It’s not about the weather.
I think it’s more a matter of planning that stops me from heading to Flagstaff this weekend rather than any sort of issue about the weather. If we left early in the morning I’m sure we could be out of the high temperature zones within 50 minutes – and when the altitude goes up the temperature goes down.
The problem for me is that I don’t want to have to deal with the planning or execution of making a journey out of town at this time. Each of the last four excursions out of Arizona have been at my pleasure, and have been entirely my responsibility. My stress level has been hovering around 9.4 for the last couple of weeks and, I just don’t think I can do it again so soon regardless of how much I really want to get a break from the heat of the summer.
I really would go along as long as I didn’t have to manage the entire process. Perhaps Hal will have enough energy left to take care of the details, but I’m doubting it. Even if by some stroke of luck we ended up going anyway, it would probably be a good idea for us to take a car instead of the bikes.