Thursday, February 18, 2010

Don't you get bored????

I have probably ridden from my house, to the zoo, on the shoreline, to Red Butte, To Dry creek and beyond close to a 1000 times. No exaggeration either. It is just that convenient, There are countless different options to ride in multiple places on the trail, I can get in 2-5k of climbing in 2 hours and 20 miles if I choose to, I have the trails so dialed in I can fly on them and not break a sweat. I do tend to get bored with it in say May, when other trails start to open, but they are too convenient.

Today, due to an early start, I got off work early, I was kitted up and out the door by 4:30 (Head to toe in SaltCycling gear I might add, MASHer Jersey, New bibs and Fly socks) Didn't notice that till I was on the trail.

I headed towards the Zoo and Emmigration, hoping to have at least a few minutes on the trail before I had to turn around due to mud, riding up the canyon was the plan, Well I never had to turn around. Total HERO DIRT from the Zoo to Dry Creek (Which, of course is a slushy mess) I had a shit eating grin on my face the whole time, even as the SUn went behind the clouds and the temps dropped. Exhilarating, really.

Nope, I don't get bored.


Lucy said...

Good recon. I better get out there.

Rick Sunderlage said...

Nice trail report. I'm dying for some dirt. (and thanks for flying the SALT gear)

IamMatt said...

Im thinking of hitting it today. Well probably more like walking it today. Jealous as to how close you live.

Grizzly Adam said...

I've ridden the Timp Foothill trails a million times, and I am always amazed at how unbored I am on them.

JZ said...

Rode this morning (absolutely freezing by the way, my hands still hurt) from zoo to city creek. All nice and frozen and very rideable. I am sure by mid-day the dry creek to city creek portions will be a muddy mess, but from the frozen ruts, that won't stop everyone. Actually the frozen mud footprints are the worst.

By the way, I rode dry creek in something like 8 minutes, at least that is what it felt like. :)

If you throw in the Bobsled, I never tire of the Zoo to City Creek shoreline. We just need to lobby for more trails in the SLC foothills.