Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another Day of Mama Didn't Raise No Fool. (March 14:Day 11--Globe, AZ)

Folks, I get to live in integrity and, again, honor my promise to my children.  I chose NOT to ride today after much anguish (yes, I cried while trying to decide)--for me, the traffic and road surface element of the ride was much too dangerous.  I was not alone in this assessment, and others decided to join us SAGGERS after riding a portion of Highway 60.

Do I regret my decision?

No, I know I could have made the climb. albeit slowly, but I could have done it.  The road surface, traffic, bridges and drop off into the canyon all scored very high on my 'terrified' scale, and not one I felt compelled to overcome on this trip.  Feedback from those that rode was it was challenging and the traffic was frightening---that they thought of me as I rode and agreed that I had made the right decision-->for me.  Despite that, I am proud of everyone who made the ride--what an accomplishment!

I am posting some pictures I took today---these aren't in any particular order and the site is too temperamental to edit, so here they are---enjoy.

Bikes at Sunrise

Shadow Dancing

How "SAG-gers" spend their time while waiting

Pre-ride  Snack Table

Trailer and Van




Rita and Friends


Karen Cooper

Tunnel to Globe, AZ on HWY 60

Suzanne on her Bike Friday

Fellow Bloggers

Linda and Lois

Gotta go, I know the labeling isn't done yet, but it is getting late and  I need to get ready for tomorrow-- 76 miles

56 miles


  1. Sue:

    There is no shame in being safe - as a veteran with Bob of Highway 60, I know how dangerous it is (and how painful due to the chipseal!). I love your adventure - go girl!!!!

  2. Being safe is always the best decision. There is always another day to ride.

  3. Good decision-- We would all be so sad if we never got to see you again! :)

  4. I'm glad you played it safe. But I'm wondering who are the dudes in the pictures? I thought this was a ladies only trip? :)
    I enjoyed catching up with you today. Sounds like you are having a blast. love you!