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Old 10-12-2013, 03:36 PM   #211
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:40 PM   #212
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As far as your second point though, I don't think such a place exists.

You apparently haven't been very many places. Where I grew up, in California, the nearest 4-lane highway was 80 miles away. My parents live about 200 miles from any 4-lane highways. It is tough to do much lane splitting on a 2-lane highway.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #213
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You apparently haven't been very many places. Where I grew up, in California, the nearest 4-lane highway was 80 miles away. My parents live about 200 miles from any 4-lane highways. It is tough to do much lane splitting on a 2-lane highway.
Again, Most lane splitting in CA actually occurs on surface streets. You don't have any red lights in your current state?
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:59 PM   #214
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #215
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Again, Most lane splitting in CA actually occurs on surface streets. You don't have any red lights in your current state?
The town I grew up in had one stop light, the town where my parents live has zero. So, there are obviously places where there is no need to do any lane splitting, they probably far outnumber the places where it is beneficial.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:14 PM   #216
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The town I grew up in had one stop light, the town where my parents live has zero. So, there are obviously places where there is no need to do any lane splitting, they probably far outnumber the places where it is beneficial.
Yes, but are any of those places the 'best place' to live and ride year round? And certainly those places are hard to move 'to' and get a job unless it's a lucky fluke. I like rural living quite a lot but it seems like the argument against splitting is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

You're very likely to get a ticket splitting in Yreka or Susanville, doesn't mean it should be outlawed in LA. And again, it does train drivers to treat motorcycles better.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #217
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What ever you do, STAY OUT OF TEXAS!!
There are no National Forests, No mountains, No praries, No deserts, No coast lines, No forests, No twisties. Despite all the things you hear the economy sucks and there is no good road surfaces on any road, street, highway or interstate. There are no jobs no pretty wemmins, and no opportunity. It gets hot and in parts of the state humid.
Everyone carries gunnz cause the crime is terrible.
We have enough bad drivers and blue hairs. The last thing we need here is some over confident underachiever, who wouldn't like it here anyway, to botch the zen.

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Old 10-12-2013, 06:53 PM   #218
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I rode for five hours here in Western NC and Eastern TN and DID NOT need to lane split once. I did have to stop at one red light in the five hours.
Beautiful day here in the mountains.

Man, I wish I was in that LA traffic so I could lane split. Oh wait, I was on my Ural, no lane splitting anyway.

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Old 10-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #219
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How may lines of cars did you have to follow through those mountains? Leaflookers used to frustrate the hell out of me, Richard Russell, BRP, even the smaller roads connecting Blairsvile to Robinsville and such. But I guess I moved out to NoCal with all the other douchebags to not have to deal will all that BS.

As far as Phoenix, its got a hell of a future. Literally:
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....The nation’s 13th largest metropolitan area (nudging out Detroit) crams 4.3 million people into a low bowl in a hot desert, where horrific heat waves and windstorms visit it regularly. It snuggles next to the nation’s largest nuclear plant and, having exhausted local sources, it depends on an improbable infrastructure to suck water from the distant (and dwindling) Colorado River.

....where readings commonly exceed 100F for more than 100 days a year. In 2011, the city set a new record for days over 110F: there were 33 of them, more than a month of spectacularly superheated days

....All along, everyone knew that the furious extraction of groundwater couldn’t last, so they fixed their hopes on a new bonanza called the Central Arizona Project (CAP), a river-sized, open-air canal supported by an elaborate array of pumps, siphons, and tunnels that would bring Colorado River water across the breadth of Arizona to Phoenix and Tucson.......The concession California forced on Arizona was simple: it had to agree that its CAP water rights would take second place to California’s claims.

....This means one thing: once the inevitable day comes when there isn’t enough water to go around, the CAP will absorb the shortage down to the last drop before California even begins to turn off its faucets.

Not that Socal's prospects look much better from a resource perspective.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #220
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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.
+1 it is very good and low cost of living to boot. Shoot the dirt and gravel county roads are great.

And that map of riding days is just wrong. I lived in Houston for years and almost every day was a sunny day. Except for a few rainy days in Feb I rode all year long.
Shoot the year I bought the FJR I only drove to work three times and that was because it was raining hard.

But Arkansas is much much better.

California may have great riding but the cost of living and taxes is just stupid.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:41 PM   #221
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If you don't mind a dry heat (meaning, not the humid and heavy kind you would feel in some where like Louisiana in the dead of the summer) but just dry, desert and hot, Phoenix is certainly worth a very serious consideration
there's one thing you forgot to mention. in the summer time it doesnt just get hot - ITS A HUNDRED AND 25 MILLION DEGREES. My wife and I kicked off our Southwest ride from there and when we rolled into town it was 120..... no thanks in leather, we headed straight north for Grand Canyon.



the rain felt so nice!
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #222
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Yes, but are any of those places the 'best place' to live and ride year round?.
I don't think anyone disputes Kalifornia is a nice place to ride, its just a sucky place to live
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #223
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SoCal is great if you ignore the traffic, smog, population density, horrific cost of living, shallow, materialistic populace, shitty economy and high taxes.

Lane sharing is nice, but not having to do it is probably better.

I've lived here since '73 and if my career wasn't geography focused I'd be gone.

But everyone wants to be here.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:02 PM   #224
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I don't think anyone disputes Kalifornia is a nice place to ride, its just a sucky place to live

Get rid of, oh say about 35 million people, and it would be a great place to live!
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:08 AM   #225
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i honestly think some of you wouldn't be happy anywhere! apparently its not where you live, but the person living there

seems some of you could live just off a topless beach on the french riviera and complain about bare tits and good coffee all day long

and omg FRANCE!! who would want to LIVE there!!??

and if they're french, where the hell are the fries!?!

Huntington Beach? oh, the misery of it all!!!
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