So, Monday was rained out, Tuesday was a check on my fitness with the Blacket's Ridge hike, which was very pleasantly surprising and now I begin cycling. I joined a group ride because they depart at 10:00am on this cool (high around 63) day. Lot of lingering clouds and route was only 35 miles but it was good to get out, check the bike, loosen the legs and get ready for a very nice warming trend this weekend. With a couple of windy days to get through, I have an epic hike on Thursday.
Meantime, those Buckeyes were on the BTN, which I don't get out here so I visited "Bub's Grub" a very good rib place to watch the 2nd half. Exiting with leftovers, I noticed the sun beginning to set and the mountains changing their colors.
Oracle Road, between Oro Valley and Catalina, where Bud's Grub is located, is being widened to 6 lanes in anticipation of increased traffic. I've talked to locals who can recall when Oracle Road was two lanes but it has changed dramatically. There will be nice bike lanes on either side of the road. Arriving home, the sun reflects off the mountains, below. Thinking about making a run to CA but I find when I am out there, I can't wait to get back to AZ so don't think I will go this trip.