Originally Posted by BaronVonGregg
what do you do when its snowing and can't go fer a ride.
I moved to southern California.
I grew up in the suburbs of Boston (GO PATRIOTS!!!! - we'll get 'em THIS year!!) and left the summer I graduated college - I didn't want to experience another winter - and by then I'd been riding for 5 years. Haven't lived in cold climes ever since.
My first move was to Ft. Lauderdale, but I left there after 5 years because there are nothing but flat, straight roads in Florida and I couldn't take it any more.
So when a friend of mine invited me to join him for a vacation in Los Angeles, I went out for a look-see. Moved here 10 months later.
Although traffic sucks during commute time (which I knife through on my ZX-12R) some of the best roads and national parks in the world are less than a day away. The ride up the local coast has been written up in several magazines as one of the best roads in the world to ride. It takes about 20 minutes from home to get to PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).
So all this diatribe begs the question - why the hell don't you people in frozen tundra states move south? As motorcycle riders, I don't feel you're really committed to the sport unless you do.
Who cares about living near relatives (they just suck up all your food on Thanksgiving) and uprooting your kids (if they're so friggin' cute, move to L.A. and they can get a job doing TV commercials and you can retire early from THEIR income
), it all about riding.
Well, so, why don't you all live in a spectacular weather area?