Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cycling to Grand Canyon

Crack of dawn and our van is covered in ice. Coffee, jalapenos, hot sauce on omelets to get us warm at Lilo's German breakfast place . We try to joke but we understand that today will be serious long cold challenge. Tom and Cesar are dressed in the full winter gear and we are off.
Desert gives way to pine woods and by the time we get to Williams AZ elevation reads 6772. It's hard to breathe this thin air for Florida boys. AZ-64 turns North towards Grand Canyon and hills get steep. Scenery is beautiful with mountains all around and huge wind farm in the distance but how much of it can be enjoyed on a never-ending climb?
The last stretch of the road brought some better luck. Road got flatter and the strong wind that tormented the riders all day becomes a strong tailwind and we reached the Grand Canyon Village before we knew it.
Tom and Cesar loved the tailwind :)

We went to the Canyon right away. We didn't have much time before the sunset but even the little time that we had we took some amazing pics and we all four agreed that this view was worth all the pain plus we all got kinda sentimental when we talked about the kids from charity. Yes four tough guys turned soft after seeing Grand Canyon and talking about the charity and then we've seen herds of deer and elk. Nature and God are amazing .    

Lunch time

 Cesar - Colombian supermodel

... that's how deer do it

Can you spot a deer?

It is not about what Tom is doing. It's about a deer

Good night!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful... And those Deer look good!, Did you guys get one and cook it up? Good Luck today.