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    Change the name of this Subforum??

    I was thinking that changing the name of this subforum from Mountain-Prairie to Mountain-Plains would have a better ring to it.

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    Sure, why not.

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    Plus, "Prairie" sounds a bit too quaint and cozy. Think of "Little House on the Prairie".

    While Plains sounds bold and adventurous. Think of "Fortress on the Plains". (I made that up ).

    And aren't states like KS, ND, NE and SD referred to as "The Plains States" anyway?
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    Or the plane states, like the ones everyone flies over in a plane.

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    Yeah.... Illinois is the "Prairie State" and we're already in the Great Lakes sub-forum.

    It is more accurately Plains.

    If you send a PM to Joe Gardner, I'm sure he'll be willing to consider the name change. He lives somewhere in the Mountain region, if I recall....

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    oh.... i agree! plains is much better! (i think joe is in utah!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanp
    Or the plane states, like the ones everyone flies over in a plane.
    The plane flew over the plain Plain State.....

    Almost everyone that I know who's traveled through the Plains States say they're kind of boring to look at and that there's not much geographic diversity. But I still would like to travel through North and South Dakota. I've only seen them from about 35,000 feet, but I'm kind of inspired and awed by their bleakness.

    I did travel through Kansas and thought that the eastern portion was rather beautiful. I didn't see much of the western portion as it was dark by the time I got there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    Yeah.... Illinois is the "Prairie State" and we're already in the Great Lakes sub-forum.

    It is more accurately Plains.

    If you send a PM to Joe Gardner, I'm sure he'll be willing to consider the name change. He lives somewhere in the Mountain region, if I recall....
    Good points.

    I'll pm Joe as well and if that doesn't work, then maybe Caligurl can help me out. It seems as though she can pull a few strings!
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    I'll make the change soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost
    Good points.

    I'll pm Joe as well and if that doesn't work, then maybe Caligurl can help me out. It seems as though she can pull a few strings!
    wow! i don't know where you got THAT impression! lol! i have no more and hopefully no less influence on joe than any other forum member! i probably am more persistent than most others.... (i.e bugging him about the socal forum!) but i BELIEVED in it... and it's proven to be a good thing!

    that is, of course... unless joe likes all the lovie smilies i used when PM-ing him!... begging (literally) for the socal forum! but somehow i doubt that! it think he knew it was needed!

    now back to our regularly scheduled forum posting!

    (and thanx, joe... for all you do here!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by caligurl
    wow! i don't know where you got THAT impression! lol! i have no more and hopefully no less influence on joe than any other forum member! i probably am more persistent than most others.... (i.e bugging him about the socal forum!) but i BELIEVED in it... and it's proven to be a good thing!

    that is, of course... unless joe likes all the lovie smilies i used when PM-ing him!... begging (literally) for the socal forum! but somehow i doubt that! it think he knew it was needed!

    now back to our regularly scheduled forum posting!

    (and thanx, joe... for all you do here!)
    I was just giving you props for being one of the main supporters of creating a SoCal subforum. And now Joe has taken that idea (and perhaps others) to create the whole Regional Discussions sub forum, which is another good idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
    I'll make the change soon.
    Thank you!

    And using the proposed SoCal jersey design as a starting point, I'm going to try to create a similar, yet different design for the Mountain-Plains folk. I'll use mountain outlines (kind of like the image on a Colorado license plate) to represent the mountain states, and a charging buffalo (much like the image the Buffalo Bills use on their football helmets) to represent the plains states --- stay tuned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost
    And using the proposed SoCal jersey design as a starting point, I'm going to try to create a similar, yet different design for the Mountain-Plains folk. I'll use mountain outlines (kind of like the image on a Colorado license plate) to represent the mountain states, and a charging buffalo (much like the image the Buffalo Bills use on their football helmets) to represent the plains states --- stay tuned.
    Sweet! Again, I'm not in that region (though I did live in Fort Collins for a time and we always skied in CO when growing up), I'll be interested in a jersey.

    We're mulling over the design on a Great Lakes version and just waiting to get it finalized. Be on the lookout for that in the near future....

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost


    And using the proposed SoCal jersey design as a starting point, I'm going to try to create a similar, yet different design for the Mountain-Plains folk. I'll use mountain outlines (kind of like the image on a Colorado license plate) to represent the mountain states, and a charging buffalo (much like the image the Buffalo Bills use on their football helmets) to represent the plains states --- stay tuned.

    that sounds AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! SUHHHHH WEEEET!
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    I love the idea of having a jersey for each section...

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    I made the change as requested, I also moved Missouri over to this forum.

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    Thanks Joe.

    Ah, poor ole Missouri, the orphan that no one wants. That's what they get for being a neutral state in the Civil War! (joke)
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost
    Thanks Joe.

    Ah, poor ole Missouri, the orphan that no one wants. That's what they get for being a neutral state in the Civil War! (joke)
    Neutral!! There were a ton of battles fought in Missouri, it being a border state and all.

    http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/missouri.html
    http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm (27 battles according to this site)

    (I know you threw that in as a joke, but as a native of the state, I just had to chime in. I was a history major in college, after all. )

    Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota all kind of serve as the transition from Mississippi River area to where the Great Plains get going as you get further into Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

    I love it when folks call Kansas flat. Maybe the western half, but the eastern portion has tons of elevation change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    Neutral!! There were a ton of battles fought in Missouri, it being a border state and all.

    http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/missouri.html
    http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm (27 battles according to this site)

    (I know you threw that in as a joke, but as a native of the state, I just had to chime in. I was a history major in college, after all. )

    Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota all kind of serve as the transition from Mississippi River area to where the Great Plains get going as you get further into Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

    I love it when folks call Kansas flat. Maybe the western half, but the eastern portion has tons of elevation change.
    Yeah, I think that Missouri's neutrality can be debated as being a total myth.

    But what about the flatness of Kansas?

    http://www.improbable.com/airchives/...i3/kansas.html
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    Can I get that jersey with yellow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost
    But what about the flatness of Kansas?

    http://www.improbable.com/airchives/...i3/kansas.html


    You want flat? Take I-55 from St. Louis to Chicago. I've traveled it more times than I can count. The best times are when a T-storm is approaching and you can see it from 50 miles away, just knowing you're going to get nailed in about 25 minutes or so. It's a beautiful thing.

    Otherwise.... corn. soybeans. corn. corn. offramp. corn. corn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    Can I get that jersey with yellow?
    As long as there's at least 10 buyers, you can have ANY color you want! : )

    Stay tuned. I was actually thinking of having a green and yellow/ gold combo. But that's putting the cart before the hose. I'll first introduce a design or 2, and once the design phase is approved, we'll decide on color.

    Then again, maybe there won't even be enough interest for a M-P jersey --- which could be a blessing in disguise!
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    Kansas is flat, until you buy a bike. Then all these hills appear that I swear were never here before.

    And welcome to the Missouri people and our little corner of BF.

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    "Kansas is flat, until you buy a bike."

    Ha, ha, ha --- you should put that in your sig.
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    I have is next to my avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
    I love the idea of having a jersey for each section...
    I nominate this one for Kansas.


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