Moving to the Yakima area

14kmtnman

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Moving from Colorado in a couple of months. Just spent the last 2 days driving around Yakima trying to get a feel for the area. Where to house hunt etc... Are there any other ST riders in the area? It would be nice to meet and have riding buddies. Recommendations for a local shop for tire changes, accessories, parts etc?
 

Sierra1

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Are you being punished, or lose a bet. I lived in Richland, WA (Tri-Cities) for a while. It was my least favorite place that I've lived. Hope you like it better than I did.
 

Dons 1911

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I'm about 4.5 hrs away in north Idaho. I ride eastern and central Washington a bit. I'm kinda with Seirra 1 here...what'd you do wrong? LOL But seriously, not much there and there is a lot better scenery to be had. Work transfer or?
 

Gvitup

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Selah would be a better option for the area to live. Atleast you will be close to areas to ride like white pass/rimrock and Mt. Rainer to start.
 

14kmtnman

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So... Sierra1 and Dons 1911, What did you not like about Yakima? What were the issues of living there? This is a by choice move, but without any firm commitments yet. So I'm looking for any insight that you might have.
 

Dons 1911

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Sierra is prolly more qualified to answer and offer insight. I've only ridden thru it a few times and thought it was pretty much just immigrant farm workers and that there are much nicer places up here, at least for me. I suppose if you have steady work and the right outlook you can make a home anywhere!
 

Sierra1

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. . . . I suppose if you have steady work and the right outlook you can make a home anywhere!
He's absolutely right. If I hadn't moved from Page AZ, to Kennewick WA, it may not have seemed so bad. If I had moved from the place we lived in Michigan, to Kennewick, it may not have seemed that bad. It's just that the weather in Washington was in my opinion, crappy. The Tri-Cities are considered to be in the "desert portion" of Washington. o_O Compared to the rain forests on the coast it is. . . . but, compared to the beautiful land of sunshine. . . . . And, it was still to rainy for my taste. My motorcycle riding affliction began there. I remember rainy, snowy, and cold as hell days, but I just don't remember the good weather days.

You may get there, and love it. 'Cuz, you're moving there from CO, so the weather for you may be an improvement. So, good luck with the move, and of course, let us know with pictures.
 
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