Archive for January, 2012

Tucson

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

We went to a art opening last night.  What do you think?

 

Road Ride

Friday, January 27th, 2012

John and I took a drive to GPS and take notes for a road ride coming up. It leaves from the Ritz up in Marana, and heads south towards the Tucson Mountain Park, then looping back north back to the Ritz. It ended up being a little futher than we thought, clocking in at 64 miles. Luckily, the majority of the pavement is either new or in good condition, and the scenerty is enough to make the miles fly by. Although the climb back up over Gates Pass will definatly grab the attention of a tired rider.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

My day off, kinda.  And what do I do?  I go for a ride.  Arizona Trail, Redington Pass, Bellota Trail.  Temperature  68 degrees F, clear skies.  Big hills, up and down.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmm  Perfect.

Bellotta Trail

Looking East

Arizona High Desert Grasslands. I love it.

Trevor, doing his impression of gang signs. But he is happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I might, just might ride my bike tomorrow.  Just maybe.  Probably will though.

 

John Heiman

Owner/President

Southwest Trekking

john@swtrekking.com

 

 

 

A video all your own!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

If you haven’t seen the videos on our website you should. But even better yet did you know we could take you to the trail and create a custom video for you! We’ll get the great shots do the editing to music you select etc. This makes a great gift and valentines day is coming up. We can help you create a video so you can get sponsored or get on a team! Whether you just want to brag or you need a new promotional video,  give us a call we’ll make you look great!

No Wet Feet

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Howdy-

Took a hike out of the Ritz Carlton yesterday afternoon with a group of fun people involved in the agrigate buisness. It ended up being 8 people – which is a great group size – who all were eager to get some miles in and enjoy the wonderful weather.

We went to the Catalina State Park, located north of tucson in Marana off of Oracle Rd. The park is a great place to see the impressive North side of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and enjoy the views of Table Mountains and Leviatin Dome.

The goal was to do an out and back on the Romero Canyon Trail, with the slim chance of getting to the pools with the time constraints. Unfortunatly we didn’t have quite enough time to make it to the pools, but we did encounter water along the way. The initial wash you have to cross right at the trail head actually had a decents amount of water running down it creating a pleasent obstacle to deal with. Luckily we all made it over the stream without getting any wet feet, and all had a great time on the trail.

So if you’re in the area, check out Catalina State Park and the Romero Pools.

The awaited movie

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

So it took a little longer than I had anticipated, but the movie of our ride last Monday is finally done. Check out some cool footage of the Arizona Trail near Box Canyon in the Santa Rita mountains. The footage is of us heading north towards 83 and Saharita. All the footage was shot on the Contour HD camera.

You can get the picture, tons of great trail with unrivaled scenery in the mountains.

 

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Skills workshop.

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

I had a guest rent a bike from me a couple days ago, that was a regular mountain biker used to getting 25 miles in a 2 hr ride. After confidently launching in at the Bowen trailhead, he came back asking for the bike trail. I again showed him the Richard E. Genser trailhead on the map. I suggested that as he is not at all used to our terrain, he might want to think of this ride as more of a skills workshop day than getting his miles in. I just ran into hom in the lobby. My advise worked he had an awesome time that will live in his memory and his skill set for life.

January makes me merry

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Its gonna be another week of our common winter weather! For any of you who aren’t from around here, that means sunny days in the 70’s. We will endure though, were resilient.  So get out there and enjoy these great temps. Just think of people hold up in their houses freezing. That should motivate you  to enjoy the beauty all around you. Get out in nature, or better yet let us take you there!

Hmmmmmmm, I don’t know.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

So, check out the video below.  I am not sure.  Let me know what you think, but be nice.  It is a first draft.

John Heiman

Owner/Presidetm

Southwest Trekking

John@swtrekking.com

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

So a group of us went on a little ride yesterday on the Arizona Trail. There were four of us; John, Steve, Ken, and me. The plan was to get dropped off at Box Canyon near Kentucky camp, and ride North to Pistol Hill Rd. It would be about 40 miles, mostly downhill, through the super scenic Santa Rita mountains, under I-10 and across the foothills of the Rincon range. Not the most epic ride, but pretty intense. So we went off and soon realized that someone in our group would not survive a ride like that. I’m not into naming names, but in this case, it was John. He was having some troubles with the uphills, so we cut it short and had someone pick us up at Sahurita and 83. Still provided us the oprotunity to ride 21 miles.

We did take some photos, and a bunch of footage with the little contour camera so we plan on putting together a little video. Check back soon to see it.