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A warmer place to ride this winter
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posted 11/25/2017
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Hi;
Any suggestions for a nice warm place that has good cycling in the southern states for a winter get away??

I'm thinking more about some of the western States as I am in British Columbia and don't want to drive across the country.

All I need is a nice place to stay with good cycling roads/community nearby.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Cheers

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posted 11/25/2017
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Austin Texas is one of my favorite getaway places to ride. It's also a great place when your not riding. Depending on how you ride, I can set you up with the local riders if you so desire.

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posted 11/26/2017
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I hear that Tucson Arizona is a great place to ride in the winter.

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I hear that Tucson Arizona is a great place to ride in the winter.
-- posted by GeeWizMan

I was going to suggest Tucson, especially if you like a mix of road and off-road cycling. I spent a month there last winter and had perfect weather, but neglected to bring my road bike so all my riding was off-road. We're going back again this year and I'm planning to bring my road bike and my mountain bike this time.

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Thanks for the response. Texas is a little farther than I want to travel, but Tucson sounds good. Will just be taking a road bike, so any suggestions on where to stay other than a motel?? Some kind of lodge or Inn???

Cheers

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posted 11/26/2017
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I prefer Las Cruces, NM over Tucson, and I've ridden in both. Las Cruces is smaller and cheaper, has an active cycling community, great rides. great terrain. When I lived in Chicago, I would drive there. Around the third week of January, Las Cruces hosts the hot air balloon festival. It's great to see the colorful balloons overhead when riding.

Tucson has a good cycling community as well, and you really can't go wrong there either. Sabino Canyon on the east side is a great ride after 5 p.m. Bicycles are banned from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day so that cyclists don't interfere with walkers, runners and trams carrying sightseers.

Then there's Fairhope, AL, on the eastern edge of Mobile Bay. Flat, quiet roads welcome you. Not much of a cycling community there.

Now that I live on the East Coast, I choose Wilmington, NC so I can ride and visit my daughter in the winter. It's all right, but not like the others I've mentioned and but warmer than Crozet, VA and closer that the above destinations.

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posted 11/26/2017
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Hawaii ..................

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posted 11/27/2017
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It's too hard for me to drive to Hawaii, so that's out.
Hey Did, I'll look into NM.......that sounds interesting!

Cheers

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posted 11/28/2017
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Touring the Pacific coast highway? You get some warmth from the ocean, but freezing weather is still possible in Washington, Oregon.
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