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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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    Vancouver, BC.

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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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    Morgantown WV

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by delay View Post
    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.

    -cue violin music-

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    Quote Originally Posted by delay View Post
    Saddly this is my PhD, I can't reasonably go to school any longer...
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    RE: Your signature

    Dear Bike Forum Member,

    Old Style tastes like ass.

    Sincerely,

    Me

    P.S. Your link is misspelled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    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.

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

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