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Day 1. Arrive in Phx. Mis-communication and failure to consult Jezebel resulted in a minor out-and-back on the Superstition Hwy. We finally reached our destination and after some hasty bike maintenance we pedaled off for South Mountain. We did the Mormon/National thing and finished with a descent on Corona Loma in the dark. Good times.





Day 2. Many options were thrown around, but being able to ride to South Mountain from our gracious host's abode trumped any other rides that required driving. Our leader had a grandiose plan for the day, but ultimately our lust for trail was stronger than our off-season legs. Still, we spent 6+ hours on the mountain and were treated to a near hiker-free descent from Telegraph Pass to finish the day. [voice=monty burns]Excellent.[/voice]







Day 3. With ravaged legs and a near 7hr drive looming overhead we opted for a shortish 3hr loop at Pass Mountain. The views were stunning as was the weather for the third day in a row.











I'm over winter. It's just something to endure. I should have stayed in Phoenix. Need a roommate (or two) B?
 

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Great photos! I will be there in two weeks, can't wait. Well, the riding in Bootleg is nice too but the sunsets 1 hour later in Phoenix and it is usually 10 degrees warmer. We got 6" of snow here a week ago, did the same storm hit Phoenix?
 

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Jealous. I sooooo want to be in Phoenix... on South Mountain...... RIGHT NOW!

Snowing and 15 deg F here.:madman:

Beautiful pics as always andy. Thank you for taking me away for a minute or two.

These two really caught my eye. The first for the outrageous composition and colors... the second for the great, different perspective on the Waterfall. It really brings out the true pucker factor of that feature. Good stuff.
 

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AndyN said:
I should have stayed in Phoenix. Need a roommate (or two) B?
Outstanding! you know there is a spare room or two for "rent" anytime.

Bombing CL in near darkness was almost as crazy as the lack of hikers on telegraph. Great weekend.

my legs are finally starting to feel normal. Just in time for a x-mas lights/bar cruiser ride. :thumbsup:
 

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loma in the dark? theres a pucker ride. telegraph without hikers? this must be a dream! screw the midwest, im commin home.

great post andy. more pics and storys please.
 

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Thanks everyone.

BetterRide, Phx got some rain before our trip so the trails were nice and tacky. We hit the remnants of the storms (slushy snow on the road) through Heber/Payson on the way over to AZ.

KRob, yeah I'm jealous too. It's been raining and snowing today, and cold.

Brian, thanks again pal, and I think we'll be back really soon.

CC, why you ever left AZ is beyond me, oh wait... the summers. ;o)
 

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the az summers suck ass and theres a total lack of candycorn there too. the trade off was well worth it even with the 6 month ride season and mediocre trails out here. theres gread riding but its hours away. plannin on scopin out the dh sceen up in red wing mini-soda next season so thatll be fun and new. word is its pretty cool and i think theres a few homers up that way.

you got rain just before the ride? oh, you suck big time! thats prime s mtn dirt right there.
 

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about a decade back, i did a wet ride mid sprinkle up to bueno visto then back down national and through fat mans pass with a buddy from the shop we worked at. portaging through the 1st 1/4 mile of fat mans in sidi's was nutty but otherwise it was like bein bolted to yer line, specially in the final run down to the fire road. 1 of the best rides on that hill i can remember. no pics available but the smiles were huge. that was in my pre digi days.
 

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AndyN said:
I'm over winter. It's just something to endure. I should have stayed in Phoenix. Need a roommate (or two) B?
Beautiful pics! Corona Loma at dusk to dark had to have been quite the adventure. I'm really sorry we didn't get to hook up on any rides during your visit. Next time! Robert and Joe are heading out this weekend if you wanna tag along with them for round two :D
 

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Just in time for a x-mas lights/bar cruiser ride. :thumbsup:
Just so you all don't think we're basking around in 70 degree weather, here's a little clip from a fun x-mas lights ride thru my hood last night. We must have had 70+ peeps out with many on decorated cruisers and it was dang chilly!!! I'm betting it was down in the lower 50s or maybe even the 40s :eek: Brrrrrrrr
Ahwatukee Christmas Lights Rides 2008 from DurtGurl on Vimeo.
 
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