Lunch and Dinner Ride

by Mike on March 25, 2009

Did a big loop around Hawes and Usery Park this afternoon. Nice rolling XC took my time and snapped a lot of shots. Twenty two miles, could easily be more. I had 30 miles in mind, but based on my speed and the setting sun I made some on the fly changes that got me back to my car just as it was almost too dark to see. Perfect.

I love riding as the daylight fades. Especially on Pass Mountain. The trail from the Pass Mtn lookout down the west side is sweet. I rarely ride this section downhill but every time I do I just eat it up. Plenty of smooth, plenty of tech…I noticed a rock fairy has been adding rocks to some of the big steps/drops making it easier to ride…shame on them. Had I not been racing the setting sun I would have restored the spots to their original technical level. Next time.

Lately I’ve been on this kick wanting to ride more miles. I gotta see at least 20 miles of trail these days to get my fix. And that only lasts a couple of days. Then I start itching for more. I think I have an addiction. Hi, my name is Mike and I’m a bikeaholic.


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1 Scott C March 27, 2009 at 9:29 am

I think I know a way but I havn’t tried it yet. I’ll let you know how it works out when I get arround to tryin it.

2 MTBikeAZ March 26, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Hey singlespeed Scott. And you do those 25 miles on your Rig right? You animal. Total mileage on this route is only 22. When I have more time I’ll add about 5 more miles in at Hawes as well as do the full loop around Pass Mountain. That’ll make it a little over 30. We’ve got to find a connector to the Goldfields…then we can ride 50 mile epics…

3 Scott C March 26, 2009 at 7:02 pm

So what was your final milage?
I do a similar ride some times with a little less pavement because I live on 90th street (Ellsworth and McDowell). I go the other direction, all the way around Pass Mountian, and all the way down to TRW. It’s an awsome ride, takes about 2 hours and is about 25 miles.

4 Chris March 26, 2009 at 10:58 am

Admitting you have a problem is the first step…

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