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Day 7 And there is another mountain to climb tomorrow?

2009-05-15

Scores from the: I paid money to do this? bike tour

Climbing a huge mountain at 8 percent grade: 5
Learning that a bike can descend faster than
a car on mountain roads: 10
Exceeding the speed limit on mountain descents: 10
Commanding the road on the descent and finally
letting the car that has been behind you for
5 miles pass and seeing that it is a police car: OOPS
Wash board roads on U turns on mountain descents: -10
95 degree temps in Cottonwood AZ -10
Reading the comments on this blog 100

Anther day of climbing and a 13 mile descent. Quite the rush.

NO 4th GRADERS MAY CONTINUE READING!!NONE

We will be having riders leave soon. Almost all are young and have jobs, etc and only signed up for part of the tour.
One of the first to leave will be Rich. He is obscenely funny. He has been claiming that his room mate has been slipping him a pill at night and having his way with him. The proof he claims is in an examination of his anus. He will be missed.




ELEVATION CLIMB AND DESCENT THIS WEEK


TODAY'S ROUTE


View down the mountain we are climbing. If you know where to look you can see my buddy Jack.


We travel in small pace lines. Not in pic is Chris from VA who is also taking a picture. Barbie from TX, Jack from Tel Aviv, Willie from VA, Mark from LA.

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I guess they told you I would be in Michigan for the holidays. You'll do anything to avoid a golf game! Good luck, Reg
Sent 2009-05-27 from Reggie Linebarger
I know how much you like HOT STUFF
...Riding and eating a GOOD HOT BBQ Sandwich .... Sound like a good way to spend
the HOLIDAY

Sent 2009-05-26 from R C
Good stuff Al. Sounds like your getting along O.K and we're glad to hear it.
Hey - Rest day tomorrow, right? Might be a good day to go for a bike ride and see the sights......... I crack me up!
Be SAFE!

Sent 2009-05-16 from Walt Curry
YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS, BUT IT SURE SOUNDS LIKE A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE. I HAVE A FEELING THAT YOU'VE DONE THE HARDEST PART, SO HANG IN THERE. I WILL BE IN ALASKA FOR 2 WEEKS BEGINNING TOMORROW (VISITING MY SON AND FAMILY), SO YOU MAY NOT HEAR FROM ME. HOW IS YOUR BIKE HOLDING UP?
Sent 2009-05-16 from LIL
Bruce, didn't you see the earlier picture of Al's white plastic basket with daisies on his handle bars? I'm sure he's also got one of those flags on his bike.
Sent 2009-05-16 from Dave M.
so Al are you the elder statesperson on the trip ?? sounds like the 50 miles per hour down the mts is the best part...
Sent 2009-05-16 from ron olson
I'm glad you converted to the scale that most of the rest of us use. Now we can identify your level of excitement (related to new roommate!) the Y group has something new to talk about every day - your blog. It's been great. Keep up the good work. (ps - Rob was medalist this week)
Sent 2009-05-16 from Larry
I hope you don't have one of those geeky flags on your slick bike.
Sent 2009-05-16 from Bruce
is rich's roomate leaving too? or moving in with you?
Sent 2009-05-16 from peter brown
Use the force Luke
Sent 2009-05-16 from O. W. K.
it's reassuring to know I'm not the strangest of the sibs
Sent 2009-05-16 from deet
It's somehow reassuring to know I am not by a long shot the strangest of the sibs. don't fall, okay?
deet


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It appears to be a wonderful trip thus far....Have FUN....the picture are great..
Sent 2009-05-15 from RC
Uncle Al, Good luck with the climb up to Flagstaff tomorrow. Katie arrives tonight for her visit. Take care.
Sent 2009-05-15 from Dan & Molly
If you look closely on a clear night you can see the rings around Uranus.
Sent 2009-05-15 from Phillis
Your blog and pictures are wonderful and to think you do this after a day of riding. Your good humor still seems in good shape. Raining here today but very, very green. The hawk nest is getting huge.
Sent 2009-05-15 from Dan and Monica
Sheesh Al, and you were worried about what visitors would post? Okay, so you'll miss Rich - uh, wasn't exactly what we meant by stay safe. Good luck with your new room mate.
Sent 2009-05-15 from Chip and Carol
Fridays are not nearly as much fun without you. Hope you have a safe descent today. Love ya
Sent 2009-05-15 from Roddy

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