|East on Moore Road, Mt. Lemmon, and Sun God|
|I am wearing lots of sunscreen these days, mainly on my nose|
I have to to tell you that it got very hot - very hot indeed! I can still do the old commute route, but I must tell you mes amis - going on 90 degrees by 9 am - I was feeling the heat!
|Intersection of Swan and Broadway, Tucson, Arizona|
After about three large glasses of water, I finally cooled off. The rush was over and everything was low-key and relaxed. I had a great waitress named Audrey - she reminded me of a girl I was in love with years ago back in Tulsa - her name was Laura McDonagh - tall and thin, pearl white complection, blue eyes, and jet black hair...
|Tucson's Tiki bar circa 1950s|
Tucson has had a Tiki bar - Kon Tiki, since the 1950's here in this spot - right next to the Hungry Fox. I have been here once with Canadian Friends - they seem to know about these places... Anyway, I got totally shit-faced here on exotic concoctions while cuddling with lovely Canadian Girls.
|Phil and Judy's Shop|
Then I see the cracks and Phil says that he hopes I can get a ride home because the wheel is about to fail. He said I'd know it failed when my face impacted on the pavement. I don't think he was joking that much.
Explaining that this LeMond was borrowed from Dr. B, I was kind of in a fix - Phil assured me that he had seen this very same wheel (Bontreger Elite) and said that they are P.O.S. so he started to hunt me up a wheel to borrow.
Luckily I remembered that Le Tigre has some wheels, and after a quick call, I got hold of him (on assignment for wealthy patron who cannot be named) and he had Mrs. Le Tigre put a handful of wheel outside that I could go by and get and see if one would work.
I also knew that my neighbor was a few miles up the street getting a haircut - I was able to get a secure a ride back up to Dog Mtn!
|Phil saves my life once again...|
And to think I was sailing down Swan Rd at 35 mph only a few hours before. Had the wheel failed, I probably would have broken my neck...
So I live to ride another day - Cheers! Bruce