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Old 02-20-2007, 03:39 PM
 
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Hi,
We moved here for my husband's work. The co. he works for is a high tech manufacturing company based in CA and they decided to build here. Microsoft is expanding its campus here and there are a few bio tech companies as well.
I lived in Manhattan Beach and Redondo but most recently we lived in Monterey County (hence my reference to Big Sur). I hope you like Fargo, I have little experience with Oregon other living near Hood River a short time. What I miss the most here is the natural beauty right outside my door and lots of fresh food. The people and low stress make up for it though.
Enjoy! Ask other questions if you'd like.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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My husband has a possible job opportunity in Fargo that he is very interested in and excited about. We will be coming out for a visit in a few weeks. We have lived in Eugene, Oregon for 30 years and are seriously thinking about this move. I have been reading everything and anything I can find about the Fargo area. We are avid cyclists and have loved bicycling in Oregon's hills and mountains. Any information about Fargo would be appreciated. Are there cycling clubs or groups that ride? Bicycling is my passion - so riding some new roads would be fun. I love riding hills...but I see that Fargo is flat...if you head east can you find rolling hills to ride? Are the mosquitoes that bad in the summer??? I think (not totally sure) I could deal with the cold...Eugene is not as cold but is very wet and rainy - 33 degrees and raining is bone chilling. I am looking forward to a new adventure and meeting new people. Any recommendations about good areas to live in Fargo?

Thank you!
Moved here 1995 from Springfield,OR. Lived there 15 years. From here. Lots of clubs and hills to the east Of Fargo. Bugs are bad this summer ok no rain other wise use repellant.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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If you love biking in the hills. You HAVE to stop and bike the MAH DAH HEY trial in western north dakota. You can find it right off of I-94 in a town called Medora. The trail is either 100-200 miles long. Not sure. It runs through plains, hills and most important through the badlands. Very scenic! It is a must for bike enthusiasts.
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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If you love biking in the hills. You HAVE to stop and bike the MAH DAH HEY trial in western north dakota. You can find it right off of I-94 in a town called Medora. The trail is either 100-200 miles long. Not sure. It runs through plains, hills and most important through the badlands. Very scenic! It is a must for bike enthusiasts.
Wow - that looks like an incredible ride. I found a slide show and some history. Thanks for that tip.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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If you love biking in the hills. You HAVE to stop and bike the MAH DAH HEY trial in western north dakota. You can find it right off of I-94 in a town called Medora. The trail is either 100-200 miles long. Not sure. It runs through plains, hills and most important through the badlands. Very scenic! It is a must for bike enthusiasts.
We love to bike, so I was happy to hear about this trail. However, when I tried to find out more about it (by googling it), all I saw was a dirt path and mildly hilly prairie land that looked like it would attract bugs. Is that all it is? Two hundred miles can either be great or awful. Do you know of any nice paved bike trails in ND?
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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Use a yahoo search. Type in "medora mah dah hey". There will be a link from the IMBA (international mountain biking association). There is a slide show. The badlands are gorgeous. Be warned though, this trail does have hazards. Bugs probably wont be a problem. Usually a little windy for them. You may see a number of animals, (mule deer, white tail deer, bison, elk, mountain lion, rattle snakes, pronghorn antelope, turkeys and many other species). Also do a yahoo search of Medora, ND. Neat little tourist town beside the trail. You can take in an the incredible "Medora Musical (hilarious), eat at the pitchfork fondue (steaks fried on a pitchfork, YUM!!!) learn the fascinating history of the (Chateau de Mores, George Custer and much western lore). As far as paved trails. I only know of ones in cities. Medora is on the far west side of state on I94. Stop in Bismarck on the way to Fargo. Bismarck/Mandan has lots of trails to ride on. The bismarck side has a trail that hugs the Missouri River (very beautiful). You can go on the Mandan side of missouri and ride out to Fort Lincoln state park. Fort Lincoln is where you can learn about lewis and clark and also is the Fort where Custer and his men trained and stationed before they left for their demise in Montana. Neat history.) As you go east on I94 Jamestown has some trails. Valley City has trials going into the Sheyenne River Valley. Fargo has trails also. Hope this helps some.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:33 PM
 
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Use a yahoo search. Type in "medora mah dah hey". There will be a link from the IMBA (international mountain biking association). There is a slide show. The badlands are gorgeous. Be warned though, this trail does have hazards. Bugs probably wont be a problem. Usually a little windy for them. You may see a number of animals, (mule deer, white tail deer, bison, elk, mountain lion, rattle snakes, pronghorn antelope, turkeys and many other species). Also do a yahoo search of Medora, ND. Neat little tourist town beside the trail. You can take in an the incredible "Medora Musical (hilarious), eat at the pitchfork fondue (steaks fried on a pitchfork, YUM!!!) learn the fascinating history of the (Chateau de Mores, George Custer and much western lore). As far as paved trails. I only know of ones in cities. Medora is on the far west side of state on I94. Stop in Bismarck on the way to Fargo. Bismarck/Mandan has lots of trails to ride on. The bismarck side has a trail that hugs the Missouri River (very beautiful). You can go on the Mandan side of missouri and ride out to Fort Lincoln state park. Fort Lincoln is where you can learn about lewis and clark and also is the Fort where Custer and his men trained and stationed before they left for their demise in Montana. Neat history.) As you go east on I94 Jamestown has some trails. Valley City has trials going into the Sheyenne River Valley. Fargo has trails also. Hope this helps some.
Yeah--it helps a lot! Thanks!
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