We are scheming an Arizona trip for Turkey time. At first we were thinking Moab but Tuscon will be warmer and I am soft. I’m excited. Kinders will be off with their papa so it is just Dave and I and as many bikes as we see fit to haul around. It has been a while since I have ventured far beyond the state border – about September to be exact.
It has been a while too since I have had some uninterrupted time to sit down and read a good book. I just ordered Ghost Trails by fellow bike endurance junkie and blogger Jill Homer. I thought a bike book would be a fun read on a bike trip. Well really a car trip with lots of biking involved. On checkout I got the message “your order should arrive by Dec 25th”. Hmph…. Any other suggestions? Read a good book lately that is stocked by Amazon? Amazon evidently loves me dearly based on the number of daily e mails I get per day from them.
Trip planning is in full swing. Hopefully Chad and Scott will come out to play for a couple of days to lead us around their primo home trails. I haven’t ridden in that area other than lapping it up at Old Pueblo. What are the can’t miss trails in that area?
My stealth training is not going so stealthily. Saturday was a nice zippy group ride with about a dozen of us and Sunday was a lap on Silver Reef on the mtb with Dave and Joel. I should start carrying my camera again. Sunday was mid 70’s and bluebird blue sky – ride perfect.
Talking about Old Pueblo – I have signed up to do it solo single-speed this time around :-) Another first on the SS for me…and for Dave too.
Gotta love this….leaving the desert for a vacation in the “lower” desert. ;-) We used to do that when we lived in ABQ too…amazing what a 10-15F temp change can do for ones motivation to put in big miles. Have fun!
Sounds like a good vacation plan.
On my blog I recently reviewed the cycling books I’ve read. My top recommendation is “Lance Armstrong’s War”. If it doesn’t have to be a cycling book, I really enjoyed “A Short History of Nearly Everything” – it’s reviewed on my blog too.
It is going to be epic…
Come on down!
You guys going to be riding SS down here?
Thanks for your support, Lynda! :-)
That whole Dec. 25 thing is a little strange, but I can tell you that the turnover time from that site seems to be less than a week in most cases, unless you placed an order through USPS Media Mail. I’ve talked to a couple people that already received a book after five days.
Glad to see you guys are going some place warm for Thanksgiving. ;-)
Scott – We’ll be geared and FS.
Major by Todd Balf – about the earliest days of bicycle racing.
You may want to order Jill’s book from Lulu. You can buy the digital version of the book and have it now, or a paperback in 3-5 for printing (plus a few days for shipping).
It’s an older book but it’s good and even more so if you have kids. Funny too.
Momentum Is Your Friend.
I just ordered Jill’s book too and am looking forward to reading it.
Enjoy Tucson – it’s a terribly addictive place to ride…
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