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Back in the Saddle Again

Back in the Bonti Saddle AgainThis morning marked the end of a famine — 100 days off the bike because of a broken ankle. I hadn’t ridden since Gooseberry Mesa on March 10th. Man did I need this ride.

I spent the early morning out at Usery, where trails are wide and technically tamed. There are a few nice spots around Cat’s Peak, and of course Pass Mountain is anything but tame. I took it easy on the kiddie trails, Blevins, Noso, Meridian, Cat’s Peak, County Line, Ruidoso, and Moon Rock. No mapping the trails this time, just pure riding. It was a perfect inaugural ride celebrating wind in my face again. Still not 100 percent yet, I’m not about to tackle Goat Camp or anything…but riding is easier than walking – so I will ride.

I feel like a kid with a new bike and new trails. I’ve got some serious mileage to make. There are a few trails here in Phoenix that I can’t wait to ride. FINS out on the west side has been calling me, so have a few trails up in the Black Canyon Trail System.

I’m also going to spend some time this summer up on the Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains. I should have a ton of new trails up soon. I’ve still got a back log of trails to post, but I’ve been spending the time giving the blog a makeover.

Here’s to the next 100 days.

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” -Edward Abbey