Porcupine Dame is located at the south end of Cache Valley. The asphalt ends right below the dam. I’ve ridden up the gravel on my road bike but it sucks. I use this as a 44 mile daily training ride. It’s a good one to do before work as it can typically be done in just a little over two hours.
- It’s been to dam longWith the Ripmo demanding more of my time I’ve ignored the path to Porcupine Dam. This morning the pull to return to the south end of the valley was strong. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Time VRS Fluidity
- In search of horse power (since I have none)When legs, heart and lungs are all in sync and the bike perfectly tuned, the euphoric hum of the road leaves you with a sensation of flying over the asphalt. I like those days. Today was not one of them. Every, “shut up legs,” was met with an equally powerful, not family friendly response from my quads. I gave up on pushing at all and
- Running out the meterSometimes it is about the numbers. I was so close to 50 miles as I got closer to home that I couldn’t help but throw on a few miles. The problem is that all the roads are torn up or covered in mud because they were recently torn up. After dodging the junk I scored an extra mile and crossed the 50 barrier. Then I
- Smells like raspberriesPassing through Hyrum, Utah the air is frequently thick with unpleasant smells as it is the home of a large slaughter house. Proceed south from Hyrum to Paradise and the air changes to cut hay. Keep on going and make the climb up raspberry hill to where Weeks raises their crop of the luscious little berry and you can’t gulp in the air fast enough.
- Finding myself at road endsRoad to the end of 6 roads this morning (or at least where the asphalt turned to gravel). It makes a cool pattern on Strava. I would like to have ridden to the of Blacksmith Fork but time always runs out. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Time VRS Fluidity
- Go forth and have no fearIt’s a Utah holiday – Pioneer Day – so everyone was on the road. I like seeing other bikes. It feels less lonely. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Time VRS Fluidity
- Crushing grasshoppers, dodging ducksI couldn’t go fast so I tried to go a bit further. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Time VRS Fluidity
- Lost my dam mojoFeeling slow but the call of the asphalt beckoned me on to the dam. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Time VRS Fluidity
- First dam ride of the yearFirst dam visit this year. Still a lot of dam water all over the place. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Time VRS Fluidity
- Dam to dam and all the pretty ponies in betweenAccording a calendar my wife has yesterday was ride the wind day. That must mean today was fight the wind day. I and my legs prefer ride the wind day. We were severely punished for missing it. Nothing is more disheartening than pushing 300 watts and going 10 MPH. Instead, we gave up and pushed 150 watts and went 9MPH. The ponies made The ride
- Dam RoadGrey skies devoid of rain invited me to ride a little further to the Dam and the end of pavement past Avon. With the sun hidden I got away with sleeping in just a bit without paying for my laziness with buckets of sweat. It was a dam good ride. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Time VRS Fluidity
- Bruised But Not Beaten to the Ends of the Road Go IMy muscles are still feeling the effects of their encounter with the dirt. The bruises have changed colors. The soreness isn’t a big deal but it keeps me from really pushing hard as my knees don’t feel awesome. It was perfect morning for a ride with no wind on the way out and just a bit of wind in my face on the way back