I left my house at 8 am this morning, but had to be back by 11 to take my son to a ballgame (Cactus League: I love spring training), so I took a thirty mile ride part way up Mt. Lemmon.
Here's what Mt Lemmon looks like from the desert floor:
About a mile into the ride I took this one - that is the road I was climbing in the background:
Another mile or so and I got this shot:
The entire ride involves about 6,000 feet of climbing in 25 miles, but I got less than five miles before I had to turn around.
I'm starting to understand how Beanz feels about climbing...it's worth the work