Tales and trails

Looking north on Trail 365. Apparently the construction of some newish houses (not ours) required a detour via pavement to the west.

Looking north on Trail 365. Apparently the construction of some newish houses (not ours) required a detour via pavement to the west.

Still trying to get everyone settled in (and settled down) at Rancho Pendejo. Amazing how difficult that can be when most of your earthly possessions are somewhere on the road, in the custody of others, and the cats spend the wee, small hours hunting remorselessly for a cozy basement that is six hours north of here.

You want cacti? We got cacti.

You want cacti? We got cacti.

I’ve been using Satellite Coffee and the Juan Tabo Library as temporary offices while we await the installation of the Innertubes. Don’t have to tip as frequently at the library, but the coffee and breakfast burritos aren’t nearly as good.

I took a break from work this afternoon for a short march around a trail just east of our new digs that warrants further inspection by bicycle.

Herself has run a bit of it, but all I wanted to do today was just stagger around outdoors for a while, collect a little free vitamin D. I’m still running a fairly significant sleep deficit, and taking a cyclo-cross bike out on an unfamiliar trail bordered with various cacti seemed exceptionally stupid, even for the Irish.

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19 Responses to “Tales and trails”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Have you run into many patches of goat heads? Also known as puncture vine, the best descriptive name for a plant I have ever come across. It describes what the plant does with pinpoint, pun intended, accuracy.

  2. md anderson Says:

    We had a strong monsoon season which means a banner year for goatheads. Little f’ers are everywhere. Nature’s caltrops.

  3. Larry T. Says:

    Forgot about those goathead things since we left CA years ago. I do remember selling plenty of Mr. Tuffy tire liners and other assorted armor against those enemies of the pneumatic tire back-in-the-day. Somewhere I read about a guy training on the ROADS of Tucson who ran a cut-down clincher tire inside as a barrier. I guess you forget about ride-quality if the battle is just to keep the air inside?

  4. khal spencer Says:

    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3573629.shtml#.VChQtxZ0a3N

    Fuckion’ A. Can’t these people drive?

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