After a 2-3 mile flat warm-up I took a right and climbed this gradual hill for about 9 miles.
Yes, Arizona has cactus. And yes, they have to be told not to shoot their guns everywhere.
This was a 5-6 mile downhill to the lake/turn around point below.
At the bottom of the hill I stopped to answer the call of nature and take a neat pic. This bike is sooo much fun. The lake is to the right (out of picture). I then turned around and climbed back up the 5-6 mile hill on the left (again, out of picture).
The lame look at me shot as I climbed, and climbed.
Stopped at the Ranger Station to refill the bottles. It was about 60-65 degrees that day. It would prove to be the warmest day while we were there (by far).
Take a look at the second pic in the series. I got to draft behind a garbage truck the whole way down. I don't know the speed I was going, but the speed limit was 50mph. It made that downhill go by FAST!
Ended the day with 3 hours of bike time. I guess this out and back has about 4000 feet of climbing in 55 miles.
I am going to shower and go to work now. Gotta smell good for the ladies ya know.