Tuesday evening, the sun sets on an unusually cool day having a high of only 58. The snow has melted from Pusch Ridge. I didn't want to put my legs through the impact of a hike so took the day off. I find it so odd that when living in OH I'd join group rides having a start temp in the mid to upper 20's but out here, I'd rather not ride until the temp is at least 55 degrees.
Wednesday though, a return to close to normal with a high of 70 so I got in a 51 mile ride that included rolling through Saddlebrook. Managed to avoid getting run over by one of the many golf carts motoring around.
The 1'+ of snow on the top of the Catalinas has begun to melt too of course as day time highs up there will be in the 50's. My bike mileage is way below where it should be. I've averaged around 120 miles each of the last 4 weeks but instead should be in the 200-250 week range. I've allowed some unusually cool or windy days to discourage me from riding. I'm eyeing a cycling event on 4/11 that is 100 miles and 8000' of climbing, entirely within Saguaro East National Park. I have a very long way to go to get ready for that, along with an Ohio visit where I will slot in with a fun group for a few rides.