11 February 2011 - 10:09Tucson – Day 5
The Airport Shuffle.
Monday morning came way too quickly. Keller and Doug were the first needing rides to the airport. I was in a haze from the previous night at the Barrio/Buffet, and our o’dark:30 departure was a little bit rough. After round one, I returned to a giggling Dicky, and an utterly destroyed hotel room. Opening the windows and door didn’t help.
There was nothing really left to do but saunter down to the bagel place and get some breakfast and coffee.
Once the fog in the room had cleared, I did a little re-organizing of my pile of stuff, and loaded up the Executor with Dicky’s and Mandy’s stuff. They were the mid morning shuttle. Follow that with bringing Emily to Dejay’s to box her bike up, drag it and Darkhorse George’s to Fed Ex for shipping, and then the third and final trip to the airport. I think I can now successfully get there without relying on my map app on my iphone.
Tucson sure is hard to navigate for a city built on a grid system.
Niner Mike and I spent the afternoon “working”, which consisted of lunch at Monkey Burger, a few errands, and then hunkering down in the hotel hammering out emails. I took the opportunity to remove my ridiculous mustache, which at this point was just creeping me out. By the time Mike and I had caught up, it was late in the afternoon.
We loaded up and went to Fantasy Island for a short loop, and got off the trail just as the sun was dipping below the horizon. I had messed around with the position of my helmet cam, but again, I had it pointed too low. Still, fun times were had, then it was off to forage for dinner, and head over to Dejay’s to hang out for a while and plan out our Tuesday.