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    Anyone else having fun in Utah?

    I had a great ride with my dog this morning, about 6 miles on the trail that runs along trax in Sandy. I still had slicks on the bike so I ate it a few times, but had a blast. I'm going to go swap some knobby tires on and ride to work in the morning. Does anyone know if they plow the Jordan river parkway trail at all? I sure hope not!

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    You are crazy! Too cold too wet to be outside. It's boring trainer time of year for me.
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    Thats great!

    A few years ago I made some home-made studded tires and took my mtn bike out to the frozen parts of Utah Lake. Nothing quite like the first turn at 20mph on pure ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
    Thats great!

    A few years ago I made some home-made studded tires and took my mtn bike out to the frozen parts of Utah Lake. Nothing quite like the first turn at 20mph on pure ice.
    Wow, that would be rad. I know some guys that did that on Vespas!


    I wasn't able to do the ride in to work, I was really bummed. I got everything ready, but my laptop/bag didn't fit in my basket. My backpack is really heavy and it wouldn't have been fun riding 15 miles through the snow with it on my back. I was a little worried about damaging it in a crash with it on my back too.

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    The Jordan Parkway was plowed after the first storm, and has been plowed again now. Packed and icy spots, especially at underpasses. Be careful out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer
    ...I ate it a few times...
    I feel like Hip. "Can't ride when the road/trail's icy, might fall and break something." Good for you guys, though. You'll be old and boring soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse
    I feel like Hip. "Can't ride when the road/trail's icy, might fall and break something." Good for you guys, though. You'll be old and boring soon enough.
    My falling had more to do with bad tire choice than anything. I rode in to work this morning and had no traction problems at all. The Jordan river parkway trail was fairly clear of snow and ice conditions as waldowales reported. I got on the trail at 7200s and the trail was not plowed for a mile or so, but was still ride-able. The cold isn't so bad once you get going, I had my pit zips on my jacket open to the waist with just a long sleeve t underneath.
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    That looks like fun! Where's the doggy? I want to take a ride in the snow.

    Whereabouts in Sandy you do live? I've spent most of my life living near 10600 S. 700 E. right next to the gully. Glad to be out of that neighborhood and downtown now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF1
    You are crazy! Too cold too wet to be outside. It's boring trainer time of year for me.
    Trainers are AGONY!

    I have and older but upgraded hybrid hung on the wall at work. 25 minutes to and from lunch two or three times each week at 25-35F beats an hour on the trainer. BTW, I've been suprised at how good my Michelin Transworld City's have been on the slick stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    Whereabouts in Sandy you do live? I've spent most of my life living near 10600 S. 700 E. right next to the gully. Glad to be out of that neighborhood and downtown now.
    Say hi to my friend Darcie when you see her riding by on her Cannondale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    That looks like fun! Where's the doggy? I want to take a ride in the snow.

    Whereabouts in Sandy you do live? I've spent most of my life living near 10600 S. 700 E. right next to the gully. Glad to be out of that neighborhood and downtown now.

    The dog is running around next to the camerawoman. I would love to live next to dimple dell, I ride through there with my dog all the time, he loves it. That neighborhood is a little sketchy I guess, but not too bad. I live near Sandy Elementry, about 8500 S and 700 E. Living in the burbs is a PITA, but we couldn't afford anything big enough (we have 3 kids and might have more) in a halfway decent neighborhood closer to downtown.

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    After all the days sitting here in the cold and murk from the inversion, I went out to shovel snow yesterday morning and nearly panicked when I saw a big ball of fire in the sky. I finally realized it was the sun! Hadn't seen it for so long I'd forgotten what it was. Then I looked around, and lo and behold, there are mountains all aaround the valley! I had to work until after dark yesterday, but I looked out this morning and decided I would bundle up and go for a ride today. But by the time I finished breakfast, checked my email, and did the morning crossword, it was snowing. So I settled for another trainer ride. Maybe tomorrow? What are the symptoms of cabin fever?

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    What are the symptoms of cabin fever? When you start saying to yourself, "but its not that much snow."
    I'm almost to that point.
    News said it might be upper 30's by middle of next week. Crossing my fingers.
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    Oh joy and bliss! I took a ten mile spin up and down the Jordan River Parkway today! Wished I could have ridden my road bike, but I was glad for the knobbies on the mountain bike, riding through the patches of snow and ice. Only saw one other bicyclist, and left the only set of tracks from 7800 South to 8700 South. Chilly but sunny. Glad to hear the groundhog didn't see his shadow.
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    I almost got mine out today, I thought about it, just too much other junk to do.
    Are any of yall MTBers, like riding the White Rim, etc?
    I will ride the Parkway once a year, end to end, after that I use it as my major north south route.

    It was nice out today, my ice even started to melt. This winter has been a pain.
    I got to ride the White Rim 2 years ago, we rode it in 3 days, no time to enjoy the sites,
    we had like 50 bikers and only 4 vehicles and our stuff wouldn't all fit.

    I think 4 days is better. Less riders, small group, cost more but it's worth it.
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    Another thing, I discovered last year out at 5 mile pass, chasing rabbits with my MTB, they are quick, I don't do that real long with out stopping for air. FUN......

    Like the bike can go between the sage brush and as long as you stay on the rabbit he will be entertaining.

    Keeps the rabbit in shape too, thats what I tell the tree huggers.

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    Another thing, I think spring is coming, and I need to get my fat butt in shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nycycle
    Another thing, I think spring is coming, and I need to get my fat butt in shape.
    Don't we all!
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    Woah, it's 50 degrees right now! Go ride while you can you indoor trainer having sissies! The air quality index is even below 100! Joy of joys!

    I went for a ride on my lunch break with no gloves! I hope it's still at least a little warm for my evening commute.

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    Kemmer, yur killin me, I can't take it, I may have to sluff work for a while tomorrow and go ride.It's my 50th, I deserve something, don't I?

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    Got 20 miles in this morning. Here's hoping it stays nice.
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