We did get some 'epic' snow in the desert though! I thought it was going to wreak havoc on the Momentum Endurance Training Camp, but then I remembered that we were all Midwest tough!
The Camp was a huge success and all had fun, ate burritos, and got in some good quality miles. We did do one great road ride w/ amazing scenery the day after the big storm.
Then we finished up camp with an awesome day of riding MTB's in the snow. Here is a link to the video on cyclingdirt!
After camp and a couple days of R&R it hit me a little. The desire to get out and jam. Gettin' back on the horse as they say down here in Tucson. So I did a good mtb ride w/ an old friend at Fantasy Island. Then another Epic in the Snow.
We attempted the back side of Mt. Lemmon on road bikes....big mistake after the storm, but we all survived and had fun. Affter about 75 miles of riding we hit the mud & then the snow. The options were another 75 miles backwards on bikes or hike....so we hiked. 5 miles in the snow up the back side of the mtn. 2 hours later and we made the top. Hiking in frozen road shoes was a little rough. The bikes were frozen solid, the pedals and cleats were inoperable, and we were running out of daylight so we had to call for a ride home instead of descending the front side of the mtn and finishing up the ride.
I finished myself off with the infmaous Shootout. I was sufficiently smashed and happily slipped back into off-season mode! Until next time - I'll be 'chillin'.