Up the Mountain a Final Time
Been riding quite a bit in the last two weeks. I enjoy a route over Gates Pass and then farther west prior to turning back and climbing over Picture Rocks Road. I ran into a group of 25-30 cyclists from Montreal while pausing above. Then I thought one last ride up Mount Lemmon, my 4th on this trip, would be in order so....
....headed up on Tuesday with light traffic, both bike and vehicular. I only counted 65 cyclists coasting down today. Reaching the village of Summerhaven I paused.....
...at the Cookie Cabin but did not go in where pot bellies are forged. I instead ate a salad at the Sawmill Run restaurant, enjoying just sitting there and draining multiple ice teas. Then it was....
...time to coast down. Depending on wind direction, even a cautious descender like me can rarely touch the brakes and today was one such day. Finished with 60 miles and 6600' of climbing.
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