The Friday Cyclotouriste

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Archive for May, 2012

On the Road……Mt. Lemmon, second time around

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Last year, I wrote about my attempt to ride the Catalina Highway all the way to the little town of Summerhaven on the top of Mt. Lemmon. That attempt — for the record — was unsuccessful.

I attempted this epic climb again this past week-end and — this time — I reached the top! The long climb was quite challenging for several reasons. I plan to write a brief report about this 53-mile climb and descent soon.

Meantime, here is a view along the descent (and oh my, what a descent it is!), which takes you from Conifer forests above 8,000 feet in elevation down to the valley floor in Tucson.

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May 23rd, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Random Images……May the Fourth (Force) be with You.

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Han and Chewy taking a breather after tearing up some single track.

Bobba Fett using his cargo bike to haul Han (frozen in Carbonite). By Mike Joos via Awesomenator

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May 4th, 2012 at 10:36 am


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