Category Archives: Biking

11-15-2011 Burr’s Lane (30.4 miles, 3153′ gain)

Went up Emigration Canyon again today, taking a slightly longer and steeper route up North Burr’s Lane. And by steeper I mean the road gains 1000 feet in 2.5 miles! That’s a 9% grade, which I’ve decided is my absolute … Continue reading

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11-14-2011 Cottonwood Canyon and Jordan River Trail (25 miles)

Today I got two expeditions for the price of one! The first was a short hike in Cottonwood Canyon. The trailhead starts at 7400 feet above sea level, so there was quite a lot of snow (which unfortunately became slushy … Continue reading

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11-10-2011 Emigration Canyon, SLC, UT (27.6 miles, 2031′ gain)

I woke up at 8:00, which is reasonable, but still much later than I’d really prefer. Even so, a truly awesome day was ahead! We are staying at a Howard Johnson hotel right in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s a … Continue reading

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11-08-11 Rattlesnake Dr, Missoula, MT (32.4 miles, 591′ gain)

The plan was to bike down 93 to Lolo, Montana, the town just South of Missoula. I’d biked part way there earlier, to get to the Blue Mountain trailhead, so I figured it would be bikeable. I was excited to … Continue reading

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Bike to Piedmont County line (33.38 miles)

After two days of blistering heat all across Oklahoma, we finally got some seasonable weather today (high of 79F), so I had no choice but to hit the road. Plus there was the small matter of wanting to work off … Continue reading

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More bike explorations in Edmond (26.8 miles)

Improvised again on the bike today. This strategy paid off as I discovered a network of bike paths that don’t show up on google maps bike view yet. (I submitted a ticket, so hopefully it will be added soon). The … Continue reading

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Church, bike ride, and dinner with Grandma

Had quite a busy day, starting off with the late morning service at church, followed by a community lunch to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church charter. Oddly enough, Louis was the youngest signatory of the initial charter, at … Continue reading

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Bike Gorham to Pinkham Notch (35 miles)

We’re now staying at Timberland campground, and loving it. For an extra $3/night ($23 versus $20 at Dolly Copp) we get hot showers, a solar-heated swimming pool, and a rec room with a book exchange and free wifi. We’re also … Continue reading

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Park Loop and Carriage trail bike ride (day 3)

Blackwoods and Seawall campgrounds still full, so we decided to find a private campground on the slightly less touristy West side of the island. Will stay 2 nights at Quietside camground. A lovely spot that lives up to its name. … Continue reading

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