The Wasatch Classic
I spend a lot of time during the winter months doing my best Edward Abbey impression. That is, I write a lot here about my affection for Utah’s canyon country. And while I truly do love the deserts of the Southwest, the Rocky Mountains are where I call home.
Right above me, in the mountains shadowing my front porch are some of the greatest trails I have ever ridden. And within those trails, only needing the slight prod of being strewn together is an epic one (two, three?) day route that will rival anything the canyon country so readily offers up.
I have mentally mapped out several variations of a “trans-Wasatch”, something I am now calling the Wasatch Classic. It will be a point to point route, some 100ish miles, to start with, with the option in the future to expand. After all, the Wasatch Front is humongous, and the trails and fire roads literally spaghetti across the mountains in every direction imaginable.
Over the next days and weeks and months I will put tread to trail, some that I am familiar with, others that will be terra incognita (there’s more Abbey for ya…) as I map out a route across the rocky slopes that rise up from the floor of the Great Basin.
At some point, on a certain day and time, anyone willing, will be invited to line up and TT the newly minted route. Free of charge, and unsupported of course.
Dave HarrisMay 31, 2007
I am so down for that.
Why stop at 100 miles?
CellarratMay 31, 2007
I may be down as well!
fatcyclistMay 31, 2007
I’m in. I’ll bring my hallucinations with me.
EdMay 31, 2007
Road trip! Keep us posted…
Something similar this way comes 🙂
DaveMay 31, 2007
I’m like, so there.
StupidBikeMay 31, 2007
Mueller park trail, down north canyon, some pavement to Shoreline, up to antennas, down to city creek, up to zoo trail head, up pavement emmigration to the oaks to ride Bartmang’s secret singletrack, to top of little mountain to kliians trail, down to Affleck park up and over big mountain, jeremy ranch dirt road, 24-7, a loop at glenwild, over to round valley, lost prospector then over to dv trails, mid mountain to spiro, to Crest, down Mill creek. some pavement to corner canyon trails, over the top to alpine some how
that will likely be over 100 miles there, painful, with a few 7 elevens to stock up at.
but you must have a few loose screws.
Bart GJune 1, 2007
I have strung together some 100’s along the wasatch including the old wasatch 100 route from Farmington to Provo, either direction works great. Although a big group ride sounds more fun.
Jeff KerkoveJune 1, 2007
Cool! How about a 100 mile race to Boris’s front yard in PC????
ChrisJune 1, 2007
AnonymousJune 2, 2007
100 miles of ST sounds somewhat interesting. Double it and it sounds downright fascinating.