Hey everyone -
Due to my wife's job, we may be relocating from the Inland Empire to the Seattle area (West Seattle to be exact).
We've lived in Redlands and Claremont for the past 6 years. Have been spoiled by local riding such as SART, Crafton Hills, Hulda Crooks, Marshall Canyon, and the Claremont Loop/Potato Mountain. Stuff like the San Gabes (Wilson), Santa Anas, Noble Canyon, Palm Canyon, Big Bear, Wrightwood, Idyllwild, all within 2 hours drive.
Awesome road riding all over the place, SART, Oak Glen, GMR, Crystal Lake, Mt. Baldy, Highway 38, etc.
Anyone ever lived up in Seattle and able to compare the riding between the two places? I think we can deal with the cloudy/drizzly weather in exchange for giving up the triple digit heat, but it sure seems a lot more urban than we're used to (which seems strange to say, coming from the LA area). The Cascades look like an awesome range to explore, but the immediate Seattle area does not seem to offer as much as the inland foothills of Southern California.
Seems there is a lot within 1-3 hours drive, but not nearly as much in the foothills as we're used to here. Living in West Seattle, we'd pretty much need to give up on weekday rides unless we want to spend an hour in the car to do so, or live further east and deal with a daily commute in exchange for some trail access.
Thanks in advance for any input!
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