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  1. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    lease was signed today. :D

    of course once it's mine it'll have FAR less furniture in it (almost like NONE)

    but one step at a time. I'll need to figure out a car before i figure on a couch. :panic:









     
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  2. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Let the Dipsh!tteri ensue!
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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  4. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Wait until you see the digs I'm dreaming up for my pending Alaska adventure... I'm gonna go double wide and 80 feet!!!
     
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  5. SkaredShtles

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

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    Why in God's name would you go to Texas? :confused:
     
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  6. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Bitches want me. :D
     
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    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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  8. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    can't you tell from the posts so far...


















    it's that southern hospitality

     
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  9. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    yea especially their imaginations. :biggrin:
     
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  10. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    while texas is not even close to being in my list of top 10 places to live, that does look like a pretty nice place.

    good luck with the move and hope you enjoy it!
     
  11. blue

    blue boob hater

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    Srsly.

    Something is fvcked up if you move to Texas out of choice.
     
  12. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    Duh, Austin
    Not austin.

    Lived in houston, it's screwed. Have friends in dallas, it's great if you like traffic jams and strip malls (I don't consider "shopping" as a hobby).

    Austin is laid back with lots of riding. Notrees in those pictures, I am betting dallas.
     
  13. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Insert goatse link here.
     
  14. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Nice looking place. Congratulations!

    You're going to miss all the winter snow and freezing temps. Admit it.
     
  15. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I betcha things cost a helluva lot less in Texas than they do in this friggin state (CT).
     
  16. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    No state income tax and you can ride your bike 52 weeks a year.

    Yeah, it sucks down here ;)
     
  17. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Shaddup. Remember the 300% state tax just incorporated and the 19 weeks of snow we just dug out from??? It's hell here.
     
  18. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    yea lets see. i can stay in CT and pay the same rent for a 3br apt in a SHARED house. continue to live paycheck to paycheck and sometimes under. enjoy the ice, snow and cold for the better part of 4 or 5 months a year. OR

    i can rent by myself a 4br house, 2 car garage WITH master br/bathroom suite (d*mn i've never had one of those EVER). i can ride for the better part of the year...almost year long. and take my salary/job with me but cut costs in every other way.

    hhhhhmmm...yea i must be crazy for going :crazy:


    nice try but the lease is signed and money has been wired for the security deposit. see ya soon bitch. :biggrin:
     
  19. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Is there nothing I can say to talk you out of it???

    The snakes, damn the snakes here.
     
  20. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Dont fergit the fire ants...nasty little buggers...

    (And the BBQ, and the Shiner Bock, and the Mexican food. Damn, maybe I need to move...)
     
  21. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    yea i hear there are lots of them to be found on the trail.
     
  22. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    It's funny to hear Loco squeal.



    Wait until you round a corner and one of these is crossing the trail.



    Copperhead: They only get about 4', but it's big enough.


    I know they are around, but I've yet to see a rattlesnake.
     
  23. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    d*mn i thought the snakes he was referring to were about 6' :biggrin:
     
  24. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Texas is nice.

    Hot, but nice.
     
  25. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    You get used to the heat. We ride when it is 100+ out here. Just bring plenty of water and fill your camelback with ice before you put cold water in it.

    100 oz is the minimum down here. I use that plus a 1 quart flask and then I have a gatorade before we start.

    It also makes the cold beer at the end taste better.
     
  26. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Texas is fun!!! What city are you in?
     
  27. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    No Junior...you can't come visit me. :biggrin:
     
  28. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    God I hope it's not Amarillo.
     
  29. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    I lived in Bedford when I was little. When they put the sod down for the yard, it was 112 outside.

    There were a lot of houses in our neighborhood that had white stone for a front lawn.
     
  30. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Bunny hop it? Or just run it right over it aiming for the head?

    We have Mojave greens and Sidewinders here, but they dont get near as big. I guess the Mojaves are pretty toxic tho...
     
  31. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    There usually isn't time to respond so they get runover. If I have time, I stop and let them go on their way.
     
  32. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Here. I'm just not sure where "here" is.
    I spent 6 weeks in Texas, then wintered in Illinois in 1978.
     
  33. SkaredShtles

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

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    You know what's funny?

    Texans trying to convince people NOT to move to Texas.

    Or maybe it's sad.

    I can't really decide.
     
  34. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    there are a number of states that suck vastly more than tejas does climbate wise, but the typical texian.. that's hard to beat suck-wise.
     
  35. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Only surpassed by someone from LA, trying to feel better about who they are. :think:

    It's unfortunate that Katrina didn't win.
     
  36. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    I live nowhere near LA, but you need to work on your "humor".
     
  37. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    We're talking about N 8 here, holmes.
     
  38. MTBstud12

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    Where-abouts are you gettin stuck in this lovely state?
     
  39. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    while traffic in Dallas sucks, Austin is gridlocked from 4 - 6pm every day. i miss everything about Austin except the traffic.
     
  40. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    looks like those houses up by my boss...Wylie, Sachse, Murphy area. all those little suburbs blend into giant suburbia-land.