Monday, March 23, 2009

TMP Oddities

Had some time on my hands so Matt, Brendan and I ventured out to Tucson Mountain Park to explore. Left the house at 7:45am and didn't come home 'til 5pm. Another good day on the bike.

Quick stop at Cafe Paraiso and then off to Starr Pass.

Ducked under Ajo Road and headed to the new Robles Trails.

More tunnels.

Hmm, we need to be on the other side of this fence...

Made our way over to the boy scout camp for lunch.

Matt realized that he was low on water and climbing Golden Gate wouldn't be a good idea, so we pedaled to a nearby Circle K.

Circle K number 1.

Oh, so it's going to be one of those kinds of rides.

Almost at the top of Golden Gate looking back where we came from.

Beer Stop!

Matt determined to make the empty can fit into his pack.

Circle K number 2 and time for more beers. After all, it was on our way to more trail.

Still raining back in town, and hey, I have one more beer in my pack...

I've ridden TMP for years and never knew about this rock wall/dam, nor the single track leading you there.

We rode out 36th St. and headed for more dirt. Riding thru an open gate led to some washes, some random desert trails, a stint in the ghetto and more washes.

Riding thru this random storm drain/wash led us to a catwalk. Some guy leaned over the fence upon hearing us below and recognized Matt. Wha?

Turns out the guy was instrumental in building/developing the Robles Trails and led us thru his property to more washes!

We popped out by the Pima County jail and took the Santa Cruz river path back to town.

Then on Sunday Libby and I headed out to the Pistol Hill section of the AZ Trail where we met up with my Dad and Spiker.

1 comment:

The OG Singleswizzler said...

What is it with riding bikes and drinking alcohol these days????!? You present MTBers are ruining it for our future bicyclist and our grandchildren. Do you have no shame????