The heat may have something to do with that.
30 miles from Bumblebee to Table Mesa Rd on the Black Canyon Trail.
The day started off with a climb out of Bumblebee and led to some of the most flowy single track I have been on in AZ.
The rhythm was a thing of beauty, a zen moment if you'll indulge me.
River crossing #1.
Don't forget your socks on the other bank
or people might make fun of you.
Oh and don't drop stuff in the water.
A river crossing mean a nice climb to get back up.
I ate shit not long after this shot I think.
Bruised and scraped and kinda sore.
Found a damn thistle thorn in my shoulder in the shower
well after the ride.
There were tire issues that required down time.
More down time and river crossing #2.
Get them fish!
River crossing #3. Notice the no stop this time.
It was pretty shallow but I think we were just starting to
feel the heat and we didn't want to dally.
The climb out from this crossing was sublime.
We were all a little roasted by the time we hit the last river crossing
so we took the time to swim and filter some more water.