Originally Posted by deez
Yeah right. In the Seattle area, you get 2 months good riding weather. And 2 months of roll the dice weather. The rest of the year, forget it. It might as well snow 1/2 the year here, wouldn't make any difference.
All I'm saying is I've lived in both places for nearly the same amount of time. And a fleet of Semi's could not drag me back to Sac...
I'll grant you that it's a hell of a lot warmer but between the smoke of the summer fires, heat and the monssoons, traffic and it as more than I could take. Upside is you'll be able to legally lane split like a wild-azzed mo-fo. Which is good because it's a skill that's required around there.
If you are into skiing then it's pretty good by CA standards since the good slopes are withing a 2 hour drive (typically) and once you *get* to the mountains there are plenty of sweet roads to blast around on but they are best in the spring and fall when there are not so many tourists.
Also, make sure you rent/buy a place that's on an elevated piece of land. things tend to flood around there in during the thaw and the fall.
The only gripe I have with the weather here is that some of the best highways like Windy, Johnston and North Cascades close up around November and some do not re-open until June (depending on snow-pack).