aprilm is on the way to the airport now. I think she had a fun trip. And I even believe she fell in love out here. (With what, I'll let her disclose later. No, I'm not talking about Vivian.) And I'm jealous that she got away for a few days. So I'm wondering... where should I go for a few days, say, in the last week of December?
Preferably somewhere where I can meet a few Foosters and go on a road bike ride. Rain or otherwise wet conditions is fine. That's what my beater wheelset is for. But let's try to avoid daytime highs that are below freezing. It's kind of hard to justify freezing weather gear that I might never use again (coldest I've rode in is 24 F), and it would be kind of hard trying to stay hydrated if my bottles become frozen.
I've never been to Florida. What's it like in late December there? There's a bunch of Foosters in NC. How about there? Any Foosters live near Haleakala on Maui and want to climb that? But getting a hotel room near there might be kind of expensive around then. Are Colorado road climbs rideable in late December? They're probably too cold, right? I don't know where I want to go, but I want to do something other than be cooped up at my parents' place for the entire break. Riding Baldy so many times, one reaches the point of diminishing returns. So... where to go for a few days?