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Illustrated Ride Report: Commute to work(19 posts)

Illustrated Ride Report: Commute to workBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 8:34 AM
Sun coming up, warming the thermometer to 24 degrees. Actual temp is colder.
I'm on my way.Brooks
Nov 15, 2002 8:40 AM
Giant AT750 from 1989 with nobbies, blinkie rear light, dual headlights, Xtreme lights on spokes, various reflectors, rack, panniers, fenders. Weight: I don't really want to know. Clothes: long sleeve jersey, polypro jacket with Goretex windfront, regular shorts, polypro tights with windfront, neoprene booties, PI ear brassiere, PI Lobster gloves.
Seems like you could use some snow tires.MB1
Nov 15, 2002 4:44 PM
We got ours from Peter White Cycles on line. They work great even on ice although they have a lot of rolling resistance on dry pavement.

BTW I envy you getting to ride in the snow so much. Nice report.
Snow tires..Brooks
Nov 18, 2002 9:00 AM
Since most of the ride is on pavement and the MUT has some ice/snow I just stick with the knobbies and work on high cadence and bike handling skills through the slick stuff.
this will impress a friendKenS
Nov 16, 2002 3:15 PM
He is going to retire in PC in a few years and has just gotten back into biking.
Bridle trail through large lot subdivision.Brooks
Nov 15, 2002 8:49 AM
A short cut that is fun without too much snow or when packed down. Last snow was on the weekend, I've ridden several days this week and others walk through here. I was getting jealous of all the fall color photos, so I thought I'd show everyone what it's like around here.
Looking northBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 8:52 AM
towards The Canyons ski area (on left). Back on the road.
A view to Park City Mountain ResortBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 8:54 AM
along with the City cemetery in foreground. PCMR is hosting the World Cup America's Opening next week for Men's and Women's Slalom and Giant Slalom.
The old railroad into townBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 8:57 AM
now a rail trail. Partially paved in town, but goes 30 miles of easy grade to north and east.
Back into shade and onto the MUTBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 9:03 AM
looking at PCMR again. Race course is on right side. Site of Olympic GS and Snowboard events. City is pretty good about clearing the MUT after snows, but ice can be a problem in spots. Good for bike handling skills. Notice the lights over the path. Just put in this past year.
COLD! Nice pics and thanks for the ride! nmMike P
Nov 15, 2002 9:05 AM
City Park andBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 9:08 AM
Old Miner's Hospital. Now used as a Community Center, this hospital was built by funds from the miners (not the mining companies). It was moved to present location in the 1980's, refurbished as a library for 10 years or so.
Back in the sunBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 9:10 AM
at the new skate park. Where are the skaters? Bunch of lightweights ;-0 Actually very popular, just built a year ago.
Back on the road, with the end in site.Brooks
Nov 15, 2002 9:13 AM
City Hall (where I work) is just above the walls. It was an elementary school built in the 20's over the site of one of the big ore mills. Two switchbacks to climb (not exactly Alpe d'Huez).
Looking back over townBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 9:18 AM
The commute is only 2.25 miles from the base of the hill in the right background. About 300 feet of elevation gain, at 7000 feet above sea level. Gets you nice and warm on the ride in. Layers and zippers are the way to go. The ride home is a bit nippy though. I'll throw on another vest (Illuminite) and fire up the lights.
Home away from homeBrooks
Nov 15, 2002 9:22 AM
A large enough cubicle to park the bike in. A couple of plastic trash bags to protect the carpet and chamois cloths to soak up any melting snow. No showers at work (but I'm working on that!). Thanks for letting me share the ride.
Brooks
Cool, er, cold commuteTig
Nov 15, 2002 9:33 AM
I haven't been to Park City in over 12 years, but remember it to be a great town. I'm sure it has grown beyond belief because of the olympics. Thanks for the scenery and ride.
Thanks, Brooks!look271
Nov 17, 2002 7:21 AM
More wallpaper =) I hope you ski. I am really envious-being so close to such a great ski area. I live close to one, too, but, well, it's a pimple on the face of the earth compared to that!
You are welcome...Brooks
Nov 18, 2002 9:03 AM
and yes, I ski. Park City Resort opened on Saturday although it was just one run. I volunteer as a mountain host there one day a week during the season. It gets me and my family season passes so the return isn't so bad.