Biking along the Rillito River

Two or three weeks ago, Mark was working at a campground and he pulled into an empty lot across the street from the campground to let Tucson do her business.  She started wandering out into the desert and he followed her.  Something caught his eye so he walked over to see what it was and found a recumbent tricycle in pretty good condition lying out there.  It needed some repairs to the seat covers, both the seat and the seat back, but other than that, it was usable.  He brought it home and we fixed it up.  Ever since then, he’s been wanting to go on a bike ride with me. Continue reading


I know it seems like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth for the last couple of weeks, but I have a good reason.  I’ve been working.  The last two weeks, H&R Block has been in peak season.  I have been working four-day weeks, but in calculating my hours for the pay period yesterday, I discovered I had worked a little over 99 hours!   Continue reading

Bicycling to the second stoplight

So many of you congratulated me on reaching the first stoplight on my bicycle yesterday that I feel compelled to briefly tell you about my attempt to ride to the second stoplight this morning.  As I said before, it was mostly downhill to the first stoplight, but not so to the second stoplight.  I had to do more pedaling and go over a few humps.  I was tired by the time I caught up with Mark ten minutes after he arrived at our meeting place.  I told him I’ll meet him there again tomorrow and perhaps the rest of the week until I get stronger.  My legs felt like rubber when I got off my bike.  I’ll get better, but I need to take it slowly at first.