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    I love my city

    Not mine...

    I decided to not work during spring break and travel somewhere. I have no idea what I want to do, though. Not going anywhere out of the country. Want a fairly unique experience. May or may not have one or more of my bikes (depending on distance from home. No likey fly with bikes). Want to avoid snow, but it doesn't really matter.

    So, what is so great about your city? Why would it be worth visiting?

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    My city is the greatest city eva! We have some of the best mountain biking in the midwest! And it's home of Taerom, the coolest person ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona
    Want to avoid snow
    Oh, nevermind then.

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    Because it is absolutely a wonderful place to ride your bike and for bike fun. Come for Pedalpalooza.

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    Dallas, we killed Kennedy!
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    so cal...its summer here all the time.
    Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Dallas, we killed Kennedy!
    Tomato heading your way!!!
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty
    Tomato heading your way!!!
    Lots of people come to Dallas to see Dealey Plaza, grassy knoll, school book depository, really.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    http://www.city-data.com and their associated forum has lots of city stats and info (although it's directed more towards people looking to move, but it might help).
    "I got my lips chewed off by a dingo!" --David Letterman

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    You can visit Highland Park, Michigan
    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...ead.php?t=8752
    That is if you are into the post apocolyptical feeling of an abandoned city.
    Plus, if you bring your bike, you are guaranteed to get it stolen and have your body violated and mutilated in a most inhumane way... ever see "The Hills Have Eyes"?

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    A city built on rock and roll would be structurally unsound

    just as a fyi, yanno

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    You definitely want to think about SF man.



    It's all about SPREADING the love.

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    You don't want to come here. Unless you don't mind the pitbulls that attack, drug dealers, high price homes, sirens, loud music all hours of the night, drive bys as a daily thing, people who tell those who speak English in a different language to get the heck out of their town, car jackings, robberies, rude people, high grocery prices, higher taxes, air pollution, funky tasting water, thumb tack sabotage on trails, and stolen bikes. I could add more but I really don't want to scare anyone.

    But! If you come my way, I'll treat you to lunch.
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    Siu, you're forgetting about the LOVE. We have plenty of LOVE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    You don't want to come here. Unless you don't mind the pitbulls that attack, drug dealers, high price homes, sirens, loud music all hours of the night, drive bys as a daily thing, people who tell those who speak English in a different language to get the heck out of their town, car jackings, robberies, rude people, high grocery prices, higher taxes, air pollution, funky tasting water, thumb tack sabotage on trails, and stolen bikes. I could add more but I really don't want to scare anyone.

    But! If you come my way, I'll treat you to lunch.
    Detroit?

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    No, but I'd rather be there instead of here, that's for sure.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Kansas City = not very exciting. It's a nice comfortable place to live, but there's not much that's super great about it. The plaza is a neat place to eat and shop, and that's about it. It's not very bike friendly. The BBQ, on the other hand, is to die for.

    Manhattan, KS (home of Kansas State University) is actually far better in terms of biking. There's not much to do if you don't go to school here, but if you ride 4 miles in any direction, you are out in the beautiful flint hills.

    Overall, Kansas is beautiful, but there's just not much to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pj7
    Detroit?
    Detroit is a walk in the park compared to SF. Castro district baybuh. Straight rainbow powarr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    No, but I'd rather be there instead of here, that's for sure.
    So you want all that you have plus icy, slushy misery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Detroit is a walk in the park compared to SF. Castro district baybuh. Straight rainbow powarr.
    Oh c'mon. If you stay out Bayview, Hunters Point and the Sunnydale projects, SF is pretty tame from a safety standpoint. Even the Tenderloin is more seedy than unsafe (unless yu are trying to live on the street). There are some parts of Oakland you do not want to be in after dark, or even before dark, and most of Richmond is best avoided. But most of SF and the Bay Area is pretty safe - certainly nothing to compare to Bed-Sty or South Bronx or South-Central LA.

    The SF Bay Area, all in all, truly is God's country. Tremendous riding, road or off-road. Virtually any outdoor recreation you could want within a half day's drive (and usually significantly less). In the summer, if you like hot, go a few miles inland. if you don't like hot, stay near the coast (50's or 60's most of the time right on the ocean). Stunning scenery all over the place. Top drawer restaurants and great cheap eats. Incredible diversity of visual and performing arts. Pro sports, college sports, high school sports, and participatory sports all in abundance. People who, by and large, are very tolerant of what others do, as long as you aren't doing it in the streets and scaring the horses.

    The main downside: housing is stupid expensive, both renting and buying. Oh, and the fact that there will eventualy be an earthquake that will make Hurricane Katrina look like a fresh spring shower . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb
    So you want all that you have plus icy, slushy misery?

    Hey....Free slurpees for everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Hey....Free slurpees for everyone!
    Within ten minutes of the snow falling in any decent sized town, it will not be giving you a hankering for slurpees. Trust me on this one.
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

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    Philly, Stay out of Philly! They're averaging more than one murder a day so far.

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    New Orleans if you looking to have a good time.

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    [Randy Newman]I love LA[/Randy Newman]

    But LA is not my city, I have not even been there.

    My town is Lebanon, NH

    Haven't been here long enough to know if I like it or not. Give me one riding season to decide and I will let you know.
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