Five of my last seven rides were on the ROAD. Mind you, I love being on two wheels, skinny or FAT, but I get the most joy on singletrack, in the mountains, away from it all.
Wednesday was my only shot this week to stretch my mountain legs after all that road riding. My choice of trail was driven by want for adventure, solitude and a good climb. When I need these three in excess, I head for West South Mountain.
Ranger >> National West >> Gila West >> Bees >> Gila View >> National >> Ran out of Light Road to the Car.
Gorgeous trail, nary a soul out west. Powered by Clif Bars, Shot Bloks and Nuun, I reacquainted myself with good old fashioned Arizona desert. Sunset over the Estrellas atop Gila View was the highlight of the ride.
It doesn’t get better than springtime in the desert.