2021-03-20 Day 9

Rest day coming! Beautiful overnight.

We are riding from Casa Grande to Catalina State Park near Tucson.

March 20, 2021

The two-peak mountain in the center of the picture was above the point of the first SAG stop. Here is the same peak from the SAG:

March 20, 2021

After following along I-8 for the last 400 miles, we have split to follow the I-10. This picture shows the type of frontage road we are often on as we track along the interstates. 

Frontage Road along I-10 on March 20, 2021

The desert riding was typical, although there was some changing landscape as we neared Tucson. In the last 10 miles was a 2.5% grade hill for about 5 miles – that was a grind at the end of a long week-plus of riding. But we all made it.

Arriving at the Catalina State Park was a big milestone for the riders. It is the first time we have had a rest day since the riding began, and it is a spectacular location. The picture say it all, I think.

March 20, 2021

Today’s Ride Statistics 

Casa Grande to Catalina State Park, Tucson

Mileage:  55.7

1,529 Elevation Gain