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2013-04-22 7:20 PM

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I am doing a "training" road trip in May and am looking for training partners while I am in Salt Lake City. 

All details are available in my Road Trip Thread.

Hoping you Utahans (is that right?) can come through for me and show me an awesome bike ride / run while there.   



2013-04-30 9:57 PM
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Salt Lake is a big city - surely there is a triathlete willing to play tour guide / training buddy for a day.  

Come on Guys (and gals) step your game up!   

2013-05-05 12:55 PM
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*see my post on your ROAD TRIP thread*

Meanwhile... this thread for Utah isn't that active, as that most of us belong to different fb communities/groups locally.

You can search Desert Sharks Triathlon on fb and ask to join the group.  Different workouts get posted by active members for all to join in on.  I'm not sure if a workout meeting your spec's will get posted, though.  Most of our group trains in the mornings (including Sundays). 

-Heather

2013-05-05 10:53 PM
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Did you have any luck getting hooked up with the Iron Cowboy? I think that's probably your best bet. The second best would be Desert Sharks FB page. You could also try Coach Keena (Schaerrer?) and her CK Elite Tri team, but they're also inUtah county, although the north end of utah county.
2013-05-06 2:15 PM
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It's worth noting that you're in town the day after the Ogden Marathon.  This is a reasonably popular race for the region (I believe it's sold out for this year), and as such, many potential training partners will be recovering.

Also of note is the day-of-week.  Many observant members of the predominant religion in the state take Sundays off.

 

Best of luck!

SYJ

2013-05-07 9:49 PM
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syjenkins - 2013-05-06 1:15 PM

It's worth noting that you're in town the day after the Ogden Marathon.  This is a reasonably popular race for the region (I believe it's sold out for this year), and as such, many potential training partners will be recovering.

Also of note is the day-of-week.  Many observant members of the predominant religion in the state take Sundays off.

 

Best of luck!

SYJ

I was going to point that out, too. It's also the day after a fairly well attended sprint and olympic race in St George.  

Let us know what ends up happening!



2013-05-11 10:18 AM
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I just sent Iron Cowbow a message on FB... 

Also going to check out the FB page you mentioned.  Thanks for the advice.  Really hoping this comes together - I'm sure there are some beautiful rides / runs near SLC.  

2013-05-13 11:52 AM
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Muskrat37 - 2013-05-11 9:18 AM

I just sent Iron Cowbow a message on FB... 

Also going to check out the FB page you mentioned.  Thanks for the advice.  Really hoping this comes together - I'm sure there are some beautiful rides / runs near SLC.  



What kind of distance are you looking for?
If nothing works out w/ anyone, I would be more than happy to send you some routes. (and links)
2013-05-14 10:17 PM
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geauxtri - 2013-05-13 9:52 AM
Muskrat37 - 2013-05-11 9:18 AM

I just sent Iron Cowbow a message on FB... 

Also going to check out the FB page you mentioned.  Thanks for the advice.  Really hoping this comes together - I'm sure there are some beautiful rides / runs near SLC.  



What kind of distance are you looking for?
If nothing works out w/ anyone, I would be more than happy to send you some routes. (and links)

20 mile ride - 9 mile run.  Looking for the best SLC has to offer.

I heard back from Iron Cowboy, he can't ride with me that day, but he is helping to find me a tour guide.  

Anyone in Salt Lake area planning on a bike run brick Sunday?  I would love to join you.  I have no hotel reservations, and will be driving in from Denver, so I could meet you anywhere.  

2013-05-15 12:28 PM
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I won't be back in town until about 6 (and who knows HOW well I will be moving - note my log w/ no workouts and Oly this weekend)

Option #1:  26 mile bike ride (Wasatch Blvd @ 215 to top of Emmigration Canyon) and shorter 7mi run in Millcreek Canyon starting from Birch Hollow (you'll have a short 10 min drive b/t the two, but it's the best of the best for what we offer out here , IMHO)  The bike ride starts at the North end of Wasatch blvd (exit 3300 south on 215 East belt) and turn left at the redlight by Eastwood Elem.  Hit the trail and follow it over I80.  Take the sidewalk to the first redlight and go right, Wasatch blvd begins again on left hand side.  Follow this all the way to Crestview and take a left (after going through golf course)  There will be a TON of cyclist on this route.   TO RUN:  You really could just put your shoes on and run from here... OR Go south on Wasatch to the second redlight (Millcreek Canyon) take Left (bring $3 w/ you to leave the canyon).  Drive up the canyon to Birch Hollow (gravel parking lot on left above the restaurant named Log Haven).  Hit the trail and don't take any sharp turns (that will keep you on trail)  Beware, it's off leash day

Option #2:  Ride Wasatch South.  (views of the valley but more car traffic)  Run the trail north  One time parking, not terribly scenic

Option #3:  Flat and fast one stop...  Take I-80 west to 5600 West.  Exit North, turn left at first light and left again at first street.  Park anywhere along the street (or it's Sunday, you can park in HUnterDouglas lot).  Ride this road west to Great Salt Lake Marina (there is a 1.25 mi concrete section w/ lots of cracks, ride it fast to smooth out bumps but keep your eyes open for quick manuervering around vertical lines).  It's 20 miles out and back.  I usu ride this in the morning.  THe other day by 11am it was starting to stink a little (but the salty baking mud reminds me of the Gulf Coast.  Run the same road.  If you see a weird looking snake, it's just a blue ring-neck, harmless but spooky looking w/ it's copper yellow belly.

Option #4:  Legacy Trail.  Also flat.  Take 215 West belt North to Redwood Rd.  Turn left (north).  Go to center street (Maverick gas station) and take left (west).  At end of road you will see a building w/ parking lot to left hand side.  THis is trail head.  Can ride north for MANY miles.  THen you can run south.  Not too scenic but is popular trail.  DON"T ride south... trail gets kind of funky w/ board walk and there are goatheads about 4 miles down south bound.
(speaking of goatheads... if anyone suggests riding JRT in mid or south valley area... DON'T!!!  Your chances of flatting out are greater).

Option #5:  Start at Bell Canyon Trail Head on Wasatch Blvd, Ride Wasatch South to Hidden Valley Rd.  Turn Right on Hidden Valley Dr.  Go to 1300 E and take Left.  Follow 1300 East to Highland Dr.  Ride Highland Dr. to Round about w/ Mike Weir Rd.  At Traverse Ridge turn left... CLIMB BUBBA CLIMB!!!  To stop sign at top... eat that gel, b/c you earned it   Ride back (22mi).  Lace up to run up Bell Canyon.  The water is running fast this time of year and it's beautiful. (Just not sure you can get 9 m iles out of it, but you can always hit Wasatch again and go north).

 

Hope that helps!! 

2013-05-15 11:46 PM
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If it were me I'd pick option 5 or option 1. I won't be able to be your tour guide though, I won't be back from Ogden Marathon weekend with Team in Training.

Hope something works out well for you! Sorry Utah isn't givingyou the warmest welcome so far!

 



2013-05-16 8:24 AM
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#5 it is... 

The welcome in Utah has been fabulous... all the suggestions and pointers.  People that can't ride with me trying to find me riding partners... I can' complain.  

Thanks all for the help - and if anyone reads this and wants to join... let me know. 

 

2013-05-16 9:02 AM
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Hey Rat!
You going to have access to internet on your phone?
I can map out that Wasatch to Traverse Route again and send you the link on Map My Ride.

PM me an e-mail addy if you'd like.  Or you can e-mail me at verret_hm at hotmail dot com and I'll respond w/ a link.

Hope the road trip goes well.

btw... My mom came across on 80 last weekend (from Denver).  She mentioned that summer construction had already begun, but it didn't seem to slow her trip down.
2013-05-16 12:15 PM
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geauxtri - 2013-05-16 7:02 AM Hey Rat!
You going to have access to internet on your phone?
I can map out that Wasatch to Traverse Route again and send you the link on Map My Ride.

PM me an e-mail addy if you'd like.  Or you can e-mail me at verret_hm at hotmail dot com and I'll respond w/ a link.

Hope the road trip goes well.

btw... My mom came across on 80 last weekend (from Denver).  She mentioned that summer construction had already begun, but it didn't seem to slow her trip down.

Why yes I will, and I have the Map My ride app on my phone.  Thanks for all your help. 

Any cyclists seeing this late that want to join me - feel free.  Just post here and I will get an email.  

2014-03-25 6:21 PM
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Let me know if you make it to the park city area... I'll take you on a trail run! It's good cross training
2014-04-08 2:52 PM
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