April 6th, 2010
Interesting, fun, and memorable items worth noting: If you like desert, this stretch of road through Arizona is also a fun ride. The big saguarro cacti are quite impressive. Also, you can be sure, any place the has cholla cacti (also known as Teddy Bear Cacti) as big as I is one hot, hot place in the summer sun. I have never seen cholla cacti as big as I saw on this ride.
Not so fun: The road to the east of Tucson was in poor condition. Also, try to avoid Phoenix when its rush-hour traffic.
Overall Road Quality Grade: ‘B-’ (west of Tucson), ‘D+’ (east of Tucson)