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    Moving to Georgia

    My wife and I are getting ready to make a retirement move. Does anyone have any experience with cycling in the Gainesville Ga &/or Greensboro Ga areas?

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    I'm in Atlanta - so can't help on the road riding front. But, if you don't own a mountain bike - get one stat. You're going to be right down the road from some pretty sweet trails. Chicopee Woods is one of my favorite trail systems - https://www.facebook.com/chicopeewoodsMTB/ - 40 min. north of Atlanta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie View Post
    My wife and I are getting ready to make a retirement move. Does anyone have any experience with cycling in the Gainesville Ga &/or Greensboro Ga areas?
    Hope you like heat and humidity.

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    You will also need a few MAGA hats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Hope you like heat and humidity.
    And riding year-round ;-)

    I moved here from NYC. It's no hotter or more humid than NYC... it's just hot and humid longer. And it is really nice riding through most of the winter.

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    Buy yourself a banjo.....
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    Why? There so many options? If you are committed to living in a slave state the Smoky Mountains offer a ton of great alternatives and you get to live with people who have been anti-slavery since before the war between the states. Plus you get incredible cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBL450 View Post
    Why? There so many options? If you are committed to living in a slave state the Smoky Mountains offer a ton of great alternatives and you get to live with people who have been anti-slavery since before the war between the states. Plus you get incredible cycling.
    Are you really that much of an idiot? Do you have a clue what the demographics of Atlanta are? What state are you in - or in other words, which Native American tribes did your ancestors slaughter? You really need to get out more... and be less of a d|ck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBL450 View Post
    Why? There so many options? If you are committed to living in a slave state the Smoky Mountains offer a ton of great alternatives and you get to live with people who have been anti-slavery since before the war between the states. Plus you get incredible cycling.


    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    Do you have a clue what the demographics of Atlanta are?
    FYI, Georgia is not your typical deep south state anymore:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(U.S._state)

    The Smokies are nice too.

    Not that I would want to live there, because I don't deal with heat and humidity very well and don't want to live where the HHH season is extended. I also like cross-country skiing in winter which there is obviously none of there.
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    Wow, I mean, reaching back 5 generations to dis a state? Maybe New York is off the list because slavery wasn't abolished here until 1810! I beat your 159 year grudge with a 209 year grudge!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Wow, I mean, reaching back 5 generations to dis a state? Maybe New York is off the list because slavery wasn't abolished here until 1810! I beat your 159 year grudge with a 209 year grudge!!!
    Its difficult to understand hate crimes in Georgia because itís Sate Supreme Court decided hate crimes laws were unconstitutional. Nice trick. It joined Arkansas as the only 2 states. It is 5th, nationally, in recognized hate groups. It is 2nd in total lynchings behind Mississippi. Contrary to the bizarre idea that lynching is ancient history, lynchings were going strong and especially targeted black war veterans after both WWI and WWII. The last lynching occurred in 1981 in Mobile, Alabama. Millions of living people were once subject to the specter of lynching. Today Georgia is the 10th most dangerous state with Atlanta being the 7th most dangerous city.

    I mean why would we dwell on something as trivial as slavery when it was abolished a few generations ago? Anyone who can say that rationally is either a complete racist or a sociopath. Same goes for anyone that can dismiss the hell and horror inflicted on black people as the result of failed reconstruction policy whose impact lasted acutely for another century but lingers on still, and not subtly.

    Here is good interactive experience to see, graphically, where white people lynched black people.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...tes-180961877/

    Lombard, yes it is. But you make one massive exception in introducing southern mountain folk. They are a different culture. A nip of Georgia, East Tennessee, North Carolina... Thatís a whole different discussion, but the histories are radically different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    Are you really that much of an idiot? Do you have a clue what the demographics of Atlanta are? What state are you in - or in other words, which Native American tribes did your ancestors slaughter? You really need to get out more... and be less of a d|ck.
    So, Iím a ******** and an idiot for my post?

    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/...nities/560912/

    What am I missing about Atlanta demographics that make me a ******** and an idiot?

    edit. Forum wonít let me use djckhead as I was called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBL450 View Post
    So, Iím a ******** and an idiot for my post?
    Yes. Thought that part was clear.

    EVERY state in the U.S. has some really bad history. Right were you're reading this, some white guy from Europe killed a Native American. Europeans didn't "discover" this country... they conquered it. Hopefully, we'll continue to move forward and be less and less racist. Singling out a state and labeling it a "slave state" is a great way to slow that progress. Is Michigan an "Indian Murdering State"? Is California a "Concentration Camp State"?

    I'll bet the millions of black people in Atlanta would be damn offended by your "slave state" label. A lot of them have busted their assess to make Atlanta (and surrounding towns) great places to live.

    By the way, my ancestors are from the north - almost 400 years. They fought (I have the documents) to end slavery. And I'll bet ya... their ancestors probably killed some Native Americans too. Yeah... we all have some pretty sh|tty history here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBL450 View Post
    So, Iím a ******** and an idiot for my post?

    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/...nities/560912/

    What am I missing about Atlanta demographics that make me a ******** and an idiot?

    edit. Forum wonít let me use djckhead as I was called.
    Is this the Politics Only Forum? No, it is not. Knock this crap off please. If you want to rant about Georgia's history and politics, put on your flamesuit and go to PO.

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    It was thirty years ago when I moved from Athens, GA to Olympia, WA. I had lived there for 14 years - when cycling became my total addiction. Here is my take on the towns which you have mentioned. Keep in mind that both have grown a good bit since I lived down that way, but my guess is that Gainesville has grown even more than Greensboro.

    Gainesville is in nice, hilly cycling country but you will be limited in available routes by the presence of Lake Lanier. The riding to the northeast through the southeast had some very nice rural roads - as did the riding to the south but my guess is that area has become all congested suburbs now.

    Greensboro is a much more rural town on the southern edge of Oconee National Forest. Even though Greensboro is just off I-20, it is a bit further away from Atlanta than is Gainesville and I believe that the area is not as popular for commuters to that city. It is also next to Oconee Lake, which with Oconee NF might limit the available routes. I am guessing by your two choices that you are looking for lakefront property.

    You'd be more likely to find groups to ride with in Gainesville, but that will be coupled with more congested roads. If lakefront property isn't your ultimate objective, you might look into retiring to Athens. It is larger than the other two towns you mentioned, but will possibly be less congested than Gainesville - especially if you look at property on the east side of town. There are also regular group rides heading out of this town. One of my college cycling friends just retired to a house in eastern Clarke County for the riding.
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