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Last week I went on a bike trip with some of my mountain bike riding buddies to Gooseberry in Zion National Park.

The first day we did the entire south rim as well as several of the more technical trails.

Here is a picture of our group at The Point.

Here I am going up one of the technical trails (no assist needed)!.

Check out the beautiful scenery.

There were some hardcore bikers on this pretty technical set of trails. (this is Morgan’s license plate… the guy that founded the trail system).

And here is one of the riders from our group – named Bracken.

You can also check out this video of Bracken doing some trick riding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-gR7GxWdk&fmt=18

Pretty awesome day on the trails.

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Today I went for a long bike ride up the Santiago Trail to Old Camp (8 miles) back down the Luge, past Four Corners and back to the main gate for a total ride of 18 miles round trip. I haven’t done this in several months but felt pretty good. Total elevation gain is 2600 feet in about 3 hours.

I have two more weeks to put in some long distance miles before our annual trip to Moab.

The weather today was perfect and the views were the best I’ve seen in a long time. We had about 1/2 inch of rain yesterday so the trail was firm and dry with a temperature in the mid 60’s – perfect for riding this trail.

Here’s some pictures from today:

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