A sign on the way into town said 65 degrees, heck yeah! So that meant as we climb the 4,000 vf up to the top, the temps would remain pretty steady even as the temps back in town went up for the day. We actually had a few light rain drops on the way up, but they soon passed.
The six of us organically split up into pairs according to pace,and we managed 17 mile pedal up in around 3 hours. We were only passed by one car on the way, which amazed me for a holiday weekend.
We split from the top of Six Shooter around 10:30, and bombed down some sweet, sweet trail. The recent rains left the trails in primo condition. And thanks to the trail maintenance to the doods on MTBR, we only had one downed tree to deal with.
We took our time heading down, as we played on sessioned on some of features this trail has to offer. No major mechanicals, other than a flat, and no major crashes, just a few minor spills.
We managed to get back to the car around 12:30, and the temps down there were beginning to get a little toasty. Not bad!
Great day on the trail.
Here are some past entries on rides in this area: Pinal Mt. - Six Shooter
Here's a vid of the day:
A high Res Quicktime Version can be found here: Pinal Mt. - Six Shooter 05/24/09