So, once again, I headed up Mount Lemmon. today, Tuesday, I counted 73 cyclists rushing by me on their descent as I climbed. It was a very warm day, around 84 but up top....a microclimate exists and who knows other than it will be 20-25 degrees cooler.
At mile 9, the "Seven Cataracts Vista" I reached in 1:08, slower than where I will be in a couple of weeks but at 8mph avg, not too bad. Lots of tourists from all over stop to look at the views. Looking higher, clouds thickened around the summit.
At mile 14, "Windy Point Vista". and 6 miles to go to the Pallisades, which is the top but yet 5 miles short of a rolling ride to Summerhaven, things worsened above. A couple of cyclists, descending, told me they came through some rain. Yuck, I had nothing more than arm warmers so I decided to head back down.
It would suck to get up there and get wet and so many good days to come. Finished with 38 miles and 3700' of climbing.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.