On the last weekend of July; Angie, Liam and I went down and stayed for the weekend in Torrey, one of our favorite places to vacation inside of the state of Utah. We went down on a Friday afternoon and stayed until Sunday. Usually when we go down there we go to Capitol Reef National Park but this time we decided to go over Boulder mountain and down to Escalante. I rode my bike from Torrey to Escalante and then met up with Angie for lunch, it was about a 70 mile ride. After lunch, we decided to ride our car back over the old road to Boulder which was a dirt road with some very scenic views of the Hell’s Backbone canyon. The ride to Escalante was also beautiful going over the Hog’s Back road (Scenic Byway 12). Just over a week later the Tour of Utah went over the same roads.
Had an awesome ride with my team up to Wolf Creek in the Unitas. There was about 6000 feet of climbing and I was able to make it to the top of all the climbs in a good position except for the main climb where I was a couple of minutes behind Ira. Other than that I felt great and had a blast with my friends!