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Old 10-31-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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So again I ask, what is wrong with states being flat or mostly flat?
I like me some mountains. They look kind of cool - like they reach up to heaven or something. That's all.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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If you or someone else can find an animated graphic online, post the link up. I did a quick search but couldn't find one. I'm curious now, and happy to admit I'm wrong if that is the case. Can't say I always payed attention in 3rd grade science class.
Cliffy, you're supposed to be the know-it-all barfly.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: a bar
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Cliffy, you're supposed to be the know-it-all barfly.
Oh I'm still the know-it-all back at the bar. These CD posters are too smaht for me.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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when you look up "flat" in the dictionary, a picture of Florida is used.
Not only that but if you look up "flat" in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, a picture of Florida is used.

One of the interesting things about Florida is how you can see that its raining miles away while where you are can be totally sunny. While this can happen anywhere, I noticed it more often in Florida than anywhere else.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I don't have a problem with flat. My problem is with dry. I am sick of living in the parched west. Give me a green, flat state any day.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What is wrong with a state being flat?

The rivers are usually too shallow and variable to allow for economical transportation of resources. Not so much of an issue in the 20th century.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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I know Texas and Georgia are not all flat, neither is Florida. This thread is not really about Florida, or Texas or Georgia for that matter. It's just about people acting like flat places are bad or ugly etc...
Florida is Flat pretty much all over with the exception to a small area outside of Orlando and garbage dumps. Being flat makes the terrain more prone to flooding and tornados thrive in flat landscapes. The flooding in Florida is a really big problem. I lived in South Florida for 9 years and didn't have problem with it being flat until I moved back to Atlanta. I prefer the vantage points that hills have to offer.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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I actually LOVE the fact Chicago is flat as a pancake while living here, so much easier to get around walking, biking, etc.

I don't really care at all if it's flat or hilly, I grew up in a very hilly city in Iowa and now I'm in totally flat Chicago. Never thought about it. Yeah mountains are pretty and I like the views when I'm driving....but then I get back to my life and it doesn't really play any part or have an impact.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I lived in the mountains for many years, everytime I set something down, without putting my foot on it, it would roll down to the bottom. When I came down to live in the town, crap from above kept rolling into my house all day and all night.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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I grew up in New England, easy place to bike and find interesting hiking. Now in Pittsburgh, which is a bit over the top hill-wise. You need to be TdF-calibre to get around where I live on bike.

I've never lived in a flat state so all I can say is, I consider driving I-80 through PA a pretty dull drive. I consider driving through Indiana absolute torture.
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