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Discussion in 'Canada' started by JimmieA, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. JimmieA

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  2. Steve G.

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  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Once again, for 2014, you are in the lead for winning the Dick of the year award

    :freaky
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  4. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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  5. jackd

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    Come on guys... Just because you are settling into the depths of winter (I hear another 'Polar Vortex' has descended upon you), it doesn't always have to lead to another bit of B.C. bashing does it? I'm not too impressed by the last two posts - lighten up and don't worry, spring is coming to your parts in around 3 months....
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  6. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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  7. jackd

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    Ssssssh... You will only upset them more. I can only quote the elderly retired couple from Red Deer, who live across from me: "should have moved here 30 years ago..." As it is, I'm moving up my annual start of my riding year by 3 weeks to the beginning of March, because the weather has been so mild. It's been so mild that they haven't put any sand down on the roads over here on the Island - I used to wait until April when the last remnants of that scourge to riders disappeared.
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  8. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    CL>Vancouver.BC>personals>rants & raves.:eek1:lol3
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  9. jackd

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    You aren't offended by the earlier reference to Quebec were you? You couldn't be - you're having too good of a time out here in BC. Personally, I have nothing against that province, even though the ex comes from there (maybe I should..).
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  10. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Yeah well...someone tried that with the frog/tadpole thing somewhere else a couple days ago.:evil

    Had to tell him that he is a "landlubber"....for the ones going to sea a tadpole is a "Polliwog". But then I have turned into a Shellback a long time ago and have the certificate to prove it.:D

    Yep I kissed the large dead fish in front of King Neptune's court. And then got others to kiss it the following years.....:lol3
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  11. Steve G.

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    Not to worry. If Quebec continues on it's current path of unbridled spending habits, I'm sure they can improve on their current 5th position of most indebted region on EARTH. Imagine if Alberta stopped poring money in there, like a truck pushing off rotting poutine into a gravel pit to be buried? No worries, if Quebec follows their dreams to be independent, I fully support their wishes. I'm sure that financial radioactive wasteland of France will come to save you. :lol3

    Dick of the year award? If that means offering a shovel full of pure 100% truth, with the lovely halo of roses brushed away to see reality and fact,,,,yes, I humbly accept your coveted award with honour. I have a place for it already. On my toilet tank. :rofl
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  12. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    this ratio has as much to do with low median incomes, as it does high real estate prices.
    It is a ratio. Lots of starving people in Vancouver. Highest percentage of starving children, marginalized people thrown out on the streets to fend for themselves, etc, etc.

    Certainly a selective set of cities. Priced real estate in Paris, lately?

    Personally, i am sick of Vancouver. Lowest quality people that i have ever met. self - serving weasels, for the most part.
    When i meet a decent human being, almost invariably, they are from out east.
    YMMV :D

    One the world stage - one of the safest, most beautiful cities, in one of the safest countries in the world. Fantastic outdoor activities. This adds value.

    Me? We just put the house up for sale.
    Had enough. Lived here almost 30 years.
    In the future, I will still look forward to visiting Vancouver.
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  13. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I grew up in NFLD, lived some years in NS, and moved to Ontario last year after 5 years in Victoria. BC is beautiful as we all know and I rode year around while there.
    But the depressing rain is worse for a family with small kids than cold weather. It was too wet for them to play outside during winter, but here at -15 I'm the custodian of the local outdoor rink and the kids love it. We had a couple + days last week and the neighborhood kids were scared as they thought the ice was gonna melt. If not skating they're building snowforts and sledding.

    When I'm older, I'll get a house south. For the price of a home in many parts of BC, one could own 3-4 homes, and swap as the weather changes.

    And with Toronto being the center of the universe, one can be anywhere pretty quickly and everything is close and cheaper here.
    My wife and kids couldn't wait to move from BC. A few years here and it will be tough to get them to leave.

    This is from an unbiased Newf, who would like to go back to the Rock.
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  14. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Well I was born in BC and lived in quite a few cities and provinces across the country including Montreal. After the last referendum I bailed out and moved to Ontario and was happy about it. 10 months ago I came back to live with the GF. Not particularly happy about that but if Mohamed won't come to the mountain the mountain ........ I suck it up, stick my head in the sand and try not to get involved in Quebec's shameless politics.

    All the Anglo's I know who live here complain ad nauseum but don't do anything about it. I always get the "Oh, when I retire I'll move to Ontario" rant. Pisses me off... shit or get off the pot.
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  15. bigbadandugly

    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    Couldn't wait to leave BC, or couldn't wait to leave Victoria? BC is a big province with many diverse microclimates. If you wanted warm winters without significant rain, you could have gotten that in the Okanagan Valley. Want shitloads of snow and lots of outdoor rink time? Go north young man.

    One thing for sure is that BC has some of the best on-road and off-road biking available within Canada if not North America. Speaking specifically of BC excluding the greater Vancouver region. Not much fun biking where there's millions of people.
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    Newbusa Been here awhile

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  17. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    I think it all depends on what you're used to. I grew up in BC. Rain doesn't stop me from doing anything and all of my bikes are insured year 'round. They get plenty of use too. On the other hand I went to university in Ontario and after 5 months of below freezing temperatures and snow I was pretty much ready to kill myself. You couldn't get me to move back east for love nor money.

    California may have the best paved roads but BC beats it hands-down off pavement. Yes, I've spent plenty of time on roads in both places.
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  18. jackd

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    Isn't it kind of funny that we get one of these 'East vs West' threads every year right about now? I can set my clock by it almost..... Actually this one is kind of mellow - only one 'fuck you' so far....

    How goes the city Cowgirl? Miss the Island at all?
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  19. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    I miss the Island all the time, all the fun stuff seems to happen over there and most of my friends are there however I'm making money hand over fist here :D I'm spending it too :lol3
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