Saturday, March 14, 2015

3/14/15 Phoenix Rest Day (Pi Day 3.1415) 0 miles

Rest days are reserved for laundry and bike cleaning which most of us did.  There was a bike shop nearby - Exhale Bike shop which has the greatest staff!  The owners are a husband and wife team, Nathaniel and Jesse, who treated the WomanTours riders with extra special attention.  Jill had some extensive work done on her bike that was very impressive!

3/13/15 Wickenburg to Phoenix ~ 66 miles

Today we had 50 miles of uphill with a strong head winds and chip seal...however, once we got close to Phoenix (smoother shoulder) we started downhill and made a turn, all those problems were forgotten as we sailed the last 16 miles!

Once arriving in the Deer Valley (15 miles north of downtown )  Phoenix, we settled in for two nights and a rest day.  The next day we would be saying good bye to Carol Wilder and Patty Jackson, our ride leaders.  They were with us to mentor the new ride leaders and they have been doing wonderfully.  As Carol says, we will be fine!