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Info on Sierra Vista, AZ?(6 posts)

Info on Sierra Vista, AZ?nova
Jun 4, 2003 11:54 AM
There is a strong possibility that I will be moving to Sierra Vista Arizona in the next month or so.

Anyone have some knowledge of the riding community and conditions there? How about info on Sierra Vista in general?

One more question: anyone here with the US Foreign Service in any capacity?
re: Info on Sierra Vista, AZ?Nealz
Jun 4, 2003 1:20 PM

Sierra Vista and the surrounding area is wonderful. It is higher in altitude, about 4000 feet, than the crowded and generally less velo-friendly areas around Tucson and Phoenix, where I live. You'll miss the blast furnace summers of the lower deserts as well. The Huachuca (wa CHOO ka) Mountains are a neat playground too, although the southern foothills end literally a few yards from the border with Mexico, making them a prime highway for entrants from there. Three-strand barb wire and cattle aren't much of a deterrant

Lots of light traffic roads for rides as well as crits and events in close-by Bisbee and Tombstone. Are you military? The US Army has a large base, Ft. Huachuca, in Sierra Vista. Good luck and maybe bienvenidos! amigo.

re: Info on Sierra Vista, AZ?eyebob
Jun 4, 2003 2:18 PM
Not a ton going on in the town. Nice place to ride though (and hike, ATV, mountain bike). The town is dominated by the Army base (they listen to the So. Hemisphere there) and the town is pretty small with the usual variety of strip malls. I wouldn't count on too much variety of cultural stuff. Bisbee is terrific for riding, especially if you like climbs. The Vuelta de Bisbee and the Cochise Classic are terrific races held there every year.

Are you carting family along with you? How long will you be there?

going to Army Intel school?gsgal
Jun 4, 2003 2:24 PM
re: Info on Sierra Vista, AZ?nova
Jun 4, 2003 3:47 PM
Thanks for the responses. I'm not military. I'm a high-tech/telecom guy who is not enjoying the commercial sector of the job market at the moment.

I'd be in AZ about a year at a minimum. No family to cart along with me. I'm a little concerned about being bored out of my mind - and about the availability of single females! but I can envision getting in some serious riding altitude and all year-round.

I asked about the foreign service because I'm in the DC area - and if I stay here I could head overseas to work. Heck, I might be able to do it next year even if I am in AZ. Odds are that I'd end up someplace remote/3rd world-esque. Not too much of a problem, but I'd prefer someplace where I can ride!
Women pickin's is slim or none in Sierra Vista.eyebob
Jun 5, 2003 8:58 AM
But it's only for a year. You can work on your form (cycling and suave pick up lines) while there, then if you move you can open your can of whoop ass on the unsuspecting (cyclists and females).