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Old 10-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Best State to live and ride in Year Round?

Just looking for the best area in the country to ride a bike year round?

I'm thinking SoCal?? Nice weather year round, good terrain and a good starting point to ride in places like Mexico, the Rockies, and even Alaska. Traffic, not so sure tho?

What's great about your state/region?

Maine has some of the best riding in the country, for about 8 months. It's not the snow or even the cold that ruins the other 4 months, but the road salt. I'm always jealous in January of the guys down in Texas, still riding. Then I think about July in Texas and I don't feel so bad

Where is the perfect balance of weather, accessibility and awesome terrain to own an ADV bike?
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Not the best, but not too bad.


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Old 10-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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SoCal, lane splitting. game over.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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In Wa you don't have to have insurance, and now you can register a dirt bike for the street. but the seasons kinda suck so socal still gets my vote
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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I didn't even think of lane splitting! That's a plus! The Blue Ridge area has to be near the top
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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I didn't even think of lane splitting! That's a plus! The Blue Ridge area has to be near the top
Negative... SoCal rules, nothing in the Southeast worth a damn.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #7
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SoCal, lane splitting. game over.
Yeah, but you have to LIVE there!

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PS I'm fond of WV myself! A bit rough in winter, but doable most places.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:20 PM   #8
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Yeah, but you have to LIVE there!
You're right, and it's fucking gorgeous.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #9
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Yeah, but you have to LIVE there!

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PS I'm fond of WV myself! A bit rough in winter, but doable most places.
Not a negative, it's really nice. Lots of pretty women in Bikini's too
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:28 PM   #10
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NorCal

I vote NorCal. I live her now for the time being. But, I'm originally from NJ (thanks US ARMY).

Plenty of awesome roads.
weather is almost perfect year round (lows in the 40s during winter).
only rains two months (at most) out of the year.
LANE SPLITTING.
US 1.
Pacific Coast
Mountain Passes
LANE SPLITTING.
not as much traffic as SoCal and cheaper.
did I mention.. LANE SPLITTING.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #11
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Yeah, but you have to LIVE there!

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yeah, but there are some parts that arent so bad.....

HWY 1




Ave of Giants



HWY 33



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or you could always visit .....

Yosemite



sequia national forest



carrizo plain



death valley





I could go on and on but it wouldnt be fair to most of the rest of you because we get to ride 365 days a year

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Old 10-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #12
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yeah, but there are some parts that arent so bad.....

HWY 1




Ave of Giants



HWY 33



Angeles Crest



or you could always visit .....

Yosemite



sequia national forest



carrizo plain



death valley





I could go on and on but it wouldnt be fair to most of the rest of you because we get to ride 365 days a year

All of those places are great! BUT, they are also away from why I wouldn't want to live there.

Don't get me wrong, WV has the same issues with great riding and no jobs that CA has in the great riding areas! Can't have it all I guess.

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #13
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My vote is Arkansas. We can ride year round except for snow or ice day here and there. Great twisties, gravel and trails in NWA.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #14
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My vote is for Utah. I love riding there and SW Utah is surprisingly mild in the Winter.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #15
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My vote is for Utah. I love riding there and SW Utah is surprisingly mild in the Winter.
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