The Tour de Tucson attracts cyclists from all over, numbering approximately 9000 and this year will include Tym and Lisa Tyler and Marty Sedluk. I wonder if Marty is aware of the two wash crossings though. I rode from Oro Valley to Mount Lemmon and scoped out one of the crossings, one side shown above. Note the boulders that serve to "thin" the line and at the other end....
......trees and more boulders. Note too the size of the rocks and what is a very flimsy piece of plywood. It appeared at one end some fresh pea gravel had been poured and my tire sank above the rim. A local claimed the area is smoothed a little but I think this will be a good place to visit with the camera on 11/23 and take images of the three Ohioians.
I reached the base of Mount Lemmon and headed up to mile 9 where I stopped and....
....took an image at one of the many pullouts. Good place to turn around and head back, finishing with 66 miles and 4500' of climbing. The day before I rode back up to Oracle and did the "Coody Loop" a new road recently paved and finished with 55 miles. Also got in a hike out of Saguaro Park. Saturday was a rest day and we headed to Patagonia, a small town in the grasslands at a higher elevation than the Tucson area. The weather has been great but a front is coming through on Monday and the temps will drop into the 70's. So, planning an epic day on the bike, Sunday.