A Variety of Rides
The sunsets are awesome, every evening. The more the clouds, the more spectacular. I had 180 bike miles this week so still not putting in as many as I typically would when in AZ or OH but....
….Friday I hopped on the gravel bike to ride around an area golf course that has been closed for a couple of years. It doesn't take long for a course to lose the pristine look.
Surprised the saguaro died but maybe the daily watering kept the root ball small. Once it was returned to a typical Sonoran desert climate it could not survive? Finished with only 18 miles and missed a rattlesnake sighting. Had been told one was laying on the cart path on hole #4 but it was gone when I arrived.
Saturday I joined a small group that I knew was going to be really slow and they did not disappoint. I did not anticipate many stops for breaks, map checks and more breaks. Note to self: Don't do that again.
Then Sunday led the "Sisters" (Amy & Tracy) around a tour of Oro Valley which included a visit to the "Bat Cave" aka "The Tunnel of Death".
Area gas stations of course have numerous warnings posted to inform no refills, no access to public restrooms, maintain distance, etc... We entered and had no problem filling a water bottle so maybe they are allowing that. On our return....
…..Amy had her first flat. I was eager to help but Tracy insisted that she do it herself. The technique of sitting while reinstalling the tire was new to me. Finished with 48 miles of more fun in the sun. Monitoring the virus situation in Ohio so unsure when I will visit but hopefully mid to late May.
Leave a Reply.