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Old 11-26-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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Moving to Van??

So I am looking at moving over to Canada for a spell next year, and I have seen some work advertised in Abbotsford.
Can anyone tell me how far away that is from Vancouver?
I have a mate moving over there, and am thinking about meeting up with him.

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Old 11-26-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:02 PM   #3
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Haha, duh!

Just looked on there too.

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Old 11-26-2007, 02:17 PM   #4
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Not bad,..

pretty close to Ioco

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Old 11-26-2007, 03:20 PM   #5
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Abby is about a 2 hourish drive from Coquitlam? Which is where I live and where the local pros live aswell. (Jeff, Ryan, Steve, etc)

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Old 11-26-2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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Hey Mike, I lived in North Van back in 02/03 for 6 months, its a great city and I really enjoyed my time there. Main reason for living in North Van was the mtb trails, I had a place just below where a lot of the North Shores finest trails come out on Mt Fromme.

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Old 11-26-2007, 04:37 PM   #7
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Abby is about a 2 hourish drive from Coquitlam? Which is where I live and where the local pros live aswell. (Jeff, Ryan, Steve, etc)

?!?!?!

What, on bicycle?

51.1 km – about 42 mins

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=7373752554384206827,49.284850,-122.779250&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=Abbotsford&daddr=49.285276,-122.78183&sll=49.238224,-122.820969&sspn=0.222367,0.462799&ie=UTF8&z=10&om=1
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:50 PM   #8
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Cheers guys.

Not sure if I will be out that way yet, seen some better jobs at the South Van airport (I think that's it?)

Basically my mate and his gf are moving over in Jan, and as my visa expires here mid next year I'm starting to think about my options. I really want to head to Norway if I can, but as I am heading over to visit Zak in Cali sometime in April, it makes sense to hang around and check your place out.

Yeah Joel, I really want to rock the shore too if I can. Are you ever home? You always seem to be travelling!

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:11 PM   #9
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Ha,..

Home right now,. broke from traveling. Ask Zak I'll be out and about in the crappy car I shouldn't have bought soon. Maybe on an ashton once I've paid it off.

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Old 11-28-2007, 11:18 AM   #10
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Haha, I meant the other Joel, JD!

But now you mention it, it does seem like you are away a lot.

So you got the Ashton off Zak. You should bring it down to Keyesville next year.

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Old 12-01-2007, 10:55 PM   #11
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umm distance doesn't really matter. It comes down to having to cross bridges. I'd say its usually about an hour or more to Abbotsford. Haven't heard good things about riding there though. Tricities is a good spot. Fairly central location.

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Old 12-02-2007, 01:41 AM   #12
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yeah Mike I usually go overseas every year around July/August but I'm usually around home the rest of the year.

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Old 12-06-2007, 10:57 AM   #13
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I live in richmond
and abby is like 40 minutes or less from my house. Where abouts in Van?

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Old 12-13-2007, 10:07 AM   #14
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Not sure. Been thinking about wrenching if I can find a shop who needs my skillzz. I don't know, guess I should just get my ass over there and then try find something. Being on the bones of your ass is a good motivator.

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Old 12-13-2007, 12:56 PM   #15
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If I could get a canadian work/school visa I'd consider it.

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Old 12-14-2007, 10:55 AM   #16
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Can you not?

Gonna get onto mine next week I think.
Do you guys have HSBC banks over there??
Where would be the best place to live in BC for good access to trails up Fromme et al and trialsingz??

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Dude, I'm not even Canadian and I know they have the HSBC mafia there.

I've never tried actually. If I took the proper channels and made some more friends there/place to work I'm sure it wouldn't be too tough.

I'll keep concentrating on school here and when I have something to show for it I'll see what's possible. Stay in touch.

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Old 12-16-2007, 02:40 AM   #18
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Fo shuuuure!

I'm looking forward to shredding some BC trails, it's been my biking wet dream since I got into riding!

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Old 12-25-2007, 08:13 PM   #19
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It's a shame when someone from over seas gets a visa in 2 to 6 weeks to come to Canada when a Canadian take 6 months to get to hear the snap from a rubber glove on a border guard. It is easier for a Mexican to get a green card than it is for a Canadian to move to the US.

Oh ya, welcome to Canada. You are going to love BC.

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Old 12-26-2007, 07:22 AM   #20
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I'm not there yet AFB, but soon hopefully.

Where do you reside mofo??



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