Webb Road, a fun, 9 mile descent during which 1500' of elevation is lost (but regained later of course) and having great views of the back of the Coronado National Forest, Catalina Mountains and the snow capped Mount Lemmon. They are still skiing up there although the upper lift has not been working because during a wind storm, 50 trees were toppled on and around the lift. My plan is to visit on Wednesday, via the bike.
I take a break at the lone gas station/market in San Manuel. In the distance are the Galiuro Mountains. Well, no sense avoiding the climb out any longer so I struggle through the return. Actually, I thought I made pretty good time up the 9 mile climb, despite getting stung by a bee. It got my upper back and when I turned my head, saw it was diving for another go at me. I scanned the area for a swarm but whew, did not see one. Later, a sobering and depressing piece of information. My effort is 537th on Strava.
The final 21 miles is a 1-3% descent. The wind is not favorable so I have to pedal more than I would like but also enjoy the views. Later, I made a big step in my cooking skills....
....lobster tails. Wow, that was restaurant quality. Mount Lemmon tomorrow and then that evening, having dinner with March Mark, his wife and my daughter Olivia. I must keep my mind on that 537th place when staring at the menu.