We biked 105 miles today with 6,329 ft of elevation gain. Exhausting. We could have had a 92 mile day with 1,000 ft less of elevation but opted to take the scenic road through the Arizona desert escorted by members of the Phoenix Bike Coalition. It was spectacularly beautiful and a definite reminder that it’s all about the journey—not the destination.

I guess one of the silver linings of sheltering in place is that it forces people to slow down and provides the perfect opportunity to stop and smell the roses.

Stay present and stay healthy and try to enjoy the ride.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!