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Showing posts from September, 2014

September Single Track Adventures

We are experiencing another wet weekend. I've never lived in a rainy climate and after this summer, not sure if I could. It is difficult to give into the weather dictating activities. I always put off riding the trainer until the last possible moment, but I'm destined for some time in the basement today.

We spent the morning watching the Women's Elite World Championship Road Race on an Italian internet feed. As I mentioned in last week's blog, this is an important week for cycling and today's race was the final outing for the women. The Americans put up a good fight even after losing a couple teammates in a massive crash. They animated the race, with sprinter Shelley Olds grabbing 6th place. USA is still holding at 4 medals, but we have one more chance in tomorrow's men's race. Overall, the Americans are doing a great job in all the events, including local Tanner Putt with 13th in the U23 road race!

With rain last Sunday then a week in San Francisco for wor…

2014 UCI Road World Championships: Americans with 4 medals and counting

Today was the 1st day of the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. Four Americans stood on the podium for the Team Time Trial (TTT) and many others were participating. This is a fantastic start to the week of races and I can't wait to see how many medals we end up with by next Sunday.

But of course, you already knew that because American non-cycling media has been providing excellent coverage! If you follow cycling, you are seeing the results on FB, Twitter, and even Universal Sports. If not, you are seeing the news that the US has 3 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze across the bottom of your football game, tennis match, or car race. In fact, non-sports networks are covering the news just like during the Olympics.

What, you aren't seeing this? You didn't know that Carmen Small, Evelyn Stevens, and Alison Tetrick have shiny new hardware thanks to years of hard work and sacrifice. Carmen and Evie have golds along with their teammates on Team Specialized-lululemon, a…

Park City Mountain Resort is now Epic?!

What a week for Park City! On September 9th, we got word that Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) would still be open for the 2014-2015 season because they had agreed to pay the $17.5M bond. If you aren't aware of the three year litigation battle that has been taking place, here's some history. Skiers, employees, and the community were happy with the news but still cautious about continuing lawsuits and the uncertainty of the 2015-2016 season and beyond. Little did we know, that two days later there would be more news.

We lived in Park City for 10 years before becoming season pass holders at PCMR. Although the terrain and snow might not be at the levels of Little Cottonwood, we really enjoy the convenience and community feel and are going into our 3rd season as pass holders. We are also huge fans of the trail system that PCMR supports along with Mountain Trails. There are miles and miles of single track that aren't there just to appease the lift-riding downhillers. As PCMR p…