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...can be rugged. Just  ask anybody still recovering from our recent 1000 year floods. Most of the time, however, Colorado life is better than sex. Friday a. m., did a little early morning E work, then tooled up to Loveland for my second day of the season. Great, clean, hard snow, nothing but good skiers...other Masters racers, the UNM ski team, the USSA National Women's Training Group. Then back to the Front Range for 10 miles on the road bike. This weekend, it was in the 60s in Boulder, so tennis was in order. Hit some balls yesterday with the CU Women's Tennis Team, then back home for a couple of pops on the back patio while I watched my horses cantering around in the front pasture. Another front coming in now, which could mean...you guessed it...first first tracks in October...

 

:D

post #2 of 28
Living in Colorado doesn't suck.

Other places I've called home: NY, VT, UT, OR.
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Well, the weather sucks today.  Currently 32 degrees and raining in Denver, yuck.

 

Back on the positive side, the OP forgot to mention the Bronco's game yesterday :D

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Climate of Colorado is semi arid, we have lots of dust, many herds of cattle, no oxygen, amendment 64, droughts, fires, and flooding.  Please ski Utah this winter!

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i just moved to NoCo form south texas and im looking for any way i can to get back to gods country.....:bs:...and the weather is horrible, and its too dry, and it smells funny, the skiing in october is a definite turn off.

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And some days you need two sets of clothes cause when you get back from skiing the pow, those clothes hinder your beach volleyball game

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Short Ski Season - I don't know why anyone puts up with it.

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There's no ocean.

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There's no ocean.

Yet.

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and it smells funny

 

You were warned about living in proximity to Greeley. ;) Just be thankful you are usually on the upwind side.

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ya, so in general, were never leaving... and when or if i ever retire were moving into the hills

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  I lived just south of Denver for 5months i liked it, easy access to mountains, oddly enough denver the city itself itself is just as flat as florida where i reside now..  The only downfall besides the obvious no ocean is well growing up in Ct there were day trips to awesome cities in every direction.. Its Denver or bust when u live there, ya u can go to boulder or the mountain towns etc but beyond that i drove 2hrs due north once just to get to another city, cheyenne it was ok but well not very exciting.  If you like the outdoors colorado is great, but beyond that well kinda boring to live in in my opinion.

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You say boring I say heaven...lol
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Oh i liked it but then again i like the outdoors.  Im just saying outside of Denver and the resort towns not a whole lot to do if your a non outdoors kinda person.

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I would agree with that...on the flip side if u lived around denver how could u not be an outdoors person.lol
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I would agree with that...on the flip side if u lived around denver how could u not be an outdoors person.lol

Totally agree, hell i am 6ft2, 220 i think i was the fattest person there when i lived there, everyone seems in shape i dont even recall seeing a obese person in all my months there like i can find here everyday. 

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Agreed I feel like a fat ass here...5' 8" 190
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My brother lives in Denver. Must be 400 pounds. He used to be fit. :-(
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  I lived just south of Denver for 5months i liked it, easy access to mountains, oddly enough denver the city itself itself is just as flat as florida where i reside now..  The only downfall besides the obvious no ocean is well growing up in Ct there were day trips to awesome cities in every direction.. Its Denver or bust when u live there, ya u can go to boulder or the mountain towns etc but beyond that i drove 2hrs due north once just to get to another city, cheyenne it was ok but well not very exciting.  If you like the outdoors colorado is great, but beyond that well kinda boring to live in in my opinion.

Yeah well the NE is really about the only place that isn't like that. I lived in metro Atlanta growing up and once you get outside the metro it's at least an hour to the next "interesting" town which is Chattanooga. Outside of that and it's 2+.   

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My brother lives in Denver. Must be 400 pounds. He used to be fit. :-(

One of the pitfalls of legalized MJ
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My brother lives in Denver. Must be 400 pounds. He used to be fit. :-(


My buddy is the best bariatric (gastric bypass) surgeon in Denver if you want a reference for your bro ... ;-)

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CO's obesity rate has long been the lowest (or at least one of the lowest) in the nation, but it too is creeping up, finally crossed 20% a couple years ago. I am always a bit shocked when I travel -- the Cleveland airport, a few years ago -- wow. 

 

 

According to  this, three of the nation's top 10 skinniest metro areas are in CO: 1. Boulder, 3. Ft Collins/Loveland, 9. Colorado Springs.   (Defined as lowest percentage of obese BMIs)

 

Also interesting is this article, linking high altitude to low weight. I don't think any causality was defined, though.

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CO's obesity rate has long been the lowest (or at least one of the lowest) in the nation, but it too is creeping up, finally crossed 20% a couple years ago. I am always a bit shocked when I travel -- the Cleveland airport, a few years ago -- wow. 

 

 

According to  this, three of the nation's top 10 skinniest metro areas are in CO: 1. Boulder, 3. Ft Collins/Loveland, 9. Colorado Springs.   (Defined as lowest percentage of obese BMIs)

 

Also interesting is this article, linking high altitude to low weight. I don't think any causality was defined, though.

Isn't being the skinniest state in the US a little like being the cleanest cow at a mud farm?

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Still working on the SO to move.  NH induces claustrophobia for us MWerners. 

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Also interesting is this article, linking high altitude to low weight. I don't think any causality was defined, though.

There was a recent study in Greece that linked higher elevation to increased longevity and they were talking about 3,000 ft. vs. sea level. That one did draw causality, IIRC, and I think it was what we'd expect, which is that altitude gets heart rate up more even in day to day activities.

This article mentions it and some more about CO and high altitude in general.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-07/health/sc-health-0907-living-at-altitude-20110907_1_heart-disease-high-altitude-lung-disease
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My brother lives in Denver. Must be 400 pounds. He used to be fit. :-(

One of the pitfalls of legalized MJ

One of the pitfalls when your job is your life.
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My brother lives in Denver. Must be 400 pounds. He used to be fit. :-(


My buddy is the best bariatric (gastric bypass) surgeon in Denver if you want a reference for your bro ... ;-)

Actually I had sort of mentioned it to him, as I have two friends that did it.. But NEITHER of them is at what I would call a normal weight yet, and it's been well over a year, maybe even two, for each of them. Apparently, if you have bad eating habits, you'll keep at it.
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Actually I had sort of mentioned it to him, as I have two friends that did it.. But NEITHER of them is at what I would call a normal weight yet, and it's been well over a year, maybe even two, for each of them. Apparently, if you have bad eating habits, you'll keep at it.


My friend makes his patients loose weight on their own before he does surgery. If they don't meet the goal he won't do the operation.

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