Dutch Hollow is a great network of trails in Midway. It is tons-o-fun and the plan on Thursday May 3rd. As this is a bit further away, I plan on leaving Mad Dog Cycles @ 5:30 pm. So please, please don't be late. If you are running late, call the shop and let me know so we can figure something out. If time is going to be tight you can just meet at the trail head. Directions are below.
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How to get there:
From Provo Canyon, drive east to the end of Deer Creek Reservoir.
Right where the water ends, turn left (north) on U-113. Zero
your odometer. Drive north 3.8 miles into Midway, and turn right
(east) as U-113 turns right in the middle of town. 0.4 miles
later (mile 4.2), turn left (north) on 400 East (River Road). This
is the road that goes just to the west of the memorial hill. At
mile 5.4 you'll hit a traffic circle. Take the first exit (not the
driveway, though), so you'll turn from north to east. At mile 6.1, a
sign points you to Dutchman Hollow - Dutch Canyon. Turn left and
drive 0.5 mile on pavement. The pavement ends at a turnaround
where the Dutchman Way trail begins, GPS N 40° 32.495' W 111°
27.224'. Turn right downhill at the sign for Wasatch Mountain
State Park. The preferred parking area is 0.3 miles down the
gravel road to your right. Trailhead info (and bathroom) is at
GPS N 40° 32.704' W 111° 27.187'
Ride Like a Girl is an initiative to get more women/girls into mountain biking and let them experience the joy it can bring. Everyone is welcome to join us on the FIRST Thursday of the month March through August. We generally meet at Mad Dog Cycles in Orem at 5:30 pm, but see postings for more details.
06 April 2012
The first Ride Like a Girl for 2012 is in the books. It was a chilly but good ride. We had a good bunch of riders.
We inundated the little section of the neighborhood as we got ready. I felt a little uncertain at first, but I guess one of the neighbors came out, was friendly, and said hi. So that was good. I just was not sure if the culdesac was accustom to this as I have never ridden the trail this way before. It did work out well.
We started off on a short climb to the Bonneville Shoreline and then turn off for some smooth descending, climbing and then a mix of everything. We got back to BST faster than I anticipated so we continued up and did some more zigzagging trails before the fast descent back to the cars.
The purpose was really balance. When we learn to ride a bike as a child, we understand how important balance is. We tend to think riding a bike is all balance left to right. In mountain biking, it is also about balancing front to back. This is usually referred to as weighting the bike. When a trail zigzags or has switch backs the way we weight the bike influences whether or not we make the turn as much as balancing side to side. It is a skill that is only learned with practice. And almost every corner or turn is different.
|Mindy and Gayle|
|Shauna and Des|
|Gayle, Emily, and Tiffany|
|The group listens and laughs as Gayle tells us why she ended up off course.|
Posted by KC at 7:13 PM