Tag: Arizona

Valley of the Sun

by on Nov.11, 2006, under Arizona

If you have read past year’s ride reports, then you’ll know I have always liked the valley of the sun. In fact the Phoenix area was on my top 3 list of places to move to. Denver won out because that’s where the jobs were. In any case, I continue my goal of getting there at least once a year. Usually as an add-on to a conference I am attending as was this case. Given the start times and golf tournament (I don’t play), I would get at least two and maybe three rides in.

When I arrived on Friday, Gary called to say he had kid duty and couldn’t ride. So after an uneventful unpacking and assembly of the bike, I was off to one of my favorite solo riding areas. McDowell Mountain Regional Park was empty as I pulled in and started the long loop.

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Circle Sedona

by on Nov.12, 2005, under Arizona

11/10/05 – Circle Sedona

Gary picked today’s ride which calls for a start at Chimney Rock Trail then Thunder Mountain, Sugarloaf, Tea Cup, Cibola Pass, Jim Thompson, and then a ride down the highway back to the car. We head off in search of the Chimney Rock trail entrance and find this over our heads (Lizard Rock):

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Templeton Trail, Sedona, AZ

by on Nov.11, 2005, under Arizona

11/9/05 – Templeton Trail, Sedona, AZ

Morning arrives and I bid farewell to Phoenix (for now) and head north to Sedona. I check in, suit up, and I’m on the bike up to the Bell Rock Pathway and past Bell Rock.

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