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4th Nomadiversary

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As the sun began to set tonight, I couldn’t help but smile.

This area of southwest Utah has become really special for Kelly and me — proving to be the perfect place to celebrate the completion of our fourth year as roaming nomads.

As happy as we are sitting here, signs of Spring pull at us; tomorrow we will leave and begin migrating north towards the mountains.

Gooseberry Mesa

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The access road to Gooseberry Mesa is abysmal, but the riding is absolutely dreamy.

The south rim trail is smorgasbord of all trail types and the views will take your breath away.

This one is an absolute bucket-list ride.

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Flow Trails

Flow trails are loads of fun to ride … and I love, love, love me all of this Hurricane flow.

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Bootleg Canyon

 

Here’s a pro tip … 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, one can find trails that will make you grin from ear-to-ear.

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Rock Beats Pedal

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I was having a great ride until I wasn’t.

Ideally, that pedal pictured above is one – not three pieces of medal.  And it was until striking a boulder dead-on … at speed.

Conveniently, my ride was mostly completed and the what remained was downhill.

Fortunately, there was a bike shop ten minutes from the trailhead.  Unfortunately, the replacement pedals set me back $150.

On he bright side – the new pedals are black and look a whole lot better on my bike.

Whole Guacamole

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Having arrived to St. George, Utah the other day, I’ve been anxious to ride Whole Guacamole, one of my absolute favorite mountain bike trails.

It turns out that I’m not alone in my adoration of this trail.  Each time I’ve ridden here, I’ve spotted cars from multiple states and have chatted with people vacationing in the area just to ride here.

The riding is simply superb; a must ride for anyone visiting the area.

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Snow Day

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We rarely experience snow … never snow storms.  That changed this week when we found ourselves in the midst of a major snowstorm slowly pushing itself across northern Arizona.

Eight inches later — as giddy newscasters interrupt regular TV programming to give weather updates, “snowmageddon” continues to drop heavy white flakes.  Fortunately, we are plugged into shore-power which allows both the dehumidifier and space heater to run nonstop, keeping our little home warm and toasty.