Originally Posted by xymotic
There is no traffic for bikes. Zero. None.
pretend you have no traffic if you like, your sharing that lane with someone, be it another bike or a cage.
I'd rather live where there is no reason to lane split and if ya happen to catch up with the occasional vehicle, you can go left from center (across double yellow) without fear of ticket
I'm sure there are places in rural California that are decent to live, however as a whole, considering cost of living, etc.,it is not a good
Tennessee might rank high for some, plenty of good riding and low cost of living.
or my state, New Hampshire, ranking #1 in quality of life and while not the best or most good riding, good enuf to be a destination for riders
or Vermont #3 on quality of life, plenty of good riding, and passing on double yellow, would be my pick as #1. You say but they have winter and snow & ice everywhere, well that's your choice, I rather enjoy riding in adverse conditions as a relaxing activity.