24 Things Only Coloradans Understand By MarissaJ_Ferl 10/17/2014 Fort Collins News 1. Crazy Weather Changes Layers, layers, layers, my friend. 2. Directions And you're instantly direction-impaired whenever you're out of state without mountains to guide you. 3. Adventurers There are actually a lot of hardcore outdoors people in Colorado. But there are also a lot of people who just buy stuff at REI. 4. Fire Season We've had a couple of rough fire season years. Thanks to a great community of people, we're slowly rebuilding. 5. Miller Moth Season While other states have moths too, the moths in Colorado are huge and vengeful. They even caused a car crash in the Springs not too long ago. See link for full story. read full story > 6. Terrible Potholes Because of our extreme weather, it can be hard to maintain the roads. And it shows. 7. Strange People Sure, there are weird people wherever you go. But Colorado certainly seems to bring out the best ones. 8. We Can't Navigate Rain It could be snowing with 0% visibility and we're all doing 90 on I-25. But if it's drizzling, we'll be going way under the speed limit. 9. Childhood Memories of Casa Bonita 10. A Love-Hate Relationship with Peyton Manning 11. Coffee House Hipster We're fueled by coffee, and have a large population of hipsters. You'll only spot them at local coffee places though, they wouldn't be caught dead somewhere as mainstream as Starbucks. 12. Rug-it Righters Weird commercials. Weirder guys. 13. Bear Sightings are a Regular Occurrence This poor bear was tranquilized after chilling at the University of Colorado. CU police spokesman Ryan Huff told ABC News affiliate KMGH, “He was pretty mellow." read full story > 14. Spending as much time as possible outside. Shuttle Quest, Colorado Hiking And with views like these, that makes perfect sense! 15. Manitou is THE place to go for organic hippies. 17. The Best Arcade in The State Speaking of Manitou, one of the best parts about this little town is the penny arcade. Swinging by Patsy's Candy afterwards and chilling to one of the buskers that are bound to be around is the BEST. 18. No one really likes Pueblo. 19. Crazy Wind If you're on the wrong side of the Great Continental Divide, you're going to have a bad time. 20. Yoga is Big If we're in yoga pants, it may be because we ACTUALLY just came from yoga. This picture is from a 4 day yoga convention in Copper Mountain, Colorado. read full story > 21. Our reaction when someone says their state is better. Have you seen our sunsets? 22. The castle that's not really a castle Bishop's Castle, Official Site Bishops Castle is the life long work of Jim Bishop. Entirely unsafe and definitely not up to code. read full story > 23. Denver Public Art .....Never mind, even we don't understand it. 24. Getting asked by non-natives if you live on a ranch/ride a bear to school/live in a cabin Some people who have never visited assume that ALL of Colorado is rural. Even with the rough patches, all of these things make up the fantastic state that is Colorado. And we love it here! Subscribe to get the best Fort Collins stories delivered free right to your inbox. Yes Please! Thank you for subscribing!