Saturday, February 16, 2008

Best of 2007 - Pictures: Part V

October 13, 2007 (Saturday) - Great Western Trail - American Fork Canyon, UT

Normally I wouldn't have ridden on a day like this given the cold temperatures and rain/snow mix in the mountains. However, my brother (featured in the picture) had flown up from Scottsdale to attend a Continuing Education class in Park City during the week and was looking to ride some trails on Saturday. My concern with riding wasn't that we would damage the trail (motorcycles and horses are allowed on the trails and we encountered both on this particular day) but rather hypothermia from all of the climbing and descending. We decided to go for it but keep it short. Ride time was just a little over an hour and at the time it wasn't the most enjoyable ride but as time passes the ride has taken on an epic quality. The fact that we were there, on a day like that, riding our bikes together, makes it a personal favorite.

November 10, 2007 (Saturday) - Mid-Mountain Trail - Park City, UT

I still can't believe we were riding Mid-Mountain in November and the trail was dry! This trail is absolutely amazing...

December 8, 2007 (Saturday) - Usery Mountain Regional Park - Mesa, AZ

Ok, this picture may not be the most scenic but I think it's cool. Why? Because I'm in the air. Look closely and you'll see that both wheels are off the ground and the strap on my Camelbak over my left shoulder is floating in the air. At this point in the ride I'd just passed 13 hours for the week. I was completely wasted but still having fun.


MK said...

Mid Mountain in the fall. Tough to beat.

Piotrek said...

You sure know how to take those pictures. Submit that first one to Velonews.