Day 5: Williams, AZ to Winslow, AZ
Somewhere on a corner....
Grupetto: Left Hotel late with Reed Finfrock and finished with Richard Gilmore.
Notable: This was a recovery day. Only 104 miles with very little climbing. We spent much of the day crossing an immense basin ringed by ancient volcanoes and lava flows. The arid landscape is mostly desolate areas with scrub pinion, cactus and an ocassional squatter cabin.
This is tailwind country :) I recall one stretch where we did not pedal for 8 miles and never dropped below 27 mph.
Doreen Note: We had a group breakfast at the hotel resturant "Miss Kitty's". meeeow, it was yumm yumm ;) On day one of the tour I was focused on the destination. Now, I focus on the day we are in...the journey for each day..
Josh Note: Riding through unspoiled desert southwest is a treat. Arizona has the best sky and clouds I've ever seen day in and day out. We left the hotel almost dead last so that we would force ourselves to have an easy recovery day. Despite lingering at all the rest stops and a detour into Flagstaff for a killer double espresso we had a 21 mph average. Life is good.
Doreen is out washing cloths in a laudrymat across from the Hotel and I'm scouting out dinner. I did not take any scenery pictures today because only Ansel Adams could capture this terrain and do justice.
Kirsten Ames (Haloween Shorts?), Lunch Crew, Mike Meyers and friend
, Rick Anderson and Richard Gilmore
Kirsten Ames, Lon Haldeman/Kirsten Ames, Nancy
Susan Notorangelo, Richard Gilmore / Too Tall, Mike Meyers
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