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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by pixelninja, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks to the craptastic real estate market in downtown Denver, the wife and I have decided to take the house off the market, refinance with a nice low fixed-rate morgage and hang out here in Denver until the market is such that we can sell for a decent profit. This means that we won't be moving back to St. Louis any time soon!

    I am NOT looking forward to telling our parents that we won't be back any time soon...
     

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  2. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    The Phoenix market is dying now too.

    You were hoping to leave Denver for St Louis?! That's crazy talk!
     
  3. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    "Hoping" is not quite the right word. More like "lamenting". It was the wife's idea to go back for family. I was just along for the ride. With our 2nd daughter only 1.5 months away and the house not even close to selling, it was a great time to mention to the wife that we could lock in at 5.625 and ride this market out for a while. :sneaky:
     
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    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    Parents, schmarents - they can always visit. You get to keep the trails. Horray! :thumb:
     
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    Flakey Jake Monkey

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    "just along for the ride?" come on buddy, grow some backbone! Now I certainly don't know you or your wife and her family, but moving so the wife can be close to the family isn't always in your immediate families' best interest.
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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  7. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    Gosh, thanks for your insightful contribution Jakey... :thumb:
     
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sweet! Shall we celebrate by riding Indian Creek say the morning of September 4th? That's the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Come on - you know you want to do it........... :D
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :stupid:

    My wife always occasionally talks wistfully about moving back to the Midwest to be near the grandparents, but I tell her that the reality of such a situation would be *nowhere* near as "nice" as the fantasy.

    It's the Midwest fer krissakes. :D
     
  10. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    I'd love to join you except that I will be in Vegas that weekend. Its crazy that I've lived here over 5 years and we've never ridden together. I swear I'll give you the chance to kick my butt one of these days...

    I've never ridden Indian Creek. Where is it? Is it a day trip?
     
  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Kick your butt? :think: Probably not. Remember - I have 3 kids under 5. :D

    Should take about 4/5 hours - right out of Waterton Canyon. 'Round 30 miles. Great singletrack most of the time. Ever done the Colorado Trail to the Platte & back out of Waterton? 'Nother great long ride.

    Oh - Squeak could probably do Indian Creek in 2 hours. He pounded me into *submission* when we rode IC together. :dead:
     
  12. pixelninja

    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    I've done just a bit of the CO trail out of Waterton canyon by mistake. We meant to do the Roxborough loop, but missed the turn and ended up riding a few miles on the CO trail before realizing our mistake.
     
  13. Squeak

    Squeak Get your pork here.

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    Not this year :) I am semi out of shape :dead:
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Wanna do Indian Creek again?

    I'm more out of shape then last year. :dead:
     
  15. Squeak

    Squeak Get your pork here.

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    When? This Sunday?
     
  16. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Ummm...... yeah. This weekend is Labor Day, right? This Sunday. I was thinking about getting rolling about 7:30. Like to finish by noon.

    I know that finish time will be easy for you. :dead: :p
     
  17. Squeak

    Squeak Get your pork here.

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    Intrested. Well talk more this week! I was just up there last week and was thinking about that IC ride. I dunno if I could find my way, you knew it pretty well. :)
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That's because I got lost as $hit the first time I rode it. :D

    Let me know whenever. You could always start about 40 minutes after us and catch up to us at the dam. :p