And just like that! The Speedway Road repaving project is completed. Still have to put in the lines but east and west bound lanes are open and cyclists are flocking to check it out.
Weird. We have a type of cactus with too much lean to one side. Get this!!! I can chop off the most left leaning arm, lay it on the ground for 4-5 days to allow a scab to form over the cut end. Then insert it into the ground, stake it and roots will begin to grow. In the midwest, if air hits the roots, the plant is done but not with cactus.
I drove to Oro Valley to participate in a group ride but arriving, discovered I had forgotten my water bottles. Damn it! Returned home and planned to ride with Amy but then she discovered her rear tire was flat and all the gu that would have sealed the tire, gone. We had to go our separate ways, she to a bike shop and me on a 40 mile ride that included a stop at a high school having a scorpion on the roof.
The route was out and back with nice views of the surrounding mountains.
I finished my solo effort with a 17.7 mph average, not great but quite a bit faster than the last time I did the route. Making progress in small, no very small, incremental steps.
Jack and I walked around a nearby pond which has a large population of turtles. They all slide from their perches as we approach except for this one. On two consecutive days, he stubbornly refused to slink into the water as all his companions did.