April 15, Girdner Trail Lollipop - Sedona

Thanks to Pat & Larry for our two week stay at Sedona Summit in a 2 bedroom condo. We came here two years ago and had a great time. We got a late start riding today, as we had to head to the bike shop to have them look at Fran’s headset. We also needed to get recommendation on where to ride in the wind. 25-35 mile wind, with higher gusts. Dave, at The Fat Tire Bike shop recommended the Dry Creek area, Chuckwagon, Mescal and Aerie. We planned on hitting those trails on Saturday, with Bill and Renee, from Denver, who will be arriving on Thursday night. So, we decided to head back to the condo and explore some trails that leave from the unit.

10?? Miles today. Bike computer wasn’t really working until the 2.6 mile mark, and then the miles started adding up. Rode down Plumber’s Crack, took too many rights, and ended up on the paved road. So, we double backed up the pavement back to the condos, and started over and descended on Girdner trail. Rode this to Rupp trail where we turned left, climbed up and over a couple hills to Cockscomb trail. We went left on a sweet, curving, climbing trail. Went left again at Western Civilization trail. Missed the right hand turn to Last Frontier, which ended up being fine, as we connected back on the Girdner trail. Went right and climbed back up to the condo. Fun ride, little under 3 hours.

Kevin heads down Girdner Trail

Francine along wash on Girdner Trail

Francine cruises on Western Civilization trail

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