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    I'm Thinkin' Of Moving To Portland...

    ...Oregon, that is.

    Let the persuasion/dissuasion begin.
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    I can think of a lot worse places you can go, why Portland? Portland has a lot to offer.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Last edited by scottogo; 07-10-06 at 07:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty
    I can think of a lot worse places you can go, why Portland? Portland has a lot to offer.

    I'm at a crossroads in my life, and just endured a major loss that sort of broke my ties to the South.

    I'm always dreaming of the Pacific Northwest and the big woods, I'm sort of a modern day, green romantic, Muiresque type. Time for a change. Life is short, I have nothing left to lose. I don't have anything to take with me besides my brain and a bike, and frankly speaking...I'm scared and thrilled of the idea at the same time.

    Also considering: Seattle, Mtn. View, Colorado, Moab, Utah, New Mexico.

    P.O. is at the top of the list. Well, after Whistler, BC.

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    Curious....why? Just wondering....since you offered. Job? Family, Scenery??? What up 'dipper"
    Just Do It..

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    Thanks, Scott.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17
    Curious....why? Just wondering....since you offered. Job? Family, Scenery??? What up 'dipper"
    New start. No job, no family, nothing will be there but me and my bike...and my laptop, of course!

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    I'll probably sell my car, house, and most of my furniture.

    Well, maybe not the furniture. It took me ten years to collect those antiques. *sigh* Gotta let go, too many bad memories....

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    "We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven's sake, don't move here to live."

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    umm...okay Zach. But that's the type of attitude that makes me want to rebel and do the exact opposite a person tells me to do.

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    Mind explaining why you want to move so we can understand. But, mountain view sounds good to me.

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    Hey, move to Cali. You have a friend here. A friend who has things in common with you. You know who is playing with RZ, right? You SLY thing, you....((hugs))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Mind explaining why you want to move so we can understand. But, mountain view sounds good to me.
    I want to avoid paralysis by analysis. I've spent too much time choked by reason.

    I need to trust my gut on this one.

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    I hear Moab is a really great place to ride!
    And just FYI the Ocean is f**king cold in Oregon
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    "Thank you for visiting, now go home!"

    Would you want to live in a state that honors this slogan?

    Okay, that was the good ol' days. Wouldn't live anywhere else myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaman

    Would you want to live in a state that honors this slogan?
    Actually, yes.

    One motivating factor for leaving Atlanta; to escape the Disney version of itself that it has become in the last ten years.

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    Well, here is one reason Portland is a great town:


    And here is another reason:


    Yet another


    You've listed some nice options, good luck with your decision.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Woah.

    That's amazing.

    You forgot pictures of the cold rain.

    Wow. Beautiful town. Just gorgeous.
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    Oh Bah! Come to Cali where the real life is. We have real drug dealers, real prostitutes, real expensive houses and real bad schools. Toughen you up, baby!!!
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    Yeah, the south bay area is a zoo of it's own breed. If you want something bautiful, but rather odd at once, but in a good way....go check it out.

    Oh, and if you ever go to the area around SJSU, ignore the gay male prostitutes...they are pretty much a protected species, and will leave you alone if you ignore them.

    On the brightside, that areas has incredible mountains to go play in, as well as great roads to play on...and there is a BMX park, so whatever floats your boat, they have it.

    Oh, and you get the yumminess of TK Noodle....they need to open one down here...NOW!
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    I'm thinking . . . Portland or . . . Seattle. Where are you moving from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagathon
    I'm thinking . . . Portland or . . . Seattle. Where are you moving from?
    Atlanta. All of the sciztophrenic weather, none of the coastline.

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    Portland is a wonderful place to ride a bicycle, that's for sure. Seattle's not bad either, especially compared to Atlanta. It tends to be sunnier for a little longer here than in Seattle. I prefer the community feel of Portland to Seattle, but that's just me. Seattle is a bigger city, so you tend to have more going on.

    I moved here from metro Detroit 10 years ago. My brother followed me out 5 years later. We can't imagine living anywhere else.

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    Oh were bribing him with pics eh.


    Breath taking san francisco climbs!


    Lots of people to get you clostrophobic!


    aMAZING Trail rides


    and if your life really sucks, jumping off the golden gate is a must!

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    You go, Pheard (that's my baby brother!)
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