Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This site is genius, I feel privileged to be able to post here! Anyway, here are a couple of rides that are pretty fun.
The Nebo Loop
This is a sweet ride, especially in the fall when the leaves turn. It can get cold up top though.
Ok so its not the coolest ride but its got some super long straight sections and there is hardly anyone out on the west side of the lake. Take your pistolas and shoot some crap while you're out there. Theres a cool old Sinclair station in Elberta to take some vintage style pictures next to. Just make sure you grow a mustache first.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Last Winter Matt from Dice came up and I put together a little list of my favorite establishments in town. I totally forgot about this gem until I was putting together route maps yesterday for the below posts. Hit these spots up, they will not disappoint. Food, Bars, Etc.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
I dont know much about this place......and I have only been there once.....and I only made it about 1/10th of the way up. But it was a blast! We went mid snow season and this is another forest access road. Most turned around when they got to the snowline, but a few of us pressed on further. I will let the pictures and video do the talking. Mark this one down for a Summer jaunt only.
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I would probably refer to this as the "Go To" summer ride. Its quick, its easy, and its rewarding. Pretty much all of our Bolts crew are Brighton locals in the Winter so its only fitting that we frequent this spot in the Summer. Straight shot up, straight shot down. Super fun twisties and fresh pine tree air. If you want to get something to eat, regardless of the time of day, I highly recommend the Cafe up at the Brighton entrance, or Silverfork at the midway point up the canyon.
As you can see from the photos and video, we ride this all year round(not recommended).
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Another top notch hitter. This happens to be a route that is 1/3rd unpaved road, so get your knobbies on. You will start out by doing the traditional Brighton Run up Big Cottonwood Canyon, however once you get to the top you will take a hard left up Guardsman Pass Rd. This serves as snowmobile access for the slednecks in the winter, in the summer its a forest access road. The coolest portion of this is the dirt road, it will take you from the Big Cottonwood side and then drop you down to the Park City side. You actually end up riding down the ski runs, literally, of the Deer Valley resort. Hell, you might even see an RV on fire down Parleys canyon, I did.
This route you can only run probably four months out of the year unless you have super balls or an enduro with knobbies and heated grips.
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This ride is rad because the road up and down the canyon feels super sketchy to me. Most parts there are no markings on the black top and its only about one and a half cars wide. Bring a hoodie pretty much anytime of the year because it gets chilly. Also be prepared to do some major illegal passing around the lolli-gagging tourists. Blazing down Provo canyon on the way out is the shit! Go scrape some peg!
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This is a very frequent loop for us, especially the short version. I posted two loops, you choose based on how much time you have.
Either way you go you'll start by blazing up through Emigration Canyon which is a sweet two lane road with a boat load of road bikers and runners so watch out for those peeps. Once you get to the summit you go down a mile or so, hawk a left and begin the funnest twisties that I have seen in UT yet. Super tight switchbacks with a ton of reverb from the pipes. An Epic view awaits you at the top. You can ride this loop 9 months out of the year. Watchout for major bugs and gravel. Other than those two things bring your friends and race to the top. Jer had his first 65MPH surf on the way down this loop. So fun!
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Jeff was kind enough to grant me access and share my road tales and rad loops through various states on the FTWride network. Following this post you will see some of the quick day trips we have taken so far in UT. You can tune into our site as well for the most up to date adventures.
Jake - BOLTSACTION.COM