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Old 08-20-2004, 10:32 AM   #41
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Beautiful Pasadena California. I'll wave to you all at the next Rose Parade.
I am originally from Chicago and I am familiar with Illinois out to the Mississippi with forays into Rockford. Also spent some summers working in North Central Wisconsin (Wausau). Spent a couple years in Great Lakes, IL, central Pa and Baltimore and a few more in London UK, free travel courtesy of the US Navy.
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Re: Where Is Everyone Living?
Old 08-20-2004, 10:53 AM   #42
 
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For your entertainment, and since others have listed their history, here's mine.

1944 to 1976 North Central Illinois
1976 to 1980 Detroit area
1980 to 1982 Flint, Michigan area
1982 to 1993 Michigan Upper Peninsula
1993 to 1994 North Central Illinois
1994 to 1998 Dallas area
1998 to pres. North Central Illinois
Future Texas (I hope)

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Old 08-20-2004, 12:29 PM   #43
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History? okay.

1954 - 1976 Southern IL
1976 - 1978 Mt. View, CA
1978 - 1984 Raleigh, NC
1984 - 1995 Chandler, AZ
1995 - 2001 Shueyville, IA
2001 - present Mesa, AZ

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Old 08-20-2004, 07:22 PM   #44
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In the Texas Hill Country, just NW of San Antonio.
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I think they've probably got their money's worth from the building.

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Hey Brat, I have a cousin that lives on Bainbridge island. How many people live on the island?
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San Leon Texas on Galveston Bay and sometime in Galveston Bay
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We are in the southern black hills of SD. Coming from Minnesota, this is heaven. Record high of 100 average high temperature above freezing year round, and the scenery is as good as it gets. There is also no bugs that bite. So we can enjoy the out of doors year round.
Land prices are currently 8-10K an acre and there is no state tax.
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Please explain to this Geography major how average high temperatures above freezing all year can be misleading? The mean is a more indicative stat. In particular, give me the temperature mean in JA & FE for the nearest station? As an example, Hot Springs High 35.5F Low 12.1F Mean 23.8F. Wind Cave High 34.7F Low 9.9F Mean 22.3F :
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Blackhillsbob, next Saturday I take my youngest daughter to start her freshman year at SD State Univ in Brookings. So we'll be spending a fair amount of time in SD the next four years, and the Black Hills is on our list of places to see. From what I've seen SD has much appeal. Very windy though.
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Im not a weatherman, but as a native Minnesotan I have never experienced a more mild winter along with a glorious summer in SD. What we have here are large temperature swings, 30 - 40 degrees. So a morning may start off at -10 and end up at 30 by mid afternoon. Every few of weeks we get weather like the Minnesota January thaw 30's and 40's. The dry weather also makes the cold not so cold and the hot not so hot. On the other hand we can get snow in any month with an R in it. We had a 28 degree night during Sturgis rally. I guess that makes this month Argust

Brookings is a nice little town. It's close to heaven, just a little bit east of it as far as I can tell. If you get out this way check it out.
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KB- We are now about 21,000. +/- So when are you comming to visit?

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Maybe in the spring. Not sure if I want to drive or fly. I've only been there once in the summer and it was beautiful.
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Hi all !

I'm in south Central Massachusetts, but Western Massachusetts is a lot prettier, ain't it AdventureGirl ?!

Blackhillsbob: I was at the Black Hills Sturgis Rally about 6 years ago, that area is amazing, lots to see, beautiful roads, very very nice. I mean, you've got the Black hills, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Devils tower all within good riding distance, and it doesn't end there ! I'll be back !

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I guess that depends, Panhead, on whether the words "western Massachusetts" bring to mind Stockbridge and Lenox (drove through there Thursday on my way to the lovely Berkshire County House of Correction) or Holyoke and Springfield!

But Central Mass has its share of beautiful spots!

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1976-2004 St. Louis, MO

Might be relocating in the next 2 years once my current project is complete (project manager for family-run commercial construction company), due to personality differences with older brother (anyone know a position in a finance department at a publicly traded company? ).

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This is mainly for blackhillsbob and Panhead, but you others are invited also. I have only been through the
Black Hills SD area on a motorcycle (twice). I have ridden a lot of miles and seen a lot of country. The
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Western MA, aka. The Berkshires, is really beautiful, no doubt about it. But even poor old Holyoke is home to the Mount Tom Range and is one of my favorite places to hike. Great rocky ledges with wonderful views of the valley. In the fall you can watch the hawk migration from there. There are beautiful homes in the Highlands of Holyoke. My horse is boarded at the base of a small mountain in Feeding Hills, MA (not so far from Springfield)and I can still ride for miles on the M&M trail....I've done some hiking in Central MA too and it has it's share of great places...I'd love to do some riding in the Black Hills of SD, flesh and bone horse or iron horse....

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Yeah, I really like western mass. I'm from south central, but I can just jump on route 9 and start heading west and things start looking better. More woods, nice hills, less people and buildings. You also have nice towns, northhampton is a pretty cool little town, always something to do there. Mt Greylock is always fun on the bike, etc, etc.
But the black hills, damn, John Galt, I think you got it pinned. I've been around, but that area is amazing.
AdventureGirl, what's this, you ride iron as well as blood ?! You better not be single and under 40, or you're gonna be in trouble very, very quickly !!
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Panhead, yes I ride both iron and four-legged. My tastes run towards Arabian horses and BMW motorcycles. Rt. 2 (Mohawk trail) is one of my favorite rides. I was up on Mt Greylock just a few weeks ago. I end up in Northampton for dinner every few weeks. The best riding weather is on it's way and I'm and really looking forward to those great fall rides ...I am also under 40 (and above 30), but I live with a great guy, so single isn't one of my attributes.
Now I must gather from your ID that HD is your preference, maybe more than one?

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