Is this the fabled connection to Fountain Hills?

  Whole lot of road construction going on at the end of Eagle Ridge in Fountain Hills A few years ago cyclists lost access to the Hidden Hills area, (to the west and down from Eagle Ridge in the picture … Continue reading


The AJ’s store is/was on the way to many of the popular training routes in the east Scottsdale / Fountain Hills area. Went down to AJ’s this morning, the one on the corner of Mountain View and Via Linda in east … 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