6:30am and we gather for the start of a 63 mile ride, going south to Sahusrita, departing from downtown Tucson. I don't understand why rides start so early. Not just during the spring, summer and fall but also during the winter. OK, the high today would be 90 but so what? In the humid Midwest, that is roughly equivalent to an 80 degree day. Thus, several guys are standing around shivering and talking about how cold it is. The start temp......60 degrees.
On the return, we head north on Mission Drive and begin a 10 mile descent toward Tucson. The miles were way longer than what I have ridden in several weeks so I was in some pain but glad I got out for a good ride. Time to return to hiking.