Soooo, after Saturday's hike, I relaxed on Sunday, laying around, soaking in the spa and watching football. Then Monday, I slotted in with a group ride out of Udahl Park off Tanque Verde Road. Mostly C+ cyclists but the first half of the ride was good, riding Spanish Trail, past Saguaro Park and then up Pistol Hill.
I kind of easily outpaced the rest but otherwise hunkered in with the group and behaved like a typical C, talking about food, alcohol and gambling. OK, just kidding about the talking points. We descended the hill and then got on to a boring sequence of bike paths and city riding. I welcomed the end at mile 60 but how about that blue sky and sun!
Now on to important things. The view of the mountains from my patio, while sitting, is becoming obscured by fast growing trees. If I wanted to look at trees I'd have stayed in Ohio. I'm certain the HOA will not endorse tree trimming so I walked to the maintenance building and find a extended limb trimming thingy. I have one so know how to use. However. the rope that operates the manual slicer is cut. I drive to Home Depot and buy rope, return and fix the thingy. I need to get this done quickly and without witnesses. I dash to the base of the tree, cut, cut, cut, cut, scamper to the trash bin with branches, return thingy to the building and return to the patio. Better, but still not good enough to round 2 tomorrow.