Tuesday, May 29, 2018
With one more early morning ride to sneak in before heading to Tucson without my bike. These early ones are reserved for Hawes due to timing etc. The gnats were plentiful and I even had clouds on this one! As I rolled back into the golf neighborhood on pavement for a similar loop. Felt good, I find that Monday I feel the worst on my rides and by Saturday I feel my best, some sort of recover thing going on I suppose, my body never gets more than 1-2 days rest from biking. I don't think I would want it another way.
So for some time now I have noticed people routing thru a neighborhood to access app hawes, I decided enough is enough and added some spice to an early morning to see how it was. Turns out it's a cozy ride up a neighborhood by some awesome houses and then onto good trail that makes access to the upper stuff MUCH easier, does it feel like cheating, yes, do I care, not so much. Then I hit the other side of the road and realized I rode by two separate golf courses on one ride #AZLIFE
I had to change things up finally and made a go onto javelina and would go from there. It was a nice change of scenery, nothing too much to be expected, relived some old memories of when I first visited AZ this was the first trail I rode. Looking back I have been here now 2.3 years and still can't wait to leave but have come to terms with this valley and try to cope in doing so. Good ride nothing crazy, I miss trees and shade but what can ya do.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
On Monday my wife was home from school, this allowed me to hit Gold Canyon so off I went. Little nervous about finding rattlers I treaded without headphones and eyes open. It was a great spin around and no snakes found happily. Nice change of pace getting off the routine, enjoyed :)
Another very early Saturday morning I could not pass up a ride, sickness or allergies had me a little beat and as I rolled into South Mountain with plans to nit National I made a detour and went for the easy normal route of Desert Classic. I plan to get up there next week and give it another go, but for now I got thru the week.
So I got the Belltown setup, while I was at it I threw some anti seize on the dropout bolts in hope to silence a bad creak. When wheels went down the creak was gone, sweet sweet success! It was a simple good pedal around Hawes and a complete normal 15 miles.
Soooooooooo ready for some weather, its mega dry around here since October and as normal and I am eagerly awaiting in a way the monsoons to bring some action into the valley. A spin around South Mountain was easy as can be, nothing special, I have been on the Trek for a few weeks now I got to switch over to my belltown.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
After a late night with a very sick wife with a Migraine, After a few hours of sleep my eyes popped open right at 4:30, I told myself I was likely not to ride but when they opened my mind starting thinking about riding so off I went. I needed no light for this start which was right at 5am, I guess that's the new thing as summer is upon us. It was quite nice out as far as temperatures go, it's always nice not to have the sun around beating you down. The body was doing good and my hour was up just a little too soon. Good week and don't look forward to dealing with the next one in the rising temperatures.