New video on the blog from the #arizonaoutbackadventures tour I took with my mom back in the spring. This was my favorite shot. #bikedit #whyiride #outsideisfree #twowheeltuesday #arizona
My mother lives in Phoenix, AZ, which is a amazing place to have in my back pocket when the majority of the country is draped in Winter. I’ve biked around her neighborhood quite a bit when visiting her, but she and I had never gone on a ride together until my trip to visit her for her birthday this past March.
We took a Sonoran Desert neighborhood tour, courtesy of Arizona Outback Adventures. The tour was was an easy enough that my mom (who is somewhat new at cycling) and I were both able to complete it with no issues. We lucked out and were the only two people on our tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and taught us a lot about the history of Scottsdale and the ecosystems of the Sonoran desert. The desert really has a beauty that is all its own, and shouldn’t be missed, and makes for a truly delightful morning.
Grand Canyon State, check!
When someone says the word “cyclist”, the image that likely comes to your mind is a spandex-clad, wiry Lance Armstrong look-alike standing in his pedals, mashing up a steep incline. But that’s not all that cycling has to offer. My personal love of cycling has nothing to do with speed, and everything to do with touring.
So what exactly is touring?