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My labor day ride report w/pics

Old 09-01-08, 05:42 PM
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My labor day ride report w/pics

Well, I love seeing your guys' ride reports, and great pics make me jealous or where you get to ride. So I am gonna try one of my own. Let me know how I can improve.

Rode from my home to the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just under 40 miles, and about 4500 foot elevation gain. Woke up, and decided to start the month off on a good note, with decent mileage/climbing day. And I would bring the camera for a change.

It was FREEZING. First day of September should not be this cold, plus it was windy and raining. After a full morning of convincing myself it wouldn't be that bad after I got moving, I hit the road. The trip up wasn't all that bad, little vehicle traffic, and surprisingly ZERO bike traffic. Not one single bike on the way
up!!

Beautiful scenery, and legs felt strong. There was actually snow on the ground!! I bought a hot chocolate at the little shop at Brighton ski resort, and pulled on my long sleeve jersey, and realized I forgot my gloves Not good. I had 14 miles and 4000 feet of windy, cold downhill in front of me. I had to stop on my way down three times, to warm my hands, and convince myself I wasn't going to lose fingers.

I only saw three riders coming up, as I was headed down. Slow day for B.C.C. It was much warmer once in the valley and easy spinning on the way home.

I'm not the greatest photographer, and i'm not sure how to post the actual picture (how do I do this?)

so here are some links. **EDIT** Pharmr was very nice, and posted the pics below. (Thanks again Pharmr)

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Old 09-01-08, 05:47 PM
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Man, way to make me miss Utah. Big Cottonwood is a great ride.
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Old 09-01-08, 05:52 PM
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To post pics, select the square yellow icon with the mountain and simply paste the URL into the popup box.

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Old 09-01-08, 05:58 PM
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Pharmr - wtf.
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Well, I think you maybe need to work on your photog skills, but your bike looks good and the terrain is gorgeous.
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+1, most excellent dude!
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Nice pics...what Orbea is that. I am up in the Ogden area and working on doing snowbasin runs. Been told by some in ride group that my Roubaix Elite might flex a tad to much for that type of climbing. Lookin at Orbea's...heard they are great climbers and pretty stiff. Which Orbea do you ride, as it is apparent you do similiar climbing to what i want to do, and what do you think of the Orbea's.

Again, nice pics.
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Thank you Pharmr, for posting the pics.

Ya, photography isn't my strong suit. I took like fifty pictures, and very few were even worth posting. I did my best.
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Great ride report - I envy all the epic rides to be had out there in the Rockies and the West Coast.
New England ain't bad, but it doesn't compare to what's out there.
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Originally Posted by Bosock View Post
Nice pics...what Orbea is that. I am up in the Ogden area and working on doing snowbasin runs. Been told by some in ride group that my Roubaix Elite might flex a tad to much for that type of climbing. Lookin at Orbea's...heard they are great climbers and pretty stiff. Which Orbea do you ride, as it is apparent you do similiar climbing to what i want to do, and what do you think of the Orbea's.

Again, nice pics.
It's a 2007 Orbea Onix. I absolutely love it. Climbs like a mountain goat on meth. I feel no flex at all, but then again, I only weigh 135 lbs. It's a bit heavier than I thought it would be. 18.50 lbs with pedals and bottle cages. I also don't like the Mavic Ksyrium Equipes, they are bombproof, but to heavy for me.

Your bike will do great on climbs though. I wouldn't go get a new bike just for climbing, unless your in the market anyway. Roubaix are great bikes.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Pharmr - wtf.
I thought I'd post the pics for him so people wouldn't have to click around....problem operator?...I can delete the post, just thought it would be easier that way.


by the way....to the OP....you live in some beautiful country.

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Originally Posted by cadencesdad View Post
Thank you Pharmr, for posting the pics.

Ya, photography isn't my strong suit. I took like fifty pictures, and very few were even worth posting. I did my best.
you're welcome....and the pics are fine
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Originally Posted by Pharmr View Post

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Darn! After I opened each and every one manually... thx tho.

Wish I had beautiful scenery like that. All I had ware dead armadillos all the way from Longwood FL to Osteen FL. 48 miles of rotten stinking armadillos. I counted 23 of them, one dead fox, 4 very dead chickens... dudes, even the vultures were dead! Two dead vultures right there at the Seminole/Volusia county limit line. Lots of jerks driving out there too, for a honk count of 4 (more honks than I usually take during the whole month).
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