Here are a few young riders I ran into out on the trail this week!! Branden and Chase are only 5 years old!! Good job boys!! Dave has been riding for a long time… he had a little wipe out. It happens!! No matter what, riding at any age is fun!!
The trails are amazing right now! Tons of color and cool temperatures. Book any available room and receive 10% off your lodging total!! You must type in 10% in the reservation notes.
Park City is turning into some beautfiul colors! This is my favorite time of year. The colors are incredible, but the best is yet to come. Come on up to Park City and stay at the Old Town Guest House!! The hiking, mountain biking and sightseeing is wonderful! Mention this blog when booking and save 10% off your lodging total. This photo was taken my one of my favorite running partners, Bob. He and I are traill running just up the street from the Inn on the Sweeny Switchbacks. Come on up and play!!
Here is a response from a reader of “Mountain Bike Action” magazine. We had a blast riding!! Thanks for the feedback Bjorn!! And thanks for choosing Old Town Guest House!!
I read your excellent article on Park City, UT in the April 2010 issue
and decided to fly out there from Washington DC. Departing Dulles at
8am and being able to start my first ride at 1pm tells you something
about how accessible the place and trails are.
While the article is very positive, the real deal turned out to exceed
all my expections. However, given the magnitude of the place and the
number of top class trails around, relying on the trail map and asking
around will not enable you to take full advantage of this singletrack
paradise – you need a guide to take you to the hidden gems. While
there are several around as you point out, you are unlilkely to find a
better one than Deb Lovci of Old Town Guesthouse
www.oldtownguesthouse.com • 435.649.2642
Don’t know what ‘Spin Cycle’ is?
Well, it’s better than Disneyland after dark and Deb can take you to
the trailhead. As I did the booking for my trip, I chose between the
OTG and the local Super 8 – that was one pick I got absolutely right!
And, contrary to the claim in the article, camping is certainly
available. Try Hidden Haven over by the Glenwild Trails, good for
bikers with an RV or tent camping. There is also The Jordenelle which
has great amenities, huge body of water and easy access to the Deer
Thanks IMBA for choosing Old Town Guest House for your lodging during your stay in Park City. It was wonderful meeting you.
IMBA knows where to stay while mountain biking in Park City… now it’s your turn. No matter what your skill level, we can help you with where to ride and what to do. Are you traveling to Park City for a mountain bike race? Or, do you want to come out and take your riding to the next level? Book your lodging with Old Town Guest House!
I love this time of year in Park City! The trails are perfect and the flowers are in full bloom. Come out and enjoy a hike, trail run or mountain bike ride. Take advantage of great rates. Book any available room between now and Nov. 15th 2010 for $99/night! You won’t find a better deal in town! Book online and type in “99 special” in the notes. We will adjust the amount and email you a confirmation.
REMEMBER: Don’t sweat the small stuff.
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and pouredThe entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand..
The students laughed..
‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things—your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car..
The sand is everything else—the small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children.
Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents.
Take your spouse out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter.
Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.
The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’
The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers(Pepsi’s) with a friend..
LIFE ISN’T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS… …..IT’S LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN.
Come out and play in Park City!!
The mountain biking has been great!! Trails are in the best shape ever. Come on out and ride!! Mention that you saw the “Dog Tired” blog and stay in any available room for $109/night double occupancy. Rate includes adventure, inspiration and a great experience!! Book online and type in “Dog Tired” into the notes. I will adjust the rate prior to sending you a confirmation.