The 2014 Dogma Tucson camp is in the books and it was a great success. Tucson tends to be our most casual camp of the year, making for fun days and relaxing afternoons.
You are always treated like a Pro in Tucson. Wake up, have a great cup of coffee or cappuccino along with a healthy breakfast made by Chef Drew. Then do some core exercises and yoga to prime the body for a good ride. Head out on a fully supported ride of around 60-80 miles. Make it back to the house for an awesome recovery lunch then relax in the afternoons. There is plenty of time for reading, a massage, some computer work or even a re-energizing nap! There is more healthy, delicious food at dinner. And wine! The communal table makes for stimulating conversation and lots of laughs.
Our crew this year was a combination of Vail locals and Live It Cycling clients from Columbus, OH. The Columbus guys really get after it on the bike, especially the Colulmbus captain, Todd “The Raging Bull” Delay. He claimed the title for longest monster pulls on the front, for sure.
Although it's early season and winter miles, the group rode well. We topped Mt. Lemmon and had some great loops in the Saguaro West and Saguaro East parks. There were even a few battles between the Cycling House staff and our crew in the Saguaro East park. My showdown with Owen "Quadzilla" Gue on the final day was short-lived since his left crank arm popped off right as he was getting ready to throw down the power. (This was probably lucky for me.)
To Owen, Brendan & the Cycling House team: Thank you for another great year! If this type of cycling opportunity sounds good to you in the dead of winter, email Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot for next years' Tucson camp.