It is a time of celebration for some people in Utah, as the first real snowfall of the season has hit the Salt Lake Valley. The mountains have been pounded a few times already, but it just doesn’t feel like winter until there’s snow on the ground in the backyard.
Skiers and snowboarders across the state probably have more knowledge about the forecast than most people, since their favorite winter hobby revolves around the weather. We keep our eyes glued to the television when there is a big storm coming, in order see if the local weather man will bless us with the words we all long to hear.
The search for a good resort-skiing jacket can be a tough one. Skiing in-bounds is an unusual workout since it’s all about charging hard down the mountain (and getting sweaty), then sitting on a lift (getting cold), over and over again. The start/stop activity causes problems with body-temperature regulation, which then fuels an internal debate over what to wear on a given day. Is it a fleece under hardshell kind of day? A baselayer with softshell day?
As a continuation of yesterday’s post about mountain biking in Fruita, Colorado, here is a helmet-cam video of what we all considered to be the highlight of the entire trip. Kessel Run. Located in the Bookcliffs area of Fruita on 18-Road, Kessel Run is a rush. Although it’s not technically difficult, it still forces you to hone in on your bike-handling skills on countless twists and turns through a banked creek bed
Okay, so mountain biking in Fruita, Colorado has nothing to do with Utah, but the town is just over the border, and the landscape is very Utah-esque. Therefore, riding in Fruita is like riding in Utah if you ignore that…
Winter can wait. Autumn is a schizophrenic season where sometimes the weather doesn’t know what it wants to be. Summer and winter play tug-of-war over the months of October and November, and we’re all caught in the middle. For those…
After shopping around and nearly fainting at the price of a decent roof-mount setup, I discovered the Thule Prologue Pack. A roof rack system that includes two fork mount platforms with locks for under $200, the Thule Prologue Pack was everything I needed at half the cost of other roof racks.