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Ajo Mountain Drive - 21 mile bike loop - ORPI
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Ajo Mountain Drive - 21 mile bike loop - ORPISouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Apr 03 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Mtn Biking24.00 Miles 1,250 AEG
Mtn Biking24.00 Miles   4 Hrs      6.00 mph
1,250 ft AEG
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Ajo Mountain Drive - 21 mile bike loop – ORPI

I’ve had this on my mountain bike trek list for some time :next: http://www.nps.gov/orpi/index.htm and http://www.nps.gov/orpi/planyourvisit/d ... biking.htm

I headed down to ORPI with Todd Kallmyer Wednesday evening, stopping in Gila Bend at the local Subway to grab some “eats”. Arrived at Twin Peaks Campground ( http://hikearizona.com/photo=407203 ) about 10:30-ish and had to make a campfire in the raised BBQ as temperatures dipped below 50degF (http://hikearizona.com/photo=407204 ). After a bit of late night stargazing, called it a night to get ready for tomorrow’s ride.

Up at sunrise and we eased into the day. Todd was impressive downing a Guinness and Doritos for breakfast while I was into granola bars and sharks. Start our ride at 8am and returned before noon to our Twin Peaks campsite #189.

Wow – no vehicle passed us all day! We did see 5 total vehicles all day along the loop drive at various trail heads as well as 2 other bicyclists.

We broke out the BBQ to grill some burgs plus a couple of choice beverages to celebrate knocking off the Ajo Mountain Drive bike loop. Relaxed a bit before packing up the F-150 for the return drive to Phoenix.

Now if they ever re-open the 53 mile Puerto Blanco Drive, I’m “in” for that bike loop :next: http://www.americansouthwest.net/arizon ... drive.html and http://books.google.com/books?id=pwV0no ... ve&f=false

In the meantime, maybe Chaco Canyon and Outliers should be the next target bike trek :next: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/biking.htm and http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/w ... etrail.htm and http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/k ... etrail.htm and http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/c ... etrail.htm

Now about those “blue flags”;
Blue flag emergency water stations :next: http://rense.com/general29/border.htm
Cabeza Prieta case :next: http://www.animallaw.info/cases/causfd377fsupp2d767.htm
Robin Hoover :next: http://www.magarchive.tcu.edu/articles/ ... eid=200303

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