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Old 08-14-07, 03:13 PM   #1
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mountain biking thought expiriment.

I will probably need to be leaving the world of graduate school and getting one of the "real jobs". As such I need to start thinking about where I want to live. I was wondering what you folks have to say about locations good for biking here is what I would like.

1 good local bike shops
2 good selection of trails in driving distance
3 good racing scene within several hours.

Importantly, close enough to an urban center where I can find a job.
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Bay Area, CA
Choose Berkeley or Alameda. They are the most green cities in the Bay Area in my opinion. They are both quite bicycle friendly.
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expiriment/ experiment ... give me a break I am typing with a broken collarbone full of vicoden
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Boston and or Western Mass may be worth a look
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The Denver metro area is killer for all of these.
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Close to tons of awesome trails/ state parks...good bike shops....the WVMBA has a ton of races....and it's only a little over an hour from Pittsburgh
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Look for cities with doctoral programs - -that's the only 'real job' suited to people with masters degrees.
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Look for cities with doctoral programs - -that's the only 'real job' suited to people with masters degrees.
Saddly this is my PhD, I can't reasonably go to school any longer...
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Saddly this is my PhD, I can't reasonably go to school any longer...
Oh, then you really are in a pickle . . . you have gone all the way and have left yourself with no marketable job skills. You will be limited to cities with major research universities.

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Dear Bike Forum Member,

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P.S. Your link is misspelled.

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Oh, then you really are in a pickle . . . you have gone all the way and have left yourself with no marketable job skills. You will be limited to cities with major research universities.

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Ah yes, the difficult transition from academia to the real world. There's always law school.
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