Unfamiliar territory can often result in some interesting riding adventures. Sometimes satellite view just doesn't show every locked gate when you are planning a route. So we did a bit of back-tracking and improvisation for a short bit of gravel today. The last three miles I rode back on the Hohokam Trail and Heather used the adjacent roads. Our favorite road name today was "Justa" road. We also had a friendly dog that followed us for about five miles.
The Arizona winter weather is providing us some nice opportunities to hike and bike. The past three outings have included two sections of the Arizona Trail and the Hohokam/McKenzie Ranch trails. If I am mountain biking, Heather hikes the same trail - it works out pretty nice. We have also hiked together on the Arizona Trail from Davidson Canyon to Aqua Verde Creek and back. We are trying a new gravel ride tomorrow - hoping the roads aren't too sandy!
We've left Texas and made our way back to Tucson for the winter. All settled in and enjoying the warm temperatures and sunshine of Arizona. Today I got over to the Fantasy Island mountain bike trails for a great ride in the desert. Found a unicorn struck to the cactus too!
Today we rode a nice section of the Trail of the Mountain Spirits - plenty of climbing and excellent scenery.
Went out with Gary (local from Silver City) to ride a portion of the CDT today in the North Burro Mountains. More technical riding on a section of trail that sees little maintenance. Overall a very fun and challenging MTB ride with many nice vistas.
Fun MTB ride on the CDT, south of Silver City in the Burros Mountains. Thanks to Gary (Silver City local) for taking me out on this 15 mile out and back section on the CDT.
Scenes from our ride today - rode south from Silver City to White Signal and back. Following the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier route.
Nice to have so many MTB trails here in the Silver City area. Ft. Bayard trail system is really great with a variety of trails to choose from - plenty of climbing too 😉
Took a trip over to Lake City with the Bryant's today for a ride out towards Engineers Pass on County Road 20. Our plan was to ride out County Road 20 following Henson Creek until the road got too tough to ride. Well... Heather, Ronnie, and Nanette figured out where that was and turned around at 13 miles out - I decided to push on and see if I could make the top of Engineers Pass!
Great morning to go get a bike ride in before the afternoon t-storms and rain. Around a 39 mile out and back route on several gravel roads towards Love Lake and then up to a turn-out to see the elusive Copper Falls. Thanks to Ronnie Bryant for scouting this route out and finding where Copper Falls is located.