I'm running out of time to do a professional ride report so I asked Cindy B, aka Flyin Tuna, to pitch in with the ride report. I have to get up at 5:15am to catch a flight to Tucson and by 9:00am their time, I and wife will be basking in 90 degree temps. I took the old Trek 5900 to Rick Miller, bike mechanic extraordinaire, to get it back in working condition and shipped it out to Tucson. My wife and I spent some time out there last year and found Oro Valley, just north of Tucson and in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, to be a good spot for a 2nd home. I had looked at other areas like Florida and St. George, Utah (proximity to Bryce, Grand and other national parks was very appealing) but my main points were the winter temps had to be as warm as possible, the place had to have a great view of the mountains, the area had to be a cycling mecca, the condo had to be cheap and, well that's about it. So, after a few disappointments with offers on other units, we finally got what we wanted. I'll post some images of the views and what I am doing out there this week. The first course of action is to figure out how to get out of the furniture shopping and at some point I have to figure out how to stay out there until April. So, on to Cindy's report.
Gosh, it was windy, very, very windy and not so warm. More people showed up then I thought and I was glad some of them were my peeps.
I don't know the fast guys but Mark identified them as Billy Campbell, Marty and Dave Chesrown. They seemed like nice guys until they took off and left me at the first hill. I don't like guys who drop me or if you do drop me, you must wait for me. Shame on you fast dudes.
Once them fasties left me, I got in with the broomwagon.
The highlight of any ride for me i the food. One of my favorite places is the Pioneer Rstaurant in Blade N Burg. This place has good food and it's specialty is them pancakes. Mitch and Jeff ate the double portion and I made sure to stay ahead of them or well behind so I would not catch any of the tummy upheavel on them hills. It was windy, very, very windy on the ride back but I hunkered down behind the guys who did not leave me so I was ok. I was tired after the ride and made my husband give me a back, leg and foot messege.