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winter road rides in park city, utah?(10 posts)

winter road rides in park city, utah?odog
Nov 12, 2002 8:17 PM
I'll be spending some time there this winter. Anyone know of group road rides in the winter? Thanks!
re: winter road rides in park city, utah?comedy-tragedy
Nov 12, 2002 8:58 PM
Don't hold your breath. You've got to remember that Park City is at about 7500 feet, and they've already had significant show at the bottom of the hill. Beyond that, it gets more than just a little cold up there. There may be some kind of group, but I sure wouldn't want to try it.
re: winter road rides in park city, utah?JS Haiku Shop
Nov 13, 2002 5:59 AM
was in SLC/park city this time last year. roads covered in snow and salt. it's too bad, too, 'cause the slug from SLC to Alta would have been mind-blowing on 700x23s.

good luck.

the one positive thing: the pearl izumi outlet store in park city. enjoy.
SLC to Altacomedy-tragedy
Nov 13, 2002 12:43 PM
Haiku, I'm really starting to worry about you.

9 miles at 9-10% sounds fun??? It's a stone cold bitch going up, but coming down is a real kick in the pants. 50+ without turning a pedal.
heck yeahJS Haiku Shop
Nov 13, 2002 12:58 PM
rode it on public transport (LOL...tha bus) last november. was salivating the entire way (until my drool froze in 20mph winds at way below freezing way up in the mountains). that was my first and hopefully last experience on skis.

it would be a nice ride minus snow, ice, and salt on the road. is it ideal in summer?
heck yeahcomedy-tragedy
Nov 13, 2002 3:29 PM
Yeah it's pretty ideal. When it's in the 100's down here in the valley it's usually high 70's to low 80's up there. The cool down going up is nice, but it's a blast furnace at the bottom when you get back down.
Nov 13, 2002 7:36 PM
There's a Pearl Izumi outlet store there? It better be new because I'll be mad if it was there when I lived there and never knew it!

That ride to Alta would really suck in the winter though. Even if there were no snow/salt, there is way too much traffic during the ski season.

Lots of great stories from my grandpa about riding that canyon back in the 30's. He used to come down it with no brakes except for the soles of his shoes. On slid rubber tires that would come off the rim from the rotational speed! Nuts.
Look me up when you get here...Brooks
Nov 13, 2002 8:00 PM
No group rides anymore, but on nice days (sunny, 30's) there are folks riding. I usually ride into work on my commuter with lights, rack, fenders.... After a storm the roads can be slushy and salty, but wait a couple of days and it's fine. Freeze your face off, but the riding is ok.

And yes, there is a Pearl Izumi outlet by I-80 offramp at the Factory Stores. It's been in about 2.5 years now.

thanks, Brooks! see you in Park City... (nm)odog
Nov 14, 2002 7:32 AM
hey folks, thanks for the input... Oliver (nm)odog
Nov 14, 2002 7:34 AM