i've lived on the east coast (DE), in the mid west (IL), northern nv, and now san diego. i love the riding and the weather in socal, i just wish the politics and population density were more like NV.
IMO the roads in appalachia are fantastic riding however they'e somewhat fenced in by trees. the roads here in socal are more about the experience - good roads paired with stunning scenery.
the D in your DEMOT