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Old 10-13-2013, 12:55 AM   #226
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snow & ice is no different than dry roads, just different tires, its not that big a deal
Yes tyres are very important, but definitely not the ONLY thing required when you gear up for winter conditions.

And my point was, for riding I´ll much rather bear heat, than winter cold and wintry road conditions.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:32 AM   #227
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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
Yep, if you are n a big hurry you need to stay out of WNC and move to CA where you can ride like a mad man going to your job at the local McDonalds.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:35 AM   #228
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SoCal
But everyone wants to be here.
Not me.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #229
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Easy.
The title is "live and ride in" not work and stay put in.

Colorado in the summer
Nor Cal in the early fall
So Cal & Baja in late fall
Mexico (costal) in the winter & (colonial highland) in the early spring
Ozarks in the late spring
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #230
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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!!!
France: Guilty until proven innocent.

I'll rather take my chances somewhere that observes the opposite, and the 2A.

Huntington Beach is nice, for a crowded and expensive place. There are better places to raise kids though, where your neighbors aren't right on top of you. Coastal SoCal is packed, especially up towards L.A. Take a mid-day ride in an airplane, from SD to the bay area. Then tell us that all the garbage floating in the ocean near L.A. isn't sickening. San Frandiego is just too developed and crowded for some people. Other people like the hustle and bustle though, I guess.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:36 PM   #231
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Apparently xymotic!

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Old 10-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #232
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I'm flattered that you guys are so fascinated by my junk. It's decent sized but it doesn't quite stretch from Seattle to California.
Does it make it at least halfway through Oregon?

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Old 10-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #233
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Yes tyres are very important, but definitely not the ONLY thing required when you gear up for winter conditions.

And my point was, for riding I´ll much rather bear heat, than winter cold and wintry road conditions.
I've never had a problem staying warm, on the other hand, I have had heat stroke, luckily not on a bike


your right, it does take longer to gear up for winter, that's one reason I only go on longer rides, it would be pointless the gear up to run a 5 minute errand on the bike like I would in the summer

and then there's putting the bike away when your done with the ride, cause you can't coat the brakes with ACF50, ya need to clean em after a ride, by the time I get done cleaning all 3 calipers I've used a whole can of Brakleen

would I ride like I do in winter if I lived in suburban or urban environment or even close to a metropolitan area, no way in hell
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:31 PM   #234
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The bad tooooooo many people, and it cost too much $$$$$$ to live there. I would have to downgrade my standard of living, I know I have lived there before.
Funny, I feel like my standard of living would go down if I lived outside of CA.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:14 AM   #235
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Xymotic, thanks for polluting an otherwise-great thread. While the thread title implies that there is an objective "best state", those of us with something other than air between our ears understand that it's a matter of preference. We know what you prefer and are entirely sick of hearing why everywhere other than California sucks.

And so I can at least stay mildly on-topic, I like the Rockies. Pick a state based on your temperature/snow preferences. The PNW is a close second.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #236
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xymotic,
If I thought Southern CAL was as wonderful as you think, I would find a way to get back there. I know you have a trashed house in WA but get rid of it and move back to the most wonderful place in the world.

Then you can lane split to your hearts desire.
Me, I'd rather live in a place where you don't need to lane split.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:20 AM   #237
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #238
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Get rid of, oh say about 35 million people, and it would be a great place to live!



boy isnt THAT the truth
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #239
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....back to topic.....

SOON, I will be leaving THIS.....



for THIS....





Ive been through 49 states and parts of western Europe and from what I've seen, nothing has the mountains right on the beach. There are prettier beach towns, there are prettier mountain towns..... but nothing that I have seen yet it quite like Santa Barbara.
Plus I get to say it's my hometown. There are pockets of California that are gold and there are pockets of hell - Like Riverside
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Xymotic, thanks for polluting an otherwise-great thread. While the thread title implies that there is an objective "best state", those of us with something other than air between our ears understand that it's a matter of preference. We know what you prefer and are entirely sick of hearing why everywhere other than California sucks.

And so I can at least stay mildly on-topic, I like the Rockies. Pick a state based on your temperature/snow preferences. The PNW is a close second.




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