I'm riding more than usual on this visit. After a series of 40ish mile rides last week I am picking up the pace this week and heavier next week, including an ascent of Kitt Peak. More on that later but meantime, I rode through a small neighborhood that surrounded a small airport. Some of the houses had airplane hangers on their property so I guess they jump in their plane at home, buzz around the corner to the airport and take off. The above house had the nose of a single engine plane sticking from the house's façade. This on Cessna Road so kind of makes sense. 50 miles today.
The day prior, I rode north to Oracle, a 20 mile climb with 2000' of elevation gain and stopped at a gas station. I was entertained by the Waste Management driver trying to unstick the door. Took awhile but he finally got in.
Climbing a little more, I reach the top before plunging down into the valley beyond to the town of San Manuel....
...before reversing course and seeing the north face slope of Mount Lemmon where at 8000' there is still snow. I'll be up there soon too. Finished with 66 miles and 3800' of climbing. Big hike to report from Friday.