Gravel Ride Out of Catalina
I belong to a gravel riding site where someone posted a 30 mile route that included a visit to petroglyphs on the east side of the Tortolitas. That sounded like fun so I drove to Catalina and jumped on my gravel bike on East Edwin Road.
Soon I encounter a deep, sandy section. My tires are not wide enough to plow over this surface, sinking in instead so I have to walk.
I head north, circle a power station off St. Rt. 79 and get a good view of Newman Peak.
I retrace my route following a good section of road with Mount Lemmon in the distance. Beautiful. I hang a right on Cochise Springs Rd and follow it for 3 miles. Way too many sandy sections so am forced to walk, a bunch, which sucks. Then my Garmin starts barking at me that I am off the route, then I got back on route but if the remainder of the loop I am following is similar to the 3 miles I have covered.....
....so I turn around. Later, I realized where I happened to turn around is exactly where the rock art is and I missed it!!! Oh well. Did a couple of rides this week with the Cyclefit gang, which was fun as I ease into the start of an epic hike to the Window on Saturday
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