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Mountain Bikes in the Maze

March 20th, 2006

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We joined up wtih some friends and took an organized tour of the Maze. This part of Canyonlands National Park, in Utah, is very remote. The National Park Service issues a limited number of commerical permits, so there are not too many people in the park. You are free to go in on your own, but the roads vary from “not bad dirt” to “I don’t think that Jeep is going to make it”. It’s a few hour drive from Green River, UT and there is nothing out there but natural beauty.

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Azores by Bike

November 1st, 2005

  • This picture really captures the Azores. Beautiful flowers framed by steep hills

In August , we gave up our mountain biking ways for a week in the Azores. We took Easy Rider’s Azores road biking trip and had a great time. This trip was as different from our others trips as it could be, while still being a two-wheel adventure. First, the Azores are islands 1,000 miles West of Portugal. Second, this was a (mostly) road ride. Third, we gave up camping and stayed in hotels. Happily, this trip also had a couple of things in common with our previous ones: great guides and beautiful scenery.

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Sothern Utah by Mountain Bike

September 26th, 2005

  • The clouds threatened all day. It didn't start raining until we were almost done riding for the day.

We took a 6 day mountain biking tour of Utah with Escape Adventures. This tour included Brian Head Peak, at 11,307 feet above sea level, and trails near Bryce and Zion National parks. There is no off road mountain biking in National Parks, so in the parks we hiked or cruised down the pavement. This wasn’t a point-to-point trip. Instead, we rode for a short way in the van on a couple of days to link the areas. This allowed us to cherry pick great riding and skip some dull time on ATV or jeep trails. (more…)

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