I think I can. We got an early start after a great sausage and eggs breakfast. OOPS-forgot about Lent. The first climb wasn’t too bad so I started feeling confident. All those spin classes at the Y really paid off. Thanks Steve, Joe, Gina and Frank! After lunch in Superior, Az, we started for the Queen Creek Tunnel. We resumed climbing to the mouth of the tunnel where Sag Lady was waiting for us. Brian had his first fall this trip-a nasty one on gravel. Bloodied his knee and bruised his hip but he is a trooper.
The tunnel wasn’t bad. One car was honking at Sag Lady for driving so slow but gave a friendly honk, if there is such a thing, when it passed her and realized what she was doing-protecting three old men Wearing spandex. From there the ride kept rising for many miles ultimately reaching our highest elevation at 4,888.
Then the down hills started. Brian and Mark were much better than last year, not going all out. They still go faster than I am willing to go but I catch them pretty quickly on the flats and up hills. All in all a good day.
Can’t wait to read reactions to the video posts. Don’t forget to check out Sag Lady post and cast your vote to name the sag car.