Sunday, November 20, 2016

Day Trips and More Hike

Greetings Earthlings.  How have things been for you? 
We took an overnight trip to McDowell Mountain Park, and rode Thursday afternoon and Friday morning on the trails.  There is nothing like pedaling a mountain bike up the gentle grades to let a person know just how much muscle has been lost.  It was fun.  We were able to spend some time with Jim and Gayle which is always a treat.  The site they were in is one of the best locations that looks out towards the mountains.
Since we were staying in a hotel, we missed the sunsets at McDowell.  I hate hotels, we had terrible room service and the toilet broke Friday morning.  These things can be avoided by taking the RV, but we were too lazy to dig it out of the site.  Tire covers, lights, stuff set out for the winter, stuff like that led to us leaving her behind.

Yesterday was El Tour de Tucson.  It started out with really high winds, we felt bad for the riders.  Hermosillo’s Hector Hugo Rangel won the 106 mile race with a time of 4 hours 10 minutes 47.12 seconds. Rangel, a former Olympian for the Mexican national team, rode in a pack with the other top finishers before pulling away down the finishing stretch. 
Today we walked out in the Tucson Mountains.  We did not go out there last winter at all.  The trails have dis-improved since we were last out there.  There are a lot more loose rocks.  It's uncomfortable on the feet. I miss dirt trails.

Tomorrow it's supposed to rain.  We'll have to find some way to occupy ourselves if water is falling from the sky.
Other than this, I have precious little to write about.  I'm resisting the urge to discuss the administration-elect and their positions on torture, failure to place assets in a truly blind trust and the fact that a $25M check had to be written to settle a fraud case just prior to the inauguration.  It just boggles the mind.  But, I'm not talking about that!


  1. At least you took a photo on one of our rides. I took none.
    Glad you came!

  2. And somehow I managed to crash on McDowels smooth bike trails :(

  3. It's hard not to talk about the horror that is unfolding before our very eyes!