Relocating to Bend

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  1. vwroom

    vwroom New Member

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    Hello All,
    This is my first post to this forum. Someone over at NAM recommended it.

    This may not be in the right section but I didn't see a northwest region forum.

    Anyhow, I am moving to Bend from Seattle at the end of the week for work. My question is whether the MINI is reasonable daily transportation in Bend. The car is lowered on H&R coilover kit and It also has a painted aero kit.

    How much does it snow in Bend? Can I throw some snow tires/all seasons on and be okay?

    Thanks for the help guys and I apologize if this is in the wrong section.

    Bryan
     
  2. Nathan

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    Might want to send a PM to ScottinBend
     
  3. ScottinBend

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    :Thumbsup:

    ......and answered!
     
  4. old81

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    So, if I wanted to migrate to Bend what was the answer. :arf:
     
  5. vwroom

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    I guess the answer is maybe for me. It sounds like they are on top of plowing the roads and a MINI with snow tires would be fine. Its up to me whether I want to subject the car to the cold weather.

    Bryan
     
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    Bend, Oregon? The photos on wikipedia depict a picturesque mountain town.
     
  7. old81

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    vwroom, I knew the answer was for you. I was giving ScottinBend a little poke. :)

    Thanks for your commentary, Bend looks like a great place to live or perhaps vacation. :D
     
  8. ScottinBend

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    Yes it is a very nice place to be.......as long as you don't mind living in a resort area. Lots, lot's and more lot's of tourists along with their lousy driving habits.

    Bad part......NO FRAKKIN' TRACKS CLOSE BY ! !
     
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    No tracks, that would be a deal breaker. :frown2: Still looks nice, sounds a bit like Estes Park in CO. :)
     
  10. Nathan

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    There is a business for you then...resort type area hmm. A country club style track with other activities tossed in as well, go karting, spa. Vacation homes for rent, trackside, with garages that have a lift.
     
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    aw, i love bend! great climbing, scenery, fishing, cycling, skiing....and deschutes brewery!!!

    and now a track opening up?????


    that's a good place to land:D
     
  13. vwroom

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    What about Oregon Raceway Park? I am still the same distance from PIR that I was in Seattle. I used to track my Miata at Bremerton, which was crappy and a little over an hour away. I never went to Pacific Raceways because of availability and price of track time.
     
  14. ScottinBend

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    Well they didn't used to have any gas there, but according to the website they have just gotten fuel at the track!

    They have just added a few more track days for this year so things are definitely looking up. It is still about 2 hours away, but it does give us one more alternative.
     
  15. vwroom

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    Well after trying to sell the MINI in Seattle I drove it down to Bend yesterday and I posted it on Portland version of Craigslist. I am going to be driving it around as long as the weather stays above freezing. Wave if you see me!

    Bryan
     
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    Bend is Gorgeous. I think I am going to ride Bachelor this winter.

    Hope you like it in Bend, Bryan! Just Buy a $800 Toyota to get you through the winter season and keep the MINI for spring/summer/fall!
     
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    Post a pic so I can look for you!
     

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