The Winds Depart, Almost
Monday was clear and winds were calm, where I am on the west side of the mountains. Great, temp at the top of Mt Lemmon was favorable so I drove south, went around the corner of the mountain headed east for the parking lot at La Buzz. Getting out of the car, the winds were ferocious. Thinking close to the mountain it would provide shelter, I rode the 5 miles to the base and headed up. Winds were ferocious so at the 2.5 mile overlook, I turned around with the winds pushing me down the mountain. Drove home, and rode on the calm side of the mountains, finishing with 54 miles and 2600' of climbing. The winds left that evening so things are back to normal.
I stopped at Sabino Cycles, a cool bike shop and recognized they had reorganized the shop. A good move which now gives the counter a view of a lower level, which previously had been out of sight and probably a source of inventory shrinkage.
While shopping for a new pump, in walked Lauren Hall, a cyclist on the "Twenty16" pro team. Just came back from racing in New Zealand where she had a couple of wins, now training in Tucson before heading to Europe to race. What a great personality. She gets it.
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