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Starting to get some color in the 802.

 

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I'm always jealous of the views out West. We don't often get one.

It can still be pretty in the trees though.

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I'm always jealous of the views out West. We don't often get one.

It can still be pretty in the trees though.

I feel as though I should know where the top picture is. That valley is so distinct.

 

You also get more variation on color than in the high country. Aspen are beautiful gold, but monochromatic most of the time. Lower elevations have more varied deciduous trees and more variety of color. 

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I feel as though I should know where the top picture is. That valley is so distinct.

 

 

If you ever raced at Burke you've seen that view. That is Willoughby Gap.

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I must recognize it subconciously. I did the Burke Mt. Stampede once, otherwise, no racing or skiing for that matter at Burke.

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Looking down Ogden Canyon toward town & the Great Salt Lake...

 

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Keep 'em coming! It doesn't look like I'll be on my bike again till after ski season.

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Keep 'em coming! It doesn't look like I'll be on my bike again till after ski season.


Job, injury, or seasonal?

 

I'm riding until the trails become snow covered, and maybe a few road rides/trail rides down the hill if the season doesn't ramp up quickly. I don't usually find Loveland's WROD to provide enough sustained cardio to maintain the little fitness ground I gain during the dry season.

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Originally Posted by bounceswoosh View Post
 

Keep 'em coming! It doesn't look like I'll be on my bike again till after ski season.


Job, injury, or seasonal?

 

I'm riding until the trails become snow covered, and maybe a few road rides/trail rides down the hill if the season doesn't ramp up quickly. I don't usually find Loveland's WROD to provide enough sustained cardio to maintain the little fitness ground I gain during the dry season.

 

Bursitis from my fall a month and a half ago. I got a steroid shot, and it helped, but my posture is still putting pressure on the bursa - so they don't want me riding and adding to the situation. I've resorted to running, which is my least favoritest activity ever.

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Okay, here's one from today on the Brim trail that contesstant has been posting about. I was short on time today but would've liked another lap.


Some good color up there too...


& big views...
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post

Okay, here's one from today on the Brim trail that contesstant has been posting about. I was short on time today but would've liked another lap.


Some good color up there too...


& big views...


You made it! You must have hiked out a bit to get that bottom pic. It's awesome. And those perfectly designed switchbacks--love them!

Told ya riding it once isn't enough. Which direction? Looks like you rode counter based on the switchback pic? I MIGHT get up there tomorrow, it's just a tough one because it takes 90 minutes of driving which is a bit much with Snowbasin trails 8 minutes away.

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Keep thinking that I'm riding on borrowed time above 9,000 ft, but the loop keeps delivering!
Was very pleased with how the camera captured how difficult it was to see on the first section. Everything else was as good as it's been all season!
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You made it! You must have hiked out a bit to get that bottom pic. It's awesome. And those perfectly designed switchbacks--love them!
Told ya riding it once isn't enough. Which direction? Looks like you rode counter based on the switchback pic? I MIGHT get up there tomorrow, it's just a tough one because it takes 90 minutes of driving which is a bit much with Snowbasin trails 8 minutes away.

No hiking, just a bit further out the trail than your earlier picture. Rode it clockwise like you suggested, just turned the bike around for the picture. I parked just off the new pavement near the bottom of Sundowner Poma & rode in, not sure I want to take my car down the dirt road unless there is another way.
Back up to Snowbasin Monday afternoon.
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No hiking, just a bit further out the trail than your earlier picture. Rode it clockwise like you suggested, just turned the bike around for the picture. I parked just off the new pavement near the bottom of Sundowner Poma & rode in, not sure I want to take my car down the dirt road unless there is another way.
Back up to Snowbasin Monday afternoon.


I know exactly where you took the PowMow pic now. ;)

 

Really can't wait for those ski runs to be covered in SNOW!

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Changing...from last Friday I think...

Now scrub oak will become scratch oak, and minor mishaps increase in skin damage peril...

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Changing...from last Friday I think...

Now scrub oak will become scratch oak, and minor mishaps increase in skin damage peril...

 

 

I recently went in for an FAA physical with a new doctor. 

 

"Why are your arms all scratched up?"

 

He thought I was a crack pilot!

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Went riding in Burke with Voldemort yesterday.

 

 

 

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Things I do not care to see when I'm out in the woods (Taken today on my ride.)

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Things I do not care to see when I'm out in the woods (Taken today on my ride.)

 


I got stung by a hornet this weekend..first time in..I dunno..20 years??  Weird.  They were pretty active this weekend..abnormally warm..final kick at the can I suppose.

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Road ride in Bend Or today.

 

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Grueling, unrelenting, loose, gravel, hot, stubborn & stupid are all words that crossed my mind as I made the 4000' climb up North Skyline trail to the Ben Lomond Peak saddle yesterday.

 

I hadn't done this ride in a few years as it is a real "old school" type of ride on a trail that was never really designed for mountain biking.  The descent includes 6.5 miles of steep switchbacks to North Fork Park to make a 20 mile loop.

 

 

The climbing is tough but the views are spectacular.

Looking SE into the Ogden Valley

 

Approaching Ben Lomond Peak to the North with Willard bay in the background.

 

Looking South down the Wasatch Crest

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6.5 miles of steep switchbacks? Sounds like my own personal version of hell!

 

BUT we have to get it while we can! The weather has been AMAZING for riding. Still, if it starts puking snow on November 1st and doesn't stop all winter, I'll be very happy!

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6.5 miles of steep switchbacks? Sounds like my own personal version of hell!

BUT we have to get it while we can! The weather has been AMAZING for riding. Still, if it starts puking snow on November 1st and doesn't stop all winter, I'll be very happy!

Yes, get it while we can. Looks like a change in the weather this weekend.
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Rode with two friends today, did a really nice 10 mile loop that started downhill, climbed in the middle, then finished downhill. My kinda ride!

 

Anyway, saw the guns running up there and got pretty excited! Also wondered if we were going to get a free shower coming down Needles. The trail was wet there but we thankfully avoided the shower! 

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I got stung by a hornet this weekend..first time in..I dunno..20 years??  Weird.  They were pretty active this weekend..abnormally warm..final kick at the can I suppose.

I got it by one of those yellow jacket wasps back in August.  Got down my shirt & stung me in the chest, it itched like crazy for a few weeks.  Got it again today by what I think was probably a bee.  It got caught in my helmet strap & stung me in the back of my jaw just below my ear.  Seems like I get it at least once a year :mad ,  luckily I don't seem to have a very big reaction.  I've been stung so many times, I have probably built up some immunity.

 

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Rode with two friends today, did a really nice 10 mile loop that started downhill, climbed in the middle, then finished downhill. My kinda ride!

 

Anyway, saw the guns running up there and got pretty excited! Also wondered if we were going to get a free shower coming down Needles. The trail was wet there but we thankfully avoided the shower! 

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Did you see the Moose & her calf down by Green Pond?

 

I went up Sardine & then over to the top of Coldwater Overlook today before heading over to Green Pond & then down Ice Box Canyon.  Just keeps getting better, I think it was in the mid 70*'s when I finally got back to the car!

Same miles as the other day & almost as much climbing but felt like I was riding in the flats with a tail wind compared to that ride.

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 Seems like I get it at least once a year :mad ,  luckily I don't seem to have a very big reaction.  I've been stung so many times, I have probably built up some immunity.

 

Unfortunately, my understanding is that it works the opposite way. That's why you can develop an allergy to something that didn't previously cause any issues.

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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
 

I got it by one of those yellow jacket wasps back in August.  Got down my shirt & stung me in the chest, it itched like crazy for a few weeks.  Got it again today by what I think was probably a bee.  It got caught in my helmet strap & stung me in the back of my jaw just below my ear.  Seems like I get it at least once a year :mad ,  luckily I don't seem to have a very big reaction.  I've been stung so many times, I have probably built up some immunity.

 

Did you see the Moose & her calf down by Green Pond?

 

I went up Sardine & then over to the top of Coldwater Overlook today before heading over to Green Pond & then down Ice Box Canyon.  Just keeps getting better, I think it was in the mid 70*'s when I finally got back to the car!

Same miles as the other day & almost as much climbing but felt like I was riding in the flats with a tail wind compared to that ride.


Missed the moose and calf over there. We rode right by there, too. I am OK with not seeing them :o Kinda surprised we didn't see any since we were farting around out there for two hours.

I love how the trails have remained tacky and smooth. Some truly fantastic riding this fall!

 

Still can't wait to ski...it's been since Jan 30th.

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Corner Canyon in the south part of the salt lake valley is a great area for quick before or after work rides. The land is owned by Draper City and they have done an awesome job of building purpose-built bike trails that are fun to ride. Climbing from the valley floor, you can get some good exercise by going all the way up to the top (around 1200 feet).

 

There are many miles of trails and you can piece together anywhere from 5 to 20 mile rides. The best part is, there are multiple trailheads to access the area very easily accessible, so you can do many different rides and not do the same thing all the time. The trails are mostly desert singletrack in scrub oak and other smaller trees. 

 

 

 

 

 

You might see some of these:

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You might see some of these:

AAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT!!!!!!!!!!:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek:eek;)

 

Just kidding; snakes gotta live too.

 

It used to freak me out big time to see rattlers on the trails around Ringwood NJ; partly just because snakes freak me out, but mostly because for every one that I saw, there were probably 6 more that I didn't, and maybe even rolled right over.

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