The rides start at dawn around here. I have to waive my rule about not driving to a bike ride if the clock begins with "6" when I'm out here. It is 6:00, the sun is just coming up and the temp is 66 degrees, going to a high of 92.
Another GABA (Greater Arizona Bike Ass) ride so a C+ pace of 50 miles. About 10 miles in to the ride they are still riding at a conversational pace, I'm becoming increasingly exasperated so I leave them and solo the next 11 miles to the top of Pistol Hill. I wait and take pics. In the distance, our home is at the left base of that far mountain range. I am on the south side of Tucson in the vicinity of Vail.
Cyclists approach and I expect my group but wait!!!! Soon 20 of them summit the hill and stop to regroup. I talk to some of them and they are the "Sabino Devil something or other" group that starts out of LaBuzz at 7:30!!!!! They look like the real deal. Start as a large group and then break into two. Surely I can hang with one of those??? Will drop in with them next Wednesday.