Up until recently the kids were not so keen on mountain biking. It’s understandable really – the bikes made for kids are heavy (especially relative to their weight, geared inefficiently, and have generally lousy components. But the biggest reason is that mountain biking is simply hard in a way that other sports are not. It take a lot of leg power, lung capacity, and general mental fortitude.
Fortunately for us the kids are starting to come around. Tory got a full size bike last year and we’re working on getting one for Tegan this year. So they were generally excited to go to Vernal so we could check out a brand new area for us. We’d been hearing about it for a while but just never made it. This past Mothers Day weekend was a good first trip. It’s mostly high desert and plateau riding – which isn’t always the most interesting, but it was pretty fun. There’s a couple of other areas near Vernal that we’re eager to check out, but anyway – here’s some photos: