Porcupine Dam

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.

The Ride

  • Dam to dam and all the pretty ponies in between
    According 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

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  • Dam Road
    Grey 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 I
    My 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

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  • Though I ride through the Valley of Cache and the wind be my kryptonite I shall not whine (very much)
    Summery morning road bike rides in Cache Valley are beautiful and the perfect temperature. The wind does ruin the serenity from time to time and my time this morning reflects that. Still as long as I can get my legs to turn, I’ll take any day on a bike. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike Time VRS Fluidity
  • Dam, Windy Ride
    Morning road bike ride against my nemesis – the Cache Valley wind. My body is still worn out from too many late night rides. There’s something about wind that saps your body of energy and motivation and my legs spent most of the first part of the ride whining about how hard life is these days. My heart just hung out and enjoyed the ride.

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  • Just Another Dam Ride
    We’re headed to Puerto Rico tomorrow so I wanted to get in a bit longer ride. I managed to get out to Porcupine Dam and little ways up Blacksmith for for a total of 48 miles. Not bad for a quick morning ride. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Time VRS Fluidity
  • First dam ride this year
    I was able to carve out 2 hours from my day for one one of my favorite road bike rides. This is the first time this year for this ride. I was pretty happy to hit and average of 20.9 mph even with a bit of a head wind on the return. The ride – Porcupine Dam The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Seeking Solitude
    This is a crank rant. Read at your own peril. <crank> Some days I hate people. Not anyone person, just all people. The thought of interacting with another human is exhausting. I don’t want to listen to anyone’s demands. I don’t want a to do list. I don’t really care to hear anymore about why I’m not the perfect or even decent human in your

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  • Everyone come join the greatest sport on Earth
    After last night’s leg cramp from hell I didn’t expect much from my body. I didn’t wake up well and the air looked like it had smoked a pack our a million but I lied to myself and said I’d just run the short route out to Paradise and back. The Time had other ideas. After hanging on the wall and watching the Ripmo go

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  • Dam Lies
    I awoke this morning to hazy skies and brisk mountain air. I find it easiest to decide the night before where I plan on riding to avoid last minute indecision. With all the smoke last night and the barrage of meetings I would face through the day I had told myself that I would make a quick run out to Paradise and back for a

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  • Recovering From Old Age
    I usually wake up to the first rays of the morning sun breaking over the mountains to the East. It’s a pleasant way to start the day. This morning I was awoken by a burning sensation under my right shoulder blade and a numb hand. Mountain biking, body is fine. Paddleboarding I’m fine. Apparently sleeping through the night is my biggest physical challenge. I took

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  • Time to ride the Time
    After a weekend of celebrating my freedom to eat junk food I woke up and found myself visibly more portly in my race club jersey. Needing to pay penance for my poor food choices I mounted my Time Fluidity to chase the morning sun and avoid the heat prophesied by my Garmin’s “extreme heat alert” warning. I mostly beat the wind on my way to

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