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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Alfster's Dream Home

    Ever since I've gotten into biking, I've wanted to move out to the country where I could leave my yard and start biking on a paved country road. Well I think I may have found it. This is approx a 4 acre property facing a very sparcely travelled, paved road. Woo Hoo!!! The property is right in the heart of farm land (gorgeous scenery). There is even a stream going through the back of the property. I'm imagining a small mountain bike trail through the trees

    Here's the kicker, we haven't seen the property yet ... except on google and the realtor's website. The realtor said that the house is a completely remodelled, century brick & stone house. All new electrical, plumbing, furnace, windows, etc. The other kicker is simply the Economy. Hopefully my job is safe. It seems to be, however you never know.

    We see it on the weekend ... can't wait!





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    You could certainly get out on the road and ride. But from the looks of it, you could do a full century (metric or imperial) without turning the handlebars at all or climbing more than a few feet.

    Plus, the locals seem keen on building massive igloos directly on the roads. That would be weird to ride through.

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    You could certainly get out on the road and ride. But from the looks of it, you could do a full century (metric or imperial) without turning the handlebars at all or climbing more than a few feet.

    Plus, the locals seem keen on building massive igloos directly on the roads. That would be weird to ride through.
    Call me paranoid, but I don't want to give away my potential address (or nearby roads) over the internet. I know I live in Canada, but we don't have igloos on the roads ... they have to be at least 10 feet from the edge.

    You could easily do a few centuries in that area. My work is in a city approx 20 km's from this acreage (perfect commute) but in other directions there's nothing around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Call me paranoid, but I don't want to give away my potential address (or nearby roads) over the internet
    Google Earth? you could have just turned the roads layer off

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    Google Earth? you could have just turned the roads layer off
    You're right. I'm just to lazy to load it back onto my computer since I reformatted the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    You're right. I'm just to lazy to load it back onto my computer since I reformatted the drive.
    wait, Canada...paved road... I know where you live! (Canada only has one paved road, right...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    wait, Canada...paved road... I know where you live! (Canada only has one paved road, right...)
    yup, its the road joining mexico to northern ontario. You should know exactly where it is now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    yup, its the road joining mexico to northern ontario. You should know exactly where it is now..
    I think that's about where Springfield is located.

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    Good luck, Alfster. My fingers are crossed.

    Keep us posted. And take pics of the house. I wanna see the house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Good luck, Alfster. My fingers are crossed.

    Keep us posted. And take pics of the house. I wanna see the house!
    Thanks. I'll post pics on the weekend.

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    Hope it works out for you. Sounds like our utopian visions are closely aligned.
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    Is that a creek running through the property? If so, how totally awesome!

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    THIS is Alfster's dream house.


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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Sounds nice!! And your little doggies will enjoy the country too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    THIS is Alfster's dream house.


    Meh. No room for bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Meh. No room for bikes.
    No joke...not even enough room to change your mind.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    Is that a creek running through the property? If so, how totally awesome!
    You bet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Sounds nice!! And your little doggies will enjoy the country too!
    We'll have to create a fenced in section for the dogs. The road is just a bit too close. We'd let them roam around the property as long as we're out there with them, in case we need to call them away from danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    THIS is Alfster's dream house.
    wow. looks like someone bought a spacious alley and decided to put up a house.

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    Just ask about flooding from that creek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    Just ask about flooding from that creek.
    It's well away from the flood plain. There's a river about 3 km's away from the creek and all the land we'd be on slopes downward towards the river.

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    Be prepared to drive everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Meh. No room for bikes.
    there's plenty of wall space! just have to get creative with how you use your space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    Just ask about flooding from that creek.
    Or skeeters. I almost got a house with a creek in the back but there were hella skeeters. And then later that year I went by it and you can see how the owners where having an overflow thingy out to the street because if flooded. *whew!*
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    THIS is Alfster's dream house.


    Needs a backyard. So that when people come around asking if the house is up to code, you can brutally murder them and bury them in the backyard.

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    Just came back from seeing the house. The property was awesome ... the house sucked! It was advertised as a fully upgraded house, however all the upgrades were done very poorly. The rooms were all chopped up and small, and the basement was pretty much useless. NEXT!

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