Another sunny warm day in Sedona. The trails are drying out quite well so we are heading into town a bit more. We rode a loop using Teacup Trail to Soldiers Pass Trails [did an out an back] and then Adobe Jack Trail. We connected it all back to the start on the Hwy 89A. This is a fun loop we can ride straight from out hotel which is always nice.
Teacup Trail although mild mannered in name is actually a pretty high density tech-fest. Definitely lots of challenge here.
Soldiers Pass Trail provides more flow and the techy bits are spaced out with some nice fast turns. Sadly the trail ends for bikes at wilderness area sign and so it’s an out and back ride. On the plus side it’s quite fun both ways so that’s not an awful burden to bear. 😉
Adobe Jack Trail goes nearly full flow with just a handful of techy sections. Riding hard and hitting the sharp corners is grin inducing. It doesn’t hurt that this trail is mostly downhill.
Riding along Hwy 89A is not my favourite part of this loop, but to its credit there is a wide sidewalk and a decent sized bike lane to keep you away from traffic. You also have a number of potential munch and drinking spots to stop at which ain’t bad.
Our team’s crash injuries from the previous day proved to be not too serious. Taking another fairly easy day was a prudent choice, but hopefully we’ll be back at full shred soon.
I’ve decided to stop carrying my Canon point and shoot so I am forced to use the DSLR that’s always hugging my back like a chubby baby. The result is fewer photos and more of a PITA, but hopefully better quality shots. It’s just too easy to grab the P&S in the heat of the moment and then be disappointed with the results post ride.