Riding Out of the Valley
Yesterday, I took an easy ride to the southwest and while parked in front of a gas station, baking because I started too late on a day where the temperature would reach the 90's, I noticed that spring had officially arrived with the blooming Palo Verde trees. Yeah, I am joking cause it has been spring here since late November. I also was looking at.....
....a new pair of cycling gloves. The shop person demonstrated these two cloth cavities at the end of the finger portion of the gloves. When removing a glove, you insert a couple of fingers in those pockets and it makes glove removal easier. Hey, what a great idea and it works. Wonder how long that has been available.
Sunday I pushed off at 7:30am with the temperature already 65 degrees and headed north to Oracle and a loop up there called the "Cody Loop". It is a 25 mile climb out of the valley with an average of only 2% but still, always climbing. My legs had not completely recovered from the mountain ride of Thursday so rather than descend into San Manuel and face that hard climb out, I turned around and headed back.
I stopped at a gas station that had this interesting statue. Finished with 55 miles and 2400' of climbing. Geesh, checked out weather radar and see another glob chugging across Ohio. Talked to a friend this Monday morning and was told it was again snowing. Better weather is coming and so am I. Thought I better get the bad news out there!
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