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Poston's Butte Ride, AZ
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Poston's Butte Ride, AZ 
Poston's Butte Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Apr 05 2014
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking101.00 Miles
Road Biking101.00 Miles   9 Hrs   10 Mns   11.02 mph
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John planned out a ride that would give me about 100 miles with with a shorter version if I changed my mind on the way. I always think it would be cool to ride the bikes to a hike but then I am afraid to leave the bike :scared:. while hiking. We felt good as we passed the San Tans so we went for Poston's Butte. Hunt highway had a detour to Empire which was ok at first but then became a little scary for bikes. From there it was up Gary back to Hunt highway and all the way to F Mountain. The hike was only a mile so we locked the bikes and knocked it out. John had a flat but had a spare and changed it like a road biking pro. From there John led us a different way back. He figured it would be safer. We stopped for a little more water on the way back and then I got a flat at about mile 70. We fixed that and were now out of spares :o . We were wearing down a little by this time and our breaks were more frequent. When we made it back to town we rode the conslidated canal for awhile. This is John's neck of the woods and we relaxed a little from here on out. He took me through some back roads and got us to the Brewery in no time for a cold beverage. We said hi to Johnny and were on our way. John rode with me most of the way home and kept going as I turned off for home. John called it JUST RIGHT as I was at 100 miles when I hit my street. I went around the block for an extra mile just for good measure. A big thanks to John for the great ride(and snacks)and helping me get my first Century.YOU ROCK! :y:
P.S. The time includes 2flats, a mile hike, water refuel, and a cold beverage at the Brewery.
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