Surrounded by Snow Capped Peaks
I am enjoying riding with a group called, "The Cactus Club". They have no "A" group, instead calling the fastest paced group a "B" group. I suppose now I'm in the upper 20% of the attendees but working as hard as the weather permits to move up. Reflecting on the Ohio groups with whom I rode, this is a far cry from the "Rivet" group and the "A" group but probably on par with the middle of Ohio's "B" group. A lot of the cyclists in Cactus ride 12-20,000 miles a year and their fitness reflects that. Anyway, I started with the group but wanted a longer ride....
...so bugged out and took a break at a gas station/market. I'm so used to sitting on concrete that even when there is an available bench, I still sit on the harder surface. This time, next to a mouse/rat trap.
The first pic was of Rincon Peak. I'm not sure if I'll ever hike to the top of that again, remote, super steep....yeah, probably not. Ohio friends have told me it appears cycling route options are limited and it's true. Yet, that's the only down side to being surrounded by mountains and it's an ok tradeoff for me.
With the rain and snow melt, filling the washes, you'd think by now drivers would know not to enter. The water doesn't appear that deep and it's not but the sand, drawn from upstream, is like quicksand for a vehicle. Finished the day with 40 miles as we watch another storm system approach.
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