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Old 02-16-2014, 10:48 AM   #64681
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Pickerington/Carroll Advice

For the Columbus and surrounding area folks, I'm looking for some input on the towns of Pickerington and Carroll. My wife and I are discussing relocating somewhere in the future. We have family that lives in Powell, so Columbus always comes up in the conversation. I was thinking somewhere in the southeast corner of the city, since it's a little closer to the enduro and adventure riding scene. Plus, there are a couple places nearby to mountain bike (Pickerington Ponds and Chestnut Ridge), although I don't know how good the trails are. It looks like Pickerington and Carroll schools are rated well- our son is going on 2 years old, so it's something we need to consider. My wife and I both work in healthcare and we'd like to be near a hospital for employment opportunities, and Mount Carmel East and Diley Ridge Medical Center are not too far away. So would this area be a nice place to live? Is crime low? Anything else we need to know about?
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:26 AM   #64682
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For the Columbus and surrounding area folks, I'm looking for some input on the towns of Pickerington and Carroll.... So would this area be a nice place to live? Is crime low? Anything else we need to know about?

Personally, I'd pick Carroll over Pickerington...Picktown people seem snobbish to me. Carroll seems more down to earth...I'm sure it's less expensive.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:28 AM   #64683
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For the Columbus and surrounding area folks, I'm looking for some input on the towns of Pickerington and Carroll. My wife and I are discussing relocating somewhere in the future. We have family that lives in Powell, so Columbus always comes up in the conversation. I was thinking somewhere in the southeast corner of the city, since it's a little closer to the enduro and adventure riding scene. Plus, there are a couple places nearby to mountain bike (Pickerington Ponds and Chestnut Ridge), although I don't know how good the trails are. It looks like Pickerington and Carroll schools are rated well- our son is going on 2 years old, so it's something we need to consider. My wife and I both work in healthcare and we'd like to be near a hospital for employment opportunities, and Mount Carmel East and Diley Ridge Medical Center are not too far away. So would this area be a nice place to live? Is crime low? Anything else we need to know about?
How about a little farther south east in Hocking Hills/Logan area? I know of a nice log home going on the market this spring! You have Hospital's in Logan and Lancaster for employment. Wayne NF for off-road riding and great asphalt street riding. Old Man Cave! Nice schools and the friendliest folks in Ohio down here. Columbus is only a 40 Minute drive (with a Radar Detector/Jammer) and Mad Skills.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:32 AM   #64684
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For the Columbus and surrounding area folks, I'm looking for some input on the towns of Pickerington and Carroll. My wife and I are discussing relocating somewhere in the future. We have family that lives in Powell, so Columbus always comes up in the conversation. I was thinking somewhere in the southeast corner of the city, since it's a little closer to the enduro and adventure riding scene. Plus, there are a couple places nearby to mountain bike (Pickerington Ponds and Chestnut Ridge), although I don't know how good the trails are. It looks like Pickerington and Carroll schools are rated well- our son is going on 2 years old, so it's something we need to consider. My wife and I both work in healthcare and we'd like to be near a hospital for employment opportunities, and Mount Carmel East and Diley Ridge Medical Center are not too far away. So would this area be a nice place to live? Is crime low? Anything else we need to know about?
Pickerington traffic can be tough to get around in but nice school facilities. We were in Bloom-Carroll school district before moving to Lancaster and I wasn't impressed with their schools. The bigger school districts do provide more opportunities than many of the smaller ones so that is something to keep in mind. Our son graduated from Lancaster and we were generally happy with education provided so you might want to consider that also.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:42 AM   #64685
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Hey Roger, 1985 called. They want their radar detector back!

Looks good, now there are no excuses to not make it out to the range for you.
Oh, crap I forgot all about meeting you at the range until I just read this...oops. I'm sure you got along just fine without me though..lol

Oh, and my radar detector still works so why replace it. Hell it took me 19 years to replace the escort (ford that is)...lol
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:46 AM   #64686
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Ah, the radar detector. The automobile accessory that guarantees I will write you a speeding ticket if I stop you, since it's use demonstrates forethought. If I don't stop you, but happen to be behind you in traffic and see it on your dash, I amuse myself by constantly toggling the radar off and on, over and over, and watching your LEDs light up - accompanied, no doubt, by the annoying beeping.

Your "80's" comment makes me think of the current Radio Shack TV commercial. That makes me laugh every time I see it.
I left the radar detector going off part in to amuse just you Meef. ;) I usually don't go over 10 MPH on rural interstates. I've had cruise set to 75 in 65 before at night and had a Meef come up next to me and look over at me and then go on just to pull over someone camped out in the left hand lane.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:06 PM   #64687
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Nice ride...
Couple questions;
The dog likes that pitiful music?...surely its not YOUR choice??
Putting on the shades next to the cop...obviously to hide your bloodshot eyes?
Did you exceed the maximum recommended rpm before the breakin period???
Since I was 4 wheeling I figured Country music was appropriate...lol

I have allergy's officer thus the reason for the bloodshot eyes/sunglasses.

Breakin' period?
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:23 PM   #64688
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Breakin' period?

I think he meant break-in period...or as I like to call it: drive it like you stole it
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:41 PM   #64689
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For the Columbus and surrounding area folks, I'm looking for some input on the towns of Pickerington and Carroll. My wife and I are discussing relocating somewhere in the future. We have family that lives in Powell, so Columbus always comes up in the conversation. I was thinking somewhere in the southeast corner of the city, since it's a little closer to the enduro and adventure riding scene. Plus, there are a couple places nearby to mountain bike (Pickerington Ponds and Chestnut Ridge), although I don't know how good the trails are. It looks like Pickerington and Carroll schools are rated well- our son is going on 2 years old, so it's something we need to consider. My wife and I both work in healthcare and we'd like to be near a hospital for employment opportunities, and Mount Carmel East and Diley Ridge Medical Center are not too far away. So would this area be a nice place to live? Is crime low? Anything else we need to know about?
Cant speak for the snobish people or schools but Carroll seems less congested with traffic, pickerington is very suburban and lots of traffic. I'm a rural guy so Carroll appeals to me more.
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:33 PM   #64690
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I just stay under the legal speed. I had no idea this place had so many stinking outlaws








Meef knows how I ride and I ride like I drive without the falling down. Seeing how Meef has lead some rides I know he uses common sense speed analysis. Since I've also ridden with you I know you're slow as bread rising. But I always wait for you so you don't get lost.

I realize descriptions of my vehicles have now been issued to all law enforcement agencies so they can pull me over.
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:40 PM   #64691
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I just stay under the legal speed. I had no idea this place had so many stinking outlaws





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Old 02-16-2014, 04:12 PM   #64692
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:38 PM   #64693
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Nah, a real dick wouldn't make such an admission, and definitely not publicly. At worst, you're probably just a mild to middling a**hole.

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #64694
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Must have been on the Spyder. You'd have to drop the WRR out of a plane to obtain that speed. Although there seem to be a few in Thumpers that believe it can.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:41 PM   #64695
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Well, through an odd coincidence, I ended up at a range today myself! A cousin requested, for his birthday, to shoot a real gun (he has airsoft and a BB guns). His farther, my uncle, has also never shot a gun, and wanted to try it out.

He texted me asking where they could go and rent/shoot a gun. I ended up bringing a handful of mine, so they could try different types, and meeting them at the new range on Bethel road.

Nice place, and very fair range prices. It's my new favorite indoor range. They also have this:
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For our advanced classes and law enforcement customers, we have the ability to offer a unique shooting experience on 6 of our shooting range’s lanes. These lanes allow the shooter to walk downrange and utilize a number of barriers as well as a unique target system that allows a target to turn after so many hits are registered on the target. This system provides for advanced tactical training and practical application of your shooting skills!
Sounds intriguing!

In any case, my uncle took this action shot! This is what a 9mm round looks like coming out of a 2" barrel:

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