Ive lived in a lot of places, upstate NY, central PA, WPB Florida, Cedar Rapids Iowa, and Ive been through at least half the states.
Some of the places, like south florida and Iowa were just boring places to be outside, and more so on a motorcycle. They were both laid out on grid patterns, everywhere you went was a straight line till you turned at an intersection onto another straight line. The highest elevation south of Jacksonville is a bridge over the inter-coastal waterway (Im not kidding).
Part of the appeal of a motorcycle is that it is so responsive in curves, and it actually wants to turn when your countersteer the handlegrips. A car is the opposite, when you turn right the gyro forces on the wheels are trying to lean them left, the wrong way, and rip them off the ball joints and lean the car to the left...
I go out of my way to make my rides more interesting. When Im commuting I sometimes take the long way home, sometimes the very long way home (+ 2 hrs). Sometimes when I ride to work in the morning on a beautiful day, I sigh when I get to the driveway at work, cause I would LOVE to just keep riding and see where I end up by noon.
Ive always been an outdoor person. When I lived in Florida and Iowa the primary reason I left was because I got tired and bored of living there. Not that there is anything wrong with living in texas in general, but MC rides are great when there are mountains and streams and forests and little towns every 20 miles, and there is always another road on the map that you have never ridden.
Last edited by KCW; 05-15-2017 at 08:21 PM.