Taos is known for its mild weather through four distinct seasons here in the high desert. We just got through a couple of weeks of back to back snow storms that left our ski valley full of hero snow and our village quenched for the moment with much needed moisture. Those glorious days of precipitation have been quickly followed by blue skies, sunshine, muddy roads, and happy skiers, and these continuing warmer days have sparked talk of bike riding among my cycling buddies. With the warmth of spring nipping at the heels of winter, day light savings pushing off the sunset, and itchy outdoors folk making their way down the ski hill and onto the trails it’s time to get my bikes tuned up and get as many ski days in before the lifts stop running and I have to intermix biking, hiking, and earning those turns with a little post-season hiking to ideal ski terrain!
Ok, I realize how lucky I am to live this lifestyle. Living humbly in the teeniest of studio apartments with my partner in crime, keeping the shopping to a minimum, while planning a wedding and trying to buy a sweet little house, and having been so fortunate to not find myself NOT in debt from university or any other major expense (YET!) has afforded me these little luxuries.