Yup,been in nor cal 55 years so far,still riding singletrack in January,mountains are right next to town,ocean is 3 hours of perfect twisty roads away. Friends who have moved here from the frozen wasteland areas talk about how beautiful their homelands are...............but they seem to never go back to visit once planted here.
CA may be confused fiscally but its a really nice place to live,at least up north. I dont do So Cal much.
Some bikes around at times