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Old 06-22-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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So I moved back to Houston....

...After things didn't work out in Arizona. The job was great, but the desert life really isn't for me. The Railroad offices were on an Indian reservation and that was odd in itself. My 2nd week there we ran over a drunk guy, not nice. 3rd week one ran out in front of one of our highrail trucks, that wasn't pretty either. Most of the Indians stay in a drunken stupor, no idea why...

Motolife wasn't all that great either. Riding in 115 degree heat ( regardless of humidity, that dry heat/wet heat is at those temps its HAWT! ) is like sitting in front of a hairdryer. Riding at night was a constant battle of keeping your visor clear of bugs and avoiding the coyotes. I ended up moving to Friendswood after I sold my house in Pasadena.

To keep this on par with the catagory I posted in, I test rode a Buell 1125R Saturday afternoon at Mancuso, and will eventually own one. I actually rode the XB12 first and my tall frame just doesn't fit that bike. The 1125 fit like a glove, and I felt more comfortable on that bike than I do on my R6 ( which I have put 20k miles on ) Its got gobs and gobs of low end torque, which reminds me of the Pontiac engines I used to build ( low RPM, high low end, etc...)

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Old 06-22-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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i used to live in tucson. There is a BAD alcohol problem on reservations. Lots of drunk driving wrecks. Nothing else to do out there and free money from the govt is a bad combo. As far as riding in the heat goes, it isn't all that bad. the sand on the road is the worst part.
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i used to live in tucson. There is a BAD alcohol problem on reservations. Lots of drunk driving wrecks. Nothing else to do out there and free money from the govt is a bad combo. As far as riding in the heat goes, it isn't all that bad. the sand on the road is the worst part.
Not as much sand as gravel and TAR SNAKES. I think the AzDOT manual for roadrepair has a chapter that reads something like, "Crisscrossing tar patches for maximum coverage..."

I agree about the reservations... They've got nothing to do but sit, drink, and be angry at the whiteman.
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Im palm springs CA, this morning it was 123degrees. When i walked outside, it felt like someone had a blow dryer pointed at my face. And i thought houston was bad.


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If is OK to ask, what part of Arizona?? I have been trying to move to the Tucson area so that we can be close to my wife's family in El Paso, TX and also try to get some property in the Mexican side. (Puerto Peņasco, Sonora also know as "Rocky point") and retire there.

The problem is that I can not find a job that will pay at least the same money that I'm getting here.
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If is OK to ask, what part of Arizona?? I have been trying to move to the Tucson area so that we can be close to my wife's family in El Paso, TX and also try to get some property in the Mexican side. (Puerto Peņasco, Sonora also know as "Rocky point") and retire there.

The problem is that I can not find a job that will pay at least the same money that I'm getting here.
I lived in Lake Havasu City, on the river. Strike #1 was that it was a resort town that catered to the Californians. #2 was that I actually took a paycut to move over and work there. #3 was that my house in Pasadena wouldn't sell, and that I could no longer afford rent there, and mortgage here.

Not sure what life in Tuscon is like. Arizona is a pretty neat state with lots of scenery, but OMGOSH its hot. The opencarry aspect is cool if you're own firearms, and to get a CHL if you're qualified to do so is pretty painless.

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Yeah i bet... Welcome back... Moving to Phoenix soon looking foward to it...
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I lived in Lake Havasu City, on the river. Britt
Found it in Google Maps. Is very close to Kalifornistan and looks like a nice place to live..!!!! But paying rent and also mortgage must be tough, may be one option will be to rent the house trough a Real State agency and use the money to pay the mortgage, that way you only worry for the rent.
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Went through Tuscon in May...Hated it. Phoenix wasnt much better.. I was so glad to come back home and see some green grass and trees..

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