My brother came to Phoenix for Christmas. We were able to get out and ride a couple of days while he was here. On Christmas Eve, I took him on a 25 mile loop from the house south to where the canal intersects 25th Avenue, West to 59th Avenue, then back home along Union Hills. It was a good ride, but we started out later than originally intended, and it got a bit chilly after the sun went down.
The day after Christmas, we went out to the Union Hills Loop area, north of Happy Valley Road at about 7th Street and headed North, across the desert to Carefree Highway. We had originally planned to ride back across the desert, but the day was so nice, we decided to come back the long way and rode Carefree Hwy to Cave Creek Road, South to Deer Valley Road, West to 7th Street, and North again to where we had parked the truck. Approx 30 miles.