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Fall Mountain Biking Nirvana

Fall in Park City has been amazing!  I don't know if it was the delayed summer or the snowstorm a few weeks ago, but the colors have been spectacular.  I took close to 50 pictures on 2 mountain bike rides last weekend and brought the camera on today's ride too. Although the majority of leaves had fallen, it was still beautiful with most the single track covered in the colors.  Since we went with friends, I also took a few videos but I will need to edit before posting.  We had a blast and will likely go again tomorrow. You never know when the snow will return and the season will be over.
DV Chairlift

Mid-Mountain Aspens
PCMR Mine
There is a new trail this year called Armstrong and it wins my Best-of-the-Year award.  Uphill traffic only allows for an hour climb with no worries about "bomber downhill" riders.  There are a couple switchbacks that open up to a view of Park City Mountain Resort and the past few weekends have mandated a picture stop.  Armstrong dumps right into Mid-Mountain with a choice to head to the Canyons or back to PCMR and Deer Valley.  Last Saturday, we headed right to the Canyons and on to Rob's.  Today, left to CMG and more.  Last Sunday, we did the DV side of Mid-Mountain so with 3 rides we covered a large portion of the best single track around and got unbelievable fall colors as a bonus!  If you don't live here and aren't ready to come ride with us next fall, I'll have to let the pictures convince you.
Armstrong
PCMR & Park City
Canyons Snack Time
Canyons
In addition to all the riding last weekend, we kept ourselves busy.  On Saturday night, we met up with several friends and grabbed some Wasatch Brew at the park before heading to dinner and then to the 1st ski movie of the year.  We are now officially ready for powder turns!  On Sunday, we joined the neighbors for an impromptu pumpkin carving and then somehow ended up at our house to watch Terry wash the car.  It is so much fun living next to good friends.
Best way to spend Sunday evening?!

Trail Run - Ski Workout
I worked at home again this week and was able to grab a few trail runs before the sun went down.  Inspired by the ski movie, I climbed some steep trails to for a quad workout.  Winter is definitely on its way, with frosty mornings and cold afternoons.  Time to put away the shorts and breakout the tights and base layers.
Trail Run - Fall is here, Winter is coming

The best part about not traveling this week was being able to attend the Montana Tech vs Westminster Volleyball Match.  There were 20 of us representing the Orediggers in the stands, but unfortunately the team lost in 3.  We try to do an alumni event every few months, but the basketball and volleyball are my favorite.  I had to come home and pull out the basketball box and do a little reminiscing.  My years playing were very special and the memories are strong even though it was so long ago.  I still love to play and be involved in the sport, I just have to fit it in with all the cycling and skiing.  If only I had a court with the views we've had this Fall on the single track.
Montana Tech Oredigger Volleyball
My Basketball Memory Box

Armstrong with Christian, Corrie, and Terry

Single Speed Christian

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