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Old 10-01-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Bikes and beer. Tour De Fat Bike Carnival and bike parade
http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tou...-diego-ca.aspx
Bike San Diego Tour de Fat comes to San Diego Again
This was awesome!

Tour de Fat San Diego 2011 - YouTube

Love my neighborhood!

Great bands and performances and bike giveaways.

Last edited by T. Damon; 10-01-2011 at 07:01 PM..
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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^^^I was at that festival yesterday. And what a beautiful day it was for a bike ride!
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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San Diego is relatively bike friendly, hilly and not with the same level of courteous drivers as the PNW- i.e enough drivers who really don't give a hoot about sharing the road with anybody much less bicyclists that make it less than ideal.

You can't find a more craft beer friendly area than San Diego- I'm good friends with the Master Brewer at Green Flash (I'm not sure that's a good thing haha BURP!) More brewers and great brew pubs than you'd ever be able to indulge in and growler stations abound!
San Diego Beer Blog

A great, responsible way to indulge in the 30th st. corridor Brew Pubs/Bistros in central SD- buy a bus pass for $5 for the #2 and have at it:
30th Street Blog: FRIDAY: 30th on 30th!

Definitely check out the neighborhood sites- From where you live/lived bet you'd love South Park- Also University Heights is sweet- both areas are small though and you have to know the best streets and be able to jump on property when things come up. You can walk to downtown in about 35 minutes from South Park (quick pace) and the airport is a 7 minute drive.
Biking in Seattle can be tricky. Since Mike McGinn became mayor there seems to be a resurgence of bike-car wars. I think three cyclists were killed this summer. And a lot of people are complaining about the new bike lanes going in everywhere. *sigh* I try to stay off the roads and on the Burke-Gilman trail when I can, which is difficult since I don't live near it. We settle on Alki and our neighborhood.

And thanks for the link to the beer blog! I'll try to check out the 30th on 30th when we come to visit!

Already the gloom is starting to get to me and it's difficult to get out of bed in the morning when it's dark.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Ocean Beach, San Diego
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^its dark in the morning here too, ya know!
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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^its dark in the morning here too, ya know!
but it stays dark here.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Bikes and beer. Tour De Fat Bike Carnival and bike parade
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Bike San Diego Tour de Fat comes to San Diego Again
This was awesome!

Love my neighborhood!

Great bands and performances and bike giveaways.
Normally the Tour de Fat comes to Seattle but they decided to skip us and Portland. Oh well, we still have Critical Mass!
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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What about income tax? We don't have such a thing in Washington. Our sales tax is 9.5% though, so that stings a little.

Is it possible to bike to work? I know it depends on how far away work is etc, but I'm talking about the culture. Seattle has been ranked #2 in bike riding. Is San Diego bike friendly?

And now, let's talk about beer. Green Flash, Stone, Ballast Point...all fine beers. What about pubs? Home brewing?
Tax is the middle pillar of California. Everything. The Franchise Tax Board is similar to the Mafia with the force of law behind it.

Sales tax is 8.5 and some have city taxes. Coming from a state where neither exist, the unfortunate people of Cali are taxed and taxed...it's extortion IMO.

As an example I pay registration on my 07 4Runner is $120.00 for two years in Alaska. Here it's $400.00 per year.
Dramatic sunshine taxes continue and impact your paycheck. Another thread spoke about a single family with one child requiring $73K per year. I would up that. Our rent for an upscale condo is $1,900.00. Cheap rat tail apartments are $1,500.00. Gas is only more expensive in Alaska and Hawaii.

Costco for food or local markets IMO is the way to go. Close to work, biking and local food is the way to go IMO.

Good luck.
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