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Old 11-03-09, 05:31 PM
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Why I love Colorado

5 days ago we were dumped on with 24" of snow Today I am riding to work in Shorts and a Jersey. Man I love Colorado
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Old 11-03-09, 05:34 PM
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I have seen similar crazy weather in Reno including snow in July, though not in measurable amounts.
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Old 11-03-09, 05:39 PM
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Snow, yuck.
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Old 11-03-09, 05:51 PM
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Damn stuff should stay up in the mountains.
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Old 11-03-09, 06:04 PM
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Similar story in Albuquerque though we only got a dusting of snow but did have some brutally cold temps for a couple of days. Went on a 4 hour ride today in shorts and jersey.
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Old 11-03-09, 06:31 PM
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I love Colorado too. However, I grew up in Southern California. As far as bicycling goes, it would be better to not have the snow at all in the first place. Every winter I miss Southern California because I like bicycling so much.

Having said that, if I can pick up a winter sport then I think this will be the ideal place to live.
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Old 11-03-09, 06:44 PM
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Central Oregon (notably, Bend) is the same way! I can think of nowhere else I'd rather live.
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Similar story in Albuquerque though we only got a dusting of snow but did have some brutally cold temps for a couple of days. Went on a 4 hour ride today in shorts and jersey.
Brutally cold temps were only in the upper 20s; not too bad my most standards! Of course, that's what I love about Albuquerque - rarely too hot for my liking, and rarely too cold for me to get out and ride.
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Brutally cold temps were only in the upper 20s; not too bad my most standards! Of course, that's what I love about Albuquerque - rarely too hot for my liking, and rarely too cold for me to get out and ride.
My parents retired in NM around Santa Fe. I also like riding there when I go for a vist. Beautiful places to ride for sure. Actually I think Colorado west to the Pacific has some interesting places to ride. Another personal favorite is Bryce Cannon in Utah. Simply awesome scenery
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I'm annoyed by the weather. I wish it would either

A) Stay away
B) Stay here for the duration

None of this crap where it goes from snowy to sunny in two days.
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Brutally cold temps were only in the upper 20s; not too bad my most standards! Of course, that's what I love about Albuquerque - rarely too hot for my liking, and rarely too cold for me to get out and ride.
Heh. Ten years ago, when I was moving to ABQ from Cleveland, I flew out mid-December to sign the lease on my apartment and get some other ducks in a row. That night in the motel, I was watching the news and the forecast said that later that night it would be "brutal, brutal cold; getting all the way down to the low 20s," and I thought "20 degrees gets two 'brutals' here? I think I'm going to like this place.". Then I went outside in my t-shirt and laughed.

Two years later, 50 degrees was heavy coat weather for me.

Damn I miss that city...
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None of this crap where it goes from snowy to sunny in two days.
Of course that's the definition of Colorado weather starting around this time of year. I'm making up for last week's foul weather by enjoying highs in the 60s and 70s this week.
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I'm with Mikeshoup. There are currently 3 different riding getups hanging from my clothes hooks. Cold, cool and warmish.
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I love it! Keeps me going!
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Originally Posted by cooleric1234 View Post

Having said that, if I can pick up a winter sport then I think this will be the ideal place to live.
You realize (arguably) four of the top ten ski resorts in the North Americas are right up I70?
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Old 11-05-09, 02:13 AM
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lived in denver and 17 miles away from/1k ft above estes park. been there. its awesome!
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Supposed to hit mid-70s today.
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Old 11-05-09, 01:43 PM
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CO is ok, but UVA and UVB are killers. Drop the elevation about 2k, add some decent size warm lakes and it'll be perfect.
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