The Friday Cyclotouriste

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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.

Written by fridaycyclotouriste

May 23rd, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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  1. impressive!!


    27 May 12 at 3:56 am

  2. I’ve missed your frequent blog posts! Have you been occupied with other activities? As another Tucson cyclist, I’m aware that summer in “The Old Pueblo” isn’t the greatest time for cycling!


    12 Jul 12 at 2:19 pm

  3. Jim/ I’m afraid to say I’ve left “The Old Pueblo” and have been pre-occupied with my move back to the SF Bay Area. I still plan to post some photos of my Mt. Lemmon ascent that I did before I left. Looking back, I have a lot of respect for the Tucson cycling community. There’s a really dedicated group of cyclists who are heartier than me. They pedal through intense sun, dust, and cars in impressive numbers. Happy riding!

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