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    Winter Road Trip... Where to from CT

    If you had a month to ride and road trip, or two, during Feb/March. Where would you head to and why?

    I'm based in CT and thinking a cool winter trip would be to head south to FATS in augusta for a few days, then maybe hit some FL riding, then haul it west to Austin for a week or so, pick up from there and go out toward NM and ride some of the Sedona stuff (what else???), then head to AZ, maybe some Nevada or Utah if the weather is right then power it back east.

    What's worth hitting on a route like that and what am I missing/should consider must rides?

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    Moab Utah, Black Canyon Trail and Sedona in AZ.

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    Is Moab good in the winter??? Thought there'd be snow to deal with there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar View Post
    Is Moab good in the winter??? Thought there'd be snow to deal with there.




    With the general lack of snow across the west this winter it may be rideable.

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    That will be a lot of $ spent on gas. Even if there is no snow in moab, I gotta disagree with AZ and say wait to hit that when the weather is nice. You can probably find a cheap plane ticket somewhere to some warm exotic locale where the booze is cheap, the trails are twisty, and the women instinctively flock to you like the swans of capistrano. I've done the cross coountry Mtb trip and now would want to try the above scenario.

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    Ps - you a pc friar? They laid a beating on louisville tonight.

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    Not a PC Friar. More along the lines of the robin hood variant.

    The gas $$ is a solid point, I guess with my FJ cruiser it'd be a nice set of I9s and a couple other goodies, plus at least one oil change! Strong point on warm weather, maybe I can get to the Jamaica FTF in February... Could be interesting.

    That said though it is something I've wanted to do for a while so any route ideas are still appreciated!

    TIA.

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    I would second AZ, but I would fly and rent a car.

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    Yeah, I'd show you around the White Mountains but we actually have snow, trails are generally not rideable. If you decide to make it in June, look me up.

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    With the weather we're having you can pretty much anywhere on the east coast at least. We haven't had more than a dusting here in Boston. The riding has been fantastic!

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    I think we've been a bit warmer down this way so we've had freeze/thaw happen enough now that its like late march/april conditions... Hopefully we get the temps back down enough to enjoy the trails.

    Besides, I can always ride the east coast since I'm here already. Looking to take a little time and mix it up a bit.

    have to get back to the holyoke range/b st. soon though!

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    Tennessee?

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    You mentioned Georgia. I have heard about some good stuff about GA. I've also wanted to get to WV at some point, but not much warmer there right now. Here's a thought of someplace cool to hang out as well as MTB. Some culture, some nightlife and some MTB...NASHVILLE.

    I've been there in the past on business. We got some time out at night. I don't even like country music. But, I had a blast and even started to like the music. Lots of beautiful, friendly women, too.

    The link to this website looks really useful for trail info with maps. The weather seems to be in the 50's at this time of year. Just a suggestion. I'm sure people from the area would have more to say about it.

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