Three Days of Rain, Ends
Now that was an unusual rain event for southern AZ!!! Alas, all that rain flows down from the mountains, enters the network of washes and flows into the desert. Of course, some water recharges the aquifers and the one below Tucson is in good shape.
I've posted this perspective many times but so beautiful. On Wednesday....
....I slotted in with a group for a 41 mile ride. How bout that!?! Second consecutive ride with an average over 18mph. Unfortunately, the route spent one mile on a bike path that had a long section of mud. The slopes were too steep so just had to walk through. I'm puzzled why I did not carry my bike and my reward for being thoughtless was a mud caked bike.
From the west side of the Catalinas, another great view.
Our very unusual cold winter continues. Like wtf??? I've been forced to begin rides with the temps in the mid 40's!!! The next day I inspected a couple of washes to see by how much the flow had diminished.....not much.
A serene scene though.
Traffic was now getting through some washes but the county is not quick about removing the mess.
At the end of our road on Bonanza, the water was of course flowing but check out the depth of the sand/mud that accumulated. It was at least 6" and very broad. As Jack and I walked him, a small car passed, headed toward the wash.
Yet another stupid driver. He became stuck as he followed the tire tracks of a high clearance vehicle. Ordinarily I'd help but I had signed up for a group ride and did not want to miss. We head to Santa Barbara tomorrow! The rains have passed and we appear to have a good week of weather.
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