There are a lot of players in the car rack market right now but when looking at roof racks two come to mind immediately, Yakima and Thule. I’ve had experience with both of these brands and in my mind it really just boils down to if you like round (Yakima) or square (Thule) bars. For most of the years I’ve used roof racks it has been Yakima and it’s what we are currently using. Our set up while traveling through the US for 3 months was a set (4) Yakima Control towers to fit the factory rails on our truck, 2 fork mounted trays and
We only discovered Tucson about 4 years ago but professional cyclists and even serious amateurs have called this area home in the winter for years. With temps in the mid to upper 70’s and even 80’s through the “off season” it’s a great spot to get out and log some early season base miles. The terrain here is incredibly varied, from larger climbs up Mt Lemmon or Kitt Peak to flatter rides such as Avra Valley , Tucson has it all and most of the time with a wide bike lane to boot! Tucson also has two great bike paths to get the young ones
We have just a couple of days left here in San Diego and it’s been a wonderful month here. In my last post I mentioned we had to take our truck in for some service work which is all completed now but with Thanksgiving and the need to order parts things took much longer than we expected. Luckily the dealer gave us a loaner SUV to keep us going. The past few weeks we have actually dialed back the riding a bit and been doing more surfing. We found a great “Black Friday” online sale from Degree 33 Surfboards and took the plung (bought one).
In my last post I mentioned our renter was bailing out on us. Well, luckily we re-listed the house and had it rented again within 48hrs! With that concern taken care of we decided we were about done with camping in red dirt for a while and started talking about San Diego again. Jen contacted Campland which is right on the bay and we found out they had a monthly rate to save us some cash! With the decision made we packed up (making sure we didn’t bring along a tarantula!) and got on the road from Sedona, AZ to San Diego, CA. The drive
After out brief unexpected detour to Las Vegas to dry out we got on the road for a 3hr drive to Sedona. After a brief stop in Over The Edge Sports to get BETA on the area, buy a map and borrow their hose to fill our water tanks we were on our way up into the foothills above town to search out a camp spot. After a bit of searching we landed on this spot! Most important it had 5 bar 3G service for Jen to work, great MTBing nearby and then we woke up every morning to this out our front door! The
We pulled into Nevada after a 3 hour drive and rolled up to the Westin hotel. We had stayed here a few years ago when attending Interbike so we were familiar with the area and the riding. We took most of the rest of the evening unpacking and sorting clothing/gear before heading to bed. Axel seemed to enjoy the cushy bed and remote! The next morning was sunny and gorgeous so I set off for a nice road ride loop of about 40 miles. The ride runs along Lake Mead, up to Boulder City then loops back around to Henderson. It was a great ride
Here we are, all set up on Gooseberry Mesa. When we were here last time many years ago we had set up on the left side of the road (the South Rim), this time we found a nice spot on the Right side (North Rim) a mile before the trailhead. What we like about this is the view of Zion NP is right out our front door every morning. Now, onto the trails. The South Rim is considered the more technical side and the North is called “moderate”. I would rate the South as “VERY technical” and the North as “Technical”. This is not a