Here in Tucson we ride year-round, except for those days during the monsoon season when the roads flood. Summers are blazing hot, so we try to get our rides in early in the morning or late in the evening. If we want a break from the heat, we ride up into the mountains to cool off.
Winters are excellent here. Overnight lows usually do not drop below 32 degrees, with daytime highs in the mid-to-high 70's. We have the occassional winter rains that may last a day or two, and rarely do we have ice on the roads. If we do, it's usually very early in the morning, before the sun comes up.
If we want to see snow, we ride up into the mountains, after the roads are plowed and the temps rise above 45 degrees. When we are tired of the snow and the cold temps, we ride down the mountain and back into the city. Usually a good 30 degree difference.
Lastly, there are many fantastic riding areas all around the state, and easy to get to in a day.
It may not be heaven, but it's pretty darn close. At least for those of us who love to ride.
Y'all take care.
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