143 days without measurable precip, then yesterday the sky unloads over 2" of rain here in the valley, and well over a foot of snow above 4,000'.  There was a heavy snow warning for Maricopa county above 2,000' - no joke!  That probably doesn't mean much to the CO, UT, Iowa, or east coast crowd, but for these parts that is unheard of.  The picture above is of my planned ride for the day - yes, over that snowcovered ridge.  That was a no go...

Here's a rare shot of Superstition mountain covered in snow.  The view from my front door told me I was road bound for the day.

My training has been a bit on the extreme side lately as well.  With the Nova Marathon just around the corner (I consider them sprint events now), it's time to bring some top end back.  Training has taken a "drillin' or chillin' " flavor of late & it fully kicked my butt in the last block.  I was so tired yesterday, could do nothing but sleep, wasn't sure I was going to make it out the door today.  Glad I did though...it was an amazing day to be on the roads.  How often do you see snow covered peaks aside lush green golf courses and palm trees?  (BTW Humboldt survivors - that peak got well over a foot of snow yesterday)

Only gripe is the official Mormon assault vehicle.  Damn near got killed by at least 6 of these monsters.  Hummers are innocuous; if I see one more over suspended, jacked up, big tired EXPEDITION I'm gonna go postal...

Published Sunday, March 12, 2006 5:04 PM by Dave


# @ Sunday, March 12, 2006 6:48 PM

Man, this is crazy. I just finished posting on my blog about nearly getting run over by some idiot in a sedan while I was out riding today. I had two SUVs buzz me too. And that was just on a 5 mile (or so) stretch of Pima!

Travis Swicegood

# @ Monday, March 13, 2006 3:53 PM

It took me awhile to catch the finger in the photo but when I did I laughed out loud! So, Monticello was cancelled due to, get this, to much snow! I was so bummed cause I was so ready! Oh well, next year! When will you be back in Durango?



# @ Monday, March 13, 2006 4:03 PM

Cap'n! Good to hear from ya. Who'd a thought Monticello would get cancelled from too much snow...what a freak winter.

I'll be back in Dtwon the weekend of 3/25.

See ya then!