oh and speaking of commuting, the apartment i used to live in was up at like 10-11,000 ft on a mountain next to peoples ski homes and stuff, my ride down to school/work/skiing when i rode was like a mile hauling ass downhill on the road, then like a 30 minute light DH trail, with jumps, tons of wooden jumps and berms and stuff(whatever you call that) and it dumped you out like a minute from the school, and 5 minutes from the ski area. could ride it all summer and still a good amount in fall/spring when there wasnt much snow. then the best part is, you had a free bus take you back up right to my apartment.
Im actually really pissed now that i think about it, i wasnt into mtn biking much then, just had a shitty 600$ bike and didnt ride the trail that much. now that i ride like all the fucking time and have a nice ass freeride hardtail and 6 inch freeridey bike id be riding that every single day and getting crazy good. but i moved :( fuck, i want to move back now, this thread just reminded me that i know of a 100% perfect living location.