A short distance from our home is a small horse farm and I noted a pile of pallets had been placed. Hmmm, a text to confirm the pallets were available, a visit to ACE Hardware and we are now the proud owners of a Stihl chainsaw. Pallets are usually made of oak and pieces of them burn really hot so I've cut 6 of them and forming a pile in our backyard.
The Cactus Cycling club scheduled a 49 mile route, originating from Patagonia so I signed up and made the hour drive to.....
....the small town comprised mostly of restaurants and bars. Patagonia is a hotbed of gravel cycling and a local business....
...posted the cycling rules.
Our group rode a 12 mile climb from Patagonia to Sonoita and then more climbing as we headed to Elgin....
....where we took a break in a shady spot. So...my thighs have been unusually fatigued during rides since we returned from Montana. After researching and consulting with my favorite nutritionist (Amy) my consumption of carbs has been too low. So, I have been eating lots of veggies and fruits and especially consuming them on the day of this ride and.....
....I was good as we paused to refuel. Finished with 49 miles and approximately 2000' of climbing. Then, back home to watch the Buckeyes!