Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Riding in the Desert

This weekend I spent 3 days doing some mtb riding with a buddy in the Phoenix area.  Each day we got out for 3 to 4 hours of riding, the best of which was day 3 when we hit up a local trail system.

Riding in the desert was fun, but I prefer sheltered trails in the woods with roots and ruts to open desert with rocks and, well, rocks.  I got to know a few cacti more intimately than I would have preferred, and tried to do as much climbing as I could possibly find.  And I got to ride a pretty sweet full suspension rental.

While I have no real intention or desire to move to a place like Phoenix - I would likely get skin cancer (or melt) within a matter of months - I have to say it was pretty sweet to enjoy 85 degrees and sunny clear skies in the middle of March.


  1. I think you need a new cycling jersey... maybe one that is sponsored by an Annheuser- Busch product?

    I'll see what I can find.

  2. I do have a birthday coming up. Size L please.