Where to live?

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Re: Where to live?

Post by Izzy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:48 pm

Well this has been settled. I got a job in Richmond, Ky. and will start next week. Thanks to everyone for the advice and info. It came down to either Vegas or the Red, and my job search in Vegas didn't turn up anything. Obviously, the best part about all of this is that I will never have to drive through the entire state of Ohio to go climbing, ever again.
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Re: Where to live?

Post by pigsteak » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:37 pm

congrats, but if you climb at lion's head someday you may indeed drive clear thru Ohio again.....
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Re: Where to live?

Post by dustonian » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:43 pm

Oh man I want to go to Lion's Head!!! Damn job, had to cancel our trip.... these nice temps here though have made staying around more tolerable tho.

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Re: Where to live?

Post by toad857 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:56 pm

Richmond beta:

Babylon = best place for lunch
Thai smile & Masala = best places for dinner
Manhattan club = you must go at least once

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Re: Where to live?

Post by tpowell » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:23 pm

Speaking of Ohio, it sucks. Also, I feel that Ohio drivers are under the impression that they can only receive tickets from Ohio state troopers since they barrel down I-75 at around 188 miles per hour. Either that or they're just so giddy to escape Ohio that they forget to lay off the gas.

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Re: Where to live?

Post by doogievlg » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:50 pm

Ohio drivers are boss...end of story. I-75 is indeed a bad place to speed though. I perfer Mtn. Parkway since cops just don't seem to care what your speed is when you get to the two lane part.
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Re: Where to live?

Post by toad857 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:15 pm

tpowell wrote:Speaking of Ohio, it sucks. Also, I feel that Ohio drivers are under the impression that they can only receive tickets from Ohio state troopers since they barrel down I-75 at around 188 miles per hour. Either that or they're just so giddy to escape Ohio that they forget to lay off the gas.
You must be high.

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Re: Where to live?

Post by pigsteak » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:41 pm

what cars even go 188?
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Re: Where to live?

Post by toad857 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:27 pm

The King midget does, made with pride in Ohio.

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Re: Where to live?

Post by Bruisebrother » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:23 am

Doogie, you'll be thinking the Mtn. Parkway is a speedway when one of the White Unmarked cars rolls up behind you!

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Re: Where to live?

Post by crazyhair » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:02 pm

more richmond beta:
if you're unaccustomed to country roads or speed on the interstate take 75 to 627 to 64 to the mountain parkway instead of 52 (it's longer but faster 80% of the time)
liquor world is cheaper than liquor barn
check out the black feather in berea for dinner, coffee, lunch and live music on weekends
there's contra dancing twice a month in berea for $2-3/person and it's usually a blast
pinnacles in berea are fun to hike and have a very few (totally chossy) climbs (no bolts).
there's phenomenal caving near mt. vernon
that's about all I got- I second that Thai smile and masala are great

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Re: Where to live?

Post by ynp1 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:59 pm

I live in Richmond.... If it is good enough for me, then it is good enough for anybody!

Granted I fly to Yosemite every year for a few months...
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Re: Where to live?

Post by Bum » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:37 pm

Richmond isn't half bad for a small Kentucky city.
There is a pretty niche community of actual rock climbers. There is a gym at EKU that isn't half bad when people actually take the time to reset the wall. There are a few guys around that also have home gyms. (If you happen to run across them)

If you want some of the best priced sushi around check out Khin's Sushi. They have amazing customer service and awesome sushi.

You are also about 40 minutes to London which is known by a few but actually has 100+ fresh bolted routes with 0 traffic.

toad857 wrote:
whatahutch wrote: And if you like to ride a bike around, Richmond has got some of the most hostile motorists I've ever seen.
^This. Richmond is one of the least cyclist friendly cities I have ever ridden in, although it does have a nice little bike shop. (Mikes Hike & Bike)

Good luck, hope to see you around.

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