Archive for May 2024

Late Season Desert Bikepacking Attempt

I ride a bicycle a lot. Usually less than 10 miles a day because I bike commute and my kids love going to all the parks they can access on the trails here in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve only done one short bicycle tour and that was from Santa Barbara to Dana Point. I missed the winter bikepacking and bicycle touring season this last year but I tried to get out for one weekend excursion anyway. It only lasted 25 miles before I broke a chain and called in a rescue. I’m going to make a concerted effort to not miss this next season. I may even investigate the acquisition of a bike specifically for bikepacking as this old trek is must more comfortably ridden on manicured ground.