It was a pain in the butt to get to the starting line, but once we figured that out, it was all downhill - almost. A 4:30AM wake up call to get on the road by 5:00AM and to the parking lot of Snowbasin for the 2016 Ultimate Challenge. Claiming to be "America's Toughest One Day Cycling Adventure" the ride once again lived up to the expectations by finishing in Little Cottonwood Canyon in 100 degree heat. This was the seventh year for the event, which is not a race, just a casual ride through 114 miles and 10,000 vert. The starting line was crazyiness as all the riders began riding 45mph down the hill from Snowbasin. Not the safest start, but we all survived. The first 80 miles of the event passed relativity fast as there was not a ton of climbing. The real event started as we climbed Empire Pass, descended Big Cottonwood Canyon and then made our way over to the final 6 miles and 3,000 feet of climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon.