Dang. You guys are making me homesick. I've been stuck in Spokane for 10 years but used to ride all over Kitsap, Jefferson, Mason counties, and the loop from Tacoma to Seattle and the ferry. I really miss the Hood Canal West side/South shore drive....Old Belfair Hwy is a good bit, too, great to let off steam on the way home from work
I miss being able to ride year round, too, even if it was in rain a good share of the time. Here the bikes sit in the garage at least 6 months a year except for non-white Christmas, when I go out to meet friends for a coffee and a bit of a ride...sort of like the Polar Bear Society, only on bikes.
I even have a bike on the wet side of the hill. Actually I bought a Ninja in February, picked it up at the dealer and hauled it to a friend's house in Gig Harbor, and it's been waiting there for my daughter to get her license, but I'm going to sell it (andybody want it for what I owe? $4400?) since she doesn't want anything she can't "flat-foot".
Anyway, back to riding. Some pluses about riding here over the old neighborhood is that the riding season are the drastically reduced traffic, no water barriers to restrict your direction, I can be virtually alone and riding twisties or sweepers within 15 minutes, and lots of loop routes for day or weekend rides with great roads.