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Old 02-12-2013, 04:24 PM   #661
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I sat here this evening thinking about some of the events that have transpired recently. I am pretty unhappy with many things around me. When my family moved here from Chicago in 1977 we had never owned our own house. I had always had breathing problems and my Dad back problems so AZ solved all three of these issues. No snow in the valley, a new house was $30k at the time (Chicago suburbs were $150k), and the air quality was awesome here. As a side benefit there was all of this wide open space and untarnished land. There were places to go and things to see that were cheap or free to do everywhere. There were ghost town all over, mines, and just all sorts of remnants of what once was that were just left in pristine condition. I joined the Army and lived in Europe for several years. I met my wife and told her all about Arizona. She was scared but excited to come here. I brought her and my 2 year old son here to a place that had drastically changed since I had left. As time marches forward I regret that move more and more. All of the great places have been damaged or even destroyed. The open places are being closed daily. Heck we had more entertainment when the valley had 1/10 of its population. We had Legend City, Compton terrace, Beeline then Firebird (Closing very soon BTW), we could go to the salt river and actually ride around the rec areas.I know I am ranting but there are so many more things it is crazy. WTF is going on? Why do they have to try to make this California? The gangs, the crappy fees for everything, the business attitude that if we can't make millions close it. Then on top of all that you can't buy jack in this place. Walk into a store and try to buy something you want. Good luck. "We can order that." is the standard answer. So we send all of our money somewhere else because we can't buy what we want here.
So, what can we do about it? I have been asking this question for a long time. Do you guys actually like it like this? or what can we do about it?
With this rant it sounds like you are not happy with life in general. A good long bike ride usually will fix this.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:35 PM   #662
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:35 AM   #663
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With this rant it sounds like you are not happy with life in general. A good long bike ride usually will fix this.
I'll be there if the bike starts. Breakfast for sure. Ride , may go for a short one.
I live off Ellsworth and mckellips . Who is riding down from that area?

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Old 02-13-2013, 02:58 AM   #664
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Any chance you would like to come ride on Saturday morning with us? Or you can just meet us for breakfast. We will be at Tag's in Florence at 0900 am for breakfast then riding to Cochran, AZ that is the ghost town just north of the Florence-Kelvin Highway. Yeah that's right my doctor said I can ride! One of the advantages of having one of the leading Heart Electricians in the world is that he knows his shiz. -Paul
Looks like you will be meeting at the queen creek cafe. I'll be at that location at 730 ish. Unless you all meet at Tags in Florence. Can't wait to me this group. It's been too long .
Looking forward to a ride.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:36 PM   #665
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Tags or Queen Creek Cafe

BBGS,

Good catch, i didn't catch that Paul mentioned Tags. Either place is good by me so does anyone have a preference?????


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Old 02-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #666
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Do you mean Tags in Coolidge?

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #667
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Crilly,

Does this mean you are thinking of joing us?
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:44 PM   #668
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I might join for b'fast only.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:32 PM   #669
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That will be great, It will be good to see you.


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Old 02-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #670
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:46 AM   #671
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Sorry, I made and error. Queen creek cafe not Tag's. I had my head up my butt. See you all there, Paul
Hope you guys don't mind if we have some other riders join for the ride. Im probably in for breakfast only anyway. 2 other KLR guys from the KLR.net forum. All good off road guys. One 800xc.

See you at QC cafe Saturday

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Old 02-14-2013, 01:46 PM   #672
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I didn't know you guys met at Queen Creek Cafe. That's less than 4 miles away from my house. How can I not at least go out there and meet some of you guys?

I'll be with my son so no riding for me. Hopefully I can wake his ass up that early.
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Cyberdos,

It would be great to meet you.

All,

I just want to confirm that we will meet at Queen Creek Cafe at 9:00AM. The ride will be easy and won't take all that long so I don't see any reason to meet sooner. This will give it some time to warm up as well.


See everyone Saturday.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:41 AM   #674
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9am is even better. :) we'll be there.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #675
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Cyberdos,

It would be great to meet you.

All,

I just want to confirm that we will meet at Queen Creek Cafe at 9:00AM. The ride will be easy and won't take all that long so I don't see any reason to meet sooner. This will give it some time to warm up as well.


See everyone Saturday.

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Is the plan to depart the Cafe at 0900 for the ride, or meet at 0900 for breakfast? Those KLR guys are talking about meeting at 0730, I swear I can't get them to wait for the sun to come up.
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