road bike: huntsville to monte cristo for robert's birthday

Todays ride has been requested by birthday boy Robert Turner: We'll start at the town park in Huntsville and ride up, up, up the canyon to Monte Cristo. We get to climb from about 4900' to a little over 9000. Two nice things: it is flat on top, so we'll get a little break the last couple of miles; also, it is an out & back ride, so you can turn around whenever you want. Oh, yeah, it is gorgeous up top, too. Two more nice things: we can stop at the Monastery on the way back, always a nice little break; and at the end of the ride, we can stop at the Shooting Star Saloon for one of their famous and delicious Star Burgers and a birthday song. The Shooting Star Saloon is the oldest bar in Utah; it has been in operation since 1879. Plan on a social ride with plenty of regrouping.

Level:MOD
Miles:62.0
Vertical:4100'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Cheryl Soshnik
Phone:435-649-9008
Date:Fri Aug 17 2012
Meeting Place:Huntsville Town Park, 7400 E 200 S, Huntsville. Link to map of location: http://goo.gl/maps/x7KRs
Meeting Time:9:00 am
Web Link:Map of ride