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Rode the bike to work around Xmas time when it was 33 degrees outside & made the decision to hang the bike key up for a while. Fast forward a couple of months and while the northeastern US is getting pounded with snow & ice storms, here in AZ it's in the high 40s in the AM & the 80s in the PM.... IN FEB!!!

==> Started commuting on the bike again today (about 3 weeks before I thought I'd even want to try.)

YAY!!!
 

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I work @ DM, too!

Wife and I will be there next Wednesday.

My son is stationed at DM, lives in Corona.
Know right where that is. Have a few friends who live out there. I live in Sahuarita. It's about the same distance south of Tucson as Corona de Tucson, but to the southwest where Corona is to the southeast.

I retired from the USAF while @ DM 4 years ago & now work as a contractor teaching aircrew how to do their jobs on the plane.
 

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Know right where that is. Have a few friends who live out there. I live in Sahuarita. It's about the same distance south of Tucson as Corona de Tucson, but to the southwest where Corona is to the southeast.

I retired from the USAF while @ DM 4 years ago & now work as a contractor teaching aircrew how to do their jobs on the plane.
My kid is an E8 with H60 Search and Rescue. (Maintenance).
The last 4 winters we have stayed at his house in Corona and he has been in Afghanistan, this winter he will be home, that will be nice. We sometimes do a little shopping over in Sahuarita (Walmart) or Green Valley.

My biggest excitement about getting back to Tucson ?

In 'n Out Burger. LOL
 

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Yeah, its tough here in AZ. Love it but we DO NEED RAIN or we will burn
 

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It's been high 70's here during the day and in the 50's in the mornings. Yes I'm still commuting to work daily in spite of the cold temps. (OK - now I'm just being a jerk!) :razz:
 

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It's been high 70's here during the day and in the 50's in the mornings. Yes I'm still commuting to work daily in spite of the cold temps. (OK - now I'm just being a jerk!) :razz:
its been so ridiculously warm here we just cant help but be excited by it thats all. We were expecting riding time to be cut in half during winter (instead of eliminated like others) but instead we havent had to stop at all. I have this bad feeling all march and april will be cold and rainy though
 

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As envious as I am while being pelted with snowstorm after blizzard, I just can't wrap myself around the summer heat in certain areas. I don't do well with that. I guess I need to retire early and have a residence north and south. Then I could stop complaining! Right? :wayhappy:
 

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We did a ride on Dec 7th with 800 of my closest ride buddies and that was the extent of our winter in Phoenix. We lined up at 5 AM and it was 30 degrees. That is arctic for Phoenix and the ride was about 15 miles escorted. My wife, son and I had on freeze out gear and two pair of socks and THICK gloves. 50 MPH was COLD. After that the temps were nice and now they are too high for Arizona. Come June I will need asbestos riding gear!
 

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I went to visit my father in Phoenix in Jan. My brother in law let me take his Vstrom while he rode his BMW. It was 40 at 7am & he told me it was going to be a cold ride to Cave Creek & Lake Bartlette. He was bundled in full gear. Me, sneakers, jeans, long sleeve tee-shirt, light fleece & windbreaker. I failed to see the cold part of the ride. On the way back I had to open up the fleece & windbreaker to cool off even at 80mph. Nice place to visit but too hot for me.
 

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No Rain

I've been in Lake Havasu City, AZ for 11 years & I think this year is the driest I've seen. I can't remember the last time we had measurable precipitation!

Don't really miss it, though, as I came here from North Bend, WA. which is 30 miles east of Seattle in the mountains.
 
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