May 14-15. Rest day finally. Yesterday, I would describe as beauty and the beast. Started as a steady climb then magic– the outskirts of Sedona. God had his best paints and brushes saved for here. We stopped just into town for a smoothie- peach and banana but I paid for that pleasure – serious hypoglycemia after . See if you spot Americas favorite beagle, Snoopy in the photo I took there.you’ll also see a shot of 4 of us sitting around – Kevin and Mary are on the right andboth back in the game- after their fall on the way into Wickenberg. The beast today was – it was Saturday, and the climb out of Sedona to Flagstaff goes thru Oak Creek Canyon- beautiful, tortuous 12 mild climb with Slide Rock, a natural water slide, on the left which was full of funseekers. It’s max stress for cyclist like us though.There is a single white strip separating us from gravel or a steep descent into trouble. And I got my 1st flat out there! Thanks to buddies with me – especially Sabine – a terrific cyclist from Media, Pa. – the change went smoothly. Got to Flag the day NAU had graduation so the town was hoping! Flagstaff is a cool place . Mix of old West timber, railroad and ranching with a modern change into an outdoor lovers paradise. I just finished a phenomenal sports massage with Angela Gavelli – if anyone is here check her out 1(928)853-2504. She said Flag has become a major training site for Olympic teams world wide. At 7200 ft it is the ideal altitude. She worked on the Olympic swim teams from Israel and Turkey this weeks alone !One of the Brits – Howard -wanted a real American diner experience. Check it out poodle skirts on Rt 66 – The Galaxy diner . There are more photos here of old movie scenes and stars than in Hollywood itself! One of the photos shows the thru Oak Creek Canyon from above. Rest day tomorrow in Flagstaff- yeah!