Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chandler, AZ
Bikes: Specialized Tri Cross; Specialized Tarmac SL3
Long weekend in Salt Lake City
I'll be going to Salt Lake City for work in mid-August and will probably stay for the weekend after. I have a cousin and his wife who live there, so can visit with them, and hopefully get in some riding! They do ride, but have been more into distance running (like 100+ mile running races) lately. They said they'll ride with me once, just more flat, and they'd probably be pretty sore after.
I found this shop that rents full carbon bikes for $50/day:
Anyone know anything about them, or have a better recommendation? I ride a Specialized Tarmac SL3 and would like something similar for this trip.
Is there a certain part of town that would be better to stay in? When I've gone before, I've stayed downtown...and that's where I'll be for work. I'd much prefer to just ride from my hotel (roll out of bed and be on the road around 6 or so). There's a bunch of hotels near that shop above. I will have a rental car, and will probably get an SUV just in case I need to get the bike around.
Lastly, can anyone recommend some good groups to try to ride with? My long rides here are typically 70-80 miles, I get in about 2000-2500 feet of climbing, and hold about 17-18 mph for that. I'd like to do one ride with more climbing (I could probably handle 4000 feet), and I know I'll be much slower. I'm willing to cut the distance down to get in more quality.
If anyone lives there and wants to show me around, that would be fantastic!