The extended part of this ride compared to last year afforded us the opportunity to ride some more of the AZT. This is always a good thing. As we made our way southbound over some jeep roads we heard the rumbling of some 4x4 behind us. We were a bit surprised at how long we kept in front of them, the road was extremely rugged by 4x4 standards, but perfect for some techy mtb climbing! The 4x's finally caught us and we pulled over to watch all 6 of them navigate the obstacle strewn incline.
|We were surprised to see so much color lingering in the canyons|
|The Link Tr. was the only significant HAB section of the day|
|Looking south from the high point|
|We were also scouting water sources along the route for the upcoming AZT300|
|Another wildlife first, tarantula munching on a grasshopper!|
|It's hard to fathom sometimes that views like this are in AZ!|