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New to Phoenix(4 posts)

New to Phoenixspockie
May 22, 2003 7:39 PM
Folks, this is my first post, so please be kind. I need to send a request to all the Phoenix area riders. I am gonna be relocated to that area in a few months and wonder how you folks train during the hot summers there? Thanks a bunch
re: New to Phoenixtmotz
May 23, 2003 4:34 AM
Years back when I lived in Phoenix I would go to South Mountain for a good climb.
What part of the valley are you going to live in?
re: New to Phoenixbabyhuey77
May 23, 2003 10:56 AM
Very early in the morning is the key. Once it really gets hot 110 plus the key is to be on the road by like 4:30 or 5:00 am, right now it is only like 105-108 so it isn't too bad yet, so you can go out at around 6 am and still get in a good 3-4 hours. One of the best things about living here is the year round training. Also, weekends in the summer, everyone goes north to Flagstaff. Two hours away 7700 feet, it is great. I'm actually heading up there this weekend. Great mountain biking and decent road riding. For more info go to azcycling.com, it lists all of the clubs in the area. Also, what part of the valley are you going to be in? Most of the clubs are in the Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale area, this is ideally where you would want to live. If you have any questions let me know.

Brad
re: New to Phoenixdave woof
May 23, 2003 11:59 AM
Druing the summer - May - October -

you can ride during the day if you acclimae for a year or so, usually better to ride before 9:00am or after 7:00pm. after 7:00 with lights works fine for me.

Lot's of cyclists in Phoenix..

Dave

South mountain is a good climb but road SUCKS!

Drive to Mt Lemmon in Tucson for a good climb..