I drove to the visitor center at Saguaro West National Park where I shoved off on a ride that took me on some new roads. Lots of people from many different states and countries observe from the visitor center.
I get on Hohokum road and enjoy a nice climb but after a few miles, a sign states that no motorized traffic is allowed beyond. I note there are several bike wheel tracks so continue on. I know the paved, Picture Rocks Road, is some point distant so what the heck.....
….well, for one thing the road turns into a wash. The sand is deep, covering my rims so I end up pushing my bike for over a mile. That was not a bunch of fun. Eventually, I reach the aforementioned road, head west then south and get on Manville Road (paved) and then....
….Reservation Road where I pass several cool looking ranch gates. I return to the park and get on Goldengate Road which rises up to Hohokum and return to my car with 33 miles and 1200' of climbing. Got a good gravel ride coming tomorrow and then a good hike.