For 34 years I lived in the Sonoran Desert, in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Phoenix is known for having lots of cacti, and my favorite pastime is Bicycle riding. While I no longer live in Arizona, I have kept my my nom de plume of “CactusRider“, and my "trademark" image of a picture of my touring bike with a Saguaro cactus as a background.
I especially like to take long scenic rides in the summer. I love the peacefulness I feel being away from the chaos and noise of the city, and where the sky is large and there is room to see.
To read about my plans for 2021, go to 2021 plans page.
You can read about prevous trips on my Previous Bike Trips page.
If you wonder why an otherwise sane person would do this, read Why I Tour.
Bike touring takes me to many places that are breathtakingly beautiful. My Photography page has some images from my bike trips, as well as other places I have been.