Thursday, January 31, 2008

Best of 2007 - Pictures: Part III

I decided to summarize 2007 by creating a series of posts around my favorite images of the year, one for each month. The process has brought back a flood of memories and served as a nice reminder of how lucky I was to have discovered mountain biking 2 years ago!

May 10, 2007 (Thursday) - Clark's Trail - Draper, Utah

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This day marked my first experience with Clark's and, while I had fun, I had yet to appreciate how much flow this little section of trail offers on the way down. That appreciation grew with each pre-ride of the Draper ICUP race course when, in the week leading up to the race, I rode the course four times! The Draper trail network keeps getting better and better with new trails cut each season, but in my opinion none will ever surpass Clark's. If this trail doesn't leave you with a smile on your face I don't know what will. It's that much fun.

Note: I'm going to take some creative liberty and include two pictures from June. And while I rode some incredible trails this month, the shots I have chosen are of my kids. Riding with the guys is great fun, but there's nothing more enjoyable than spending quality time with your family on the trails. It doesn't matter if we're riding, hiking, spectating an event or just messing around having fun looking for bugs or cool rocks, it's all good and all time well spent.

June 16, 2007 (Saturday) - Deer Valley - Park City, Utah

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This was on our way back to the car after watching the Pro Mens XC race won by JHK. Kate scored the free hat at the Subaru dinner we attended after the race. She's a poser and definitely not shy of the camera!

June 29, 2007 (Friday) - Draper Equestrian Center - Draper, Utah

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This was taken on the west side of the gully near the Equestrian Park. To be honest I was a little nervous encouraging Alder to ride this short, steep section of trail. I told him to keep his butt behind his seat and stay low so he didn't pitch over the bars when he dropped into the steep section. He followed my advice perfectly and rode it with a big smile on his face. Many of my most memorable moments on the bike came on recovery rides with Alder.


Anonymous said...

I love Clark's trail! Always puts a smile on my face.

Piotrek said...

Yeah, I thought that first one looked familiar.