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    What this summer has taught me...

    This summer has taught me a few things.

    1. While I still don't like temps over 75, I actually survived this summer. I'm now getting used to the summer heat so that when I come out of the office, 109 isn't as deathly hot as it was when I first moved here. Not saying it isn't blazin' but my body seems to be able to handle it better than the last two summers.

    2. I like road riding.

    3. I'm a MUCH stronger SSer than roadie. I don't seem to cramp as bad on the MTB vs. the roadie. That's just weird but then again, I'm not all there.

    4. I miss hills.

    5. Walt's a putz.

    I know there are other things but that's just off the top of my head.
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    Regarding #3 - have you had a good road bike fitting? Or maybe you are not drinking enough since you probably wear a camelbak on the SS?

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    Summer has taught me AZ is quite possibly the best place in the US.

    We just rode Colorado, which was spectacular, but god the weather blew chickens! The trails were great, I almost found some uphills that taught me a lesson but I would have passed out before I let off. Rain and hail just plain sucks when youíre trying to get your ride on. Iíll take my 100 degree temps, rocky trails a very stable and predictable climate any day

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA Monkeybutt
    Summer has taught me AZ is quite possibly the best place in the US.

    We just rode Colorado, which was spectacular, but god the weather blew chickens! The trails were great, I almost found some uphills that taught me a lesson but I would have passed out before I let off. Rain and hail just plain sucks when youíre trying to get your ride on. Iíll take my 100 degree temps, rocky trails a very stable and predictable climate any day
    Right on, 12 months of riding vs. 3 months....
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    You sir are a ridiculous climber...

    Quote Originally Posted by AKA Monkeybutt
    I almost found some uphills that taught me a lesson but I would have passed out before I let off.
    Is this the "hill" you are referring to at over 12000ft???


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    Yup, that was the one. What a lung and leg burner.
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    Damn Monkeybutt I wish I had your positive attitude about AZ. This summer taught me that after living here 10+ years I've had enough of the desert. All I have to do now is convince my wife to move somehwere else which is nearly impossible.

    I'll take bundling up to ride in freezing conditions ANY day over 100 degree weather. I cant stands it no more I tell ya!
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    I'm with eabos after 41 years in the desert the heat really dose suck need to move to Flagstaff next year.

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    What THIS summer has taught me...

    1) I really miss getting up pre-dawn and seeing the sun rise as I'm turning the cranks trying to get the climbing in before it gets "hot".

    2) I miss getting a good ride in and a few laughs with my friends and still being able to get home in time to take the family to the bagel shop for breakfast - and then a dip in the pool.

    3) I'm lucky to live in a place with so many primo trails within a half hour or less from my front door.

    4) Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff, etc., etc...miles and miles of trails in AZ.

    5) I miss the Pemberton Night Rides.

    6) AZ ROCKS!

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    1) I'm not nearly as strong a rider as I want to be
    2) It is kinda nice to get up early and get your ride in before the rest of the day starts (and the heat)
    3) Flagstaff is a gift from God for us who live in Phoenix
    4) My body can go through an absolutely incredible amount of water in 90 minutes
    5) I don't like snakes...or scorpions for that matter...or spiders
    6) I kinda like seeing coyotes
    7) I like beer (but then again, I've known that since i was 14....it just gets confirmed regularly)
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