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Old 10-07-2013, 06:28 PM   #16
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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.
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Pacific Coast
Mountain Passes
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not as much traffic as SoCal and cheaper.
did I mention.. LANE SPLITTING.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #17
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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.
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Pacific Coast
Mountain Passes
LANE SPLITTING.
not as much traffic as SoCal and cheaper.
did I mention.. LANE SPLITTING.
I'm with Donsesso. I've lived and ridden all over and I can ride every single day in NorCal. Summertime I can escape the heat by heading into the mountains or out to the coast. We've got it all. Mountains aren't quite as good as the Rockies, but Colorado doesn't have the ocean. We don't have the smog or the insane traffic of LA either.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #18
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Mountains aren't quite as good as the Rockies, but Colorado doesn't have the ocean. .

bingo! I love other places in the world... but there's a certain pull to the ocean I have a hard time overlooking.

and I would consider NorCal a top place to live and ride year-round. or is that ride and live?
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:21 PM   #19
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I'm with Donsesso. I've lived and ridden all over and I can ride every single day in NorCal. Summertime I can escape the heat by heading into the mountains or out to the coast. We've got it all. Mountains aren't quite as good as the Rockies, but Colorado doesn't have the ocean. We don't have the smog or the insane traffic of LA either.
Speed limits are higher and enforcement is more Lax in SoCal, beaches are better in Socal, there's a LOT more off-road opportunities a LOT closer... and... More Bikinis.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #20
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...whichever one you happen to be in at the time....
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #21
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...whichever one you happen to be in at the time....
Just don't come here. It snows 12 months of the year.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #22
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...whichever one you happen to be in at the time....
True that! Complaining about Norcal is kinda like judging a perfect ten because her boobs are a millimeter off center. SoCal is hotter though ;)
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #23
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SoCal, beaches are better in Socal
Our beaches don't have tar though

SoCal is just a 5 hour ride away... I prefer HWY1 up here though to down there. You're human scenery is better but mother nature is quite the MILF up here
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #24
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I like a little variety in my riding, there is no best state, I have come to the conclusion, you can ride anywhere year round
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:09 PM   #25
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I would say anywhere in CA from bay area to SD.

better to live with 10 miles of the pacific though, for the times when you are not riding....
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #26
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NotCal FTW! Phoenix Arizona. If you can deal with some dry heat in the middle of the summer all winter long is in the 70's and low 80's, gorgeous year round and probably more year round riding than anywhere else. SoCal gets a fair share of rain and unless you're in a beach town you're just going to be fighting your way through the concrete jungles. I'd more highly recommend NorCal or central California. Anywhere up the west coast, even up into Seattle is doable year round but again, here in Arizona you have some of the best paved streets in the nation, big and wide. Lots of beautiful places, cool destinations nearby and year round clear weather. Just be warned, in the middle of the summer it gets hot. Won't hardly drop below 100 and is usually around 110 and can get as hot as 120.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:23 PM   #27
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Nevada has been my place for the last 12 years.. Great riding here. No sate tax, great all around activities..

For the three or four months the heat is too hot here for riding, we just drive from 3-5 hours north up into the mountains of off-road welcoming Utah.

Plus, you are only a couple horus drive from District 37 events such as the LA-Barstow-Vegas dual sport ride.

Within a five hour drive any direction is a wealth of activities.

My vote for BEST place to ride Year round?

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #28
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NotCal FTW! Phoenix Arizona. If you can deal with some dry heat in the middle of the summer all winter long is in the 70's and low 80's, gorgeous year round and probably more year round riding than anywhere else. SoCal gets a fair share of rain and unless you're in a beach town you're just going to be fighting your way through the concrete jungles. I'd more highly recommend NorCal or central California. Anywhere up the west coast, even up into Seattle is doable year round but again, here in Arizona you have some of the best paved streets in the nation, big and wide. Lots of beautiful places, cool destinations nearby and year round clear weather. Just be warned, in the middle of the summer it gets hot. Won't hardly drop below 100 and is usually around 110 and can get as hot as 120.
Dry heat my ass! Phoenix is the worst place I've ever been in my life: 117 and 85% humidity. it was A-Mazing and not in a good way :)

And for me, I actually really loved riding in traffic in LA. It's fun
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #29
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Hey, don't leave us out of the mix. I ride all year around except during an actual hurricane. The south-eastern part of the US is 365 day riding but you have to locate the curvy roads and if you venture too far north, you might get a bit of snow and/or ice. But for the most part, you can get away with 3 season gear; if you're a wimp, you can use heated grips or heated gear. I tough it out with non-heated gear/devices and I'm on a Blackbird, not much to hide behind on this bike.

We sure could use a few mountains, though.
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Hey, don't leave us out of the mix. I ride all year around except during an actual hurricane. The south-eastern part of the US is 365 day riding but you have to locate the curvy roads and if you venture too far north, you might get a bit of snow and/or ice. But for the most part, you can get away with 3 season gear; if you're a wimp, you can use heated grips or heated gear. I tough it out with non-heated gear/devices and I'm on a Blackbird, not much to hide behind on this bike.

We sure could use a few mountains, though.
"except during an actual Hurricane"
Ummmmmm I think I spotted the flaw in your argument...
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