Why California? This is why... :)

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Tyler, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    When folks ask why it costs so much to live in California, well a picture is worth a thousand words... dedicated to my riding friends who are frozen in their tracks for the time being until you can get back out there... :)

    New Year's weekend - Dillon Beach, CA

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  2. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Sunday, January 27, 2013 - dead of "winter" - Calaveras Rd.

    Was a beautiful day out... about 55 degrees, road to myself, and the air smelled so fresh and clean...

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    FIN
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  3. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    the water is freezing and the surf is full of kelp. lol

    great pictures

    have been over and done hwy 1 a few times

    great road
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  4. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Great images, I especially like the surfer photo.
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  5. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    if it wasnt for the taxes and paying out the a$$, id live there! Love the beauty!
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  6. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    You get what you pay for:D
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  7. rodr

    rodr Been here awhile

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    Beautiful pics!
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  8. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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    sign,sign everywhere a sign....you know the rest

    I often wish I was born anywhere in the states.I would certainly be living in California.

    Nice pics,thanks for sharing:1drink
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  9. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    i could counter with pictures of our snow drifts! :lol3
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  10. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Wow, those are truly amazing images, very nice. :D

    And yes, i too love it here.
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  11. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Someday, a Can Am in my future. Can't think of a better destination than your coast.
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  12. PapaYolk

    PapaYolk happy camper

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    Good stuff. Left in "83... but I do miss the coastline.
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  13. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Yup,been in nor cal 55 years so far,still riding singletrack in January,mountains are right next to town,ocean is 3 hours of perfect twisty roads away. Friends who have moved here from the frozen wasteland areas talk about how beautiful their homelands are...............but they seem to never go back to visit once planted here.

    CA may be confused fiscally but its a really nice place to live,at least up north. I dont do So Cal much.
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  14. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    The Spyder is a nice option to have when 2-wheels is no longer a viable possibility anymore. Very different riding style but once you get used to it, it's a helluva lot of fun! :norton
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  15. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Yup... I've lived in the Bay Area my entire life... I wouldn't mind getting out further from the craziness of the Sillycon Valley but I think it'd still be in CA... so many choices! :evil
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  16. Hair

    Hair Outside the boxer

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    Good for you. We start off on small bikes when we are young. As adults we are free to choose our weapons. And when we get a little older we adapt. It all makes for a full life of riding.

    CA has the best roads.
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  17. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I was born and raised in La Jolla. It was a nice place when I was a kid and the population of the Greater SD area was 120,000. Now there are just too many rats in the cage for me. Northern Cal I love. Southern Cal is a zoo. Some have nicer cages than others but it's still a zoo.
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  18. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    we love cali! we mapped the whole state & it rocks.
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  19. Tommy J

    Tommy J Dockworker

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    Thanks for the pics Tyler, finally a couple hours of sun this afternoon in the PNW.
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  20. presto88

    presto88 Been here awhile

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    Damn you, Tyler, for posting those pics! I've been stuck in the midwest since September, with my bike sitting in a storage locker in San Mateo! God I miss those roads! Now I can't even lie to myself and say that I'm sure it's been raining so hard that all the good roads are closed by mudslides...

    Damn you, damn you, damn you!
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