My group that I rode with today, Saturday, rolled out of Phoenix at 7:45. A little later start, but it suited me exactly!! I was humbled by my ride on Friday. It was cool and slightly downhill, so rookie me went out too fast like I was in a hurry or in a race. Sometimes you just want to get there, and that was all my fault. At mile 40, my knee started to hurt. I raised the seat, but then my Achilles started to hurt! I rode the next 28 miles beating myself up, but trying to find peace with my rookie mistake!! So today was another day and I hooked up with 3 ladies that wanted to enjoy the day ride out of Phoenix. Lesson #3.
We peddled from Phoenix, through Scottsdale, Mesa and finally rolled into Gold Canyon, Arizona. It was a 60 mile, *beautifully* scenic ride. The knee felt better today, and I am icing the Achilles while I write. All will be good for our climb to Globe, Arizona tomorrow.
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