Arizona, Mountain biking, outdoors

Sedona Mountain Bike Adventure

I just wanted to share a few pics of our December 2011 Sedona mountain bike adventure.Image

Sedona is one of those treasures that keeps you on a quest to discover more each time you visit.

Our group of ten started around 11:30 in the morning at the Bike and Bean in the Village of Oak Creek

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http://www.bike bean.com/Sedona_Bike_%26_Bean_Sedona_Mountain_biking_and_Coffee/Enter.html

The plan was to start at the “made in the shade” trailhead and get to chicken point and then back to the parking lot.

Here is a map provided by Cosmic Ray.

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The actual route we ended up taking was: Made in the shade” – “Slim shady” – “HT” – “Little horse” – to Chicken point – Llama – “Little bell loop” – Bell rock loop and back to the parking lot.

The “made in the Shade/Slim shady section in one of my favorites.

Here our group stops for a photo op.

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The “HT” (highway tunnel) trail travel under highway 179 and over to the Little Horse trail.

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After “HT” things get a little technical and steep on the Little Horse”

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No one cleaned this section but they gave it a good try.

Chicken Point is a destination and point of interest for hikers, Jeeps and mountain bikers.

The views are amazing and give you a “back country” view that most Sedona visitors don’t experience by traveling up and down the main roads and tourist shops.

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Chicken Point is a playground on the hidden side of Sedona.

A couple of our braver souls attempted ti ride part of the “white line” pictured below. (double click the image with your mouse for the bigger pic)

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The “white line” is not really a shelf ledge …. but rather according to Rob H. more like just a sloped part of the rock formation that is “steeper than it looks”.

Here is a youtube video of the entire “white line” by a couple of crazies.

The entire day was awesome with the exception of a mechanical small ring failure on the way back to the cars.

Looking forward to getting back to another Sedona adventure real soon.

Steve

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