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yea im from jersey but im looking to move to az, basically for the sun and to get away from the winter and such. from members that are there or have been. is this a good idea, i mean is it good or bad there, what should i expect, a list of pros and cons would be helpful.... thanks in advance
 

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Where? There is good and bad just like anywhere. I have a friend that lives there and his riding season starts when mine ends. He says summers are way too hot, 110's on a regular basis. So he rides in the winter. Plus he lives in the Phoenix area and says traffic sucks big time and you have to drive 50+ miles to hit twisties. All second hand info so take it for what its worth. I used to live on the East Coast though and highly support getting out of that area. Crazy, stupid, gun laws you got there in Jersey in particular. Any way good luck in you new hometown search.
 

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+ 1 if you think your going to ride year round in AZ you may be WRONG! heat is just as bad as snow! my best friend lives in Chandler AZ we was just telling me the economy sucks there! we are moving to FT Collins CO in a bit, short winters and nice summers!
 

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+ 1 if you think your going to ride year round in AZ you may be WRONG! heat is just as bad as snow! my best friend lives in Chandler AZ we was just telling me the economy sucks there! we are moving to FT Collins CO in a bit, short winters and nice summers!
Haha!!!!! Give me a shout when you make it. Fort Collins rocks! Great riding, just have to watch the weather in the canyons during late fall through early spring, but out east its always pretty nice even in the winter, between storms. The economy is fair around here lately but the job market is tight for sure, you may have to have a few "in-between" jobs till the right one comes along. Anyway if you have any Fort Collins specific questions hit me up. Ed
 

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Well I have been in this place for almost 39 years and I can tell you how I feel about it. Winters Nov 1 - May 1. Great weather for riding. Rest of the time it is 100+. You do have to ride a ways but it can be done. Don't expect to make any money here. My friends from PA and NY seem to love the weather but I'm getting sick of it myself. The tracks are not the best but still it is better then no track so...... Traffic is not that bad unlike Cal which sucks ass. I'm in Chandler but it is all Phoenix really. Look into Gilbert San tan area of your going to move here. Tucson is a shithole. Always has been and always will be. Has to do with the location of another country real close. Tempe TY on here is a nice guy and his wife as well. RicerocketMike A.K.A Grampa :bd: as he is known on the other forum will try to have a opinionas well. They will chime in soon I'm sure.
 

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We do ride near year round. I live in Tucson. The key is that we go early or late and get our riding in. There is alot of good riding out here. Some fairly close and more further away. I can't speak about the job market because I'm military and have a stable job. We have some very good bike shops that really take pride in their work and know what they are doing. Good luck in your decision and hit me up if you make it to Tucson.
 

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We plan on having a dragbike race in Tucson in 2010 . . .

Check out www.MDRA4U.com for info.

Arizona is a fun state !

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we are moving to FT Collins CO in a bit, short winters and nice summers!
I dont know about short winters, i used to live in larmie, WY(shithole) but its only 45miles north and they have very snowy and cold winters from what i remember, if your wanting to ride year round the place to go is southern Cali...just my two cent
 

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Economy is down right now and it depends on what you do for a living.

You can ride in summer easily...you start early and head north where it is usually 20 or more degrees cooler and where the twisties are.

It does take time to get to the twisties but the scenery is worth it.

Traffic cams are easily avoided/evaded/ and bypassed.

Traffic is a bummer sometimes but not that bad.

If you miss snow drive 2 hours north in the winter where they have skiing as well.

Grand Canyon is close and is worth a hike.

I'm from Indiana and have lived here for 10 years and I like it.
 

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thanks guys im an electrican right now but looking to become a nurse or something like that....how is the jobs for those careers
 

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thanks guys im an electrican right now but looking to become a nurse or something like that....how is the jobs for those careers
a nurse is always in demand here. Half way Brandon is a cream puff :crackup:. In the summer time. You start early and get home before it get hot. a friend and me did it all the time. from where i live. i can be in the woods in 90 minutes. we also have the devil's highway. it make the gap look like go cart track. its a drive to get there, But most riders make it a two day trip anyway. just goggle devil's highway in arizona to find out more.
 

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I just started school to become a nurse. I am a plumber right now.

PM me if you want more info...
 

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I dont know about short winters, i used to live in larmie, WY(shithole) but its only 45miles north and they have very snowy and cold winters from what i remember, if your wanting to ride year round the place to go is southern Cali...just my two cent
The past couple winters have sucked ass here compared to others since I moved out here, but it's NOTHING like the north east and the riding is 100x better here. Even this past year I was able to get a few days of riding in Feb. I recall a couple sitting out on the front porch with a t-shirt on New Years Day.

It's nothing like SoCal warmth, but I'll take it. No fruit cake gun laws, half the cost of living, etc.
 

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your not just moving for weather are you? theres got to be family or something? if not... CALIFORN.I.A! our smog stuff sucks, our taxes are high, our governor is nutty, our state economy blows, our enforcement agencies are milking people....
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but shit man,
California weather?...tits..
 

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yea im from jersey but im looking to move to az, basically for the sun and to get away from the winter and such. from members that are there or have been. is this a good idea, i mean is it good or bad there, what should i expect, a list of pros and cons would be helpful.... thanks in advance
been there....done that! now, a candian, that moved from oklahoma to phoenix, AZ...one thing that you do need is a BOAT!!! :thumbsup:
the bike scene is good and cool, but don't expect to ride during the day cause you'll burst into flames!! personally, I'm going to head to vegas...retired, buy another boat, and all the nice things phoenix has to offer plus more....trust me, and stay the hell out of tuscon!! if you're into racing, vegas is where you need to be! :bump:
 

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your not just moving for weather are you? theres got to be family or something? if not... CALIFORN.I.A! our smog stuff sucks, our taxes are high, our governor is nutty, our state economy blows, our enforcement agencies are milking people....
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but shit man,
California weather?...tits..
im just looking for a new start, i hate the cold and nj is getting worse every year . its over populated and the highways suck, dont get me even started on taxes...my friend goes to asu and she loves it there, so i want to get a nice opinion, o and what are the bike laws, helmets ( even thought i will always wear mine), exhaust ( i have a m4 that is loud a hell) and other stuff that might be helpful.:mrgreen:
 

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No helmet law...but trust me..the hot wind in your face in the summer is horrible.
Imagine a blow dryer on high!!

Only noise laws I know of are in a small town called Cave Creek/ Carefree. Those are mostly intended for harley riders who engine brake there.

People say you can't ride in the summer but I still do. Start early, head north to the mountains and enjoy.

The guy who mentioned the boat is right on. Even though it's the desert we still have a lot of lakes around.

I know guys here who do trackdays, although I don't have time right now I would like to do some..so you have that here.
 

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I live in Yuma AZ. Flat as hell. No good riding here but I am close to Cali and can go to Northern AZ for good riding. Except for having to travel for good twisties I love the place. My daughter is in the nursing program right now. Lots of good nursing programs. Lots of good nursing jobs.
 
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