As Canadians, we are blessed with winter. Cold, dark, snowy days that seem to last for months and months and months. Depending on where you live, winter could be as short as 4 months and as long as 10 - I have been lucky enough to have lived in both. No matter where you live in a cold climate, the benefits of getting away for warmth and sun are many.
A group of us ventured down to Scottsdale, Arizona to get in some strong base miles in the sun, to re-load our vitamin D stores, climb some good hills, and to remember why we ride our bikes. All the work that was done inside over the past 5 months in the Cycling Centre was to benefit us out on the road is paying off, and now we are on to the next phase, base miles outdoors to prepare for the race season.
Arizona is a great place to ride, the terrain is varied, it is almost always sunny and warm, and can be as inexpensive or as expensive as you want it to be. Interested in joining us next year? Let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.