Monday, August 18, 2008

Big Cottonwood ride

Just a quick trail ride to start the week. Great to have a quick ride close to home. Saw 15-20 goats taking it easy up high and in the shade.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Enjoyed a couple of hours at the Ferragosto Italian festival in Salt Lake City, UT. A few Italian cars and motos.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tour of Utah bicycle race

Spent an interesting day on the moto with videographer/photographer Matthew Hatfield from the Ogden Standard Examiner. He was riding on the back and we were supposed to get in place so he could get good shots without upsetting the racers and especially the race officials.

The stage went from Ogden, UT. to Salt Lake City, UT. The edited video can be viewed at . Look under the "video" section for "Tour of Utah".

As luck would have it, Carpenter Mike called from his favorite eatery as I was standing at the finish line. Since I'd had nothing but a piece of fruit all day, he didn't have to do much to convince me to join him for a late lunch.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Lunch ride to Torrey, Utah

A reconnaissance trip was in order to finalize details for the North American Moto Guzzi Quota/Stelvio rally which is being held in Torrey, Utah. Dates for the event are 3-5 Oct. 2008.
With not enough time to do an overnight ride, two of us headed to Torrey for lunch. The rally site will be at
Great people that run the place at Thousand Lakes. Comfortable tent sites, nice cabins, and clean showers. The park is used to hosting motorcycle groups and we are looking forward to a great event.
We asked one of the locals for a recommendation of a good lunch spot. He turned us around and sent us 8 miles back to Bicknell, UT. to the SunGlow cafe ( ). The SunGlow is most famous for their pinto bean pie and also their pickle pie. My suggestion is to order the sampler plate which get you 4 smaller slices of their assorted pies.
We did meet a nice group from Holland while in Bicknell. Two of the group were travelling on late 1940's Harley Davidson bikes.
As shown in the photo, the sun doesn't always shine at the SunGlow.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Morning Uinta ride

A nice cool morning for a quick tour through the Uinta range. From Park City, UT to SR150 to Taylor Fork. Crossed over on the trail system to SR32 and east about 6-7 miles to the Mill Hollow turn. Followed the dirt to Lake Fork and then downhill to Heber City. A quick ride up Guardsman Pass and home.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Mid-Mountain ride

Rode the Mid-Mountain trail from Deer Valley to Red Pine lodge at The Canyons resort where a hearty lunch awaited the group of 13. The ride took us slow guys about 3 hours. The rest did it considerably faster.