From the category archives:

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tommy Boy

March 15, 2012

Wednesday afternoon, where to ride…PMP? SoMo? Gold Canyon? It was Tom’s Thumb that beckoned me from miles away. Did I really want to climb, and climb, and then climb some more? Yes.

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Major Tom Extended

December 22, 2009

This is the extended version of the Major Tom vids I posted earlier. Screen resolution didn’t translate from .mov to .wmv in editing…I’m a noob so I may learn how to get it right next time. Hopefully this is the first of many more vids with a soundtrack.

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Tom’s Thumb C2C2C

December 17, 2009

I set out for an epic, and epic is what I got. Since my first climb up Tommy Boy, all I could think about was climbing it again. Last time I opted to ride down East End and hook up with Bell pass for a nice double bypass. Still I wondered what the north side […]

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Major Tom

December 5, 2009

Tom’s Thumb on EveryTrail My first ride up Toms Thumb… I’d read the stories on the MTBR Arizona forum… I just had to see for myself. From the Gateway Lot I opted to climb the Desert Park trail to Windgate. I hadn’t ridden Desert Park and enjoyed most of it. It’s longer but less climbing […]

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Quad Bypass, Check (just barely)

January 26, 2009

View Larger Map It’s been a long time since I really suffered on the bike. Back in 1996 I rode my GT Karakoram 63 miles in an XC / road adventure from Provo to Deer Creek up Cascade Springs to Ridge trail 157. Down Ridge to Tibble, down American Fork Canyon and back to Provo. […]

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Sonoran Preserve on the Brain

July 23, 2008

A local rider and reader of my blog named Dave sent me his hand drawn map of the trails inside the Sonoran Preserve. Maps like this are cool. They represent someone with passion, who creates a work of art. That’s what maps are to me. Art meets adventure. It’s so much more than just how […]

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