Surprise, surprise, surprise

Today was an easy day. I rode 35.5 miles from Wickenburg to Surprise, AZ. I’m staying with a warm showers host couple, Bill and Dana. They live in an RV resort village in Surprise and when they’re not here hosting, they’re on the road cycling and leading their own tours. After fixing me a delicious lasagna and veggie meal, we ate pie and plannedĀ out the next phase of the trip, where I’ll be able to cut out a dreadful climb up to 8000 feet, by following along the Bubba’s Pampered Cyclists tour and then reconnecting to the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier route. I’m hoping to make it to Tempe, AZ tomorrow, which is around 50 miles.

Here’s the map of today’s ride (click on it for more details):

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Here’s one of the dry washes. Becomes a raging river when conditions are right.IMG_2052 Yellow flowers I guess.IMG_2063 IMG_2062 IMG_2061 IMG_2059 The railroad runs along the dry wash. You can see the bridge in the distance.IMG_2057

IMG_2060 IMG_2064 IMG_2058 IMG_2055 IMG_2056 More of the dry wash. Cuts a wide swath.IMG_2054

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A lot of Surprise is huge retirement communities. Lots of folks driving around in golf carts.IMG_2071 IMG_2072 IMG_2074 IMG_2075 IMG_2076 IMG_2077

I’ll get some pix of my hosts and the RV park in the morning before I leave.





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