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Just last weekend I went to southern Arizonas tallest mountain, Mt Graham, the Pinelenos Mountains. It was a cardiac test as I have my second heart surgery planned next June. Hate summer in the desert so the best time to be out of comission, for months. Dr will crack my chest open again and at 48 it took over a month to do much, now at 67 it’ll be tougher. Mountain biking at 9000’+ was a test to see if I can ski this winter and elevations effects. The trail was washed out from strong summer rains and baby heads were everywhere along with steep climbs and a hardly used trail. When I got to the top of the climb there’s a sweet view point of the Sulphur Springs Valley, Galiuro Mountains and more. From there is cell reception so I could call my girlfriend and tell her I am ready for ski season. My 27.1 pound Turner Flux climbs like a goat and descends like a dream, with an old goat on the pedals.