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Old 03-07-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Thinking about Relocating to Northwest Arkansas

Retired and sick of the snow and long winters in Wisconsin.

Looking at the Jasper, Harrison, Eureka Springs area.

Main concern the humidity. Can metal machining and motorcycle restoring be done in a simple cement floor pole type building without air conditioning or is rust a full time battle? Talking about being able to walk away from a project for a month or two at at a time and not coming back to a rusty mess without the expense of A/C. And the ability to function outdoors in summer.

I love the riding opportunities and the landscape.

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Air conditioning or not, you can't leave bare steel exposed over a weekend without getting rust here. You will learn to adapt.
But look at the bright side, you can probably do winter here with just a sweater.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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so far this years, winter has been done in T shirts!
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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come on down.

Just relocated from cheeseland in late january (delafield/Hartland) .

February here there were just two days with some minor freezing rain, and about 1/2 inch of snow. The riding in NWA reminds me alot of SW wisconsin, in the coulee region,, only more so,, similar bluff/ coulee terrain, only more so. Ozarks are beautiful, kind of like Kettle Morian only more so. If you like dirt, you can;t avoid finding great roads. Try that in WI. I was out today, it was 64+
This is really a bike destination for both twisty paved , and dirt roads and trails. I left work and was out in it in 10 minutes. Take a look at some of the ride reports.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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I really do like living here!
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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I really do like living here!
Not much choice since you were banned from the other 50 states
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=mouthfulloflake;20893012]Math are hard.

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Puerto Rico claims to be the 51st state
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #9
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I knew they applied for state hood a while back, I did not know it had been granted.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:17 AM   #10
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so far this years, winter has been done in T shirts!
Not by me. Then again, I'm a former Florida pansy when it comes to cold. Anything under 50 degrees sucks.

FWIW, I used to live in Wisconsin, too. (Madison.) Nice area, but way too cold for my blood.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:52 AM   #11
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Doesn't make it fact though, but nice try.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:49 AM   #12
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Need to change your handle......

..........to WI.mp!!! Good luck with your search! Let us know what you find.

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Retired and sick of the snow and long winters in Wisconsin.

Looking at the Jasper, Harrison, Eureka Springs area.

Main concern the humidity. Can metal machining and motorcycle restoring be done in a simple cement floor pole type building without air conditioning or is rust a full time battle? Talking about being able to walk away from a project for a month or two at at a time and not coming back to a rusty mess without the expense of A/C. And the ability to function outdoors in summer.

I love the riding opportunities and the landscape.

Thanks

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Old 04-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #13
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We moved to Omaha Arkansas in Nov from Houston Tx and we are happy as larks. We are halfway between Harrison and Branson Mo.
Jasper is smack dab in the middle of great on and off road riding and I just rode thru there today. It is a small town of 500 and the closest grocery store is in Harrison which is 20 miles north. If u want really small town living it is good. And it can get crowded with bikes and cars touring the area. Cost of living is great in Arkansas. Winter here was mild and today it was 75 and sunny.

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Old 04-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #14
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And the humidity at 7:30 pm is 33 percent.

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Old 04-07-2013, 05:29 AM   #15
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We moved to Omaha Arkansas in Nov from Houston Tx and we are happy as larks. We are halfway between Harrison and Branson Mo.
Jasper is smack dab in the middle of great on and off road riding and I just rode thru there today. It is a small town of 500 and the closest grocery store is in Harrison which is 20 miles north. If u want really small town living it is good. And it can get crowded with bikes and cars touring the area. Cost of living is great in Arkansas. Winter here was mild and today it was 75 and sunny.

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