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Old 03-27-05, 06:03 AM
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New guy from guam

New to this forum, which I just happened to stumble across while googleing tech tips.

Well If your ever in guam... do as the guamainians do.
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Old 03-27-05, 11:02 AM
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Welcome. I believe you're our first member from Guam.

What bike(s) do you have?
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Old 05-09-08, 03:30 PM
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I am thinking about moving to Guam after I graduate from Chiropractic College
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Originally Posted by Damnit jim View Post
New to this forum, which I just happened to stumble across while googleing tech tips.

Well If your ever in guam... do as the guamainians do.
Guam huh? Well I rotated out of there in 04. Are you stationed at the Navy base or Anderson?
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Old 05-09-08, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by chirojeremy View Post
I am thinking about moving to Guam after I graduate from Chiropractic College
Hi Jeremy--do you have family on Guam?

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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My father was a chiropractor on Guam. His name was Philip Mitchell or Doctor Mitchell. His practice was Mitchell Family Chiropractic Centers in Tamunig and Dededo...
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So you are familiar with Guam then. I knew a few people from work who were from Guam--I think they returned to Guam and are still working for the USPS.

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Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
So you are familiar with Guam then. I knew a few people from work who were from Guam--I think they returned to Guam and are still working for the USPS.

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I am only vaguely familiar with Guam. My father moved there around 2004. I went out there to visit him only once before he died and once for the funeral. He bought a house in Inaranjan. It had a great view of the Idian Ocean and some ravines/hills around his home...
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I was doing some reading online a while back, and found one thing saying Guam was pretty bad for cycling- narrow roads, no shoulders, much traffic- that sort of thing- I'd like to go out there some time just to see the place.

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Biking could be hazardous because the Philipino people drive like they are still in the philipines. There are no shoulders. Lots of 1 way highways going around curves so people may get impatient. Booney dogs, trucks with cargo not secured, frogs/lizards in the roads constantly...
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Originally Posted by chirojeremy View Post
Biking could be hazardous because the Philipino people drive like they are still in the philipines. There are no shoulders. Lots of 1 way highways going around curves so people may get impatient. Booney dogs, trucks with cargo not secured, frogs/lizards in the roads constantly...

This is true, but you have to consider too the number of bad military drivers, as well as the Chamorro drivers as well. Many people on the island don't obey the traffic laws at all in general. Biking on the island is something I would only do on one of the military bases if I was stationed there again.

If you do plan on biking there, Marine corps drive is probably the "best" paved road that runs the length of the island... but speeds can go as slow as 35-40mph, up to 70-80 once you start heading south towards the Navy base. Once you get to side streets you'll have pot holes and large cracks in the road that will make biking difficult.

Anothing thing to consider is all the salt spray from the ocean getting on the roads, which makes it VERY slippery, even for vehicles. If you are on concrete, the contractors use a crushed coral/sand mix to add to it... which also compounds to the problem of being slippery.

Guam is a very pretty island in certain parts, others not so much, but the same is true of the mainland USA.

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I was going to say, with the rain and coral streets it makes for a prett slippery ride, although I am not sure if it is unmanageable on a bike because I never biked there...
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My father was a chiropractor on Guam. His name was Philip Mitchell or Doctor Mitchell. His practice was Mitchell Family Chiropractic Centers in Tamunig and Dededo...
I was a classmate of your Father at LCCW 2000-2003. I now am in Guam practicing. Small world. How is chiro practice going for you?
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I, too, am a chiropractor on Guam! (just kidding) Welcome to bike forums.
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Guam remains on my bucket list as part of a Pacific diving trip. Some years back, I was in Taipei, and was able to parlay a flight to NYC via Tokyo into a 4 Pacific Island dive trip return, via Guam, for $100 extra. At the last minute schedule issues made me give it up and fly straight home.

I've been kicking myself ever since.
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Originally Posted by guamchiro View Post
I was a classmate of your Father at LCCW 2000-2003. I now am in Guam practicing. Small world. How is chiro practice going for you?
Welcome to Bike Forums guamchiro, since the OP hasn't had any activity on nearly 6 years I am not too sure he will see your question. Not impossible though, stick around and join in the discussions.

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