Friday, December 13, 2019
It was a cool wet morning here in AZ, not wet from rain but from actual moisture. I was unsure of my destination this morning but found myself eventually headed for Gold Canyon. The trail was wet and grippy and the sun was warming. I was feeling good and on the standard clip I like. It wasn't long before the trail began to steam, felt good as I chose jacketless and gloveless since I didn't wnt to shed them later on the ride. It was a very nice cozy spin, nothing too energized this week I noticed but excited for one more and maybe others as I head to CT on Saturday.
Tuesday I was not thinking I was going to squeeze a ride in, but after some apointments and my lovely lady giving me the go ahead to tkae over kid duty I was off for about an hour I had to let off some steam. It was nice being out on the trail at 3pm and enjoyed my hour out there seeing things in different light, got busy on my way out the riders were flowing in.
After heavy rains Sunday night and a foggy morning, I found myself heading for Hawes hoping for the best but if I got rained on it was going to be all good. Turns out the mountain was clearing the fog and it made for one heck of a beautifully distracting ride!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Thinking of something different for my Friday ride I found myself passing Hawes and headed for McDowells I guess. I had something different in mind as I rode up Scenic in it's opposing direction of my normal routine, it created a workout up the rocky trail to get to the top and was a nice shift before it was going to become quite mellow the rest of the ride. I didn't not want to use Pemberton but found myself on it anyway. It's a very cozy long pedal out the the Goose Neck trail but that was where I was headed. After Gooseneck it's a speedy fun ride over to Bluff and it's a whole lot of easy riding DH from there to the car, felt great, worth the trip!
The air was thick this morning with moisture, not a common thing. Riding around Hawes felt and smelled like spring, I will take it in December. Man I ride alot of Hawes, but I do love it, it's a good mix of easy, moderate, technical and not ever very crowded.