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    discuss sacramento california

    good place to live? much to do? etc. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikxvx View Post
    good place to live? much to do? etc. thanks
    Depends. If you are into looking smug while driving a Denali with 24-inch rims with a blasting stereo, wearing ridiculous baseball caps and those stupid printed jackets that are all the rage, and living in a suburban nightmare home that is in foreclosure, the answer is yes.

    If you are into the fixed gear scene then you have about 3 square miles of coolness downtown, so that answer would be no.

    Seriously though... Sacramento is on the up-and-up overall. More and more to do as the area grows. It's selling point is that it's "close to everything" (SF, Tahoe, etc). Brutally hot summers are a big turn off for most but I love it. Affordable and safe place to raise a family. Lots of Government jobs, etc. And a great bike trail running through it and a pretty large cycling community.

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    I liked that alphabet threat zine that came out of sacto in the 90s.

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    ok. im wanting to move west. cali probably. never been to sacramento so was just curious. being affordable definitely seems like a huge plus.

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    It's flat and hot in the summer. It's flat and allergenic in the spring. It's flat and foggy in the winter. Fall's nice, though.

    It's a nice enough town, and as much as I complain about the riding conditions (did I mention that it's flat?), we have things pretty good: the streets are laid out in a grid, we have a bike highway in the American River Bike Trail, and a good road and CX racing scene. Lots of other recreational opportunities too: softball, soccer, ultimate, lots of golf courses, the rivers. And it's 2 hours in one direction to the Lake, 2 hours the other direction to the City.
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    Screw sacto, you wanna be in Modesto. That's where its at.

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    LMAO, dude why the hell would you even consider sac. never been there never will. sf or la all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by YYZ>LAX View Post
    LMAO, dude why the hell would you even consider sac. never been there never will. sf or la all day
    Yeahhhhhhh. I'm glad you're set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redspoke View Post
    Yeahhhhhhh. I'm glad you're set.

    Redspoke, props on knowing Sac's first name.

    I like Sac, it works for me.The downtown area and the first ring suburbs are the best but that's the case for most west coast cities. I'm not sure what scene you are looking for but I'm sure it exists here just in a smaller scale than SF. If you are into cycling advocacy there are several cool organizations emerging here. We have a good music and art scene, tons of new urban developoment and we are 2 hours from either sand or snow.
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    I grew up there. What do you want to know?

    Plus:

    Most affordable big city on the west coast.
    Fairly bike friendly, at least downtown.
    30 mile bike trail that starts downtown and goes into the Sierra Foothills.
    Actually about 25 square miles of coolness if you count Midtown and East Sac. Just make sure you are always west of CSUS and north of City College.
    Amtrak and BART will take you to SF cheaper than driving and you can roll your bike on anytime you want.
    Light rail you can take your bike on.
    Lots of uber-nice days in December and January. Fall weather ends in early December. Spring weather starts in late February.
    If you get up early enough, even the hottest summer days will yield a few hours of nice riding weather.
    When it's foggy, there's no wind. When it's cold, it's clear and dry. When it rains, it's not too cold. When it's hot, there's practically zero humidity.

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    Surrounded by soccer mom SUV freakshow suburban hell.
    Can get very, very hot in the summer.
    Rush Limbaugh got his start here.
    Suburban car culture more intense than LA.
    Winter storms that come in seemingly endless waves throughout January and February.

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    I grew up there. It used to be a great place to live, now I look at it and dread what it has become.
    Too much traffic, not enough roads to accomodate that many cars.
    Summers are hot, but it does cool off at night.

    If you want a nice place, look east of Sac in the hills...Auburn all the way south to Placerville...great riding.

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    thanks everybody for the feedback.

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