Sunday, February 10, 2008

Aqua Caliente

The weekend was filled with great riding. The shootout was actually really fun. There are these nice young boys wearing USA kits that pulled us around all day. They were really fast and so happy to be on the front. This kid Caleb was a supercharger. I finally made it to the top of Madiera and then felt good enough to get towed up Helmet Peak. Plus, a tailwind back down Mission.

Then on Sunday a stellar crew from the midwest and Montana met at Aqua Caliente Park(the only hot springs in Tucson) for a ride up Reddington around Italian Springs , back the AZ trail past Bellota Ranch to Milagrosa Canyon. Milagrosa is my favorite mtb trail in Tucson. Its has some big moves and awesome views. I always get some crazy highs and lows on that trail. The low was falling on a prickly pear cactus. ouch!

It was the warmest day since I've been here. It was so nice to see water in all the little creek crossings.


  1. Looks like good times! How do the trails in Tucson measure up to our rocky east coast trails? Can you ride to trails directly from the city? Oh, and I also wanted to let you know that I'm a big fan of yours. Thanks for blogging...and showing the world what women are capable of.

  2. Anna,

    I love your Pennsylvania line of bikes...genius! I've always liked riding in the desert. I wouldn't come out here to mtb ride as a destination spot, but this time of the year the weather is so nice. Of course if you can ride on the east, you have the good skillset to ride anywhere. Cheers!