I had the opportunity to squeeze a ride in on the National Trail while I was in Phoenix, AZ for work. This ride was so much fun. It gave me a little taste of what it will be like to travel with the channel and meet subs in a different area. Aside from that the terrain was like no other I have ridden in before. Overall the views were stunning and the trail was one that I wish I was a local so I could go back and do over and over again. After this ride I have a new respect for all of the riders climbing in that area! You guys rock...literally!
I'm just a guy in Northern California that loves riding bikes. Most of my time is spent on a mountain bike. I also own a single speed for around town and commuting. Last but not least I own a cross bike. I couldn't bring myself to buy a road bike just so I could do long road rides that had more climbing than I could handle on the SS. That was my compromise. I'm originally from Pennsylvania and have that blunt east coast attitude. Some people love it, some people hate it. Either way I wake up in the morning.