Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wasatch Crest Perfection

Scott waste no time picking a tricky line

Solitude in the background

Crest trail is probably the best ride in Utah. it involves a shuttle, start out at 9800' end 26 miles later at 5000'

Ususally it has snow( 8 months out of the year), or is dusty or mud or crowded.

Not on June 28th however. Trail was tacky good grip, no dust, not much mud, and just a few patches of snow(20 feet). The hikers were also not to be seen due to mill creek road being closed.
Epic trail in good condition with a good friend, no crowds, not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Local Resident Vow to go off grid by Year 2073

Chester Frantz pledges "to be grid free by the year 2073" Adding over one square feet of solar panels to his roof should generate 10 watts of solar power
almost enough to power one compact florescent light bulb.

"adding 10 watts a year, by the year 2073, I should be completely off the grid, mainly because I will be dead by then"

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Solitude Log Riding

Shannon rides a real steep section with trees that appear to not grow straight up. Shannon is getting pretty decent at riding tech single track.

Speaking of trees, when on the ground they make for an interesting alternate route.

Getting on the log

Staying on the log

Getting off the log

Took me 5 tries but finally got it.

Solitude is in perfect shape (pre weekend races, still tacky no dust)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

more low hanging fruit

Sealing duct work saves $54.28 a year
A tankless water heater saves $35.43
A tankless water heater is probably $1600
two buckets of duct mastiff $22 and 7 hours to install
Guess which way we went?
Shannon painting on mastiff.
we are halfway done. (3 hours)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Low Hanging Fruit

Got a Questar (local gas utility co) energy audit. Gave me a nice report. I Found out buying new windows would save me $53.23 a year. Insulating my hot water pipe lines will save me $26.66 a year.
I did some reasearch. Pipe insulation is about $15. windows considerably more. guess which route I went?

Questar actuall gave me a couple of sticks. took 30 minutes.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Brighton Exposed!

I drove to go fishing today decided to go up Guardsman's into park city

Here is the obscene view of Milly chairlift

I miss winter.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Small Jumps = Big Fun at Glen Wilder, Park City

Congratulations Matt! Matt hits the jump and makes the blog

Scott is no stranger to danger. At our age, We have agreed to call this a "table top" since the front wheel is turned.

Fun trail, 25 min lap round trip = 15 kiddie hits and lots of banked turns.