Spring in Utah has brought it’s “A” game. April was a nasty mix of high power winds, wet afternoons and even snow flurries above 7,500 feet. The road to Big Mountain cleared the first week of April, but the Cottonwood canyons have been more difficult navigate. Last year the team was riding consistently together beginning in the middle of April, but this year the rain and wet morning roads have made it more difficult to plan consistent Tuesday and Thursday morning rides. Mi Duole riders have found time to get up Big Cottonwood Canyon a few times in the morning, only to find it was 28 degrees at Mill D.
Some of the team spent a long weekend rolling through the White Rim in Canyonlands National Park - in ONE DAY! Usually, riders will spend 3-5 days, breaking the ride up into segments, but some of our squad took the full 100 mile mountain bike ride and chewed it up in one big gulp.