Before relocating to NC, I lived in Long Island, NY. I used to ride mopeds with the eventual hope of getting a motorcycle and an outdoor cat. After looking at the traffic situation, I realized that both were a bad idea unless I wanted either smooshed me or kitty.
Within a year of moving to NC, I got a bike and a stray kitty came inside and currently is sleeping beside me while I am on the computer.
NC is great for riding and outdoor kitties. Where I am, once if I ride 1/4 mile in any direction except south - there's nobody and lots of windy twisty roads. . .
1983 Honda VF750C
1987 Honda CMX450.