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Day 6 Back in the saddle again

2009-05-14

Scores from the I'm glad I'm out of the desert travel league:
Wickenberg to Prescott, AZ 60 mountain miles.

Leaving the desert: 10
Climbing over two mountain ranges in one day: 8
13 mile mountain climb 6
Mountain descending at speeds greater then
the posted speed limit: 10
Temps in the 90's but with cooling wind 6
Ass sores -5
Aroma from the pines as you climb the mountains 9
Mountain noises 8

Best day so far. Off the interstates, left the 100+ temps, and into the mountains.

Tomorrow: To Cottonwood, 43 miles straight up in the Mingus Mountains.




Climbing out of the desert with first mountain range to be ascended in the distance.


Refueling part way up mountain. Left to right: Karen from CA, Ira from CA, Harry from Liverpool, Jack from Tel Aviv, Hank from CA.
Hank is 73 and one of the strongest riders on this trip. He is amazing.



Road we ascended with both mountain ranges we crossed today in the picture.


Today's Route

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Glad life is looking up after the desert heat. Sharing your blog with the 4th Grade. They think you're cool. Enjoy the climbing.
Sent 2009-05-15 from rob
Day 6: Vacation Day
Time spent in garden, 25; lunch at Cafe Verde, 35; nap in hammock, priceless. If only I had some mountains and a desert to cross!

Sent 2009-05-15 from Phillis
This is such a fun trip that I'm having (with you doing all the work). I LOVE Prescott! Have fun & safe ride.
Sent 2009-05-15 from Linda Lombardini
Al,
Dan just turned me on - to your website, that is. I'm jealous. Something I aspire to. All expect the heat illness. Good luck and I'll keep checking in. By the way, tell Dan to invite me to Zingerman's next year.

Sent 2009-05-15 from Ed Hartman (You Son in Law's Keeper)
Didn't Al's mother also say that she would be shocked - SHOCKED, if Al finished the entire ride?
Sent 2009-05-15 from Dave M.
Great! You got through the desert. Story to run on this early next week in the AA News.

- Geoff Larcom, AA News.

Sent 2009-05-15 from
Great! You got through the desert. Story to run on this early next week in the AA News.

- Geoff Larcom, AA News.

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what a trip!!! I am enjoying your enjoying!!! pedal on!!!!
Sent 2009-05-15 from peter brown
Mountain noises sounds promising. I hope you have more of those and fewer IVs.
Sent 2009-05-14 from Dan
Al, I admire what you have done thus far and have great confidence in your ability to finish. You are an inspiration!
Sent 2009-05-14 from Cousin Louis
Looks like Chupacabra country. Keep your eyes open and your camera ready!
Sent 2009-05-14 from Dave M.

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