I just returned from a trip to Colorado and New Mexico and after having some really nice weather and good cycling I wish we had never left there 7 years ago due to employment opportunities. Our desire has always been to return to the West or Southwest at some point in the future. Now that both my wife and I are into cycling we are wondering what towns have good weather, are affordable, and have a bicycle friendly attitude/ride options. We'd like to buy land w/in the next year or two and build a small house a few years after that. We need to start investigating possible areas now in order to be ready.
What are everyone else's experiences and suggestions?