I'm from Willow, AK (just outside of Wasilla) but have been stationed in San Diego (currently in Iraq) going on four years now and I've got to tell you I ride all year round and I appreciate it! I know what it's like to have a really small riding season. I miss Alaska very much and it does have it's perks like riding my Ski Doo Rev into town but I am not looking forward to the short bike season.
P.S. just bought a Racefit Growler can't wait to get home and put it on. Bought the bike with a D&D, sounds great looks terrible.