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    Different bike needs when moving from Great Lakes region to Utah?

    I'm currently living in the Great Lakes region looking at a job relocation to Utah (SLC/Provo area). I've never lived in a mountainous area... always more in the Midwest. I feel silly asking, but will my needs change in terms of riding out there? Right now I'm a fitness rider looking to push myself more, but not hard core like a lot of people here. lol I was about to purchase a hybrid/fitness bike in the $400-$600 range, but my dh pointed out that maybe my needs will change enough that a bike that works well here (lots of flat areas with some hills), may not work well there.

    Thoughts? Thanks!
    Fitness rider on a 2010 Specialized Sirrus Sport, traveling on windy, hilly country roads with gravel shoulders. Hate the wind but love to ride! :)

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    We have all kinds of riding available, road, mountain, trails, steep, flat, easy, challenging, name your poison. It sounds like you'd be happy with a hybrid, riding the paved trails, of which there are many in both Salt Lake and Provo area. Check with http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/ They have maps of many trails, both dirt and paved.

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    Thanks so much for your reply on this. I checked out the site, too, and it looks great. Appreciate it!

    ML
    Fitness rider on a 2010 Specialized Sirrus Sport, traveling on windy, hilly country roads with gravel shoulders. Hate the wind but love to ride! :)

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    I am retired from Mountain Biking, but we have the best Mountain Biking in the world.
    If you wanna commute you may want a bright orange jersey,,
    There is for the easy rider also this thing called the Jordan River Parkway, we hope one day it will be completed from Provo to Ogden, It's a nice place for a low paced ride.
    Its a Pedestrian /Bicycle trail .
    I hate cars,

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