If you find yourself on the east side of Tucson, plan a visit to the Aqua Client Park. It's an otherworldly setting.....
.....lots of birders walking around and the sound of frogs is fairly constant, at least in the morning.
Nice walking paths too.
Being on the east side gave me ample views of Blackett's Ridge and Thimble Peak. I only rode about 18 miles this day and then.....
....the next day parked at the base of Mount Lemmon. Two women rode by on Elliptical bikes and I thought for sure they would turn right but nope. They kept going up the mountain until mile post 7. I think that's quite an accomplishment on one of those platforms.
This was a Sunday and I was surprised at how many cyclists were heading up, easily 100, As I rode up, I was passed by several dozen trucks having mountain bikes in their beds. Whole lotta cycling going on that mountain. Alas, I spit the bit at only mile 7 but I rode so infrequently the last 4 weeks it will take some additional rides to regain some cycling fitness. I got in a 45 mile ride the next day.
Amy and I celebrated our 20th month anniversary at the El Conquistador on Oracle Road which had great views of Pusch Ridge as the sun set.