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Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby KaiserJeep » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 13:34:04

onlooker, do these properties look abandonned or distressed to you?

https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/nantucket-ma-usa

...like I said if you cannot afford the beach, chances are that you are Middle Class and should not be living there anyway. I am Middle Class and I will be living 1/2 mile from the Nantucket shore, in a pine forest with a dirt road, no water or sewer connection, no snow plowing, 4WD required for access.
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Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby onlooker » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 14:53:39

We will see when they really jack up the insurance rates in those areas with those rates. Think of parts of California or coastal parts of Florida or the Gulf Coast, how long before natural disasters make those places unaffordable to only the wealthy? The combination of danger and expense will dampen enthusiasm to live in such areas
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Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby Newfie » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 14:57:40

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Hey already are unaffordable to mere mortals
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Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby pstarr » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 15:26:35

KaiserJeep wrote:onlooker, do these properties look abandonned or distressed to you?

https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/nantucket-ma-usa

...like I said if you cannot afford the beach, chances are that you are Middle Class and should not be living there anyway. I am Middle Class and I will be living 1/2 mile from the Nantucket shore, in a pine forest with a dirt road, no water or sewer connection, no snow plowing, 4WD required for access.

I know people who have done the same on Martha's Vineyard. It's snowbound, remote, lonely and depressing in the winter. Bring a lot of your favorite libation. The old timers play checkers.
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Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby KaiserJeep » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 17:02:12

Don't forget I'm married to a Nantucket native. She has so many Portuguese and Norwegian relatives that I can't keep track, and the social life is quite active, and I'm not talking about online social networking, either.

The island is quite peaceful in Winter, compared to the frenetic Summer and tourists. Twice in the 44 years since the USCG sent me there, there were exceptionally cold Winters - the harbor froze, ending Ferry service until the USCG icebreaker arrived, and forming a huge puddle at the end of my dirt road (no drainage ditches or culverts then). Just last year they paved the end of the street, and a gas station/convenience store was built there - a 4WD should be all that is needed, plus a stash of non-perishable food.

I am considering an electric bicycle to enable shopping in spite of Summer traffic. It just might make the Summer tolerable for a few weeks with the Grandkids. A tricycle with a large basket for 3+ bags of groceries would be more practical. Either way there is only one problem, which is how sore your ass gets after riding on cobblestone streets!
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Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 18:20:31

KaiserJeep wrote:Don't forget I'm married to a Nantucket native. ....
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Either way there is only one problem, which is how sore your ass gets after riding on cobblestone streets!

I remember the cobble stones. We Honey mooned there in 1977. Mopeds were the thing but beyond our budget so we rode around on borrowed bicycles.
We went to Captain Coffins house (then a restaurant) for dinner. The two gay guys that had rented me their over garage apartment told us they had gone there the day before (mother's day 1977) and it was a sea of "blue hair" but the food was excellent as they said and advice well taken.
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Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby pstarr » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 19:48:27

KJ, sounds like you have it all dialed in. And very nice :) I'd be there in a wink.
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Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby ozcad » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 22:24:06

KJ, sounds like you may be well served by:

(Ebay search term): "Snow Beach Sand Fat Mountain Bike"

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2015-WHEELE ... SwVF1aTAvH

I have not ridden one, but I imagine that it should work on cobblestones.
I further imagine that high speed stability (tank-slappers) should be potentially better than conventional mountain-bike suspension, which usually suffers from flexi-fork sliders and sensitivity to microscopic wear on the rear swing-arm bearings.
I yet further imagine that if you only rode on roads you would soon want tyres that were ribbed longitudinally rather than laterally to reduce the "brrrrr" noise.
Going right out on a limb I foolishly imagine that they should be easy to lekky-motorise.

Does anyone have experience with these?
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Re: Mass Exodus from US Coasts begins in LA

Unread postby Plantagenet » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 22:34:13

We’ve got the same fat tire bikes in Alaska for riding on snow. They’re harder to pedal then normal bikes and wonky to balance on.

I’d recommend renting one to see if you like the ride before spending the big bucks to buy one.
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