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    Florida. No state income tax. There's a reason major companies have left So Cal to relocate in North Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasandalb View Post
    Our mid afternoon thunderstorms only last 30 minutes MAX!
    90 degree, 90 Humidity is only really july and august. You tell me anywhere else in the US where its not 90 and humid in august I'll mover there............ONLY IF......I can ride in January in 70-75 degree weather....

    Enjoy the indoor trainers for another 3 months all........I'll be out riding.

    PS........and for the $300k you'd spend on a 2/1/1 1,000 sq ft in California... you could have a 5/3/3 6,000 sq ft in Florida!!!!!
    +1...I live in SW (and Ive lived in numerous other areas of the country) and its very nice from a cyclists standpoint. And contrary to popular belief (mostly people who dont live here) its NOT totally flat. No mountains obviously. Which is nice since Im built like a climber. There are plenty of hills especially in central FL...for a short time there is concern of a hurricane and as stated above the rainy season consists mostly of 3-4 months where it rains evey day, but rarely in the a.m. We ride year-round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
    +1...I live in SW (and Ive lived in numerous other areas of the country) and its very nice from a cyclists standpoint. And contrary to popular belief (mostly people who dont live here) its NOT totally flat. No mountains obviously. Which is nice since Im built like a climber. There are plenty of hills especially in central FL...for a short time there is concern of a hurricane and as stated above the rainy season consists mostly of 3-4 months where it rains evey day, but rarely in the a.m. We ride year-round.
    So in other words, it's nice but not the best place to live for year-round cycling? You guys do have no State Income Tax so at least it's better than being stuck in the irony called Kern County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
    Rains too much but it's close to Yosemite so I would put it at a close second
    It doesn't rain a drop from May-December, and the weather is year-round fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfcrossrider View Post
    It doesn't rain a drop from May-December, and the weather is year-round fall.
    Close second I'm just busting your chops lol. I'm stuck with salt paved roads right now. It was a total ***** trying to clean my bike yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
    So in other words, it's nice but not the best place to live for year-round cycling? You guys do have no State Income Tax so at least it's better than being stuck in the irony called Kern County.
    In My Opinion.. its the best place to live year round for cycling.

    I have lived in Ohio, Minnesota, California, New Jersey and Florida.....and I like FL the best....for riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi**{ie View Post
    Tucson Az. I want to move there so bad I can taste it.
    Your sig has blinded me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Florida. No state income tax. There's a reason major companies have left So Cal to relocate in North Florida.
    I lived in FL. It's nothing but a glorified sandbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    I would vote for pretty much anywhere in California. It's nicer towards the coast IMO but it's cheaper inland...
    California looks like a good bet all around for biking, but apparently not for other lifestyle considerations:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090112/...ing_california

    But it would be hard to beat the combination of perfect weather, natural beauty and something for everyone when it comes to terrain.
    Let your freak flag fly.

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    Ahh, winter in Nor-Cal. Snowboarding one day, a century the next. Yeah, this lifestyle SUCKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    Ahh, winter in Nor-Cal. Snowboarding one day, a century the next. Yeah, this lifestyle SUCKS!
    And surfing after work!
    Quote Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy View Post
    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig View Post
    If God were going to give California an enema, He'd put the tube in Riverside County.
    He'd give Gary, Indiana serious consideration first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfcrossrider View Post
    And surfing after work!
    There's a good reason it costs more to live here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    There's a good reason it costs more to live here.
    Money very, very, very well spent!
    Quote Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy View Post
    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfcrossrider View Post
    Money very, very, very well spent!
    I think riding in SF would rock! But I've never done it, so the traffic might make it suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SushiJoe View Post
    I think riding in SF would rock! But I've never done it, so the traffic might make it suck.
    I just ride along the beach, and over the bridge into cycling Nirvana. I do commute through the city daily with no problems. Dodging cars is good practice for crits, and cross races.
    Quote Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy View Post
    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    There's a good reason it costs more to live here.
    Does it really cost that much to live there?
    I live in Loudoun County in VA. My family brings in 200000 a year, and I'd say were middle class

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    Quote Originally Posted by gMoneyYo :) View Post
    Does it really cost that much to live there?
    I live in Loudoun County in VA. My family brings in 200000 a year, and I'd say were middle class
    You might be able to afford a house on that in many parts of Califonia. Might...

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    I think the high cost of living thing is way overhyped. Especially now.

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    There was a post from last june with pretty much the same opinions as this thread:
    Best place to live and bike in the US?

    I would choose Arizona. Once you get around 5000' elevation in Prescott the temps are very moderate and there are some great climbs (Mingus Mtn into Jerome), you can ride 89 all the way to Sedona, although 89 gets a little narrow once you're in Sedona. I dont know what Flagstaff is like in the Winter, but it's beautiful around there Spring into Fall.
    New Mexico, Colorado get high marks.
    Austin Tx is a cool place (except from June through Sept when it's just plain nasty hot), but great riding.
    Tennesee, the Carolinas, Georgia if you can stand the heat and humidity in the summer.

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    Having made this analysis myself, not very long ago, and after spending many years in a frozen, northern land, I came to the decision (brilliant, of course) to live in Colorado and New Mexico. I have year round riding, great mountains to climb, training at high elevation and always good snow with fantastic snowboarding. Tucson is pretty nice too, but.... it can be a bit hot, at least for me. There is a lot to be said for surfing on the California beaches but there are too many people and cars in California for my tastes. And it is spendy.

    I am very glad to live here in the heart of the Rocky Mtns., riding at high elevations, especially when I do an event like the Triple By-Pass. (It seems to be a little trouble to low landers.)

    No one can do this calculation for some one else, however. Too many variables.

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    eastern MA baby. cold as hell and snowy in the winter but there is no better road biking scene in the country

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    I think the high cost of living thing is way overhyped. Especially now.
    It's still crazy expensive here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by walshconor View Post
    eastern MA baby. cold as hell and snowy in the winter but there is no better road biking scene in the country
    It looks like all asses, and hills from your sig.
    Quote Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    It's still crazy expensive here...
    There are plenty exceptions.... SB being near the top!

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