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    Dear Park City

    My partner and I have a time share for 9-20 to 9-27. I've been looking at a number of threads regarding the riding there and it looks phenomenal.
    I can't believe this place hasn't been on my radar.
    I'll keep the epic rides to myself though or is it already too crowded?
    I'm just getting over a pretty big illness so my fitness isn't where I want it to be. I have the endurance but my climbing ability has suffered greatly.
    I've been bookmarking a number of posts like the recent one from Nat. It looked like a good ride. My issue is I would prefer to shuttle at this point. I need to save energy for the big rides. Don't get me wrong, I'm climbing 3000 plus feet now but at sea level.
    So Wasatch Crest is on my bucket list as is another one I've heard about called Mid Mountain.
    Are there any other rides you can recommend? I think I have about 4 to 5 days of riding I can do.
    Are there any women's rides or shop rides that go out during the week or anyone that wants to ride with us? We're pretty fun and love new dirt
    plus we'll buy beer.
    I'm really looking forward to getting there. I need it!
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    Better check the weather, at least a little farther north along the Wasatch the foothills got some snow! Not a lot but its there nonetheless.
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    I'm good with snow.
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    She used to clean the whole trail.

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    are you riding on 9/20 or just spending the first night there then? 9/20 is the last day of Deer Valley MTB lift operation, so if you can ride that would be a really good 1st day. I'm going to be there (I promised myself a lift served day there this year, and have put it off too long)

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    Hi John, thanks for responding. I'm really hoping to do the Whole Enchilada on Sunday. I've had to cut it short way too many times due to weather or crashes,not mine.
    We live in L.A. so it's quite a drive to get there.
    Nothing like breaking up a trip with a ride in the middle.
    I read that there was going to be a little bike park open so we'll probably hit that one of the days. Can you recommend a shuttle service for the Wasatch trail?
    Maybe a few other nice trails. Flow, aspens, rocks, roots, moose, and a pot of gold would be nice.
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    Confused, because TWE is in Moab (4 hours south of Deer Valley). Deer Valley/Park City/SLC has the Wasatch Crest Trail, at least that's the ride everyone talks about. I think it's good, but overrated. There's a lot of good riding all over the place here, but most requires some pedaling to get to it.

    Canyons park is open until 9/27

    Park City until mid October (I believe).

    Deer Valley ends Sunday as last day.

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    There are a bunch of threads on where to ride in PC, but:
    -There is going to be limited opportunity to shuttle/ride the lift. It's really more of an XC town. But the climbs are pretty mellow middle-ring sort of stuff so just get out there and do it.
    -Midmountain is just the way to get to other rides.
    -Quick hit list of fun stuff is probably: DV area in general, Wasatch Crest, Pinecone+Johns (or other options at PCMR), Round Valley area in general, Ambush/Hollies, Ambush/Robs/Collins, Flying Dog. There is a ton more, of course, but that will keep you busy for a while.

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    Hit up Big Rack Shuttle for your Wasatch Crest ride.

    www.bigrackshuttle.com
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    Thanks guys. Can you recommend any bike shops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtmistress View Post
    Thanks guys. Can you recommend any bike shops?
    White Pine
    Google them for address, but they are just off the rail trail in Prospector

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtmistress View Post
    Thanks guys. Can you recommend any bike shops?
    White pine is a good suggestion. Last weekend when I broke a spoke, they were the only one in town with a 303mm straight pull spoke replacement.

    Both Colesport and Jan's are just down and around the corner from the Park City resort parking lot. Both have nice rental fleets and good parts and service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    along the Wasatch the foothills got some snow! Not a lot but its there nonetheless.
    Wait, really? I know the very tops of the mountains got snow, but the foothills? I don't live in the valley so I can't say for sure....but neither Heber or Park City got snow. Snowline looked to be roughly 8500+.

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    Snowline was like 9k feet. I was up a the top of DV today and there's not a trace at ~9200 feet at this point. All rides are good to go.

    -Walt

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    yesterday morning I did Alta; we got up to 9400 and had to turn back, 5" at that point around 10:30am.

    Still a little bit hanging around, depending on aspect.

    http://www.alta.com/conditions/mountain-cams

    All I can say is get the riding in while you can, you never know when it's going to shut us out....

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