First the important stuff. Flyin Tuna and Jeff S are hosting a ride to which all are invited. Details are: Jeff and I are planning to ride from Wildwood Park (Granville) to Bladensburg on Sunday, 11/23. Ride will leave at 9:00 and should be around 55-60 miles, somewhat hilly, 15-16 mph average pace. If it is raining, consider it cancelled. Jeff has maps and we will plan to stay together.
Today was the Tour de Tucson, an event that pulled in 7000+ cyclists. Here, they emerge from the Snyder Road wash, a nasty sand/stone/boulder crossing.
Carmichael Training was passing out water bottles and Chris was riding the event. No Marty Sedluk this year and not sure if Tym & Lisa Tyler flew out for it.
The fan support is impressive as thousands line the route. There are frequent radio reports as a car follows the leaders.
Well, it's 10:00am so I stop at where OSU alumni and fans gather to watch our Buckeyes.
After the fame, I do a short hike that includes this neat canyon and emerging from it.....
.....I see tomorrow's destination, there in the middle, Buster Mountain. Really looking forward to that.
It did not take me long to learn that if you stumble or begin to fall, do not instinctively reach out to catch yourself. 9 out of 10 times, heck, maybe 10 out of 10, the grab will be more painful than the fall.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.