This Father’s day weekend was supposed to be the Barn Burner race in Flagstaff, AZ, but a forest fire caused the race to be postponed. Since we had plans to go up north for the race, we decided to go for a mountain bike ride at Mt. Elden. Crystal Point We arrived Friday early afternoon to Dave’s cabin in Munds Park. We unpacked our gear and went for a short ride near the cabin. The… Read More »
I set off to get a good mountain bike training ride in for the Whiskey Off-Road Race today out at Pemberton Trail in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. I accomplished that, but was in for a much longer day than I had expected. My first lap of the 15.4 mile loop started off great. I stopped a few times to take some photos of the spring flowers, so my time doesn’t reflect a fast lap,… Read More »
I had a nice ride on Desert Classic, South Mountain. I started at the Pima Canyon parking lot and rode to Telegraph Pass. I took Lower Corona Loma on the way out and the Double Secret Trail on the way back. One flat tire that tried to ruin my ride. My first official training ride for the Whiskey Off-Road race on April 24th, 2010.
South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona is the largest municipal park in the world. Located in the south end of the valley, it is one of the city’s favorite recreational areas. Many of the trails below can be combined for making a loop or longer rides. Mormon/National trail is one of my favorite trails in the valley. If your looking for a gnarly downhill or tough climb, this is a great, but difficult trail. There… Read More »