Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Kentucky Camp

Sean, Jeffro, Chris and I headed south to Kentucky Camp for what would be the last time to ride this trail before the heat takes full effect. A short drive from Tucson, the landscape quickly changes to rolling hills and grasslands while offering another view of Mt. Wrightson. With several leg burning climbs and a little altitude thrown in, it would be quite an adventure on the single speed. The GPS data; 26.4 miles with 3,163 ft. of total climbing and topping out at just over 6,902 ft. However, my legs and body tell another tale; I swear that seemed closer to 40 miles!

So, you work for Exxon, huh?

Are you experienced?

You gunna eat that?

Time for a soak in the shade

My dogs are barking!

The Kentucky Camp

Proper! Until next year...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Lemmon Drop

Jeffro, Spiker, Trashy, Adam, Chris and I made up the "locals" contingency. RideAZ folks complete with D/H bikes made the trip down from PHX. 18 of them to be exact. Our plans to start above the ski area were scuttled by snow and ice. When the locals say the trail's unrideable, they are probably on to something. We were split into the sayers and naysayers. Looks like the sayers seized the day.

Temp at Sumerhaven: 48 degrees

Catch me ridin' dirty

Hey, where'd the trail go?

Rest Stop #1

Bug Springs, up, up, up

Smiles all around

The plan was to finish out thru Milligrosa. We all agreed we'd gotten our money's worth. It could be done, but it wouldn't be pretty. Jeff had committed to leading the Ride AZ gang, so he was stuck dealing with mechanical after mechanical, interupted by the occasional spill. The locals came out with zero flats, zero mechanicals and only one brush with a rock.

It will take some time for the upper trails to thaw out. Damn, what a great day!

Afternoon Pedal

Weather was too nice to stay indoors. Decided to venture out to TMP for a pedal and shakedown before the Lemon Drop on Saturday

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Libby traveled to Amsterdam to visit her good friends Linda, Joel and the munchkins

see if you can find the bicycle...

Meet the neighbors

Libby and her Mom

Mike's Bike Tours- World Famous!