Toronto-Phoenix started with customs insisting I take apart all of my carefully packaged bike and travel gear, right down to the last screw and energy bar. It took me most of a 1/2 hr to unpack/repack.
Flight to Phoenix was late (just like the last time). Good thing I planned for a short day – not like the last time where I spent 5 hours pedaling in the dark.
Flying into Phoenix with the trip’s mountains in the background:
Bike arrived and it was time to put it together:
And now we’re ready to go:
Salt Lake on a bike path just east of Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport:
Best Western Apache Junction – My home for the night
And this felt really really good after 4 hours in 30C/90F under the desert sun:
And now – thoughts turn to tomorrow’s first mountain: