Best State to live and ride in Year Round?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Tonk, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. DAKEZ

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  2. randyo

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    you can have your forest fires

    last time we had a major fire in NH that closed anything down was 1947, and that was caused by and old coal fired locomotive on a rail line that no longer exists
  3. Assfault

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    I was in Cali for the SBK Races @ Laguna in Sept.
    I always take a day and ride up to Alices for a late breakfast on the Friday before the races. I have done this for almost 20 years, it's my tradition when I visit for the races. I was passed by a CHP moto doing over 90 coming into Santa Cruz.
    Traffic started to be stop and go, and when it started to back up he LS with me behind him. We were cruising between 30-60 between the other vehicles.
    Traffic cleared a bit and the CHP pulled into a lane, and when it congested again I passed him and he LS behind my wife and me for another 4-5 miles. He eventually split off. I felt safe the whole time and obviously the CHP didn't have any problems with how I was riding. I really would prefer Colorado adopt this practice, as it makes riding a bike efficient like it should be in stop and go traffic.
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    the real bummer about Angeles is that there is almost zero "allowed" dirt riding. there is a little but really not much
  5. xymotic

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    I just wish SOMEONE would, because I think once it starts and people see that it's not the end of civilization then other states will follow. Much like CO followed WA on Pot. You watch next year it'll be three more states, then four....

    And like I said, it's gonna come from somewhere that reaches LA-like traffic. Once people are STOPPED on the freeway for a couple hours it's like 'who cares if they can go" instead of treating congestion like it's a race.

    I think Oregon has a chance of passing splitting... but the hooligans in TX and FL are going to kill it there before it ever gets off the ground.
  6. KoolBreeze

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    about that... I received a ticket about a week ago for doing 85 down the i5 from a CHP Motorrad rider. (heading to san diego from Carlsbad)

    :cry

    I saw the bike waaaay back there cruising along catching up behind me and (guessing over 1/4 mile behind... minimal traffic) when he hit the light I looked around for somebody he was pulling over, and realized there was nobody really around other than me. mentally I was wtf? are you kidding? guess I was actually doing 85 at some point... (go figure) but no more than 85 before I saw him as I was actually having a rather chill commute (no hurry no rush) and I saw him waaaaaay back there and eased off.

    this whole experience weirds me out. (due to the fact I actually feel I would've never received the ticket if I were in one of my four wheeled vehicles.)


    edit: I must add, the officer had the ultimate motorcycle cop mustache. I give him major street cred for that. I almost told him as much but figured discretion is key at times and he might take it wrong.
  7. xymotic

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    I guess the rule is really 'never stand out" the nail that stands proud gets hammered down. That is very odd though... I'd be very tempted to fight it, but probably more trouble than it's worth. Is that section of road speed limit 70?
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    "pretty sure" it's 65. then again... who pays attention to those speed sign things? :deal
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    LOl, it's kinda weird that you are proving my point while also totally refuting it:D
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    KoolBreeze Been here awhile

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    just say'n :deal

    dude was totally rocking the

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    Oh meow you dinnet!


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    He musta just been told to up the quota:evil
  12. snorske

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    So is lane splitting going to be legal in Washington State soon? I'd really consider moving there if so. Seattle is amazing, but traffic is nuts there!
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    Should you choose to live in so cal you will have to ride 2 hours to get out of the meat grinder here.Not much fun.
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    Old thread, probably not best way to get answer about lane split rules in WA
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    No it is not legal at this time. The lanes in Seattle are very narrow even on the freeway. I tend to ride on the shoulder when traffic comes to a halt.
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    This is more of a Vampire thread.

    They can be dormaint for centuries and still be fine.

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    California gets the win.
    Arizona would be good too. It gets cold in the Williams area, but in the South it's pretty warm.
    Alabama actually has the Appalachian Mountains in the Northeast, so that would be top five.

    Since BC, gets all the warm water of the Pacific, she is the best Province in Canada.
    In the Summer you get to meet long distance travelers.
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    More in Virginia.[​IMG] [​IMG] I am happy here.
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  19. Bar None

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    Like the Silverwing. Rode one down to the Panama Canal in 1997, group I was riding with said it was the best bike for the trip.
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    The GL500, GL500I SilverWing is a transverse mounted V-twin 500cc , 547lb tour bike, a later version of the earlier CX500, Hondas first V-twin.Only made it two years though ,81 and 82.It was the same faring on the larger GL1100I Goldwing.The 83 GL650, GL650I was next but only one year.