This week was busy and got away from me, so I am just now writing this on my phone from the Dallas airport as we wait for our flight to New Orleans. This weekend kicked off the summer and we spent it volunteering at the Zuni festival and camping near Pine. On Wednesday we left Flagstaff for a long weekend, we’ll tell you all about it when we
Volunteering: We volunteered Friday and SATURDAY at the Zuni Festival. Sharon gave a tour at Riordan Mansion and continued to promote the 20th Annual Made in the Shade Beer Festival.
Beer of the Week: We both enjoyed Beaver Street’s Marzen Lager, much to our surprise.
Something New: Jay rode the Pine Strawberry trail for the first time.
Highlight of Being in One Place: Sharon is signing up for summer soccer and employee fitness programs.
Jay riding the Pine-Strawberry Trail on his Salsa Fargo
Over the long weekend, Sharon and I agreed we needed to get out and camp somewhere. We decided on Rim Country based on the prediction of perfect weather. The prediction held true. I had a great morning riding the Pine-Strawberry Trail. I rode from our campsite off of Hardscrabble Road up to Fossil Creek Road. This portion of the dirt road was very fast on my bike, a Salsa Fargo 29er. I then took the Fossil Creek Road on through the town of Strawberry and picked up the Pine-Strawberry Trail.
Unfortunately the video footage above is washed out or over exposed. I hope future full sunlight footage will be better, as I plan to get a polarizing filter for the go-pro camera. I was wearing sunglasses, but the mixed shade/sun/shade made it hard for me to see at times. It’s so washed out that it is hard to see, but early on in the video the trail is quite steep and I just let the bike roll, plunging off of multiple ledges. Yes, it was a rough ride on a rigid bike.
I still really want to come back at some point and ride the Highline Trail/ Arizona Trail. Of course, if I am still in northern Arizona I do not think I will want to miss the Fire On The Rim race and festival.