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Who's got the best holiday roadie scene?

Old 11-03-06, 02:58 PM
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Who's got the best holiday roadie scene?

Hi there,

I'm considering getting out of the rain and the stores and heading somewhere with the bike for a week or so over Xmas (like 12/22-12/30) to lay down some good miles. I'm 35, an active Cat 4, and would love to find similar riders hanging around for the holidays that would like to share their favorite local rides... here's the criterion:

1. Reliably warm - 60F+ (i.e. riding in shorts)
2. Good local roadie scene (i.e. guys to ride with)
3. Good terrain, including climbs if possible.
4. Reasonable places to stay.
5. Nightlife? - College town perhaps?

I've been considering San Diego, Tucson, and Austin. What are your suggestions??
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Sounds like you should go to Austin to me...it surely has all of what you have listed there.
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Originally Posted by taylorvelo
Hi there,

I'm considering getting out of the rain and the stores and heading somewhere with the bike for a week or so over Xmas (like 12/22-12/30) to lay down some good miles. I'm 35, an active Cat 4, and would love to find similar riders hanging around for the holidays that would like to share their favorite local rides... here's the criterion:

1. Reliably warm - 60F+ (i.e. riding in shorts)
2. Good local roadie scene (i.e. guys to ride with)
3. Good terrain, including climbs if possible.
4. Reasonable places to stay.
5. Nightlife? - College town perhaps?

I've been considering San Diego, Tucson, and Austin. What are your suggestions??
Well the weather puts me out for your consideration. The best I can do is the Biltmore House during Christmas! But hey, you are the one that wants 60 degree temps. I like the 30's!
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Old 11-03-06, 03:19 PM
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Another vote for Austin here too. Satisfies every requirement except #1 may be iffy.
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BF riders ride even in sub freezing temps.! Just kidding! Well not really.....LOL!
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Why not something totally different. Come out to Orlando, Florida. Group rides are moving pretty quickly by then and we have the annual Jan 1 crit. Avg temps then, high 50's and low 70's!
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WOW! That is real dedication! I don't think I would even be outside in that, let alone riding a bike in it.
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That's what I call a ride! Whoooo Hooooo!
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It's hard to beat for criteria 2-5, but not reliably warm at Christmas. Could easily be in the 30s or 40s.
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Originally Posted by taylorvelo
Hi there,

I'm considering getting out of the rain and the stores and heading somewhere with the bike for a week or so over Xmas (like 12/22-12/30) to lay down some good miles. I'm 35, an active Cat 4, and would love to find similar riders hanging around for the holidays that would like to share their favorite local rides... here's the criterion:

1. Reliably warm - 60F+ (i.e. riding in shorts)
2. Good local roadie scene (i.e. guys to ride with)
3. Good terrain, including climbs if possible.
4. Reasonable places to stay.
5. Nightlife? - College town perhaps?

I've been considering San Diego, Tucson, and Austin. What are your suggestions??
None of the above. I hear Compton, California has quite the Roadie Scene, fabulous coffee shops and all. Try it and report to us soon.
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Old 11-03-06, 05:48 PM
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Most of the California coast has mild winter (and summer) weather. San Francisco's average high is around 60F in February. San Diego is around 65F. North of San Francisco can get pretty rainy, though.
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Can't beat Southern California in the Fall/winter...

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Originally Posted by af2nr
WOW! That is real dedication! I don't think I would even be outside in that, let alone riding a bike in it.
Looks like the rides we used to do in upstate New York (Rochester/Syracuse) except our roads weren't always clear. Lots of fun. Good workouts. Pace was usually easy as we were laying down base miles, giving our knees a break.
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You know what? **** them! They put a bike pump thru Dave's front wheel. I'll never forgive them for that!

And back to topic:

Can't beat SoCal for fall/winter(heheheh "winter", LOL).
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Az. has tons of nice riding around that time of year.
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Originally Posted by BIGPAKO
None of the above. I hear Compton, California has quite the Roadie Scene, fabulous coffee shops and all. Try it and report to us soon.

Hopefully some of you caught I was joking about this, don't even go near Compton, CA, it's a war zone.
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Originally Posted by BIGPAKO
Hopefully some of you caught I was joking about this, don't even go near Compton, CA, it's a war zone.
I was born in Compton. Grew up near Crenshaw Blvd. It's a nice place. Just wear neutral colors.

JK, I was born on an Air Force base in Florida.
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These look like some nice fellows to ride with.
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Originally Posted by munkyv22
I was born in Compton. Grew up near Crenshaw Blvd. It's a nice place. Just wear neutral colors.
Like when did you move... 1950? I lived in Hawthorne near Imperial and 115 st during the late 80's and then the streets were full of hookers and drug dealers... and Hawthorne was considered the nice area. I could find absolutely no reason to even drive through Compton which was right next door.

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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
You know what? **** them! They put a bike pump thru Dave's front wheel. I'll never forgive them for that!
Dave was not Happy.....
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I liked the suggestion of Hawaii. I went there for my honeymoon and the whole time I was driving the road to Hana and the mountains near Honolulu, I kept wishing I had both my road bike and my mountain bike with me. I must have been thinking really hard, too, because my wife was rolling her eyes even though I hadn't said anything!
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