Ouch! A perfect description of today’s ride. 73 miles with lots of climbing. A slight headwind and hot temps (well into the 80’s) all combined to beat us up on the bike. Oh, we knew it was coming, but it didn’t make it hurt any less.
Here are the stats, aided by a long downhill after our climb…
Start city: East Tucson , AZ
End city: Tombstone, AZ
Total miles to date: 582
Pedaling time: 5 hours, 8 minutes
Avg. speed: 14.3 mph
Feet climbed: 3830
Fatigue factor: 8.5 (out of 10)
Wind: SE, 5 mph, shifting to NE, 5 mph
Road condition: 5 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 55 at ride start, 86 at ride finish
There’s been a change in terrain.
Everything looks so dry and crackly – sort of like my skin!
The views are still spectacular, but we have left the saguaro behind.
As we approach Tombstone we can see the town is up on a hill…we almost want to cry, but we moan and groan and push ourselves to finish the drill!
There are no tourist traps here…
Tomorrow: we visit the infamous “downtown” Tombstone as we skeedaddle out of town.
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