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It’s National Parks Week, here’s a view from just outside Bryce Canyon, Utah

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Canyon Project 3,7

‘Projekt 3.7′ is a concept bike from 2004 which came about when Canyon teamed up with renowned design engineer and bike tech writer Hans Christian Smolik to showcase the company’s latest technology (at the time) and just how light a bike could be built. At 3.7kg it was, according to Canyon, the lightest road bike in the world.

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Trek Travel Boulder, UT to Bryce Canyon

Day 2′s journey was an incredible 60 mile ride with 5,900 ft of climbing.  The scenery was again fantastic throughout the ride and especially as we paused for lunch and rode to Escalante.  The ascent into Bryce was a steep 6 mile climb - only one other rider besides Beth and I completed the entire leg, everyone else shuttled to the top in the van.

I’m proud that Beth and I climbed the hill, but it wasn’t like we got an award or that the other bikers were embarrassed.  Everyone just wanted to have a good time and the other riders’ definition of a good time didn’t include grunting their way up a few thousand feet of blacktop. 

A few miles after cresting the last giant hill we rode into Bryce National Park, met the rest of the group and were handed keys to our room in the park lodge where our bags were already waiting.  After a quick shower we had dinner on our own before turning in early.