I’m snowbirding… even if it’s only a week. We got into Tucson on Tuesday afternoon, flight landed at 3:35 local time. Owen from The Cycling House picked us up and got us to home base by 4:45. A quick sandwich and kit change, and we are on our bikes by 5:15. We only have time for a short spin due to the rapidly approaching darkness, but it was good to stretch our legs.
The first thing I notice, after the nasty cacti wanting to impale my body and bike if I happen to drift off the road, is the elevation. Base camp for us is at ~2200 ft, which is 2000 ft higher than home. Every small roller has me breathing harder than I anticipate.
Dinner is ready shortly after we get home. Three different types of grilled salmon, all delicious. After dinner we have a quick pow-wow to set the schedule for the next day. Forecast calls for rain.