I don't see them on south mountain, Phoenix mountain preserve nor Red Mountain. I guess they like the flow of the trails at McDowell park. Pemberton is almost like riding a dirt road except there is no danger of being killed by a vehicle and you are immersed in desert scenery far from black top.
The roadies are not that difficult to spot. Shaved legs and they never nod or even smile when you pass. I guess if a man is serious enough to shave his legs for his sport, he is going to be all business. Probably why they say they don't do post ride brews.
Anyway, I don't want to sound like a roadie hater. I don't mind them. Some of my best friends are roadies. In any case, they gave me something to blog about. Any roadie reading this, you are invited to a post ride brew on me. Just smile once in awhile at your fellow biker. Peace.
All in all it was a great day to ride. I took the Outcast29 because a single speed is all you need for Pemberton. You also don't need any suspension for this trail. Thought I would use the 29er while it still has the small sprocket in front. It performed flawlessly. Thinking about using the Outcast when I finally make the treck to Point Sublime. Single speeds are extremely reliable and from what I've read, the trail is not that difficult. Just long. This bike fits too. The old GSX left my back aching and saddle sore after riding this trail. No ill effects after using the Outcast29. The bike must fit me perfectly. The seat isn't bad either. At least it's better than I had on the Mesa GSX.