OK, w/ the exception of Thanksgiving and a few weeks in the Summer I've been away from home for work since March! Austin, TX wasn't too bad until about May when it became swamp ass hot & humid, bugs flying everywhere (i.e., in my eyes and mouth) with Ford F350s running me off the road. The last 2 months in Chicago "Southland" (about 20 miles south of the city) have been worse: strip malls, 4 lane roads crowded w/ honking cars, cold & cloudy days, and -zero- elevation gain/ hills and -zero- natural beauty. Let me guess, during that time (March thru now) the weather in Colorado has been great.
I moved to Denver last Winter (snow and ice from Hell) and kept hearing, "Oh man, Denver winters are NEVER like this, it's usually 50 degrees and when it does snow, the sun melts everything in a day or 2 BLAH...BLAH...BLAH...BLAH.".
So... someone please promise me that when I'm home that the sun will be shining, temps will be in the mid-50's and the riding will be great. If you lie to me or disappoint me, you'll get coal in your stocking.
And yes, I'll be looking for work closer to home ASAP.