Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Monday, May 16, 2005

What do you expect?

We rode up to the rise past the Y trailhead today. As we neared the top of the hill I started to see these holes in the trail. Then at the top of the hill Juan crashed in one of the holes that was several feet around and a foot or two deep. There were a lot of holes this big and some a lot bigger. Then we realized that this is where the rock slide occurred that was on the news a couple of days ago.

We'll have to come back with cameras and get some of our own images. However standing on the trail and looking down on the houses I had to ask, "What were these people thinking?" There is a nice trail of large rocks that have come down in the past that runs right into the houses. The house just north of the house that was hit has a nice backyard full of kid toys. I bet Count Olaf lives there, "Hey kid you bug me, go play in the back yard."

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Eagle Mountain to Spring City

My brother and sister-in-law were sealed in the Manti Temple today. I talked my bishop into riding our bikes down to the temple. He has family in Spring City so we made that the end point of the ride. Anyway it should have come out to a 90 mile ride, but the computer came out with 88.93. I think sometimes it doesn't get a good signal from the wireless sensor. I really think wired computers is the better way to go.

It has been raining and snowing (one day) all week. So our little gulch that is usually dry has been running a steady stream for a week. Fortunately it stopped raining for our Friday ride. The weather was perfect, no wind and just cool enough that when we stopped to refill with Gaterade etc. I got a bit chilled.

It was a fun ride, and I was surprised at how easy the canyon from Nephi to Fountain Green was. I was expecting this to be a lot more of a climb than it was.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Nice fun ride today to the top of the hill past the Y trailhead. We were kind of trying to catch some other riders so we pushed a bit. However we never did find them because they went South.

While today's ride was not an all out effort, it was a nice fast pace. It is amazing to me that people do the 100 Mile Brian Head Epic with average speeds that are quite a bit faster than this.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Recovery Drinks

I have been reading up on recovery drinks to see if maybe I should start using them. has a page that claims chocolate milk works just as good, so today I tried that. We'll see how it works.

Today's picture was actually taken today. Thought it would be nice to show that spring is here.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


I think I am suffering from overtraining. Last year my legs were tired all of the time, but then with the less riding in the winter they finally recovered. It was so nice not having that tired feeling all the time. But then with the 100 mile road trip and the normal schedule of mountain biking I think I got back into overtrained mode.

So I have been trying to ease off a bit. I have to go riding because it is just too much fun, but I am trying to take it easier, and avoiding walking up stairs until my legs start to feel good again.

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