start out riding into the rising sun
starting out relatively low
somewhere around here some random old dude (who wasn't doing the brevet) on a squeaky le monde an absolute jersey, no helmet and a few teeth missing slowed up to chat. i couldn't understand most of what he said and eventually he pedaled off leaving us in his dust. funny stuff.
late breakfast in springerville
snacks leaving greer
i forget how long the climb is out of greer to the turn off for sunrise. just as i was about top reach the top i was greeted with a painful hail storm #1 and john with a flat.
the road to sunrise was paved this year which was really nice.
hiding from hail storm #2. shortly after this i got bit/stung by something (an ant i think) on my leg under my shorts. not fun and now on antibiotics.
the ride from sunrise back to show low was fast with a few quick stops
we wrapped it up in 10 hours total and headed to payson for steaks and a martini. good times.