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Old 03-18-22, 09:31 AM
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Mt Lemmon ascent


Hugh powering up Mt Lemmon

snow in Arizona?

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The view from up top

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I guess you don’t need fenders so much in Arizona…
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Full moon tonight…..Saguaro Park East loop road…..just say’n.
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Bird’s-eye view of @gugie telling a tale.

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Riding up Sabino Canyon:




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Dead tired
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Summerhaven? Looks reasonably warm up there. Nice work fellas!
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A few more from today’s part 2 in Suguaro Natl Park East (sorry, @majmt, for not doing this ride under a full moon):



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Originally Posted by majmt View Post
Full moon tonight…..Saguaro Park East loop road…..just say’n.
We snuck out last night while Neal was asleep.

Pic cause it happened, honest


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Summerhaven? Looks reasonably warm up there. Nice work fellas![/QUOTE]

That was a warm spot but it was chilly up there(relatively, high 50’s with wind) Turned out to be not too bad on the descent though.



We did more of this today

But still did some riding
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
We snuck out last night while Neal was asleep.

Pic cause it happened, honest
Thanks for posting that! Hope you enjoyed it. I went to grad school in Tucson and that was about the most fun I ever had on a bike - I want to do that ride again someday with my wife. You studly guys should cruise through the U of A campus. I remember spring
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We took a ‘shortcut’ thru the U of A campus a few days ago.
Yes, Spring has arrived.
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You studly guys should cruise through the U of A campus. I remember spring
Hah! We did that on Wed. Accurate assessment!
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Originally Posted by majmt View Post
Thanks for posting that! Hope you enjoyed it. I went to grad school in Tucson and that was about the most fun I ever had on a bike - I want to do that ride again someday with my wife. You studly guys should cruise through the U of A campus. I remember spring
Historical pic.
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Looks like you guys are pegging the fun meter.
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We snuck out last night while Neal was asleep.

Pic cause it happened, honest
Hahaha!
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Our last day of riding! The good Doc at San Xavier Mission:



Tomorrow is a travel day back to our various homes. I’m very glad that we had the opportunity and resources—particularly after two years of COVID conditions—to pull this off. Kudos to my fellow riders!
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Looks like an absolute blast!

Those are some fine wool jerseys you guys are sporting!
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It took me 2 hours to pick and pack my kit for the week.

Mira-Lax... that's what we feed the cats when their poop chootz get all stopped up. Hey, whatever helps you get on down the road!
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Our last day of riding! The good Doc at San Xavier Mission:



Tomorrow is a travel day back to our various homes. I’m very glad that we had the opportunity and resources—particularly after two years of COVID conditions—to pull this off. Kudos to my fellow riders!
If a red polka dot kit denotes "King of the Mountains," does a black polka dot kit denote "Last up the Mountain?"
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If a red polka dot kit denotes "King of the Mountains," does a black polka dot kit denote "Last up the Mountain?"
That’s not a polka dot jersey.

The white circles are sweat stains. 90 and humid that day.
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Thanks for posting up this thread. Even if you couldn’t make the moonlight ride happen, your photos gave me a nice nostalgia rush. I practically lived on my bike during my time in Tucson. I’ll have to make it back sometime with my wife but I imagine a few things may have changed a little bit since the mid ‘80s.
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The Spotted Doc!

Nice...
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The good Doc at San Xavier Mission:
Enjoyable thread, and this picture also made me realize how big the downtube is on a Cannondale. John Wayne often managed to make even his six-shooters look small. Same feeling looking at the "tiny" shifters attached to that Cannondale!
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A few pics from the trip

Back home now and sifted through some pics and hopefully got some stuff not duplicated earlier. Day 1 may have been the hottest (I skipped last day tho to visit family), involved a loop through Saguaro NP East and then an out and back toward Colossal Cave park.
Day 2 was a Tour de Tucson with a ride around the bike loop with a dip into town for coffee then lunch. The day also included a detour to Andy Gilmour's frame building and repair shop which was really cool (but no pics by me). Day 2 was pretty windy but thanks to some expert local guidance, we spent very little time in the wind and had probably 20 miles of tailwind at the end of the day. At one point I was cruising along behind the group just riding 20+ mph no handed for about 10-15 minutes.


Turnaround point on day 1 ride. I believe this might be Pistol Hill. Short stiff climb up to here

Transfers made in a pickup sized just right for our wheelbases, except for Doc's super long tourer

Day 2 outbound on the Loop

We cut through the U of Arizona campus to avoid a long pull into a ferocious headwind.

Day 2 homestretch with some soft light and sweet tailwind.
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