Sedona: Teacup – Adobe Jack Loop

Sharon being careful...

Sharon being careful…

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.

Click for larger interactive map and GPS track...

Click for larger interactive map and GPS track…

Teacup Trail although mild mannered in name is actually a pretty high density tech-fest. Definitely lots of challenge here.

Coffee Pot rock...

Coffee Pot rock…

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. šŸ˜‰

Enjoying the Arizona sunshine...

Enjoying the Arizona sunshine…

Adobe Jack Trail goes nearly full flow with just a handful of techy sections. Riding hard andĀ hittingĀ the sharp corners is grinĀ inducing. It doesn’t hurt that this trail is mostly downhill.

Bring it on!

Bring it on!

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.

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Desert Minx…

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.

Red rocks, red mud and red bike...

Red rocks, red mud and red bike…

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.

Adobe Jack...

Adobe Jack…

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