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Old 10-01-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Colorado
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Yep. I've been back here since the summer of '11. This year's winter was historical for its lack of snow. I think we averaged about half of our normal snowfall.
That's a fact. I retired a year ago July and was looking forward to a nice snowy winter I didn't have to drive in and could take all day to shovel. That was a letdown.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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So no I don't feel this is an exaggeration. And as far ass the WESTERN thing... I get it. To people who were raised there, or been there a long time. It is easy to all into the hype. Im not here to get into it about that. I have already had this friendly debate. Ill say it again, culturally western possibly, technically western (like on a map)....ehhh.... not really. Theres only about a 200 mile difference in distance between Denver and the distance to either coast. So the Western Culture is only in certain areas because of who settled there many moons ago and made it what it is. the work ethic is definitely western. Laid back and "it will all get done eventuallly" attitude.
Western vs west coast, IMO. Significantly different things to me, and I'd imagine, others as well. To me, "western" culture starts around North Dakota, goes down to Texas, and heads west to eastern Oregon and northern Arizona. Cowboy hats and boots, horses, pick up trucks, wide open spaces and ranches. That is what comes to my mind when I think western. West coast is what comes to mind when I think of California, Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas and southern Arizona. Western riding standards derived from the cowboy culture of the previous century that have been abandoned by city sophistication of the areas closer to the coast that is still prevalent in the mid section of the US is western to me.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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According to the Weather Underground, There were 4 days in December 2015 with highs from 50-59; 3 days 60-69. That is 7 days total, about 1/4 of the month.

In January 2016 there were 6 days 50-59 and 1 day 60-69, again for a total of 7.

In February 2016 there were 5 days 50-59; 10 days 60-69, and 1 day 70+, for a total of 16 days 50 degree or warmer, more than 1/2 the month.

In April, the month rtloucks was whining about b/c it snowed on his birthday, there were 6 days 50-59; 9 days 60-69; and 8 days 70+; a total of 23 days, about 75% of the month's total. Yes, it was in the 30s the last 3 days.
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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According to the Weather Underground, There were 4 days in December 2015 with highs from 50-59; 3 days 60-69. That is 7 days total, about 1/4 of the month.

In January 2016 there were 6 days 50-59 and 1 day 60-69, again for a total of 7.

In February 2016 there were 5 days 50-59; 10 days 60-69, and 1 day 70+, for a total of 16 days 50 degree or warmer, more than 1/2 the month.

In April, the month rtloucks was whining about b/c it snowed on his birthday, there were 6 days 50-59; 9 days 60-69; and 8 days 70+; a total of 23 days, about 75% of the month's total. Yes, it was in the 30s the last 3 days.
Stop with your data and facts.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:08 AM
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I don't mind car culture (coming from CA and loving cars in general) but the one thing that gets to me is how cliquey the Subaru owners here.
I am curious about this....


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Worth pointing out once again.

It's good for us to help, but maybe not when we spend quality time responding to an OP who might not ever see the words.
Yeah but other people like myself, just starting to consider relocating there, do get benefit

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Old 10-21-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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If a well built home for the money is what you are looking for the front range is terrible. Even the expensive homes are built cheap, and this isn't a recent thing. Colorado has a lot of things going for it, don't get me wrong, but housing is not one of them.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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If a well built home for the money is what you are looking for the front range is terrible. Even the expensive homes are built cheap, and this isn't a recent thing. Colorado has a lot of things going for it, don't get me wrong, but housing is not one of them.
That's not even mentioning the wide-spread problem of expansive soils all over the front range. If the builder doesn't take the necessary expensive mitigation measures for the expansive clay soils, the foundation cracks, the walls shift, and you'll begin to hate your home.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:27 AM
 
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I am curious about this....


Yeah but other people like myself, just starting to consider relocating there, do get benefit
Com'on - I feel like every Subaru now comes with a complimentary Nalgene water bottle
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