Well I have gotten the Mtn Biking Fever lately. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. I guess it’s a good thing and I better do as much as I can while I still can. Soon it will be so hot I will only be able to ride in the wee hours of the morning before the sun comes out, or drive a couple hours where it’s cool enough to ride.
I’ve been spending most of my time on a trail system here in the phoenix valley. It’s Trail 100 and it runs from 7th Ave over to Tatum. It basically skirts on the north side of the North Mountain and the Phoenix Mountains. It’s a really fun trail to bike on but can be a killer of a ride. I have only ridden it in sections so far. It’s a 10.7 mile trip one way. I guess my ultimate goal would be to do a round trip of the path. The first time I did a 6 mile trip, next time I did a round trip that totaled 7 miles, and Monday I did an 8 mile round trip ride.
I have my bike loaded up on my Jeep and am waiting to head up there to do another ride. I’m not sure what section I’m going to ride today and how long of a ride I am going to do. I guess I will decide once I get there. I wouldn’t mind going on a route that takes me close to the wildflowers so I can take some pictures of them.
I feel elevated that I found an outdoor escape within this monstrosity of a city. The other day when I was out hiking with a friend on Trail 100 I think we heard some coyotes. They were barking and howling like them and there wasn’t anyone in sight that had dogs that would have been making the noises. So I think there were some out there. It was a tad bit creepy.