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If you could choose!(9 posts)

If you could choose!RUSHxxx2112
Oct 7, 2001 10:16 AM
If you could choose anywhere in the world to live so that you had the ideal road and weather conditions for cycling, where would your dream location be?
Hmmm... how about....tirider
Oct 7, 2001 11:00 AM
...the hilltown of San Gimignano south of Florence Italy?
There I could savor a renowned chianti in the shadows of medieval towers after an arduous ride. And for those days when time doesn't facilitate riding how about Barrow Alaska just to help me feel a little less guilty?
I'd live at Lago di Como (Lake Como), ItalyTig
Oct 7, 2001 3:59 PM
Maybe there ar e better places to ride, but I haven't seen 'em yet!
Santa Barbara or Bend, Oregon. Great skiing too!!Jon
Oct 7, 2001 5:14 PM
Oct 8, 2001 7:01 AM
I second that motion. I might choose Lago di Garda though. I really liked Sirmione alot. Great snowboarding there too. You can go ride the Matterhorn for a day trip. WAY COOL!!!
agree on GardaJack S
Oct 8, 2001 7:16 AM
or anywhere in the Veneto. Garda has good climbing nearby lots of mtb up north (with a bike/coffee shop at Riva del Garda!), world class sailboarding area. Tunnels along the lake are quite dangerous though. Veneto is home of Moser (has shop in Arco), Simoni, and Pezzo. Plus, Gardaland! What more could you ask for?
Montevideo, UruguaySpinchick
Oct 8, 2001 6:35 AM
Not quite tropical climate but warmer than where I live now. Nice riding in North Montevideo along the Rio de la Plata. My husband and I trekked though parts of S. America on our honeymoon and decided this is where we'll go if we ever decide to become ex-patriots. Although Iguazu Falls, Argentina was nice if you like a tropical clime.
SF Baymr_spin
Oct 8, 2001 7:23 AM
For variety it is hard to beat the bay area for riding. The road and mountain biking here is spectacular. I only wish it wasn't so damned expensive to live here.

I wouldn't mind living in Tuscany or Lake Como either.
re: If you could choose!DINOSAUR
Oct 8, 2001 3:00 PM
I like where I live now. The Sierra Nevada foothills in California. You learn to love the hills and the fast descents, the meandering back country roads, the array of different types of trees, the towering ponderosa pines that offer cool shade in the summer, the wildlife, solutide. Often I hear nothing but the sound of my tires traveling over the asphalt and my own breathing. If I go east a tad, I'm in the Sierra Nevada mountains, west and I'm in the Sacramento Valley (which I avoid like the plaque, too much traffic for my taste).

If I could set the clock back twenty five years or so, I'd pick the San Francisco bay area. Ideal climate and and wide selection of roads to travel. I'm afraid the traffic is too heavy now, I doubt I would recognize some of my old routes.
I guess the lesson is to enjoy what you have now as who knows what tomorrow will hold....