I know some of you like to see images of bike shops. In Oro Valley, there are 3 "Oro Valley Bicycle" shops.
Neat and organized shop servicing road and mountain bikes. Sounds like they have a good reputation among the locals.
Like many shops, next to check-out are the impulse buy items.
One of the most incongruous sites I've seen but maybe I should have expected it. Reaching the top of Elephant Mountain, there is a shrine to elephants. Dozens of elephant dolls, key chains, glasses, etc.. Each hiker is supposed to deposit an elephant trinket upon reaching the top and then sign the paper, sealed in a plastic container. If you make it up here you will find my name with "Go Buckeyes". Not an especially difficult hike but there is some exposure that deters some and the trail head is kind of remote. More to come later.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.