Craig: Trail Riding

Craig. Faces of the Festival 2017. Steven Meckler photo

I like living in Tucson. It’s warm and dry. I like the bicycle trails around here. I try to ride as often as I can, just on the trails. I used to do a lot more on the roads, but I’ve gotten too old for that now, I think. Miles a week? I’d probably say 40. I remember one of the first times I saw a Gila monster in Catalina State Park some years ago. I was hiking. I also remember seeing a desert tortoise out there. We were taking out buffel grass at the time. Does [the desert] teach me anything? Oh gee, just teaches me about a beautiful place and how people need to work to preserve it instead of try to destroy it with development.

-Craig