Monday, May 4, 2009

Dry Creek to City Creek

I read on the Utah Mountain Biking Trail Conditions forum that the Salt Lake BST was too muddy to ride in the vicinity of The Wall (aka Olympic Hill or Heart Attack Hill). That report was posted at 11:12 AM so Mark and I waited patiently until 3 PM to start our ride. We were pleasantly surprised to find that with the exception of a number of puddles, the trail was good to go. I should state for the record that I don't like riding in the mud, not even for a little bit, so when I say "good to go" I really mean it. The Wall was still a bit damp and the main track on the right-hand side did look soft, so we just rode up on the left side which doesn't see as much traffic (it's an old double track up the hill).

The front tire of my single speed has held air since I added more Stans last night. That previously flat tire had served as my excuse for not riding it thus far in 2009. Now that it's been repaired, I can't think of any reason why I shouldn't take it out for a spin at lunch this week. Mark made everything we rode today look easy on his single. Hopefully my fitness is up to the task!


Watcher said...

Cool, that's good to know- I didn't think it would've dried out so quick. I plan to ride that same stretch Wed AM if it doesn't rain too much tomorrow.

Ski Bike Junkie said...

I love lunch rides.

Funny that you're getting ready to bust out the single, because I'm thinking I'll switch over to the geared bike. Yesterday was supposed to be a recovery ride, which I don't think is possible on a single.

F.W. Adams said...

Hey, just surfin' blogs and came across yours, neighbor. I'm down south in UT County--don't hold that against me as we've got some good ridin'!

Cool that you can hit the dirt on your lunch hour. Very cool.

Anywho, this is mostly a shout out to a neighbor and I agree regarding the mud--I must be getting old!

Peace and happy trails!