Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A Little Rain

We were going to ride up Hobble Creek Canyon, but I while I was leading I didn't know where to turn and so we ended up doing the chicken run loop.

Layne says, "If you don't know where you are going then don't lead."

Monday, June 27, 2005

AF Canyon and Son

Took Stephan up American Fork Canyon today. We started at the Timpanooke trail head on the Great Western, went up to the Ridge Trail, down Pine Hollow to the Great Western and back to Timpanooke.

Stephan seemed a bit upset about the steep rocky parts, and fell off the trail and had the bike land on top of him. Hopefully though he had enough fun that he will be willing to go with me again someday.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

5 Mile Pass

I figured I needed a good hour steady ride this morning, so I headed out to 5 Mile Pass. I averaged around 21 mph to Fairfield, and figured the ride back would be easier. However it was a bit longer to get to the top of the pass than what I thought, and it wasn't as down hill on the way back as I thought it was.

Anyway my one hour trip ended up closer to two hours. Here is another view of the pipe hill.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Provo Canyon BST South

Today we rode up Provo Canyon to the BST and then South. There was a mud slide near the top of the climb. It took out the part of the trail I had the most troubles with, the narrow steep drop off. Now the trail goes over the mud slide and is nice and wide.

It was a bit muddy in places, but overall it was a great ride. Today's picture is again from the pipe hill in Slate Canyon. Last year we would ride up right where my bike is. As you can see this is not possible now.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Short Ride

Just did a short ride today over the river and back.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Conference room with a view

Jared had to participate in conference call during our morning ride today. This has to be the best conference "room".

Today's picture is the picture Jared sent from his cell phone to show the others on the call where he was.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Hot Day

My bike computer has a thermometer in it, but I have felt like it is of little to no value because the readings are so far off. Today it was like it was magically figuring out how hot I felt. Going up the canyon I was dying of heat. At the gate the comp read 111 degrees. When I finally turned around the wind and sweat made it feel like the temp had dropped 20 degrees. After leaving the canyon looking the computer read 92.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Third time

Well, today was the third ride up the canyon this week. It was still quite difficult but I didn't feel as bad as the first time.

Also this was the first time I made it past the first hill. However I kind of cheated. I was close to losing balance so I reached my hand to the left of me and pushed off the big rock that is half way up the hill.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Slate and South Fork

Two days ride in today's number. Went up Slate Canyon again, this time I carried the bike up the pipe hill and continued past a couple more hills. However the trail is bad enough and the river crossings bad enough that it wasn't really worth it. But the ride to and from the pipe hill is great.

Almost ran over this rattle snake. By the time I got the camera out it had sneaked off into the weeds so this is the best picture I could get.

Today we rode up South Fork. It was nice to take Stephan up on a nice ride. It was so beautiful and green up there. What a great way to start the day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Solo Ride

The stream coming down Slate Canyon is getting lower and the crossings are now much more passable. I stopped and moved some rocks at a couple of crossings to make it a little better. It is now ridable all the way up to the pipe hill.

However, as this picture shows the pipe hill is no longer ridable. I think a lot of the reason I haven't blogged the recent rides is because I ran out of pictures I wanted to include in the blog. So yesterday I took a bunch of pictures of the pipe hill. Hopefully that will keep me blogging for awhile.

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