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. That was my compromise to be able to ride with the lady. 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.