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Hey there everyone! The girlfriend and I just moved to Denver from virginia. I'm happy to be here and looking forward to meeting some folks out here. I've got a 2012 double cab Tacoma. Pics to come soon! I love to fish, camp, and hit the trails. I've yet to check out what the mountains have to offer but I would love the opportunity to head out with some locals!

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Welcome, where in VA did you move from?
 

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welcome, theres a good bit of members in the denver area as well as the springs area. we try to get together monthly but that doesnt always happen. Stop in at any local 4wd shop and check out the trail guides they sell, you will be suprised with the amount of trails within a close area to you.
 

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Welcome, where in VA did you move from?
I moved from virginia beach. It's been my home town and my place of residency for my whole life. Decided to go back to school though and I couldn't think of a more interesting place to spend a few years then Colorado!
 

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welcome, theres a good bit of members in the denver area as well as the springs area. we try to get together monthly but that doesnt always happen. Stop in at any local 4wd shop and check out the trail guides they sell, you will be suprised with the amount of trails within a close area to you.
Thanks for the tip! My rig is not all together trail worthy, at least not anything beyond an average unpaved trail. I would love to try though! If there's a meet up you could count me in. I'm looking forward to making friends out here.
 

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Thanks for the tip! My rig is not all together trail worthy, at least not anything beyond an average unpaved trail. I would love to try though! If there's a meet up you could count me in. I'm looking forward to making friends out here.
the nice thing about the trail guides, is they rate the trails between green (easy) blue (moderate) and red (fully built rig) it also has mile markers, and is a nice size to carry along. or check out traildamage.com they have lots of good info about trails.

in my arsenal, i have a stock 97 runner and have run several of the green trails in the book and had 0 issues.
 

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the nice thing about the trail guides, is they rate the trails between green (easy) blue (moderate) and red (fully built rig) it also has mile markers, and is a nice size to carry along. or check out traildamage.com they have lots of good info about trails.

in my arsenal, i have a stock 97 runner and have run several of the green trails in the book and had 0 issues.
Oh good! This post should prove to the girlfriend that I won't just be going out and breaking my new daily driver. In time I'd like to own a weekend warrior red trail style rig but until then I hope to link up with some folks to tag along!:eek:
 

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Oh good! This post should prove to the girlfriend that I won't just be going out and breaking my new daily driver. In time I'd like to own a weekend warrior red trail style rig but until then I hope to link up with some folks to tag along!:eek:
im off tuesdays and wednesdays, and try to run an easy trail every week on one of my days off. depending on your work schedule, im sure we could link up and hit a trail. there is one that we did recently that is haldf way between the springs and denver, it was raining when we did it, so we wouldnt mind doing it again when its nicer out.
how long have you been in colorado? alot of the trails go up to a decent elevation, which can be not so fun at times when you are new to the elevation here. I have been here a little over 3 months from pennsylvania, and still am not fully aclimated, or at least it feels that way on some trails ha ha. not to scare you, just to prepare you.
 

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im off tuesdays and wednesdays, and try to run an easy trail every week on one of my days off. depending on your work schedule, im sure we could link up and hit a trail. there is one that we did recently that is haldf way between the springs and denver, it was raining when we did it, so we wouldnt mind doing it again when its nicer out.
how long have you been in colorado? alot of the trails go up to a decent elevation, which can be not so fun at times when you are new to the elevation here. I have been here a little over 3 months from pennsylvania, and still am not fully aclimated, or at least it feels that way on some trails ha ha. not to scare you, just to prepare you.
Sounds good man! I could use a break from my usual day to day schedule. I'm usually pretty available, although lately it seems like I've spent a great deal of my time filling out job applications. I got in to town at the start of August and I've been trying to lock down a decent job before the spring semester. So how about the altitude? I know I got a little winded my first few runs/bike rides. Do you get headaches higher on the trail? I'm not familiar with more severe symptoms apart from breathless runs and feeling the whiskey a bit quicker.
 

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Sounds good man! I could use a break from my usual day to day schedule. I'm usually pretty available, although lately it seems like I've spent a great deal of my time filling out job applications. I got in to town at the start of August and I've been trying to lock down a decent job before the spring semester. So how about the altitude? I know I got a little winded my first few runs/bike rides. Do you get headaches higher on the trail? I'm not familiar with more severe symptoms apart from breathless runs and feeling the whiskey a bit quicker.
i definately feel the whiskey much quicker. we try to hike as much as possible as well, and depending on how hard we push ourselves, i can tend to get a slight headache. same thing on some trails, i get a slight headache until we get a little lower. not sure what you are looking to do, but i work for best buy and they are hiring for the holiday season.
 

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i definately feel the whiskey much quicker. we try to hike as much as possible as well, and depending on how hard we push ourselves, i can tend to get a slight headache. same thing on some trails, i get a slight headache until we get a little lower. not sure what you are looking to do, but i work for best buy and they are hiring for the holiday season.
I'll take a headache over a day in front of my laptop ha! I'll just try and keep hydrated and go for it. I am overdue for some adventure. I thought Denver would be a lot more outdoorsy then what ive seen. I haven't checked out Colorado Springs yet either. The uc campus there didn't have the curriculum I was looking to transfer to.

As far as best buy goes I'd be all over it if they'd have me. I know a lot about computers and gaming. I'm a college grad and my work history has been customer service but more recently I worked for Toyota back home. The job I was in had a real glass ceiling so I figured its time to get into school all over again.
 

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Welcome to cottora. Lots of info and people willing to help. Lets see if we cant put a denver meet&greet on the books. This month or start of next. We had stock runs going last year. I think a few have been run this year.
 

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I'll take a headache over a day in front of my laptop ha! I'll just try and keep hydrated and go for it. I am overdue for some adventure. I thought Denver would be a lot more outdoorsy then what ive seen. I haven't checked out Colorado Springs yet either. The uc campus there didn't have the curriculum I was looking to transfer to.

As far as best buy goes I'd be all over it if they'd have me. I know a lot about computers and gaming. I'm a college grad and my work history has been customer service but more recently I worked for Toyota back home. The job I was in had a real glass ceiling so I figured its time to get into school all over again.
hydration is key, it def helps. there seems to be alot more stuff to do outdoors in the springs than denver, but i could be wrong. we have the garden of the gods, pikes peak, and tons of hiking trails down here.
 

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hydration is key, it def helps. there seems to be alot more stuff to do outdoors in the springs than denver, but i could be wrong. we have the garden of the gods, pikes peak, and tons of hiking trails down here.
Garden of the gods and pikes peak are two places I'd kill to visit. Its one of those things like so close yet so far. I bet once I nail down a job here ill be able to do a lot more. Denver is cool and it has lots of nice views but its a drive if you want to fish or even feel outdoorsy really. I love the beer selection here though. Every corner in Denver has a different brewery it seems. I only wish I could get yuengling here! But I'm preaching to the choir, since you are from Pennsylvania you probably know exactly what I'm talking about.
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Garden of the gods and pikes peak are two places I'd kill to visit. Its one of those things like so close yet so far. I bet once I nail down a job here ill be able to do a lot more. Denver is cool and it has lots of nice views but its a drive if you want to fish or even feel outdoorsy really. I love the beer selection here though. Every corner in Denver has a different brewery it seems. I only wish I could get yuengling here! But I'm preaching to the choir, since you are from Pennsylvania you probably know exactly what I'm talking about.
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yes yuengling is hard to get out here, but wakkjob will be bringing back the equivialant of an 18 wheeler load of lager when he gets back from pennsylvania soon.

garden of the gods, and pike peak is roughly a 1.5 hour drive from denver. the garden is free, and pikes peak is a little under $30 per car load. pikes peak takes about an hour up and an hour down, and however much time you want to spend at the top, or you can buy a yearly, unlimited pass for $100.
if you get a chance to go into best buy and do an application, let me know who you talked to and their position and i will make a phone call and help you out. no promises obviously but ive been known to be convincing with management at work.
 

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yes yuengling is hard to get out here, but wakkjob will be bringing back the equivialant of an 18 wheeler load of lager when he gets back from pennsylvania soon.

garden of the gods, and pike peak is roughly a 1.5 hour drive from denver. the garden is free, and pikes peak is a little under $30 per car load. pikes peak takes about an hour up and an hour down, and however much time you want to spend at the top, or you can buy a yearly, unlimited pass for $100.
if you get a chance to go into best buy and do an application, let me know who you talked to and their position and i will make a phone call and help you out. no promises obviously but ive been known to be convincing with management at work.
Heck I'll buy some of that yuengling when he gets in!
I bet pikes peak is snowed in for the year am I right? At least at that altitude I'm sure I'd be packing a coat and some thermals. I don't mind the cold at all. If anything I just worry about what commuting in severe snow might be like. Back home if it snows 2 inches the whole city shuts down haha.

Oh and I applied to best buy online last night to the Colorado blvd location. It's the only Denver store that was looking for people. There was some postings for aurora which would be fine but it wants you to completely restart the process to submit to another location so it may take me a moment to get them straight. Any help would of course be appreciated! :)
 

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Heck I'll buy some of that yuengling when he gets in!
I bet pikes peak is snowed in for the year am I right? At least at that altitude I'm sure I'd be packing a coat and some thermals. I don't mind the cold at all. If anything I just worry about what commuting in severe snow might be like. Back home if it snows 2 inches the whole city shuts down haha.

Oh and I applied to best buy online last night to the Colorado blvd location. It's the only Denver store that was looking for people. There was some postings for aurora which would be fine but it wants you to completely restart the process to submit to another location so it may take me a moment to get them straight. Any help would of course be appreciated! :)
i dont think pikes peak is closed, theres very little snow on it right now from what i see daily on my way to work. The drivers out here are almost as bad, if not worse than the drivers back east. They LOOOOOVE the fast lane out here, state law means nothing when they "feel" they are going fast enough.

I have yet to experience a winter here, so i can only imagine what joys it will bring since alot of people have a hard enough time in the summer.

you should hopefully hear from someone at best buy soon, once you do let me know who you talk to and i will make some calls and emails for you.
 
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