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MXL02 how was the reip to Park City ?(12 posts)

MXL02 how was the reip to Park City ?PhatMatt
Jul 16, 2002 7:54 AM
Did you find any good deals at the PI outlet?
My credit card is still smoking!MXL02
Jul 16, 2002 8:11 AM
The PI outlet was great, but the ATB experience was awful. We rented some bikes from Jans, put em on the chairlift, thinking how hard can this be? It was myself, my 12 yo daughter and my 11 yo nephew. Well we got lost on the Mountain (PC), and had to walk our bikes down a very steep nasty, rocky trail. That experience plus the heat wave pretty well nixed family biking for the rest of the trip. Jan's also had some nice (Lemond Buenos Ares) road bikes for rent, and I thought about renting one myself for a ride up around Peoa and Kamas, but they didn't have my exact size and I didn't have my camel back and other necessary gear for doing a 40 mile ride up and down mountainous terrain at altitude in horrendous heat. (basically I wimped out...hey, I was on vacation.) Otherwise, we had a blast. Love it in the Wasatch/Uintas!
My credit card is still smoking!PhatMatt
Jul 16, 2002 8:16 AM
Sorry to hear about the bad expeience with ATB. It is pretty fun if you are in to that, Believe it or not there trail marking has gotten better. the first year the offer it we ended up coming up from Park City back to Deer Valley. It is usually not this bad. This year has been awfull. I went riding for the first time in a few days on sunday. We were up MTB at Deer Valley, just to damn hot to actually ride up hill. Glad to here you found some good deals and enjoyed the mountians. I guess I am kind of spoiled to live in such awonderfull place.

Matt
My credit card is still smoking!hikerryank
Jul 16, 2002 12:25 PM
You are lucky to live out there. I was out last summer. My parents paid for a MTB day trip with a company with a bear in the title or on the card or something. The guy who took me used to be a pretty serious road rider from the sound of it. We did a trail that is multiuse depending on the day of the week or something like that. Great trail, but coming from sealevel Maryland, the two major climbs killed me. I was almost sick just walking them. I learned that trip that I will never rent a MTB again and ride a serious trail, as fs rig I got was a pos. Would have killed for my Santa Cruz at the time. I hope you thank whatever god you believe in everyday that you can live in such a wonderful place. I can't wait until I can move out that way next summer.
HRK
I doPhatMatt
Jul 16, 2002 12:48 PM
I like to ride in the summer and Ice Climb and Mountaineer in the winter. I use to snowboard but thatnks to some thieves I do not so that anymore. it sounds like you did smothing up in the Mill Creek area. Maybe next time they will take you up what is effectionaly called Puke Hill. It is a nasty climb. I do not have the numbers but it is like 1000 ft in i think less than 1 mile. It can push even the best if they try to fly up it. It starts around 8800 ft and climbs to about 9800ft. I have not made it all the way yet. But I still go back and try. this is part of the Wasatch Crest Trail.
By the way...Brooks
Jul 16, 2002 9:36 AM
did you pick up the free map of the trails that is available at Jans and other outfitters? It is pretty good but you can still get lost. One of problems we have here is the creation of new "bandit trails" all over the mountains. The land owners (mostly the Mining Co) are fairly tolerant of the trails but as people keep cutting new ones, their tolerance is going down.

Also BTW, I rode the Peoa/Kamas/Heber loop on Sunday, leaving at 8am. 53 miles and getting pretty warm for the last climb from Heber to Park City. Two water bottles were sufficient.

Enjoy your vacation!
Brooks
Brooks do you play hockey?PhatMatt
Jul 16, 2002 10:04 AM
I think I may know you.
Nope. No hockey.Brooks
Jul 16, 2002 2:47 PM
No ice where I grew up (No. Cal) I road ride with the Cole Sport folks Mon and Thur evenings, Heber Mtn Sports on Tuesdays. I raced the High Uintas (Rec Citizen 40+) and will do the Logan-Jackson again this September. Generally stay out of the SLC valley (too hot!) and mtnbike the trails around Park City (where I live). Ski in the winter (downhill and x-country). Isn't it great to live here?! Lots of stuff to do outdoors.

Brooks
Nope. No hockey.PhatMatt
Jul 17, 2002 5:59 AM
You sounded like a guy I play hockey with that is an animal on a bike. Just curious.

Thanks
Matt
Thanks, PM and Brooks...MXL02
Jul 16, 2002 12:11 PM
Next time I get the privilege of visiting, lets go riding, just remember I'm a flatlander, so don't smoke me too bad on the climbs!
Thanks, PM and Brooks...PhatMatt
Jul 16, 2002 12:35 PM
I suck at climbing. So np there.

Have a good one
Matt
No worries. Always fun to introduce folks to the area. nmBrooks
Jul 16, 2002 2:48 PM