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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 work, and knowing that it will be several days before the rain stops and the trails dry out, I'm experiencing mountain bike withdrawals. I took several photos over the last few weeks of our single track adventures, but here are some favorites.

Starting the weekend with pizza for breakfast at Silver Star Cafe
Saturday - Waited for Mid Mtn Marathon to wrap up, then enjoyed the quiet Deer Valley trails
Sunday - Armstrong Leaf Carpet on our way to Pinecone

Sunday - Spiro Switchback
Sunday - Moose Visit
After writing about Park City Mountain Resort's Epic status and new owner Vail Resorts, I decided to visit all three resorts during the week. 
Then followed that with a full sweep when we rode Mid Mountain trail from Deer Valley thru PCMR to The Canyons on Saturday.

Tuesday - Hike at PCMR for Dad's Birthday
Wednesday - Road Ride to Deer Valley
Deer Valley Aspens
Thursday - MTB Rob's to The Canyons
Sun dropping fast at The Canyons
Turn Around
Buck Visit
Saturday - Tandem MTB navigating Mid Mountain at Deer Valley
PCMR from Mid Mountain
Deep Thoughts at The Canyons
It's now been a week since I've been on the mountain bike or actually any bike so no wonder I'm going thru withdrawals. On a positive note, that persistent saddle sore has finally healed. Guess it's time to wrap this up and reacquaint myself with the trainer. 

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