Join Date: Aug 2012
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Well after being stationed in Socal for 5yrs the only thing that really stuck with me was the beaches and weather. The rest I could do without, I did something similar to what you did. I packed up my clothes mailed them home, put some stuff in a backpack and rode my CBR600RR from CA to MN to be back with family.
The ride across country was probably the coolest thing I have done, riding through CO was AWESOME!!! I have thought about moving to CO with one of my buddies who I used to be in the military with but I want to leave MN in March and go somewhere where I can ride year round.
One thing I will advise is try to find people in each state you ride through and see if you can meet up with people along the way to your destination. Once I got past the first day and a half on the bike I was starting to get a little crazy like when you have been up for too long and the dumbest things start to make you laugh lol.
I know how you feel though, I really dislike socal and I wouldn't be going there if it weren't for my GF. Once her lease is up hopefully her and I can move up north where the tracks are closer, the people are more realistic and the air is cleaner.
Good luck with your decision, this is what I will say.....life is too short to live in one place for your whole life and retirement is too late! After coming back to family I have nothing in common with them because I have been deployed around the world, seen things nobody has or very few have and to think I could be satisfied with my life in one place is just plain crazzzzzzyyyyyy!!!!!!
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