The setting sun creates awesome views of the western side of the Catalinas. Every minute produces a slight change of color as I sit, waiting for a turn to play pickle ball. It was only recently I discovered that an evening group gathers at these courts. I kind of enjoy the evening group more so than the morning group. The evening gang is younger on average, have a wider variety of interests other than playing pickle ball every day...I don't know, I just prefer the atmosphere a little more.
Friday morning, Amy, her sister Tracy and I got in a 60 mile ride that included the long climb up Helmet Peak Road where....
....the road deadness at Mission Road with a view of Helmet Peak. From this vantage point it doesn't look like a helmet but from other points, it does. Note that Helmet Peak Road is newly paved so really enjoyed that.
Our route included passing the Pima Air & Space Museum. With this mornings ride, I'm 21 miles short of 500 for a month and will pick those up on Saturday. I'll still ride frequently but will work in more hikes, beginning on Monday I think.
Post ride, I took Jack with me while Amy was spending the night, dog sitting, at Tracy's house. Meantime, Tracy would be spending the night on top of Mount Lemmon, doing search and rescue training (SARA).