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    Ahhh...Utah. (with video)

    Thanks for everyones suggestions for what to hit. We had a BLAST!

    Tracey and I did 8 straight days of riding.

    The first 2 days were in Park City. Ride 1 was up Spiro, across the top and down the
    "Switchbacks" and some other trail (sorry, forgot the name). Beautiful stuff. Pines
    and Aspens.

    Day 2 -- Mid Mountain. Beautiful trail! High-altitude stuff (7000 to 9000 ft above sea level)
    where the air is nice and thick to us Texans that live and play at 1000 ft.

    Days 3 and 4 were at Brian Head where the rides start at 10,500 and have a few short
    climbs, but a totally unfair share of sweet downhill! We did Dark Hollow, Bunker Creek,
    Lowder Lake and Hendrickson. Beautiful stuff. Pines and Aspens.

    Day 5 was at Cedar Breaks - the Virgin River Rim Trail. Another high altitude romp. Since
    we had no shuttle arrangements, we did a 20 mile out-n-back that went up and over the
    tops of three sister mountains. We started at Camp Te-Ha and headed down a logging
    road. Due to a lack of trail markers and a poor map, we lost the trail. So, we flipped
    around and rode the other way; where the trail was easy to see. We rode past the next
    camp and a bit farther before flipping and heading back to the car. Tough climbs and bomb
    descents. Beautiful stuff. Pines and Aspens.

    Day 6 was in Hurricane, at Gooseberry Mesa. WOW! What a play-ground! That trail takes
    you right up to the edge of sheer cliffs with death drops of 200 or 300 feet (guessing).
    Kinda made your feet itch when you got close. Beautiful stuff. Slick-rock and moonscapes.
    The temp guage on the rental mini-van displayed 111 degrees when we finished the ride. One
    nice thing about TX - we're so used to riding in heat that this temp didn't bother us in the slightest.

    Day 7 was back in Brian Head for another romp down Dark Hollow and then a chair-lift and
    downhill run on Timberline.

    We got out of there just in time to get up I-15 before the fire shut it down.

    Day 8 was in Alpine at Lambert Park. This was like Utah's idea of a local Austin, TX trail
    named Walnut Creek, but severly tilted and placed on the side of the foothills of the
    mountain. Smooth, fast, fun spaghetti.

    Day 9 we hiked about 1000 ft up a mountain to a cave at the top and did a tour. Not riding,
    but still cool. My shins were sore the 10th day from the downhill hike!

    Well, here's a video of the Brian Head stuff:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IdrC7OHc8M
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    Wow what a week! I'm jealous.

    Was that soundtrack from Sonic on original Genesis?
    I'm UNIQUE... just like everybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkon
    Wow what a week! I'm jealous.

    Was that soundtrack from Sonic on original Genesis?



    Now you're making me blush!

    I wrote and performed the soundtrack. I thought it sounded a bit like Jean-Luc Ponty.
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    ha ha,
    you were doing full shuttle dh runs in spandex and your seatposts looked maxed out.
    just playin
    i love dark hollow

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    Nice video, I used this video as an example the other day to show that UT isn't just Moab and desert, and there's great biking all over the state.

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    Blowhard!

    Excellent Vid! Takes me back to our last ride there. But next time you gotta try Blowhard! 7 miles of DH bliss!
    "The secret of joy is the mastery of pain." (Anaïs Nin)

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    "Day 2 -- Mid Mountain. Beautiful trail! High-altitude stuff (7000 to 9000 ft above sea level)
    where the air is nice and thick to us Texans that live and play at 1000 ft. "

    I think you meant thin?

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    Virgin River Rim Trail

    Here's some of Day 5 - Cedar Breaks, Virgin River Rim Trail.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqJOs1wRxSk
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