I needed a mini epic so I headed to South Mountain. It was cool and breezy but still short sleeve and shorts weather for me, I wanted to climb.
I started at the 46th street lot and warmed up on Javelina. I love that trail. Then up Mormon to National to the Buena Vista lookout. From there it was down, down, downâ€¦ Geronimo. I was having so much fun I didnâ€™t even see the junction to the east leg of Geronimo. I just kept rolling down the roller coaster on Scout Camp to the bottom.
Still feeling some legs in me I road to the Mormon TH on 24th Street and headed up, up, up. I’ve been down Mormon before but never up. There were more rideable lines than I thought and I was able to stay on the bike for more than half the climb. The other half I was spinning out, clipping out and falling over. Eventually submissing to hike-a-bike to ascend what I couldn’t ride.
I met a few downhillers from Flagstaff down to escape the snow. They were headed for Geronimo. From the Mormon junction it was sweet sailing back down to the 46th Street lot via Javelina again.