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    our winter ride

    The SoMo (Southern Mountains) trails in phoenix

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    rented a couple of new Kona Cadaberas from the good people at Cactus Bike shop.

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    I dunno, looks pretty hot and dusty, probably not very comfortable, and those cacti! They look like they're waiting to attack as you ride by!

    Nice pix, tt, thanks for sharing! Hopefully it will warm up on the weekend here and I might be able to get a little mud on the tires!

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    Letting the pictures do all the talking eh?

    Looks like a good way to spend the day.
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    Those are wonderful pics. The cactus are huge!
    Looks like a great ride! Did you ride with locals or did you find the trails on your own?

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    the temperature only got up to 20 deg cel.
    not to much dust as it had been raining pretty steady a couple of days before.
    We rode on our own, the trails were well marked and we also had a map from the bike shop.
    the city is surrounded by these parks and mountains.
    this park was 17,000 acres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    rented a couple of new Kona Cadaberas from the good people at Cactus Bike shop.
    weird name for a shop... where would they get that idea...

    thanks for bringing some summer to us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    the temperature only got up to 20 deg cel.
    not to much dust as it had been raining pretty steady a couple of days before.
    We rode on our own, the trails were well marked and we also had a map from the bike shop.
    the city is surrounded by these parks and mountains.
    this park was 17,000 acres.
    any flat proof/slime in the tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    any flat proof/slime in the tires?
    I didn't even think of that.
    we brought spare tubes and pump and they supplied us with more tubes and CO2 cartridges.
    Thinking we should of carried a pry bar in case we impaled ourselves on those cactus.

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    Very cool that you got out for at least one ride while you were out there (I remember some talk of in-laws...).
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    I would certainly do a trip like this rather than laying around broiling on a beach somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog
    I would certainly do a trip like this rather than laying around broiling on a beach somewhere.
    also worth it to take your own bikes if you riding more than one day.

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    Nice pics!

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    So... I may have a shot at attending a conference in Phoenix in November....
    TT, would you be able to ride to the trails from the bike shop??? Any public transit out that way???

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    The trail head was just a couple of blocks from Cactus bikes.
    very easy to find.
    I would think there is public transit out to that area.

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