Once in awhile you have a morning where you see how far you have come. Today was one of those days. I found myself hanging on in the middle of the group all the way out the beeline. It was a cloudy morning with rain showers around but we didn't hit any until I turned around. Out on the beeline we were hauling along at 20 something mph when someone gets a flat and a rider up ahead touched their brakes a little excessively which led to some tense moments further down the pack. We had around 30-40 cyclists out this morning. Sterling decided to go ahead a bit with another rider that was struggling a bit to keep the pace so they wouldn't get dropped while the gang waited for the flat fix. The hills were where the pack usually split up. Since I would be turning around at 7:30 I decided I would go with them and was happy to note that when the group did catch us I was able to hold on without too much breathless agony.
Time to quit riding the dirt and go home.
We had just turned onto Shea when I noticed a couple of riders peal off to head back. Seeing as it was near 7:30 and it would be nice to have someone to ride back with I joined them. We stuck together all the way back to Power rd. where we split off into separate directions. I managed to get a good picture of them and the double rainbow near the turnaround though. Despite hitting various rain showers it was a beautiful morning to be riding. I hope all the good folks doing the mt. Lemmon Brevet in Tucson aren't getting too much rain.
The wall of bikes and a garage that is just about clean finally.