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Headed north out of Fountain Hills today towards Rio Verde and Nine Mile Hill. No, I didn’t ride Nine Mile Hill, but kept going straight past Rio Verde Road into the Tonto National Forest towards Needle Rock. Weather was great, overcast and cool (low-to-mid 60s), but not cold. Arm warmers and knee warmers for the trip out, but stripped the arm warmers for the trip back.

Perfect asphalt on the shoulders for most of the ride; whereas the main road itself was chip-seal; glass smooth asphalt in the Tonto National Forest, until I just plan ran out of road … that was my turnaround point.

Now to figure out where to ride tomorrow if the predicted rain doesn’t come …