Miles and Miles

A 226 mile weekend: 152 miles one day, 74 miles the next. Basically the Bicycle Ranch route 2X including Carefree towers, Dynamite / Jomax / Hidden Hills, and then Fountain Hills / Gilbert loop. 6,000 feet of climbing on Saturday, … Continue reading

Spring in them thar hills

View from Sun Ridge Parkway, Fountain Hills, AZ Fountain Hills circuit (minus the big  kahuna – the top of Golden Eagle), starting from the Gainey Village Shopping Center. 38.5 miles with roughly 2100 feet of climbing. Early spring edition of … Continue reading

New River / Tonto Hills Ultra Century

A 153 mile route, passing by Lake Pleasant, New River, Joy Ranch Rd, Spur Cross Ranch, Double Canyon Ranch, Carefree Towers / Tonto Hills, the climbs of Dynamite and Jomax, and the Hills of Via Linda. 6,000 feet of climbing … Continue reading

I think I can’t

Many routes look harder than they really are. Driving up (or down) a mountain pass in your car, you might think there is no way you could ever ride that course on your bike. But you know what? I’ll bet … Continue reading

Los Freeloaders Ride

Here are some pictures from this morning’s Saturday ride with the Los Freeloaders group on the way up Eagle Ridge in Fountain Hills. For those of you not pictured (not including moi, who took said pictures), you’ll just have to … Continue reading

Hill climbs added

I’ve added a few more hill climbs under the Mountain Pose pages: Hills of Via Linda (Desert Cove, Hidden Hills, and Scottsdale Mountain), Nine Mile Hill (Rio Verde Dr), and the Hills of Arcadia (Valle Vista — aka 56th St … Continue reading