Truckee is an interesting place, people don't just end up in truckee, everyone is here for a reason, and it has to be a good one to deal with the winters. This leads to the development of an interesting community:
You know you are in truckee when...
-someone thinks you are dressed up because you have buttons on your shirt
-you have to decide between world class mountain biking or kayaking.
-you see a legend on the same ride or run you are on. "Did you see that, that was (insert pseudo-famous athlete here)!"
-swimming in the lake is something you do in between other events. "Hey you want to stop for a swim on the way back from the store?"
-Someone is wearing a big truck hat
-A kid shreds way harder than you do
-You meet someone and have paddled/biked/skied with their exboyfriend/exgirlfriend/brother-in-law/sister-inlaw/coworker and have 10 friends in common already.
-You ride by yourself because everyone else is already doing something hardcore
-you think 85 is "hot"
-people don't have meals anymore, just barbeques
-you don't see anyone all winter long
-you meet a cool girl and she has a boyfriend.