Denver Co

  • Jwusn

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    Jun 19, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    Hey moving to Denver next month just wanting to know more about the area.
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    Jun 19, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    don't ask Fit4FitNDenver.

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    Jun 19, 2011 7:20 AM GMT
    running11 saiddon't ask Fit4FitNDenver.

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    LOL... heard that shit. LOL.
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    Jun 19, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    Methinks that if Fit4FunNDenver ever became, say, Fit4FunNSanFrancisco, or Fit4FunNNYC, that those two cities would become to him, the most horrible places in the world to be....

    ...just a guess. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    Y'all can't even answer the man's question without hating on me...

    I didn't even say anything! For fuck's sake!

    I've actually been enjoying myself quite a bit now that I've found some straight friends. Last week went to a Swedish backyard party and I'm on a team every Friday...like today. And 1 of my straight friends is hooking me up with a gay guy.

    Like I said before, it's the gay scene that sucks...everything else is okay.
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    You'll be fine in Denver. A good attitude is everything wherever one may live. If you like the outdoors, its quite a nice environment.
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    running11 saiddon't ask Fit4FitNDenver.

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    haha That was my exact first thought!
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    I lived in Denver and Colorado my whole life until now. It's a great time I love it. Some great restaurants and stuff all over that city. Snooze is really good. THe gay scene is pretty terrible, but that's the case in most medium sized cities. Lots of outdoors stuff to do.
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    Jul 03, 2011 9:04 AM GMT
    blerg saidTHe gay scene is pretty terrible, but that's the case in most medium sized cities. Lots of outdoors stuff to do.


    Ditto...

    I'm actually getting ready to move out of here at the end of the month. I think it was okay here for a season, a temporary thing but at this point it's time to move on. I need a place with more diversity and better fashion sense.

    I'm thinking to myself, people wear flip-flops here more than they do in Florida. Like did I even go anywhere? Since when did wearing flip flops at a dance club ever become in style? They have the nerve to impose an attire on 'Hip hop night' yet the same club doesn't even make it mandatory to not wear flip flops on the techno night. What kind of crap is that? You couldn't get away with that in Miami... They wouldn't let you in the door.

    I dress good here and people can't handle it. It's just too much. They are intimidated by a well dressed, articulate "Black" (which I'm actually not but since that's what they 'think' I am..) man with a body to back it up. But I refuse to go out in public and slide around in flip-flops all day.

    OP, not sure where you coming from...but I always tell people it's about what you're looking for. People here can say whatever they want about me but I didn't grow up here much less didn't even grow up in this time zone so what I'm used to is going to be different than what blerg is used to.

    Also taking into consideration your age and race is completely different than mine which makes all the difference here. Our experiences and expectations will differ mainly because of that.
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    Jul 03, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Its a great place, I moved here in '09. You may want to check out the Denver forum in www.city-data.com/forum/denver/
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    Jul 03, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
    running11 saiddon't ask Fit4FitNDenver.

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    LOL --- Damn, you beat me to it icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 03, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    Pretty much any city is what you make of it, but it's really easy to make a lot of Denver.

    If you're an outdoors type, you'll probably love it. Mountain activities year round (hiking/camping in summer, skiing/snow boarding in winter), lots of bike trails, some lakes/reservoirs around, and white water rafting in late spring/early summer. Maybe sky diving?

    If you're into sports, it has a national team for every sport (football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.). There's always at least one sport in season.

    If you are into cultural activities, there's a decent amount of stuff to do year round, but most of the big outdoors things are in the May - September time period. There are also First Fridays, museums (free entry in the Denver Art Museum once per month), broadway shows (not like NYC, but there are some), and the Red Rocks concert venue (arguably one of the best outdoor ones in the country), just to name a few. Concerts are plentiful.

    It's pretty dry (300+ days of sunshine per year) and high altitude, so that may take some getting used too depending on where you are coming from. But hey, sea level is for sissies! icon_lol.gif The mountains get pounded with snow, but Denver doesn't get a whole lot, and it usually melts off in a few days.

    I can't comment on the gay scene because I don't really care. My life doesn't revolve around my sexuality. But the Capital Hill area is generally the more gay part of town.

    Basically, if you approach the move and new city with an open mind, you may find there is plenty to enjoy here.
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    Jul 04, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
    Beaujoe said
    If you're an outdoors type, you'll probably love it. Mountain activities year round (hiking/camping in summer, skiing/snow boarding in winter), lots of bike trails, some lakes/reservoirs around, and white water rafting in late spring/early summer. Maybe sky diving?The mountains get pounded with snow, but Denver doesn't get a whole lot, and it usually melts off in a few days.


    To add onto what you said which is true...but my thing is all those activities are great and all but if you don't have anyone to do it with, and can't seem to meet people willing to do them with you then it's pretty much null. Because obviously one can't truly enjoy doing all those activities alone unless they purposely intend to. And that's the issue I've been having. Hell, when I lived in Florida I went canoeing...but I knew someone at the time who was willing to do it with me.

    Like for example. Guy I met last week tells me, "I'm going up to the mountains this weekend." But then he never calls me back. Never sends me an invitation to go either. He sees me at a local place, walks up to me and I ask him, "so did you not go to the mountains?" He's like...yeah I went to Aspen earlier and came back tonight icon_rolleyes.gif

    Then I see him and he wants to grab on my nipples and shit talking about I'm a hot Black guy blah blah blah. I wanted to say to him, you couldn't even invite me out with you, what remotely entitles you to touch and feel all up on this?

    That's what irritates me about the gay scene here. They want to be all secretive about getting to know a Black person and not invite them to anything but then they feel entitled to wanna grop and feel when they see you.

    There's a difference between giving someone a list of things and places to go and actually asking someone to do it with you. If someone can't actually work the nerve to do it with me then all they are being is a talking brochure. And I don't need a damn brochure, I need someone who's going to partake in the activities with me.

    Beaujoe
    I can't comment on the gay scene because I don't really care. My life doesn't revolve around my sexuality. But the Capital Hill area is generally the more gay part of town.


    I notice your profile says monogamous relationship. I can understand the gay scene has little value to you because you're already involved. But take someone who is single and actually available and looking...then the gay scene IS important. Because one has to deal with it in order to meet someone. And there's no way around it unless somebody just stays on the internet their whole life. And even still the demographics of the area is the same as it is online. The same guys I see online are in the gay scene. So there is no way to avoid it, if you don't wanna be single forever. Some people choose to do that but I don't see a promising future relying strictly on that. Even when I've met people thru my softball team and they introduce me to gay people...gay bars and the gay 'scene' still pops up.

    I met a girl last night...straight girl. Dancing it up at Tracks. I was like, why are you here dancing alone in a gay club? She says, "oh I'm married (to a guy) so I like to come to places to not get hit on." I was like...well there you go! Makes all the difference.

    But with all due respect, Denver did have a pretty nice fireworks show. My 1st time attending.

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