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Over the mountain and through the woods

I enjoy mountain biking. In fact, I love mountain biking. And the last couple of months I have done a lot of it.
Taking a break at Veedauwoo outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming (Don Hudson)
Taking a break at Veedauwoo outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming (Don Hudson)
Riding along the Erie Canal outside of Pittsford, NY (Don Hudson)
Riding along the Erie Canal outside of Pittsford, NY (Don Hudson)
 
I enjoy mountain biking. In fact, I love mountain biking. And the last couple of months I have done a lot of it. 

My daily rides in New York were along the Erie Canal in and around the town of Pittsford and down a few short off road trails just south and north of town. On the weekends I would go to places in upstate New York like Dryer Bike Park in Victor and Irondequoit Bay Park West. These parks were incredible and I have great memories of all the rides I made in these parks and others in upstate New York. 

However, as I made my way across the country I had the chance to hit trails in several states and in Canada. Bottom line - there are great mountain bike rides all over the country. And some of the best are here in Utah. 

I hit trails in the Boston area. I rode for hours in Toronto, Canada on the Don River Trail system and surrounding area. I rode the trails in Niagara Falls, Canada (I still have a deep purple scar on my left leg to forever remind me of the fun and crazy crash I had there.)

My trip allowed me to hit trails outside of Chicago like the Saw Wee Kee Park - an amazing trail system. Who knew Chicago would have one of the best mtb trail systems. 

A day later I found myself admiring the amazing rock formations at Veedauwoo while I biked between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming in the Medicine Bow National Forest. If you haven't been there to hike or bike - I highly recommend a weekend trip there. 

That brings me back to Utah. I mountain bike 4-6 days a week. Generally, I stay close to home - so I hit the trails up above City Creek, Alpine and Draper. I am sure I will share more on my rides in the near future. Hope to see you on the trails. 


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