Spring 2021 rolled around and I found myself itching to get back on my bike for a little tour. The ongoing pandemic had all but smashed my plans (like everyone else’s) for long tours outside of my home state. The lockdown and stay at home orders prompted Spencer, my partner, to see what he could link up around Tucson. We scouted the first edition of this route together in March 2020 and I found out that scouting can be extremely frustrating. Let’s just say it involved some very steep climbs out of dead ends in the hot desert sun. No thanks. Eventually, the route’s kinks were worked out and the Babad Do’ag Backroads was born.