It's been a great 2+ weeks but on Wednesday, a disturbance came out of Mexico and spread rain throughout the area. Rain is always welcome and it's been an above average rainfall amount for the area this winter. I could have hiked or ridden but every time I started to get ready, another wave came in.
On Thursday, rain was not as widespread and there were many breaks of sun. I drove the 20 miles to Saguaro East National Park and that fabulous 8 mile loop through the park.
The lower end of Freeman Road, an approach to the park, was just repaved and I passed a hmmm, not sure, maybe a hyena?
I parked and rolled up to the entrance where an old cyclist had a ranger remove a bee stinger from his face. He had been riding, head down and ridden into the midst of a swarm of bees. They enveloped him but he was stung only once. Lucky guy.
After one loop, the sky darkened, a bolt of lightning lit the sky and so that was that. Two days of limited activity kind of sucks but some good days coming.
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.