This was our first week back in Tucson after the holidays, and also our first week of bike training. As neither of us have been biking much lately, we started with a few shorter rides around town – 12 to 16 miles each. The three routes we tried this week will be nice options for short to medium length rides throughout the spring, and all follow dedicated bike trails around Tucson.

Thankfully, after just one week of training we are still excited about the trip! There was a moment on Friday when the wind kicked up, a small hill came into sight, and I suddenly realized how much harder this will be with 60+ pounds of gear…

But, not yet!