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The big move :)

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle »

This is the moment you've all been waiting for... the news on the big move back to the homeland, but now with a twist! Guess what?!?!? We're NOT moving back to Calgary!!!

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...drum roll please...

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We are moving to Houston, Texas!!! :USA:

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On March 28th we will officially become: :cowboy: (Houstonians)

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For how long??? Maybe this will give you a big chance to meet a whole lot more members... Although I was looking forward to a meet and greet in Calgary, :o(
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Sounds like a CO to TX roadtrip is in order!
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I guess I can't blame you for moving somewhere that has a year round riding season...I am thinking about it myself...my company was recently "aquired" by an American company, so there will be future opportunity for me down south...so who knows?!?!

Good Luck down there...

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Get ready for some HEAT!
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Okay, since everyone else is either too polite or too scared to ask the obvious.....WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
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LOL to all of you! :D

Here are some details....

My company is moving us there "permanently", or at least more permanently than when we moved to the UK. Some of you will remember we were only supposed to be in the UK for one year and then they kept extending me and extending me. I have been here buidling a team and implementing a whole new technology that didn't exist in this office before (GIS). Finally the office is in a shape where I can leave and all that I've built won't fall apart, so it's time for us to leave.

We were supposed to go back to Calgary and I was in the process of lining up a new job back there when this opportunity arose in Houston. It's a way better job than I was probably going back to in Calgary and we are stoked at the opportunity to live in a year round riding climate. :mrgreen: Thankfully, all the paperwork and work permits came through so it's now reality.

We've just been down there for two weeks (end of Feb) to familiarise ourselves with the city and start looking for a house. We didn't buy a house just yet but we've at least narrowed down our requirements. We will be making our move there at the end of March.

We are very excited about road trips!!! And Wrider, if you don't come to us first we will no doubt be coming out your way soon!!! :D

Now the real mission begins... what bikes to buy... ;)

PS:
Dr Bar - you will have to plan another cross-continent trip and come see Texas! ;) And we'll be back in Calgary and even BC every now and again so we will see you at some point!
Madjak - would you have the chance to move to Houston as well? Or somewhere else in the USA?
Fireguzzi - Good to see you back around! :D Any tips for dealing with the heat? Swimming pool?!?!?
Ceemes - shhhhhhh..... don't say that to Mike - he hasn't quite figured out what he's in for yet!!!!!!! ;)
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Ceemes, have you ever lived in the UK ...................................... just asking ?
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sapaul wrote:Ceemes, have you ever lived in the UK ...................................... just asking ?
Paul- ever been in east Texas in summer?

Pardon the cliche, but it ain't the heat (which is impressive by itself) ..... it's the humidity.
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jstark47 wrote:
sapaul wrote:Ceemes, have you ever lived in the UK ...................................... just asking ?
Paul- ever been in east Texas in summer?

Pardon the cliche, but it ain't the heat (which is impressive by itself) ..... it's the humidity.

Riding into Texarkana a few summers ago, I had to buy a half helmet as the full face was literally cooking my brain. 15 minutes of riding and 40 minutes of recovery just to keep from blacking out on the highway. Hit a walmart for the air conditioning, saw and bought the half helmet, brain baking cured... I also kept two water bottles within reach to constantly soak my t-shirt to keep cool, the breeze through the mesh jacket really kept my body temp within reason. That and a camel back for hydration and my ride through Texas was almost bearable...
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sapaul wrote:Ceemes, have you ever lived in the UK ...................................... just asking ?
I was born there, a little town called Seaford in East Sussex, right where the Seven Sisters begin.

I have to admit I have liven the majority of my life here on the Best errr, I mean the West Coast of Canada, but I have lots of friends and family back in the UK and for my money, the UK has some of the best riding roads going, once you get off the main roads and start exploring the B roads, especially up North. Roads here in North America I find tend to be rather boring...either they are long straight stretches of highway, or they have been "gentified" ie straightened and full of traffic lights and ugh, traffic.
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I will probably have another opportunity in the next couple of years...I passed on moving to New Mexico two years ago...I was pretty interested, but wifey wasn't...but she is starting to get tired of the Canadian winters (although this year has been pretty mild), and we aren't getting any younger!

I have a feeling she will want our kids to graduate in Canadian public schools, then possibly move, so if that's the case our youngest are in grade four right now...so maybe when I hit about 2500 posts...hehehe

That doesn't mean I won't be exploring the States on my bike...once I convince wifey that I'm capable of going on trips without crashing my bike, I should be able to start venturing farther than just into BC...so who knows...maybe even a family trip where I ride & they drive?? I'm gonna try that one this season when we go to Fairmont Hot Springs...nice riding country around there!!

Great people down in Texas, very friendly state! (mind you, I haven't been too many places where I didn't think that...haven't been to New York yet though)

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So that explains the faired bike/hot climate question. Good luck, and start practicing that twang, y'all.

(But seriously, from the point of view of a non-North American, a good Texas accent seems to be getting rarer and rarer, especially in the big cities, and when dealing with young'uns).
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Ya see now... Y'all just gotta get to know us 'Mericans. Mosta us kin do a purdy good Texas accent if we wont ta. (I'm from a tourism/military town, I can imitate any accent from any part of the US and a good portion of the countries haha.)
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Wrider wrote:Ya see now... Y'all just gotta get to know us 'Mericans. Mosta us kin do a purdy good Texas accent if we wont ta. (I'm from a tourism/military town, I can imitate any accent from any part of the US and a good portion of the countries haha.)
So, can you imitate James Doohans accent? You know, Scotty from Star Trek???
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Lol haven't met too many Scots, so my Scottish isn't that great. Can, but not that great. Tends to be Texan, North-Eastern US, Midwest, English, (and thanks to technical help lines) Indian... lol
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Wrider wrote:Lol haven't met too many Scots, so my Scottish isn't that great. Can, but not that great. Tends to be Texan, North-Eastern US, Midwest, English, (and thanks to technical help lines) Indian... lol

Goes to show ya don't read properly, I said James, not his character "Scotty"... LOL James Doohan was born here in Vancouver and he might have said the odd "eh" but absolutely no Scottish accent at all... :laughing:

Just testing you... :mrgreen:
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