Well besides a few bike park and assorted group rides I have not had the ambition to ride much for many months. Plantar in my foot took alot out of me the last year or so. It seems to be on the mend. Turkey weekend approached I bought a new bike and was excited to ride the surrounding areas around Prescott. We left Wed and arrived at my Son's house around 10pm, 9 if without the time bump. Had a Sedona point to point planned for Thu. Dinner was a late pickup so we had time. Had the wife and someday D inlaw drop us at Aerie TH. We would meet them later at the movie theater in town. We ended up cutting the ride a bit short due to energy levels dwindling and a call from the G store saying they were closing early. Dinner became priority then. Aerie, Mescal, Chuckwagon, lizard head then the road to town. Lots of fun stuff on these trails. Both of us took soil samples me gettimg the worst of it. Sore shoulder, hip and some slickrock rash. That stuff is harder than concrete. The ladies left the movie early which gave us a few more minutes to drive the 1+ hr drive back to Prescott to pick up dinner. It was delish. 15ish mile ride. Fri was a me day with to rides and a lunch date(optional but was in my plans) with the Wife and her Aunt and Uncle who live in Presc. also. A few months back I went to the Prescott MTB festival and caught wind of some newish trails that were being built. The shuttle was full that day so I put it on the backburner for this weekend. MTB project had an interesting route through the area. I parked a few miles past the Thumb Butte TH, medium sized gravel parking lot. It was empty at 9am. 14 miles was the intended mileage less than 2000 in ele. West trail was the start, fire water, willy nilly tractor, noodle, juniper gate, westside story, russ t fender, tatanka, javelina then back up west trail. Great loop! Also had a squirrel leap from a rock to a tree less than 2' from my face. That was a hoot. Made lunch 2min late tasty taco plater and a bit of chatter with the family. Went back to the boys house he was working the wife snd DIL were shopping. I cleaned his patio and garage while I semi rested for the 2nd ride which was out of his drive way. I had done this ride b4 it included a dbl track mostly flat trail to Watson lake. The lake is surrounded by granite and more granite. A trials trail awaited. Lots of puzzles to solve on the 1+ mile masterpiece. Cleaned a few more sections that I had'nt b4. Found a trail map containing info on other trails not sure they are rideable. A hike will happen in the future. Ended up back at the house with a big smile and sweaty clothes. Success! Had an hour to relax b4 the boy got home. Dinner was had after he arrived. Wife, the Boy and myself @Rosas. Mmm Italian great place. DIL was working and Jealous. Sat morning the Boy and I planned a point to point shuttle from Badger Mtn to the house. Becoming a tradition each time I travel there. 15ish mile ride with 1000'. Good time was had. Took very few pics this weekend like usual. Not a photographer and riding is more important. I put a few up in the One comment photo thread. Great weekend and am excited about riding again. Hope it lasts.