I jumped in with a short group ride on Tuesday, only 32 miles and then the rain moved in, dropped 3/4" of rain and left some clouds to linger in the mountains, above.
The clouds moved out quickly, the sky cleared, the moon rose and I watched the sun fade on the mountains. Hmmmm, looks like I have a couple more tree branches to trim.
Thursday, I joined a group ride out of LaBuzz, a popular coffee shop and there were quite a few strong cyclists. Afterwards, because I was at the base of Mount Lemmon, I drove 11 miles to one of the overlooks, Windy Point. I hiked out to the end of what you see above and then hiked below it for a little while but not too far.
I arrived at a ledge with a neat look into the valley and the ribbon of road. I can't stand right at the edge as some can. I stand about a foot away and lean well away from the edge.
The views were impressive.
I down climbed past the wall and saw more great views, including Thimble Peak in the foreground.
I came back to the road and had a fine view of the southeast but also noticed a couple preparing to rappel off a nearby cliff. The young woman was preparing for her first rappel but I thought it a bad idea to start at such an intimidating spot. I could tell, as her boyfriend explained the intricacies of lowering oneself on the rope, she was not comfortable and not comprehending everything he was explaining. Finally, she opted out.