Paved

|| An injured shoulder doesn’t leave much mountain bike time on the agenda. Today I took to the road and followed the bike paths around Salt Lake City. Quickly I realized that dodging traffic might be more hazardous than trying my hand at a downhill trail. These days the Spring sun shines later and later, it warms the pavement and the air until dark. Mill Creek Canyon was my destination, and after about 30 minutes of weaving through neighborhoods I was able to find the road I needed. Single-speed bikes aren’t usually the best for sustained climbing, but I have to say it offers a unique strength training regime. Over the next few weeks I look forward more time on the pavement. ||

Nocturnal Expression Session

A few days before it started raining here in Salt Lake City I hit the rode on my single-speed at night.

Kind of fun to explore the neighborhood while everyone else is asleep, you get the entire street to yourself.

Lots of cats running around, not much else though. Ample time to teach yourself how to ride without your hands on the handlebars… again.

Took some fiddling with my Super Clamp but I was able to rig my 7D to the frame and still be able to pedal. I’m sure there are easier ways to accomplish these shots but the experimentation was fun.

Looking forward to doing this up in Park City . There’s significantly less light pollution so you can actually see the stars. Seems like it would be a nice touch.

Bits and Pieces

Lately I’ve been viciously addicted to my single-speed Cutter Bones bike.

After a few recent upgrades I took it for a spin around Salt Lake City. The biking community in SLC is entertaining to say the least, snapped a few shots of the rides I saw parked outside the grocery store.

Looking forward to dialing in this bike and exploring the city more. Haven’t had a chance to do any urban discovery since I moved here. Life will slow you down like that sometimes.

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