Saturday, November 7, 2015

Snow in the Silicon Slopes!

All that glitters is not gold . . . at least not in Utah. At this time of year it is the white snow falling slowly, but surely in the mountains. I went for a mountain bike ride in Corner Canyon early this morning. Here's why I love mountain biking in the Silicon Slopes during the early winter season:
  • There is no mud . . . it is frozen
  • There are fewer people & bikes out on the trails 
  • I don't sweat as much and I don't have to drink as much water
  • You know that snow skiing is just around the corner . . . literally & figuratively!
Almost time to bring out my Specialized Fat Boy
Definitely time for my Specialized Defroster shoes
Utah is a huge travel and tourism destination in all seasons, but I think winter might be the biggest. Outdoor Recreation contributes almost $6 billion to the local economy every year. Governor Herbert created this as an areas of focus for his Office of Economic Development and hired my friend Brad Petersen to run it. 

PS - As of today, nearby Snowbird ski resort already has a 15" base and is making "gunpowder." They open for the winter season in just two weeks!

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