Andrew Clayton arrived in FL on the 1st for a very extended stay. During a ride today, he rode into and then turned around and rode out of an approaching storm. Cool image.
Most of you know me to be a kind, considerate guy who looks out for his fellow cyclists but on Monday, as I was inside a gas station buying something I should not be eating, a guy came in and asked to buy a gas can. I asked if he needed a ride back to his car and he accepted. So after he filled the can, I drove him south on Oracle Road to his car. He offered cash but of course my payment is knowing I have helped my fellow man. I am a great guy.
So then I jumped on the bike and headed out for a ride. I find riding the bike kind of therapeutic for the pounding my knees and joints take on the steep descents from the peaks around here. A new development is being prepared on Moore Road and I note the first thing they do is carefully remove all the cactus in the affected area and plant them to the side. When you look at the above it is analogous to looking at century old oak trees but rather than bulldoze them, they are saved and replanted after development of the site. I finished with 32 miles and since I only ride once a week, my legs are fatigued at even that short distance.