It has been a while now since I last updated the blog. After my last ride in Oregon, I boxed up the bike and shipped it to Arizona. On cue the weather in Oregon turned to rain. It started raining on Friday and was still raining on Monday when I left.
I spent some more time with my family on Friday and Saturday. My brothers birthday was the 28th, so they came over on Saturday night for dinner.
Sunday we drove up to Portland. My parents dropped me off at my friend Casey's house. I have known Casey since we were about eight years old. It was great to catch up with him and his family.
Most of Monday was spent getting from Portland to Phoenix. I am currently staying with Steve and Jill as well as their two dogs and five cats. It is heaps of fun, there is always someone wanting attention.
My bicycle arrived yesterday and this morning I took it for a spin around South Mountain Park. I rode from the house up to Telegraph Pass. From there I followed National Trail east to the San Juan parking area. The temperature was well into the 30's and I was struggling. I should have picked an easier trail or left earlier in the morning, because my body was just not coping.
This weekend we are going up to Flagstaff for a Buck's Weekend for Stan. Up there the temperature will drop below 0 at night. From one extreme to the other; Arizona is such a strange place.