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Exhilerating

Nice ride in this morning.  It was cool to be in the mountain just before dawn.  What was cooler was seeing all of the other lights that were beaming along the trail.  I was a bit surprised to see that many people out on the trail in the morning.  And these guys had really bright lights that really lit up the trail, as opposed to my puny Schwinn light.  I need to get a new one.  Here’s another surprise…the temperature when I got down the mountain []

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Trying to get under an hour

Well, my bike commute down from my house is actually pretty easy, since it is mostly downhill.  However, I have been trying to find a route back up the mountain that will take me less than an hour.  That is proving to be difficult.  During my last attempt to ride home in under an hour, I took what I thought would be a shortcut near my home at the top of the mountain.  I was walking up a deer trail which, on Google Maps, []

Morning Comute

I did the morning commute by bike today.  I rode to the Draper Town Center Metro Station and then took the train to work.  I went down the Rush Trail, which was quite entertaining.  However, my brakes were having some problems, which prevented me from going as fast as I would like.  It took me about two hours to get down, but this was my first time.  I’m sure that I can eventually find a faster route and can go much faster, []

New Bike

Well,  I finally  saved up enough money to buy a Diamondback Recoil 29er from Bikenashbar.com.  I think I got a good deal on it….$472.  I hope that it isn’t too heavy.  Its the most inexpensive 29er that I could find.  I guess we’ll see how it does on the trail.  (Oh, by the way, my riding in Park City was done on a rental bike, in case you were wondering).  While in Park City, I rode the Specialized Camber, but, my thigh []

Mountain Biking Commute

I think I may have found the perfect route to commute to work via mountain bike. Near where my new home will be is the Draper-Alpine Road. I can take that route from my home down to the Draper Town Center Metro and then ride the same road back. There’s actually a description of the route on UtahMountainBiking.com….a great resource for biking in Utah. http://www.strava.com/athletes/424498/latest-rides/780c8c7d9d1dab3c1f2aed03da85bc16e22554e9

The time when I almost died biking on the Black Canyon Trail

I thought I would share this story about when I almost died from heat stroke while biking the Black Canyon Trail, since I have not hitherto shared this story on my bike blog. I ran out of water today on the Black Canyon Trail. I was certain that I had more water in my Camelback but suddenly, when I sucked, no water came out. In the meantime, the temperature was getting hotter and I was still about 4 miles from the trailhead []

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