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Old 06-10-07, 09:01 PM
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I'm So Glad I Live In SoCal!

I'm in Ft. Worth, Texas for work and went on a ride this morning with friend of mine. The weather here is so nasty and uncomfortable. It was probably 92 today with 70% humidity. We went on a 25 mile ride at 8 a.m. and I have never sweated so much in my life on a 25 mile flat ride. There were a couple small rollers so it wasn't completely flat. I'm just happy I don't live here and have to ride in this crap.

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Originally Posted by bbp
I'm in Ft. Worth, Texas for work and went on a ride this morning with friend of mine. The weather here is so nasty and uncomfortable. It was probably 92 today with 70% humidity. We went on a 25 mile ride at 8 a.m. and I have never sweated so much in my life on a 25 mile flat ride. There were a couple small rollers so it wasn't completely flat. I'm just happy I don't live here and have to ride in this crap.

I heart you SoCal!
I was in Orlando last week...same thing hot and humid...and it is totally flat....
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Well, BBP, I'm about to hit the same thing with the humidity. I call Fried Chicken Land (Clarksville, TN) the "armpit" of the south. And trust me, that describes it with the heat, humidity and mosquitos! I'll be riding in the world's worst humidity. But they have the sweetest air there and my god-awful asthma will be so much quiter on those long sweaty rides I'm planning...
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Old 06-10-07, 09:14 PM
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Makes that mortgage/rent just a bit more palatable doesn't it
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I totally agree, I like SoCal best.
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Originally Posted by merider1
Well, BBP, I'm about to hit the same thing with the humidity. I call Fried Chicken Land (Clarksville, TN) the "armpit" of the south. And trust me, that describes it with the heat, humidity and mosquitos! I'll be riding in the world's worst humidity. But they have the sweetest air there and my god-awful asthma will be so much quiter on those long sweaty rides I'm planning...
I am continually amazed by your riding, especially with asthma. I have enough issues riding regularly, and I don't even have asthma!
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Originally Posted by merider1
Well, BBP, I'm about to hit the same thing with the humidity. I call Fried Chicken Land (Clarksville, TN) the "armpit" of the south. And trust me, that describes it with the heat, humidity and mosquitos! I'll be riding in the world's worst humidity. But they have the sweetest air there and my god-awful asthma will be so much quiter on those long sweaty rides I'm planning...
The "clean" air had the opposite effect on me. I couldn't breathe in the humidity. I couldn't put out any wattage at all today. I can't wait to go home on Thursday. I feel like I've been in a 2 week prison.
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the people are super nice there, though.
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Originally Posted by bbp
The "clean" air had the opposite effect on me. I couldn't breathe in the humidity. I couldn't put out any wattage at all today. I can't wait to go home on Thursday. I feel like I've been in a 2 week prison.
but how about clean air without the humidity? bay area?
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Originally Posted by Go_Fast
the people are super nice there, though.
I guess, but I'm from Brooklyn so I'm used to mean/snobby people. If I lived here I'd probably get 10 lbs the first month. I think I've put on 2-3 lbs this past week. All the food here is so unhealthy!
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Originally Posted by spingineer
but how about clean air without the humidity? bay area?
I haven't lived in NorCal but I guess that is a possibility. It is always nice there when I visit.
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Clean air? Pffft... I don't trust air i can't see.

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Originally Posted by bbp
I guess, but I'm from Brooklyn so I'm used to mean/snobby people. If I lived here I'd probably get 10 lbs the first month. I think I've put on 2-3 lbs this past week. All the food here is so unhealthy!
Yeah, but it's tasty! It's one of the reasons I'd never move to Austin. Great city, but I love texas BBQ (the real bbq) and tex mex (queso!) too much. I'd gain 30 lbs in a couple of months.
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Originally Posted by bbp
I guess, but I'm from Brooklyn so I'm used to mean/snobby people. If I lived here I'd probably get 10 lbs the first month. I think I've put on 2-3 lbs this past week. All the food here is so unhealthy!
I spent a few days in Decatur, Alabama and I LOVED the food...of course I had heartburn the whole time I was there.
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I'm so glad I moved here from Missouri ten years ago! Very humid there in the summer (with mesquitos), too cold in the winter, too wet in the Spring, . . . I guess Fall was okay though. My asthma is better here in SoCal than it was in MO, but still not totally gone.

Yes, the traffic is worse here, but everything else is better!

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oh my god , i moved to Houston from fullerton ca & have to say the humidity , heat and flat terrain suck !!! a lot cheaper to live here though .
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I've moved away from Texas twice and I fear I won't live long enough to experience that pleasure again. (And what's with all the Texas license plates driving around over here? They almost outnumber the Saharizonans.)

<@> <3 SoCal 2.
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I'm actually considering moving to Ft. Worth when I retire next year. Maybe if the Cali housing market continues to drop I can afford to stay here. I love cycling, but my love of having money is greater. So much cheaper in Texas. 3,500sf house in Ft. Worth in a 10-out-of-10 school district runs about $300,000. Same house here is about $800,000+. Plus state taxes, high gas prices, a bankrupt school system...the ONLY thing SoCal has going for it is the weather.
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I'm actually considering moving to Ft. Worth when I retire next year. Maybe if the Cali housing market continues to drop I can afford to stay here. I love cycling, but my love of having money is greater. So much cheaper in Texas. 3,500sf house in Ft. Worth in a 10-out-of-10 school district runs about $300,000. Same house here is about $800,000+. Plus state taxes, high gas prices, a bankrupt school system...the ONLY thing SoCal has going for it is the weather.
Depends on where in So Cal. Coastal San Diego is expensive. But drive an hour or so inland from anywhere on the coast and you can find more affordable housing. How about El Centro? I bet housing is cheaper there than many places in Texas.
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Depends on where in So Cal. Coastal San Diego is expensive. But drive an hour or so inland from anywhere on the coast and you can find more affordable housing. How about El Centro? I bet housing is cheaper there than many places in Texas.
You couldn't GIVE me a house in El Centro. Anyway, inland temps are the same as Texas. I live in Escondido right next to the Wild Animal Park. When I was in Iraq in 2008, the summer temps at my house were higher than in Iraq. A few I think it was last summer that my specific neighborhood made the news for having the highest temperature in the nation on that particular day. My neighborhood frequently gets up to 105 in the summer. Sure, I could move to Ramona or Julian and live cheaper than Oceanside...but why? Temecula...no way. If I can find a job in SoCal that pays enough I'll stay...but it will take a lot more money than it would to get me to move to Dallas.
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Oh my god im with you on this !! i have lived in Houston for the past 2 years and riding here sucks , no such thing as a bike lane here and the roads Suck !! , heading back to oc in a while cant wait
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