Normally I only ride the BST on Salt Lake's north bench in the spring and fall. However, with the arrival of a cold front yesterday our high temperature today was only in the mid 70's. Funny how that's all it took to put me in the mood to ride the BST. My choice turned out to be ideal as I wasn't able to leave the office until after 6 pm so by the time I hit the trail there wasn't a lot of daylight left. Ten miles and a little over an hour later I was back at my car which I'd parked along 11th Ave. I went up Dry Creek and came down City Creek. As far as the scenery goes this ride is much better in the spring. Besides the dry grass and bushes there were TONS of little gnats in the air. The trail was rockier than I remember and I even saw a Tarantula. Yet, I loved the ride. It was perfect for the time I had available and what's not to love about hammering The Wall in the middle ring while 3 other riders finished their walk up!
Oh yeah, I also picked up my road bike from Contender after a small upgrade. Tomorrow I'm planning to head up City Creek and get to know my new 2008 Madone Black frame. Look for pictures in the near future. It's probably one of the only '08 Madones built with SRAM Rival on the road right now.