I live in So Cal and love it. I've been riding bikes for about a year. A little mountain, a little road, but mostly social urban rides. I have a 1987 Schwinn Traveler (*sigh*) and a hard tail Specialized (and a low end full suspenstion K2 nightmare that only collects dust). It's time for something new and I'm considering racing cross...so that will be a fun purchase!
As for me, as long as I'm outside I'm happy. Well, I'm happy inside too sometimes. I'm hear for some cross chat and hopefully some beneficial info.