- How many ex-pats do we have on here?
Smogmonster – google perth mtb and you will get the clubs website which has details of all the local rides, the photo in my post is jarrahdale
Riding pretty good once you get used to the peagravel, generally the mtb ‘scene’ is made up of a small number of dedicated riders, not much general mtb interest around and not much stuff in most bike shops.
Save all your your wiggle and crc purchases until you get here – not vat and free postage, but buy lots of hard to source cotic and singular frames before you leave….
Email in profile for more info.Posted 8 years agonicko74Member
What professions are people in – there’s a real variety of locations mentioned there!
meeja researcher here. It’s lots of numbers, and people are sufficiently scared of them to think it’s magic and hence give me a visa 🙂
Haven’t done ANY riding since I got here though, but roll on spring. I’m also hoping to get down to Utah again, now that it’s only 4 hours’ or so flight.Posted 8 years agodarrellMember
i live in a place called Hommersåk, Norway. Winter lasts forever but i really like it here. Moved from the UK 10 yrs ago. 5 years in Zurich and now Norway. I agree with the above speaker, “quality of life in the UK is mostly shite”. I wont be returning, other than to visit family and friendsPosted 8 years agonicko74Member
Pros about the UK:
– you can get a good curry, ranging from madras, to tikka masala, rogan josh, peshwari nan, paneer gobi…. I could go on.
– Barstaff know which beers should be served cold and which ones warm.
– You can see masses of music from the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, France etc etc etc.
– You can buy alcohol in the corner store, and have change left from a fiver!
– Fish and chips is a) possible and b) something that people understand without having to translate.
– Tea is available on tap, you don’t have to import decent teabags.
– People don’t give you a funny look when you ask for squash, y’know, diluting juice? No? D@mn.
– There are around 20 different countries you can visit within a 4 hour flight of London.
Oh god, what have I done?!Posted 8 years ago
Of the UK? Well off the top of my head
Intelligent forward looking tolerant culture
Accessibility of mountains, seaside
Outstanding natural and man-made beauty
Some of the world’s best museums, art galleries etc etc etc etc
One of the world’s biggest and greatest cities
Good career prospects
Great cultural output (tv, film, music, literature etc)
For a few.
That’s not a competitive list, by which I mean it’s not meant to say my country’s better than yours. However it is a list of good things.
Just because you used to wallow in some hole of a crap town doesn’t mean the whole country’s bad.Posted 8 years agoalanl6538Member
Looking at moving at the moment
Fish & chips and orange squash isn’t really an argument for staying somewhere.
The UK is Okay, but other places clearly have something to offer.
Only thing I want to stay for is family and friends and familiarity – otherwise keen to explore.
Everywhere has it’s pros and cons I guessPosted 8 years agoKitz_ChrisMember
Hey Clockwork667 – Where in Colorado are you?
I just got back from a weekend Skiing and back to the day job. I work in Academia, but the real reason I’m here is bike racing.
Boulder has the most vibrant mountain bike scene I know of; the local Wednesday night race series attracts some of the fastest riders in the USA. Just one of many reasons I’m here.Posted 8 years ago
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