Feb 7, 2009

Dessert Classic: South Mountain - Phoenix, AZ

Met up with some other MTBR doods, at 7:30 for a little spin on Desert Classic. For this time of year, group rides don't usually start this early, but I actually don't mind it; crowds are low, and I can get on with my day. I'm always amazed that I can start a 7:30 am ride in shorts and t-shirt in the middle of winter.

Anycow, our plan was to ride to the end of Desert Classic and hit a few options along the way. Our first option was to take the short cut to the water tank, and from there we took sidewinder (secret trail), before tying back into Desert Classic. From there, we rode out to the west end of the trail. On the way back we rode up Goat Trail to the helipad. We came down the helipad trail, and then made our way back to Pima Canyon.

Our little tour took about 3 hours, and it was pretty fun just doing the Cross Country thing. Good times.

Here's a vid and few pics:

High Res Quicktime Version can be found here: Desert Classic 02/07/09

Here's a Google Earth Tour of the Route:

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