Where do You Want to Retire... and Why?

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by Mikie, Aug 10, 2016.



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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hey Kids!
    I'm going to delete this political stuff. I value all the bike love but let's keep it bike love!
    Just a quick heads up the post are going to disappear.
    Hugs and kisses!
    :D
     
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  2. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Back to where you wanna retire? Around here would be nice, as long as its close to the Floop..
    Seriously, would not mind areas near Seattle, but only for July, August, and September....
     
  3. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Can I just say that I've lived in Tennessee, between March and July in 1980, and it purty much sucked weather-wise. By July the humidity was 148% and the breeze don't blow underwater. Even if it did it wouldn't help. :eek::eek::eek::gag::facepalm:
     
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  5. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    The humidity sucks but I still ride. I was working 2nd shift in Miss and living in a Hilton in La. I would work on my ranch in the Am getting drenched. Leave and ride the Bayou trail until 1, shower and pick up dinner at a local joint. I was on per Diem so restaurant food it is (again). The weather was always changing 95% Rh and 95 degrees, but then the lightning storm would come in and it would be 85 degrees and 99.9 % Rh. It was not 100 because as you are pumping to keep speed your breath condenses right in front of your eyes. Really freaked me out the first time. It is what it is, you let it rule you or you rule yourself. One day on the Bayou trail a dude with an awesome carbon roadie comes up and has me drag him around a bit, later we change positions. He says "where you from?" I say California. He says "all you dudes from California are fast". I rode around with him again and he lead me on the local roads between the interstate and the lake.
    Good times Ya all down on the Bayou
     
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  6. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    Never been to MS but my sister went to LSU in Baton Rouge so I know all about that humidity. I went back there and helped them move to Northern LA (Ruston....50 miles east of Shreveport). We literally loaded ONE item in the truck, albeit a piano, but I was DRENCHED in the first 15 minutes. In my younger days, I loved working out in the humidity but as I got older and you coupled the heat with the humidity, it felt like my brain was boiling on longer runs. I'm no fan of the bayou.
     
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  7. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I did my basic and advanced infantry training in Ft. McClellan, AL, outside of Anniston. Then I went to jump school in Ft. Benning, GA. Nothing like sitting out on hot tarmack loaded up with gear waiting for your plane to get fueled so you could go jump out of it... and then run across the field carrying all your gear including your deployed chute. And the barracks didn't have A/C. I don't think I stopped sweating for about six months :)

    I don't really have a problem with the summer heat here in NC because the trails are in full shade. I can run or bike and it really isn't that bad, even during the heat of the day. Nothing like climbing Black* in the full sun when it is 100 :)
     
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  8. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    And just like that, my name is on the transfer list. If anything happens, it will be after the first of the year at which time I can just say no. Just thinking it might be easier to relocate and get established while I'm still employed.
     
  9. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    How does the transfer list work? Do you just request the location you want and hope it comes up? That would be ideal…
     
  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Exactly. The hub is actually in Prescott Valley which is growing rapidly right now so the odds are good. We'll have a lot to discuss over the next few months so if it turns out to not be feasible, I'll just turn it down if and when my number comes up. By then I'll only have a couple of years to go anyways.
     
  11. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    Cool, that’s how my buddy who worked at the Post Office ended up in Thomaston, GA. For those who are looking for a place in the Sweet Tea States, he sure talks that place up, if you’re looking for green acres and mellow vibes at prices a non-Saudi-prince can afford.

    jealous of all y’all who could take their jobs to the desired destination. The places I’ve been offered relocation to over the years are either essentially same-same as here IMO (PNW, Front Range CO) or totally undesirable/usually underwater (coastal TX, FL).

    25 years ago I had a job offer near Tullahoma, TN. If you thought you could get into the lakefront home thing, the big CA exodus to TN hasn’t gone that far south yet, and Tim’s Ford Lake is set in some pretty hills. The MTB scene just south in Alabama is starting to ramp up too.

    So you say Prescott Valley is growing a lot…man, what a conundrum. I suppose you can just take your capital gains and keep fleeing into the hinterlands if you start getting stuck in traffic on the way to Denny’s for breakfast with your fellow retirees.:laugh:
     
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