I hate living in Fargo. Help change my mind.

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Eric R. Shelton, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Moon are a top notch dealer, very friendly folks. I would have no qualms buying a bike there at all. In fact, I'll talk to them about that tomorrow as it happens.
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  2. dufferv65

    dufferv65 Blowing smoke

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    I lived in Fargo for 3 years and really got to liking it... It's a neat town with plenty of things to do. For starters, I'd recommend going to a Fargo Force(hockey) game at the Scheels arena. I've had to drag people there not thinking they would like it and now they go to their games quite often! Also a recommendation is going to JL Beers, I think they have one of the best burgers you can get at a restaurant!

    Riiding...
    generally speaking Fargo is pretty flat and depressing when it comes to hilly terrain and mountains. Although some cool spots to ride in town would include the parks by the red river with Lindenwood being the coolest, with there little scenic drive-thru path thru the park. Also Sheynne st from west fargo to Horace is pretty neat... But if you want to get to the near by good riding you need to cross the boarder in to mn, instant trees and lakes. Some people have mentioned DL (Detroit Lakes), I always enjoyed riding around there! here is my favorite route I found to get there... http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=5-66m3jjO6

    Every time I drove through there I had a weak spot for driving by the beach:thumb, generally there can be some nice scenery there! :eek1 while you drive through there stopping to eat a Zorbaz is a must! some people say it over priced but they have to die for pizza and there other food is very good! While you're in MN check out Itaska state Park, it is north of park rapids about 10-15 miles. There is a big long ,10mile or so, one way nature loop there and a cool fire look out tower you can go up in.

    Although the winters are long, cool, and boring, the summers are very nice and it doesn't get over 90 very often. When I was there I don't think the mercury ever roes past 100!! I hope you find some of my advice useful!
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  3. Eric R. Shelton

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    The burgers have been hit-or-miss for the "best" title. They're never bad, but they haven't topped the Greek burger they had for a limited time. That thing was incredible! But the beer selection is amazing, they carry Weihenstephaner from time to time... GREAT place.

    Thanks for the recommendations on where to ride and Zorbaz! The countdown to getting to check all this stuff out is drawing closer!
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  4. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    For Mexican food, I would ride through Pelican Rapids (on the way to Maplewood State Park) and stop at the place on the north side of town on the west side of 59. I do not remember the name, but I stop there whenever we go up that way (I have friends that live between PR and Rollag.)
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  5. CATGS

    CATGS Bourbon consumer

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    2nd Zorbaz's... Great pizza. If you are looking for some other great eats in the FM area try the Hodo, Maxwell's and Usher house..
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    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Mexican food in Mn, that scares me...
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    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Made by immigrants that speak very little English. The beauty part of Mn, is chicken and turkey processing that hires lots of immigrants. Lots of immigrants = fantastic variety of delicious noms.
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  8. Eric R. Shelton

    Eric R. Shelton Adventurer

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    My wife's and my experience so far, this is pretty much right. :rofl We're both southern AZ natives, so when we get a hankering for tacos or good salsa we just make it ourselves!

    But for as small as Fargo is, they still had a SmashBurger before Tucson! :clap
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  9. Hank.SD

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    Zorbaz is sorta cool, but overpriced? Hell yes! :rofl

    Eric do you ride offroad? Duffer will also tell you - don't miss the Akeley single track if you're into that kind of thing! You're more than welcome to join us up there a time or two this summer.
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  10. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    Who cares if Zorbaz is expensive, beer prices are average. And try the Macho Nachos! Location, location, location...:D

    I have to hit the one up by McGregor on Sandy and Grand Rapids to complete my Pazzport! :freaky
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  11. Eric R. Shelton

    Eric R. Shelton Adventurer

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    I've ridden a motorcycle off-road once, although I used to mountain bike a lot... But my wife has no problem with me owning multiple bikes, so maybe I'll buy an old KLR again...?
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  12. dufferv65

    dufferv65 Blowing smoke

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    Yeah, that place is fun! It's one of my personal favorites! 100 plus miles of single track! Not exactly klr friendly. I ride a xr650r and people look at me wondering if I'm actually gunna wiggle my pig's handle bars through that tree packed obstacle course! Its not the best option, but I wouldn't want anything bigger! Although there is some cool forest roads in that area that would be fun on a klr, don't think I've ever seen a klr on the single track. I'm sure you could find a couple trails that you'd could try with klr but you might be best sticking to ATV trails and forest roads.

    It you want to check out trail maps do a search on MN DNR site for Paul Bunyan National Forest or go to the pbfriders site for the Martineau trail map. Also, if you like sand check out Huntersville trail map. While or at Huntersville, check out the Crow wing river, rent a canoe and take the Wife out! Its just south of park rapids 10 or so miles.
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  13. Hank.SD

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    Yeah like Duffer says, a KLR would be a bit piggy on the single track. Even a DRZ400 is plenty fat, but not bad. WR250R.. or if you're hauling it up a WR250F or other woods type bike. I ride a WR450 up there and love it but have been told by others its too big too! I'm just fine with it.
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  14. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    So Eric, do you like living in Fargo yet?
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    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    After reading this thread and seeing the movie I'm half tempted to move there myself. :wink:
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  16. *Gravy*

    *Gravy* Jedi Loser

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    I'd re-think that if I were you.

    Fargo sucks. Not quite as bad as Minot, but close.
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  17. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    I don't think you're trying very hard to help the OP there, *Gravy*. Damn you and your telling of the truth.
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  18. *Gravy*

    *Gravy* Jedi Loser

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    Oh, I was supposed to help? I guess I should read closer next time.

    It's not so bad. I'm sure they'll put in a cloverleaf somewhere for you to practice your cornering skillz.

    Is that better?
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  19. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    I feel all warm and fuzzy.


    Wait.........I think that was follow through.
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  20. CATGS

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    It isn't as bad as Illinois. It is challenging at times, though!
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