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Old 12-12-03, 06:01 AM
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Ayuh! You can't get there from here.

Greetings from Maine, USA. A state where showers are optional, but usually appreciated by friends and family. A state where wearing your best Dickies(the ones with no holes or grease stains) means you are probably headed to church or a funeral. A state where a man is not judged by how big his house is, but rather by how many vehicles he has jacked up in his dooryard. A state where the term "double wide" means a neighbor or friend has landed a real job. A state where "office supplies" means some more powder for the ammo loader or more chain oil for the chainsaw.

And even though I sometimes question my reasoning, I chose to open and run a bike shop in this wonderful state. Been at it quite awhile now. At some point, I imagine I'll actually make some money. It has been said before, "If you want to make a million bucks in the bike industry, start with two million."

But I like it in Maine. There's an honest approach to Life here. Most folks are skeptical by nature and ornery by choice. I like that also. Seems ot fit me well. Then there's the woods. We have got some woods. And generally, there is a tolerance for all kinds of users. Snowmobiles, ATV's, 4 wheel drives, horses, hikers, cyclists, and motorcycles all seem to have enough room to play and not irritate each other too much. Although lately, the ATVers have been getting a tad out of hand.

Anyway, I'm from Maine and I like it here.
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welcome to the forums!
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Old 12-13-03, 08:43 AM
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Welcome. So how do you get to poland spring? I like it up there in Maine too. Enjoy the forums.
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Welcome! That's some intro, CRUM! I've always wanted to visit Maine. Living among contentious Portlanders here for the past 12 years, maybe I'd do okay over there.

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Old 12-13-03, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pjstock42
Welcome. So how do you get to poland spring? I like it up there in Maine too. Enjoy the forums.
From Mass., Gray Exit off the Pike, head north on 26 past Shaker Villiage a few miles. Of course, the rumor is the real Poland Spring is up near Lisbon. From here in Acton, well, You can't there from here.
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Old 12-14-03, 07:29 PM
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Since when was Maine in South Carolina?
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Originally Posted by DieselDan
Since when was Maine in South Carolina?
Uh, I didn't think it was. But then it's hard see what's goin on in all this snow. I guess they coulda moved it. But if they did, why's it still snowing?
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Hmmm...ornery...yeah, maybe I should move up there...or NOT!
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Originally Posted by Beez
Hmmm...ornery...yeah, maybe I should move up there...or NOT!
Know how you feel. Lived and worked out of Dallas for a couple of years in the 70's and decided I liked the colder climes up here. To each his own. That's why we have 50 of em. Give us all plenty of choices.
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Originally Posted by CRUM
At some point, I imagine I'll actually make some money. It has been said before, "If you want to make a million bucks in the bike industry, start with two million."
Hi, Crum! I was just searching through the Introductions for Maine threads, and found this old one of yours. I just had to tell that I've heard this joke before, except from my friend who plays jazz music.
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Well that sounds all very nice but what is a "dooryard"?

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Welcome, CRUM. I live in Massachusetts and make it up to Maine periodically. I'm thinking very seriously of doing the Lobster Ride (out of Rockland) this summer as one of my first centuries; are you familiar with it?

I haven't ridden that much (actually not at all, now that I think of it) in Maine, but the state web site promoting biking makes it look awesome.
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