8 February 2012 - 13:27Sweetwater
The riding out here is excellent. Feeling pretty smoked from the big ride the day before, and reeling from my $120 bar tab at the Wench, we decided we would have a nice easy ride. We had already ridden Fantasy Island, so we were in the mood for something else, something low key and in the middle of a bunch of Saguaros. Well, there just so happens to be a place like that, called Sweetwater in the northern part of the Tucson Mountains. Mandy took off with some friends to Sedona, leaving Dough, Ginger and I to shred amongst the cacti. We donned our METAL kits and took off.
It took us a little while to remember how to get there, but we eventually figured it out. We got a solid couple of hours of lackadaisical riding, stopping often to snap pictures of the fantastic scenery.
The new gearing on the Spot Rocker was once again to my liking. I found that it quickly reached speed, and was just spinny enough to pop over the chunky rocky outcrops that randomly appear in front of you on this trail network. Dough had his video camera going, so I’m hoping there is some good footage.
It was a great afternoon for a ride, to be followed by good food and good beer at our traditional Superbowl Sunday haunt, The Barrio Brewing Co. We got there a little later than the rest of the gang, but still with plenty of football to be watched. They have a pretty delicious IPA. I kept in check this year though, and was even able to beat Dejay at shuffleboard. Heck, I even remembered leaving the Buffet, which is our other traditional end of ride haunt. I might have learned my lesson last year…