Tuesday, September 30, 2014
House to trail Saturday
Have been kicking around the idea of riding a place near my house called Dimple Dell, I have seen riders pop out on it on the far side and ride up the Little Cottonwood trail. So after a rough night of sleep I found myself awake a 4am so I rolled out of the house at 4:30am in the usual act of desperation to do whatever it takes to ride! I rolled down the pavement and found an entrance and had high hopes the first 20 minutes as I rode some decent trail. It is a interesting place, it's basically a wash from the Little Cottonwood Canyon run off which comes down from the ski resorts. Years of erosion has deposited a lot of soft sand. It was not long before I was walking sections that were too soft to ride but still more packed to soft ratio. The night was dark and it was spooky down there in the ravine but I pushed on and finally found my way to the end of the park and hit pavement to the LCC trail. Once on the real dirt I was feeling tired and lazy but I pushed on cause I'm a bad dude. Halfway up my tire went flat and that was enough for me to throw in the towel. I took pavement all the way home which was un eventful all the way home. Watching the towering Wasatch front sunrise was pretty dang good that morning. Strava failed on me, or phone did but no buggy.