I jumped in with a short group ride on Tuesday, only 32 miles and then the rain moved in, dropped 3/4" of rain and left some clouds to linger in the mountains, above.
The clouds moved out quickly, the sky cleared, the moon rose and I watched the sun fade on the mountains. Hmmmm, looks like I have a couple more tree branches to trim.
Thursday, I joined a group ride out of LaBuzz, a popular coffee shop and there were quite a few strong cyclists. Afterwards, because I was at the base of Mount Lemmon, I drove 11 miles to one of the overlooks, Windy Point. I hiked out to the end of what you see above and then hiked below it for a little while but not too far.
I arrived at a ledge with a neat look into the valley and the ribbon of road. I can't stand right at the edge as some can. I stand about a foot away and lean well away from the edge.
The views were impressive.
I down climbed past the wall and saw more great views, including Thimble Peak in the foreground.
I came back to the road and had a fine view of the southeast but also noticed a couple preparing to rappel off a nearby cliff. The young woman was preparing for her first rappel but I thought it a bad idea to start at such an intimidating spot. I could tell, as her boyfriend explained the intricacies of lowering oneself on the rope, she was not comfortable and not comprehending everything he was explaining. Finally, she opted out.
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.