Pretty good little loop! My history is opposite as you. I grew up in SF and moved to Boston for career. That was 1990. Still here, although I just bought a winter place in Scottsdale. I think I'll ship a Ducati and a Yamaha dual sport out there. I like riding out west. Particularly AZ UT NV ID WY CO and NM.
Hard to beat cruising Lake Tahoe, though. I had a place in Truckee for 20 years, but never a bike there. When I was you age I did all the enduro's in NorCal. District 36 AMA. Tough going!
You really should get a nice dual sport you can tour on. So many places to see and photograph out there. No better motorcycle camping anywhere.
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