SEDONA, AZ. FEB 15 2021. It’s 29 degrees. The sun ain’t quite up. But you are. And you want to have the best day ever mountainbiking Sedona AZ...
... What are ya gonna do?
Well, the obvious first move is to look up the closest 3 out of 5 stars rated greasy spoon... ‘cause the heaterless PEDALvan is fffffffffreezing.
Now, why a 3 out of 5?
- You know all the touristy snobs won’t be there.
- The locals will be.
- There will be plenty of grease.
- The price will be cheap.
Let me introduce you to The Coffee Pot. $7: eggs and sausage and French toast.
An hour later, we’re stuffed and warm and have a plan thanks to the Trail Forks app I’ve been studying.
It’s warmed up to about 40, but it’s a dry freezing.
The only terrible thing was my app reading skills. In no time, we are riding along a cliff edge on some fine Arizona sandstone. I like the challenge. Surfergirl... well, she later admitted to wanting to cry.
It got better.
We got off the Most Difficult trail after a bit, onto Intermediate, and finished with a downhill Green.
This is my third or fourth time to Sedona. I’ve never had a great riding experience. The first couple of times we had no idea where to ride and I’m pretty sure the locals purposely pointed us in the wrong direction.
A few months back I visited my friends Hardtail Party and Dusty Betty. Hardtail took Chris and I out for some raucous and righteous singletrack. If it weren’t a million degrees that day, I probably would have gotten the Sedona bug. But it was, and we suffered mightily under the sun.
Today... today was a new day. My best Sedona day ever.
While Surfergirl recuperated, The Old Diesel went out to shred. I took another stab at Trail Forks and found a bunch of sweet singletrack.
The trails were most excellent, after a heavy rain two days prior. Hero dirt. Plenty of berms and jumps. Miles and miles of goodness.
Finally, I found something perfect for my lady and swung back to coax her out... and found her out hiking along the same trail.
I found some good stuff, you’ll love it.
Let me see the app.
That’s where we supposed to go last time.
Uhhhhh... let’s go!
... yeah, way more than ok. I’m definitely coming back. Not for the 6-mile hike...
... for the endless challenging and playful mountain bike trails, stunning views and the locals at The Coffee Pot.
I wouldn't change a thing.
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