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View Poll Results: Where should Flippin' live??
Spokane, WA 1 2.38%
Seattle, WA 5 11.90%
Portland, OR 8 19.05%
Somewhere else 13 30.95%
Pie 15 35.71%
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Old 05-07-07, 08:56 AM   #1
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"Hello, ______, are you ready to rock??"

Where should Flippin' move for the summer??
Jobs, housing, etc. not as important as quality bike riding.
If you list "Somewhere Else", yooz better be able to tell me where/why.
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Dallas, close to Cuda, Lotek, Jsharr, et al! Pup is within a few hours drive.
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Summer in Maine. Its cheap, god damned beautiful, and there are quite literally hundreds of miles of xc skiing trails that are really fun to ride (and lots of nice road riding too).
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You didn't list NYC so I voted for pie.
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she could have listed Valhalla and I still would have voted pie.
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That's why there is a "somewhere else" option...kind of like a write-in option for the crazy people.
edit: I voted for pie, and it's my own poll.
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Pie, honestly, you can go through life with nothing more than good pie.
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That's why there is a "somewhere else" option...kind of like a write-in option for the crazy people.
edit: I voted for pie, and it's my own poll.
Okay, since you voted pie, here is where you have to go.
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Okay, since you voted pie, here is where you have to go.
FTW.

Except I'll bet it's 120 ****ing degrees in the summer...but still...
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Denver. I shouldn't have to explain.
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Somewhere else: da U.P.

'nuff said.
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FTW.

Except I'll bet it's 120 ****ing degrees in the summer...but still...
Let's approach this logically. Presuming you want to stay in the US..

Since you don't like 120 degrees, we can take hell ... er, I mean Texas, southern New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and the central valley of California out of play.

I'm guessing you'd be bored with completely flat - so scratch Florida, Delaware, Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Indiana, most of Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, western Oklahoma and Louisianna.

Wide open spaces can be nice, but you seem to like people, so nix Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, the Dakotas and Alaska.

Crowded places are a drag for cycling, so scratch the rest of the eastern seaboard, and L.A.

I'm guessing you don't want to break the bank with this adventure, so Hawaii, and Coastal California are gone too.

Southern states have some charm, but come with an overdose of humidity and plenty of bugs to swallow - you've kissed Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and coastal South Carolina goodbye.

Deliverance not quite your style? Sayonara West Virginia, Kentucky Arkansas and Tennessee.

So we're doen to what now? The Pacific Northwest, California foothills, Utah, Colorado, eastern Oklahoma, Missouri, the western portions of the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, portions of upstate New York and Vermont.

Do you love rain? If so, your poll cenetered on the right places.
Do you like large mountains? If yes, you get to choose between Colorado, Utah and and the California foothills.
Have you always wondered what kudzu is? If this is your burning desire, proceed directly to the western Carolinas.
If you want to never ride a mile without finding a hill, Vermont is the right place.
What you're left with for choices are my favorite places for spending the summer riding - the Shenandoah and Susquehanna Valleys, and rural upstate New York.

My place to recommend - Boiling Springs, PA. It's a scenic little town with good riding in any direction you care to head. Mountain biking? Yes. Road biking? Even better. You can find relatively flat roads, rollers and hard climbs within 5 miles. It's also right at the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail, and about 12 miles from my house. and who doesn't have a burning desire to go for a ride with me at least once in a lifetime.

See, perfectly logical
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NYC! Explanation: Best food anywhere and you can burn it all off riding to the restaurant and back. As evidence, I submit my friend who volunteered to ride to Coney Island for beer, hotdogs, cheese fries, fried clams and rides on the Cyclone immediately following. This friend hasn't ridden a bike in years.
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Rather than clarifying my decision, this thread has just made things more complicated.
Solution: Flippin's Magical Mystery Cross-Country Couch-Crashing Bicycling, Beer-Drinking and Pie Tour.


Thoughts??
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Rather than clarifying my decision, this thread has just made things more complicated.
Solution: Flippin's Magical Mystery Cross-Country Couch-Crashing Bicycling and Beer-Drinking Tour.

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You forgot pie. And burittos.
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You can actually eat kudzu. Free food! Which means more money to spend on bike parts!
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Rather than clarifying my decision, this thread has just made things more complicated.
Solution: Flippin's Magical Mystery Cross-Country Couch-Crashing Bicycling and Beer-Drinking Tour.

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Uh-oh, stand clear! Here comes BDG, first on this bus!


Actually, sounds like fun. You can swang by and pick me up.
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you will have to sleep on the top bunk with Wade or on the sleeper sofa, but casa de sharrock has vacancies.
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Now this is a tour I can get down with. We should all get a beat up old VW bus and tour the country sleeping on people's sofas and eating their pie and drinking their beer.
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Rather than clarifying my decision, this thread has just made things more complicated.
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Consider your Denver accommodations taken care of.
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now MV is getting a little jealous. 48 states by bike in one summer.
What a way to spend the time.
Make it to GA, and I'll buy you a brew and the pie will be pizza pie.
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Where should Flippin' move for the summer??
Jobs, housing, etc. not as important as quality bike riding.
If you list "Somewhere Else", yooz better be able to tell me where/why.
Lafayette, Indiana, because we live here!
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Now this is a tour I can get down with. We should all get a beat up old VW bus and tour the country sleeping on people's sofas and eating their pie and drinking their beer.
No VW bus, go by Human Power......bicycles! We can also terrify Chinese Buffet's across country!
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