Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Day 10: Scenic Tucson

Another cold night in the mountains. Just my observation, but it appears that there is an inverse relationship between the temperature and the number of rest room visits during the night. Colder temp meant four potty breaks after hydrating all day.

The route was scheduled for 40 miles and for the second consecutive day we remained on course. Low mileage and only a few hundred feet of climbing resulted in a leisurely ride around Tucson. Even after a long lunch, we ended up back at camp by 1 pm. This gave us time to create a cacti photo gallery. There are an amazing variety in this area of Arizona and 1 more interesting than the other.

We did ride through some road construction. The drivers were very courteous and 3 of us received a “police escort” for a portion when a police car slowed traffic for us;Thank you Tuscon PD!

As we were making our way through town, we heard some bicycles approaching from behind. They called us by name, but we didn’t recognize their voices. As they passed us, they were not part of our group. How did they know our names? Our names are on the back of our safety vest.

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