High Country

Posted by on Aug 6, 2006 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I finally got up into the high country today. Derek and I climbed up from Tibblefork Lake to the top of the Snobird and Alta ski resorts. We climbed up through Mineral Basin to get there. We topped out at over 10,500. It was an epic day, with tons of long steep climbs, and long steep descents. I had a nice OTB when I blew my front tire and landed on some sharp rocks. Nice.

The ride was only 24 miles, but we managed 6,500 feet of climbing, and enjoyed some big views. It took us nearly 6 hours to complete. It was a perfect training ride for the upcoming E100. Exactly what my legs were craving. Blogger doesn’t want to post pictures tonight, so I will try again on those tomorrow.