I'm looking at Salem Oregon and have some questions.
Cool, grew up in Stayton which is about 20 minutes east of Salem which makes Salem essentially my back yard. Went to school there. Worked there, etc. Where you work in Salem will determine where you will want to live. There are a lot of good places but some bad places due to drugs. Neighborhood, or traffic access. Feel free to ask and I'll help as much as I can!
Are the good roads wet all the time? Excluding the rainy season?
Once you get past spring and the scattered rain showers, the roads dry up reliably. But it's the valley in Oregon, you'll learn to either gear up appropriately, pay close attention to forecasts, pay attention to the locals/clouds, or you'll get wet and road conditions will be the least of your worries lol. Invest in gear for each season, if you haven't yet.
How many good racetracks are in the area?
In the immediate area? None. But there is PIR in Portland that is easy to get to. That's a really fun, small, high speed track to work on some skills that must tracks don't give you an opportunity to work on. The further north you go, the more tracks there are. Pacific raceways,etc. The Ridge is amazing and worth the overnight/weekend trip! From Salem, you have access to 3 or 4 tracks within 3 hours which is pretty good.
How far inland do you have to ride to see the sun?
If you want to see Sun consistently, you're moving to the wrong state. Just telling you that right now lol. No problem during the summers, but during the winter, you would have to go over the cascades and doing that on a bike is not advisable due to snow, ice, etc. It's beautiful here though. One thing I do miss is you can go 15 minutes one direction from Salem and you're on the twisties.