I did alot of mountain biking in South Mountain park for a while.  These are photos from that era. 


This is the trailhead at the end of the Jeep trail and the beginning of the National Trail / Mormon Loop.


Me on the trail. 

 You can watch the movie here: mountain-bike-hairpin-uphill.mov

 I had to try again.  There was a time when I was accomplished enough to make the turn and hop up the rocks every try. 

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This trail at the junction of the Mormon loop and National trail heads off to the Buena Vista parking lot and a long downhill ride winding down the hill on pavement to Central avenue in Phoenix.  The screen capture on the right shows the plateau and basin you can do the 45mph+ coast down into.


Once up on the plateau you can look back over to the north east and see Phoenix


There is a cave up in the Mormon loop basin that you can get out of the sun and play rock lizard on.


Mark's final resting place in the cave.  I brought sardines and crackers along in case he wasn't really dead.

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Bruce Dern MonsterID Icon Bruce Dern · November 1, 2007 at 7:23 pm

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Marius MonsterID Icon Marius · July 29, 2008 at 12:33 am

the rocks are fantastic! and crazy in some ways! haha good photos, indeed…

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