Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Breakfast Ride with Two Wheel Jones

The Sun is up on the Superstitions

 Saturday would be my first group ride in many months.  It was the Two Wheel Jones holiday breakfast ride (they are a local bike shop and serve one incredible breakfast).  I got out of the house late but managed to get there right at 7.  I had to gather up some of my stuff before I left the house and pump up my tires with the pump that my kids broke the gauge on (finger checking tends to underfill I find but it's better than overfilling).

The route first went up to the shadows of the Flat Iron (Westernmost peak in the Superstition mountains). 

Then down into the rollers descending into Apache Jct. and also to the rest stop at the notorious "Dash In"  gas station on the Apache Trail.

The middle hill

There are three out and back hills that go up to the Goldfield mountains that the route follows to get the climbing up to just shy of 1000'.  A lot of folks turned around before the top to stay with the pack.  I had no pretensions of holding the pack at this point so I climbed them all.

 Yours truly in front of Usery Mountain

In the end,  they were still just setting up breakfast when I got there.  I sat for a minute under one of the heaters and had a breakfast burrito.  Then I stuffed a cinamon roll in my jersey pocket and headed home so my wife could get her day started.  I guess I am not much of Socializer.

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