
    Don't get me wrong, I love Utah, the proximity to all the awesome outdoors is sweet, along with it's cost of living and big city amenities, which is why I'm thinking of going back.

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    Fresh fish market....Market Street/Oyster Bar has a market in the restaurant. I worked at the Cottonwood location for 3 years. They really do get the highest quality fish in SLC...some of the best I have seen anywhere IMO.

    http://www.ginc.com/home.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by steadyflow
    Fresh fish market....Market Street/Oyster Bar has a market in the restaurant. I worked at the Cottonwood location for 3 years. They really do get the highest quality fish in SLC...some of the best I have seen anywhere IMO.

    http://www.ginc.com/home.htm

    There is a real fish market downtown. Forget the name, near pioneer park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willymcd
    What do you mean mediocre skiing
    You're not very good at sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuky
    There is a real fish market downtown. Forget the name, near pioneer park.
    Caputo's I believe. I'm in Mass. for a few weeks on business, and I'm dying to get back to UT. Of course they picked the big snow month to send me away!
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    no, not caputos...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuky
    no, not caputos...
    Cool, well there's one next to there too
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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    You're not very good at sarcasm.
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    The fish market next to Caputos is called Aquarius. Good stuff. If he doesn't have it he can get it the next day.

    http://www.aquariusfish.com/
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    and theres a bike shop (binghams) next to aquarius
    It puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the hose!

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    This is a bit of an overstatement IMO. Denver can get really really bad air quality, and I'm sure it does so more often than SLC. Salt Lake gets awful inversion and pollution (worse than Denver or even Los Angeles) for ~6 weeks/year. The rest of the time the air is at least passable, and usually quite good.

    Everyone freaks out (justifiably - we really need some changes here to address the air quality) for 6-8 weeks in the winter, usually January, and then we're good to go for the most part. I'm not saying it's not bad in SLC, but it's pretty awful in Denver as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by steadyflow
    Actually Denver is a 1,000 times better than SLC for air quality....if you have problems in Denver you will have a really hard time with the air in SLC. Some of my friends who live there and have for over 10 years now have developed asthma. When the inversion sets in during the winter months you will be wishing you didn't live in that valley. I can not overstate how bad the inversion gets there it really is depressing and horrible for your health.

    We lived there for 10 years and spent about half our time in the mountains and half in the valley and there is no way I could live in that valley again (there are other reasons), but the air quality is a big one.

    When it is sunny and clear the SLC valley is one of the most impressive sites I have seen anywhere.

    And yes you can get IPA at the state store.....you will just pay more for real beer there. Anywhere from 20 to 100 percent more depending on the beer, not sure how they set the prices....oh yeah and it is warm.

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    i love the bountiful woods cross area, close to the mountains, but not as congested as downtown, but close enough to get there quick. I can ride the legacy trail daily its a mile from my house and its always empty

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    So just a brief update, my transfer is official. I'll be an slc resident as of June 1st. Try to contain your excitement.

    And y'all are not going to believe where I am going to end up after all that. Suburbia.
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    Well, I kinda jumped into this a bit late but I didn't want to shoot my wad and not have 'all my ducks in a row.'
    Anyhoo... I acquired a small bit of property behind the U of U (Dry Creek area) from 'a friend' of Brian Mitchell. It's nothing to brag about, but for a single guy traveling in shabby sandals it's the ducks nuts.

    Here's the skinny:

    -Only a minute's ride to the Bonneville Shoreline trail in Salt Lake City, UT or about 40 minutes if you're hauling an unwilling kidnap victim dressed like Casper the Friendly Ghost under the cover of darkness.
    -15 sq ft.
    -Hand dug pit.
    -Root, rock free.
    -360 degrees of 'windows.'
    -Convertible top/sun roof.
    -Matching toilet pit.
    -Stocked with plenty of religious reading material.
    -Completely zero-scaped so next to no maintenence.
    -Squirrel friendly.
    Rent: Should anything tragic happen to you, you release the book/film rights to Ed and Lois Smart, LTD.

    I'm certain you can get out of your current lease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    So just a brief update, my transfer is official. I'll be an slc resident as of June 1st. T.
    i am in a great area for trails and to connect to other trails. north or south there is lots of trials as well.

    pm me when you get in and i will show you around the mountains.
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    Sweet, you will be here just after the new brewery opens. Only 9 Utah blocks from 9th and 9th.

    http://epicbrewing.blogspot.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuky
    Sweet, you will be here just after the new brewery opens. Only 9 Utah blocks from 9th and 9th.

    http://epicbrewing.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the heads up on the brewery; I hadn't heard about it. The blog/story is great! I for one, would like to try the oatmeal stout. When is it supposed to open?

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    It's Just A Big Conspiracy Theory

    I swear, it's just too easy here.

    Sorry Ms. Athalliah Ali Khamenei Hagar, I'm not into self censorship. Perhaps after you've settled in you'll get the reference and it's significance to a popular local mountain bike trail. After all it was all over the national news not that long ago for weeks on end.

    Perhaps not.

    Granted, there are some wierd people here, present company included. But I wouldn't go so far as to flatter yourself that some 16 year old kid on a clapped out Stinky is going to show up at your door and shiv you with a broken spoke after reading any of your posts .

    I can't ride 45! either.

    Lighten up and be certain to yield to those climbing.


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    Um, your post freaked me right the eff out.

    I'm going to edit mine to remove any sort of detail. Would you please be so kind to take yours out? I figured CH was big enough to where I could say I was in X hood and that was nondescript enough. Apparently not.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wookie
    Thanks for the heads up on the brewery; I hadn't heard about it. The blog/story is great! I for one, would like to try the oatmeal stout. When is it supposed to open?
    I heard May 17....I'm pretty excited about this. I hope the beer is good and they make it.
    more info here:

    http://beernews.org/2010/04/epic-bre...ry-since-2006/

    p.s. It's about damn time this thread got derailled.

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    Hmmm...maybe the OP should be concerned. I didn't realize he was lurking here.

    stalker is not a member of any public groups

    Figures.

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    slc, your post indirectly kidnapping at knife point and rape. That's not a joke.

    Anyway, sorry if I managed to offend half the slc community with this thread. I don't know much about the area, I was looking for help and I certainly didn't intend for it to turn out this way. Thanks to those who offered constructive beta.

    I am pretty stoked about checking out that new brewery, thanks for that Chuky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    slc, you post indirectly kidnapping at knife point and rape. That's not a joke.

    Anyway, sorry if I managed to offend half the slc community with this thread.
    If you did, that's kinda cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    slc, your post indirectly kidnapping at knife point and rape. That's not a joke.
    Well, I think that's a matter of perspective.

    I remember running into Brian Mitchell and Barsee (sp?) downtown years ago near the old malls. They would just walk right up in front of you in their white robes, stick their hands out for a donation and not say a word. And they smelled like old mushrooms.

    Again, lighten up.

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    MOAR CENTAUR!
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    Spare Some Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    MOAR CENTAUR!
    Is that a change cup hanging in front of his leatherclad junk?

    Some day I'll have a man mane like that.


    Some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    Momentum is absolutely amazing, love their bouldering problems. I anticipate spending a good bit of time there. So stoked

    Oh yeah... can you buy ipa in state stores? While I've been to Utah a lot, I've managed never to walk into a state store.
    I'm in the bouldering area of Momentum 3-4 nights/week. Send me a PM if you're ever looking for a belaying partner. I can point you in the right direction with the homebrew as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom S
    I'm in the bouldering area of Momentum 3-4 nights/week. Send me a PM if you're ever looking for a belaying partner. I can point you in the right direction with the homebrew as well.
    I'm assuming you meant me since I was the last person posting up before yours despite the fact that you quoted someone else.
    Yes, I would be interested in a 'belaying partner' to point me in the right direction with the 'homebrew.' PM is on the way.

    I'm so excited!

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    Just dawned on me during my dust ride on Tuesday.
    For those of you who worry about riding on inversion or dust storm days, Google "Respro"
    These masks work really well.

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