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Old 02-05-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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Question Moving to the Denver Metro Area

Thank you very much in advance for any input.

I will soon be moving to the Denver metro area from Southern California soon!!!!!! I've never been to Colorado. I'm really excited but, I don't really know what to expect yet. I have done an enormous amount of research and learned a lot about the area, but I would like to get some input and advice from the locals. Any info will help.

I'm looking into moving to the western suburbs of Denver, but I will probably change my mind when I visit. Who know. Anyways, where are some good areas to live? I have two young children, so I must live in an area with good schools.

Good companies to work for, or areas to work?(I'm in IT) Long shot I know. My wife has her job set up out there. Now its my turn to find something.

OK. So I understand you guys get just a little bit of snow.
I know I could not survive out there with my summer tires and nearly dumped suspension. I got a foot of snow at my house last month and all I was doing was plowing snow with my bumper(cracked it) and fighting with ice and snow stuck in my wheel well.
I can't wait to get my first set of Blizzacks, but what are you guys generally doing for suspension setups??? I'm thinking about going back to stock. Is that really necessary?

Again, thank you very much. I really appreciate it. It's hard making such a big move to somewhere I've never been before.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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go to awdpirates.net
thats where the co people mainly hang out
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #3
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go to awdpirates.net
thats where the co people mainly hang out
thanks. will do.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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I don't think us UT people could deal with another person with Touge in there name. We might get confused.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:03 AM   #5
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hmm, well considering that theres like 60 people in RMIC with either WRX or STI in there names... i think i could handle it
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:22 AM   #6
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I still get confused
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:57 PM   #7
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I have been in Colo spgs/Denver almost whole life, your car can be lowered and you will still be able to get around, only time when you need to worry about getting stuck is big blizzards which don't happen as much as you would think. Also since your in IT and you have two children and want good school I would look at Highlands Ranch, Smokey Ridge, or Cherry Creek. Very very nice places to live, not millionaire status, but very nice to raise a family. You can prolly find houses in those areas cheaper too around this time with the economy and whatnot. I can prolly answer a lot more questions too, just pm me.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:30 PM   #8
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I don't think us UT people could deal with another person with Touge in there name. We might get confused.

Calm down. It's just a screen name. I actually run canyons, unlike some people, so the nasioc gods said I was allowed to use it.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:32 PM   #9
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thanks
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:12 PM   #10
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Calm down. It's just a screen name. I actually run canyons, unlike some people, so the nasioc gods said I was allowed to use it.
woah man. Joke. Relax.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #11
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woah man. Joke. Relax.
That was a joke too. There really are no NASIOC gods. You are like the third person who has said something about my name. It's a universal user name for me. Sorry for confusing you..

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Old 02-06-2009, 07:29 PM   #12
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wow. I just looked some stuff up. You guys really get like 300 days of sunshine a year? Nice. I should really stop listening to people out here. One person from there, who lives out here, made it sound like the snow never melts. Ever. I guess all I will really need to do is tires. My potenza RE01R's don't care too much for ice and snow. Thanks again..
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:33 PM   #13
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wow again. It looks like there are a number of road courses in the area too! are they pretty good??
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:42 PM   #14
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Hey, if you move here before March 29th you can join us Pirates at
our Red Rocks meet which starts at 11 AM and get to meet us and
see a bunch of different rides.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:46 PM   #15
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Hey, if you move here before March 29th you can join us Pirates at
our Red Rocks meet which starts at 11 AM and get to meet us and
see a bunch of different rides.
Nice. I will actually be there for my first visit next month for about a week. I'll definitely check out the dates posted on awdpirates. Thanks.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:42 PM   #16
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wow. I just looked some stuff up. You guys really get like 300 days of sunshine a year? Nice. I should really stop listening to people out here. One person from there, who lives out here, made it sound like the snow never melts. Ever. I guess all I will really need to do is tires. My potenza RE01R's don't care too much for ice and snow. Thanks again..

We make up lots of lies to keep the Texans and Southern Californians out. There are too many already and they drive like fools on the 10 days a year they've actually got to commute to work in the snow.

In reality we've got it pretty good with respect to weather. Colorado Springs gets a lot more than Denver Metro or Boulder County. Those of us farther north pretty much live in the cloud shadow of the mountains. They can get two feet in Summit County where all the ski resorts are and we might see an inch, if at all. Then the next day will be 50, then the next 60 and the snow is gone here in the flats. We had 4 days in a row over 50 degrees this week, in the "dead" of winter. I got a sunburn at the track this afternoon.

There used to be lots of IT jobs here. But high tech has been hit hard with the economic downturn, though not as bad as CA. However, put up a "looking for an IT job" in the Community Forum on AWDpirates. There's a number of members there in high tech. It's a bit older group than your average "ricer forum". The local ricer forum is HAI. Us pirates are adults, with wives and kids and are a bunch of grammar nazis. I'm the tech nazi over there. You'll find me quickly if you venture into tech. Muahahahahaha?!?!?!?
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:03 PM   #17
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Thank you for the information. I will definitely post in the Community Forum at AWDPirates.
Yeah and I think ill stick with pirates over the HAI. Don't worry about me on the road on the way to work. I actually live in a mountain area of SoCal. We only get a few snow storms a year but, I'm getting my practice in. I actually have to trek through some snow as soon as I get off work. I know what you mean though. Most Californians can't even drive in the rain.
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