I can see why so many athletes head to Arizona for Winter training. The routes we rode each day were stunning, and of course, the roads were dry. We had an all inclusive package at the Cycling House, we didn’t have to do anything except for ride our bikes! Amazing, organic and tasty meals were served, dishes done, bikes tuned, nutrition products laid out and a morning stretch/core class offered. Our guides were the best, able to accommodate all ride levels and still give everyone a great experience. We had van support on the longer days which was really great. We rode all the classic routes in the area including Mt Lemmon, Sugaro National Park and Gates Pass. A few of us got out for evening trail runs and swims in the nearby outdoor pool. A highlight for me was the wicked automatic espresso machine at the Cycling House! Funny what stands out isn’t it?
I was so lucky that Norm and Kiel could join in on the fun down in Arizona. Norm enjoyed quality time with his son during the day and we were so fortunate to have the helping hands of his Aunty Sheena and Aunt Barb plus my other amazing clients. I strongly feel that the more that I can expose Kiel to these wonderful sports that we do and the people that we do them with, it will be nothing but positive learning for him.
After a great 18hr week of biking and running, we loaded up the Subaru and started the drive North. Next stop, Utah. I had signed up to race the Zion 100km for training. After pacing it twice, I wanted