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.
The mountain biking trails are amazing right now!! We still have a few more months of riding, so get out here and ride!!
Take advantage of this special:
Book any room that is available between July 30th and October 31st for $109/night! This special will not be quoted.. book online and type in “109 special”.
Can’t wait to see you!!
By Jan Peterson
Jans Men’s and Women’s Fly-Fishing Schools
The best way to learn the sport-art-science of fly fishing is to enroll in one of Jans’ fly-
fishing schools. Under the watchful eyes of our experienced and caring instructors, you’ll
learn how to cast with proficiency and how to use the equipment properly and understand
Separate men’s and women’s sessions each start with an evening of fly casting lessons and
equipment familiarization. The following morning commences a full day of on-stream
instruction in fish habitat, entomology, knot tying, fishing techniques, fly selection and
presentation, and catching and releasing fish.
The cost per person is $225 per two-day session and includes equipment, transportation to
and from the river, and a hearty lunch with beverages. (Tax, fishing license and gratuity
are not included.)
Ladies clinics are offered twice in July: Session I is the evening of July 7th
followed by all-day on the river on July 8th, and Session II is the evening of July
21st and all day July 22.
A men’s clinic is scheduled for the evening of July 14th followed by all day on the
river on July l5th.
You many also choose to have your own private five-hour fly fishing lesson which
includes all of the above at a time of your own choosing. The cost is $300 for one
person plus $75 for each additional person. Reservations are required.
You can also join us for free fly casting lessons every Monday evening at 5:00pm. Meet
at the Gazebo at the Deer Valley ponds in lower Deer Valley and an expert instructor will
teach you how to cast. Let us know if you will be attending; a limited supply of rods is
available for use.
Call us at 649-4949 or come by the store seven days a week to make your summer sizzle
with fly-fishing fun!