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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Tonk, Oct 7, 2013.
Just don't come here. It snows 12 months of the year.
True that! Complaining about Norcal is kinda like judging a perfect ten because her boobs are a millimeter off center. SoCal is hotter though
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
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
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....
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.
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?
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
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...
The best state to ride in......emmmm, that would be the state I always ride in....bliss.
I'm partial to Virginia... *if* you live far enough to the west, a.k.a outside the Beltway, close to the mountain twisties in VA/WV/MD.
10 good months of great riding... 2 months of too hot or too cold.
But I'll put a Virginia autumn up against any season anywhere for perfect riding (SoCal is the only competitor in my book... but SoCal is one giant Beltway, unfortunately).
85% humidity? In Phoenix? Either you got here a day after a monsoon or you were smokin something pretty potent. Even then, there's pretty much no way for it to be 117 after a monsoon here, those cool it way down.
And the dry heat, that's the big joke here, everyone knows it- the heat is the driest there is. It doesn't get any dryer. And you judged a desert city because it was hot one day? :huh
It's a beautiful place, very clean city, mostly new, fancy and well taken care of stuff everywhere, great roads, great places around it. Think Palm Springs XXXL. I will say though, the place is gigantic, very big and spread out a long ways so if you don't like big cities it wouldn't be for you. Unless you can live just outside of town in one of the communities. For me? I have to commute over an hour to work every day from North Phoenix to downtown and the traffic is horrible in the morning.
Ay yi yi! What side branch of Hell is that second pic???
North and South Texas (the North part includes New Mexico and Colorado which is owned mostly by Texans now anyway ). Great riding year round that includes mountains, desert, forests, coasts, and high posted speeds everywhere except New Mexico.
The Republic of Texas released claim to parts of what is now New Mexico, Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma to the U.S.A. in 1850 and the Texans been slowly buying the nice parts back, piece by piece.
Interesting thread as I have been scouting an area to retire to. After 55 years in Chicago, I'm tired of long winters and humid summers combined with having to ride 90+ miles to get to decent roads. Plus, the fiscal issues and resulting taxes are making me want to leave. I was just in central / north New Mexico. I like the high desert climate and pretty much year around riding. There is incredible opportunity for off road riding there as well. Last spring I was in western North Carolina. Found terrific roads there and in Eastern Tennessee. Summer heat and humidity may be a bit much though. I like CA both north and south but the living part concerns me. High cost of living and taxes could be a deal breaker.
+1, riding here absolutely sucks! All you Yankees need to head out west to Socal!
are you all kidding.
nor cal is the worst! everyone should leave now and go anywhere else.
roads suck, there are deer everywhere and don't get started on the skunks.
please go to the east coast, everything is better there. even disneyland is better in florida.
get out now while you can.
i like roads with less traffic
That's Disney World out in Florida, yo.
The Smokies can't be beat. I love the west, but there's something about the Southeast...