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Old 08-12-2014, 11:14 AM   #1
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Gunnison info please?

I am in the processes of interviewing for a job in Gunnison, CO and making a potential move from the flatlands off the Texas Panhandle. I know the roads (and some trails) in the area must be great for riding...I ride a Super Tenere'. But more curious about the community in general (as related to family), as well as the prospects for repair shops for greater than the norm items (such as valve checks, etc.)?
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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Gunnison often is one of the coldest places in the nation in the winter. Summers are very short.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:33 PM   #3
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Awesome town and community. Good schools, home to Western State College University. Great riding, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing etc. Winter is cold, but it is a dry cold. Really though, when I was there I never noticed the cold. You get used to it.My daughter is there now and loves it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:47 PM   #4
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I use to live there for 3 years. If you like remote, cold, guns and cowboys you'll love it.
People wear shorts when it gets above freezing. They call it the doughnut hole.
It was negative 40 for 2 weeks straight one winter. Uh no thank you.
Great place to own a plated dirtbike and a mtb plus some fishing gear. Did all 3 alot there.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:55 PM   #5
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Gunnison often is one of the coldest places in the nation in the winter. Summers are very short.
You say that like it's a bad thing.

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Old 08-12-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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Indeed great place to live if sleding is your thing!
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:30 PM   #7
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You say that like it's a bad thing.

Mike, you caught me. Not a bad thing, but if you are used to Tex-ass then maybe you won't come and add more over population to our already over crowded state.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:18 PM   #8
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Saw the thread over at super Tenere too, I'll post the same basic info and see if anyone disagrees or knows better....


Colorado Springs may be closest for any major repair work on an S10, Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza or Apex

Fremont Motorsports may be the same distance time-wise, but I don't know anything about their shop or work, just know there is a dealership there in Florence. There is also a Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza in Pueblo
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #9
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There is Sunsports in Gunny, Yamaha and KTM dealer, as well as Gunnison Motorsports, Husky. Good dealers and shops in Montrose(60 miles) and Junction(120 miles) also.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:12 PM   #10
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I've been here 18 years, and love it. It is cold in the winter, and you being from Texas will need an adjustment period. However, in the winter the skies are mostly blue, the wind doesn't blow much, the air is dry, dry, dry, and since you are at 8000', the sun is warm even on the coldest days. But, as you can see by the responses, the perceived cold keeps the riff-raff out.

Now to your actual question, NWcolorider already answered it. Very good community, pretty diverse group really, that get along for the most part. Good schools, solid church communities, lots of small town community support.

Two MC shops, can't really speak to how good they are, as I ride a BMW, but to the extent that I have done business with them, they have been very helpful. I think this area is very well suited to both bigger bike dual sport riding, and dirt bike riding, as well as mountain biking and every other mountain sport you can think of. I can ride for days on my R100 GS, and never come close to covering the roads and trails in a 60 mile radius.

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:36 PM   #11
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I dont live in Gunnison. However, I ride frequently in the area. I was in the black canyon last weekend and rode through the back roads around cottonwoods pass and Taylor park. Gunnison is my standard stop for lunch when going across the area. In summer the place is just plain awesome. I have not experience it in winter. However, with crested butte and monarch ski areas less than an hour away winter should not be too shabby.
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Awesome town and community. Good schools, home to Western State College University. Great riding, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing etc. Winter is cold, but it is a dry cold. Really though, when I was there I never noticed the cold. You get used to it.My daughter is there now and loves it.

"Winter is cold, but it is a dry cold. " "Really though, when I was there I never noticed the cold." Says the man who lives in the county that set the state of CO ALL-TIME record low temp !!!
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:55 AM   #13
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"Winter is cold, but it is a dry cold. " "Really though, when I was there I never noticed the cold." Says the man who lives in the county that set the state of CO ALL-TIME record low temp !!!

you got a point there!
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:42 AM   #14
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I dont live in Gunnison. However, I ride frequently in the area. I was in the black canyon last weekend and rode through the back roads around cottonwoods pass and Taylor park. Gunnison is my standard stop for lunch when going across the area. In summer the place is just plain awesome. I have not experience it in winter. However, with crested butte and monarch ski areas less than an hour away winter should not be too shabby.
Pretty much my view. I like Gunnison as a lil town and it is in the middle of some of my favorite outdoor haunts.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:17 AM   #15
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Thanks for the solid input guys! I would be working at Western State, and I am coming in for an interview this weekend and early next week. If things work in my favor it would be a great opportunity. My mind has been in professional mode the past couple of weeks but a part of me wanted to know the fun side of the area as well. For the most part the cold is not a concern as I lived 10 years in the Midwest and I am in the Texas Panhandle where we do get below zero at times (although I won't blow smoke and say we are regularly at -20 or -30!).
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