road bike: wasatch wednesday: grantsville - tooele - south mountain loop

We'll do our Tuesday ride on Wednesday this week. Much better weather forecast for Wednesday than Tuesday. It won't be hot or windy, if the forecast is right. Highs around 68-70. So...here's the ride: we'll start in Grantsville and head east and south to Tooele mostly using roads with very little traffic. From Tooele, we'll go south through Stockton and on to Rush Valley where we'll turn west and north to follow Mormon Trail road on the west side of South Mountain back to Grantsville. Along the way, we'll pass Penny's Grill, an historic gas station, cafe, pool hall and watering hole (to name a few of its incarnations over the years), dating from 1948. It is located a few miles south of Stockton, and is open again as a grill after being "mothballed" for several years. It is a great place to stop for lunch if we want. If not, it makes a great restroom break (unless the bathrooms are still out of order like they were a few weeks ago); it has a few snacks available, too. This is a social ride: ride at your own pace between stops, but we'll regroup several times along the way.

Level:MOD
Miles:50.0
Route:Loop
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Robert Turner
Phone:801-467-1129 (home); 801-560-3378 (cell)
Date:Wed Jun 6 2012
Meeting Place:West side of Grantsville City Hall, 429 E Main Street, Granstville. Link to a Google map of the location: http://goo.gl/maps/AQNR
Meeting Time:9:45 am
Carpool Place:Parking lot of former school at 230 E Claybourne Ave (2770 S), SLC. The lot is about 1 1/2 blocks east of the Reams on State Street. Link to a Google map of the location: http://g.co/maps/jff5m
Carpool Time:8:45 am
Web Link:Map of ride