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Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« on: October 07, 2017, 07:35:41 PM »
My wife is considering a job there.  What's the town like?  How is the riding?  What else should I know about the area?
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 07:49:37 PM »
It’s dry. And I’m not talking about rain.

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 08:42:44 PM »
They still have dry counties in VA?  how... quaint.
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 04:50:27 PM »
Drop a PM to Lion_Lady. She moved there a few years ago.

The riding, by the way, is fantastic.
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 09:39:00 PM »
Riding around the area is excellent.  I'm less than a couple hours south.  The town is okay, Roanoke is way better and Charlottesville is better yet. 

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 11:23:19 AM »
My wife is considering a job there.  What's the town like?  How is the riding?  What else should I know about the area?

Well, it's in Virginia, so every speeding violation over 1mph over the speed limit is $400 and a 6 month suspension of your license, if they don't just shoot you on sight.

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 11:24:00 AM »
Riding around the area is excellent.  I'm less than a couple hours south.  The town is okay, Roanoke is way better and Charlottesville is better yet.

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 11:48:44 AM »
No comment on Bubbles review of the Old Dominion but I've been riding here for 35 years and it's a great area, so I strongly disagree. Doug's remark is spot on and that 81 corridor is nothing but universities all along it. But, cost of living is quite a bit less in Lynchburg compared to Roanoke & Charlottesville with regards to housing. I'm 2 hours away from Lynchburg and if you guys want to do a preview and use my log home as a pit-stop, ask away. Welcome to ride or drive whatever I have in the garage as well.

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 11:55:52 AM »
You're suggesting I'm prone to hyperbole.

I am.

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 12:01:14 PM »
Thanks again for the replies.  And once again, Virginian, you have proven your hospitality and generosity is second to none.


As far as the cost of living, a little bit of searching on some realty sites less me to believe that I could buy an antebellum mansion there for roughly the same cost as a cardboard box down by the river here in SoCal...
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 12:15:11 PM »
It's very near the BRP, not far from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah NP, and about 3 hours from some of the best off road riding I know of. 

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 05:37:01 PM »
Thanks again for the replies.  And once again, Virginian, you have proven your hospitality and generosity is second to none.


As far as the cost of living, a little bit of searching on some realty sites less me to believe that I could buy an antebellum mansion there for roughly the same cost as a cardboard box down by the river here in SoCal...

I really like the area and its proximity to the BRP.  Not too far to mountains west of the BRP.  Close to the D-Day Memorial, Roanoke and many other nice areas.  Close to Smith Mountain Lake and as you said, very affordable. 
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 12:11:01 PM »
I just popped in and saw this. Its late, but what the heck?

Lynchburg is marvellous for riding and stuff. Not close to major cities for metropolitan amenities, but there's Charlottesville to the north,  Richmond to the northeast, and Roanoke to the southwest. We moved to the area from Baltimore three years ago and LOVE IT!

Lots of local roads have those "GPS routing not recommended for trucks" signs. We're 30 min from the BRP and regularly do an afternoon twisty road loop after work or on a lazy weekend afternoon.

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 05:09:59 PM »
Miles,

What happened with the job in Lynchburg?
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 07:18:27 PM »
The wife decided that the grass is actually greener on this side of the fence.  Changing jobs would have meant massive upheaval, and we are pretty well rooted in place here.

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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 07:32:59 PM »
The wife decided that the grass is actually greener on this side of the fence.  Changing jobs would have meant massive upheaval, and we are pretty well rooted in place here.
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 11:59:41 AM »
Thanks again for the replies.  And once again, Virginian, you have proven your hospitality and generosity is second to none.


As far as the cost of living, a little bit of searching on some realty sites less me to believe that I could buy an antebellum mansion there for roughly the same cost as a cardboard box down by the river here in SoCal...

Oh.  I thought that it was a van.  Down by the river.


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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2018, 02:13:22 PM »
The wife decided that the grass is actually greener on this side of the fence.  Changing jobs would have meant massive upheaval, and we are pretty well rooted in place here.

Well, till your house gets flattened by an earthquake, burns in a fire, slides off a hill in a landslide or some other horrible Californication that happens to houses out there.  Cuz, ya know, that's what's on the news so it much be true.    ;D
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2018, 02:54:08 PM »
The wife decided that the grass is actually greener on this side of the fence.  Changing jobs would have meant massive upheaval, and we are pretty well rooted in place here.

Well, till your house gets flattened by an earthquake, burns in a fire, slides off a hill in a landslide or some other horrible Californication that happens to houses out there.  Cuz, ya know, that's what's on the news so it much be true.    ;D


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*According to some measures.  There was a bigger fire in the northeast corner of the state a few years ago but a lot of the fire area was in Nevada, so they only count the CA part on the top ten list.  Also, an enormous fire in Orange county happened a century ago, burning approximately 330,000 ares compared to the 274,000 of the Cedar fire and 277,000 of the recent one.  However, it happened before the current fire measuring system was developed and therefore doesn't count.
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Re: Tell me about Lynchburg, VA
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2018, 09:29:23 AM »
Well, it's in Virginia, so every speeding violation over 1mph over the speed limit is $400 and a 6 month suspension of your license, if they don't just shoot you on sight.

Might be better off speeding on the BRP!
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