Sometimes You Gotta Take the Long Way Home

Some days are just better than others. Today was one of those days.

My ride into work was beautiful this morning. As the sun came over the Wasatch Mountains the few wispy clouds in the clear blue sky went from pink to crimson as I reached Suncrest. The air was brisk, but it was a nice ride.

Once I got to work, several of the projects I’d been working on this quarter came together making it a very successful day.

My office is at the mouth of Provo Canyon, which is a beautiful ride into Midway. The afternoon was so nice I just couldn’t resist the urge to take the long way home and pointed my bike up the canyon. The ride along the Provo River is relaxing as the road follows the river up the canyon to Deer Creek Reservoir. The gentle winding road is a lot of fun on a motorcycle.

Instead of following the road into Heber City, I made the turn and headed into Midway and enjoyed watching the farmers finishing up their day in the fields. Midway is a sleepy little town where you will just as easily share the road with a tractor as another motorcycle. Every year around Labor Day, Midway turns to the Swiss roots of the original settlers and celebrates Swiss Days. Like most small town celebrations there’s a parade, booths and even royalty.

After a short section of interstate highway I exited on the eastern side of Park City and rode through town. This is a real pretty time of year in Park City and the ride through town and out toward Silver Creek Junction wasn’t a disappointment. Riding through town you pass Deer Valley Ski Resort, the Park City resort and The Canyons resort. There’s definitely a hint of autumn in the air, which means that ski season is just around the corner.

Catching the interstate at Silver Creek Junction I was back in traffic again heading over Parley’s Canyon into Salt Lake City and home. What a great way to cap off a wonderful day.


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