Day 43 – The Bike Paths of Utah – Heber City to Lehi, UT

Miles biked – 41

Beers Drank – zero

10/12/2009 We woke up in the RV, packed up relatively quickly and got on the road headed for Lehi, UT- just south of Salt Lake City. Before making it to the Heber town line we stopped at a coffee shop for our morning fuel. Of course, there are no accidents on this trip, and we stumbled into this particular coffee shop for what would turn out to be a truly fortunate encounter. As we ordered our latte’s donned in spandex, the inevitable question was posed by two guys in the café-“Where ya coming from, and where ya headed?” After introductions were had, we learned that the two guys were staying in Park City, but were on their way back home to LA and DC. One of them, Rich, said we should definitely take the time to see Park City, and that we could stay at his condo there, since he and his friends were headed out that evening. PERFECT! So kind, so generous, so impossible to turn down! Now we had an excellent plan for our extra day.
For now, though, we need to get to Lehi, where with would stay at the home of Caroline’s Dad’s cousins, whom she had never met before! We rode through Provo Canyon, a startlingly beautiful ride, but with a viscous, nasty headwind for the first 20 miles. Then, with a simple left turn, we made our way onto the best bike path we have seen thus far. Past waterfalls, and autumn-colored trees we wound our way to Lehi. Caroline’s Dad’s cousins Amy and Janis, and the rest of the Roberts family provided a great dinner and such fun company! It was a wonderful place to stay, and very special for the Renkin on this trip. Family is a wonderful thing.

Biking down Provo Canyon bike path

Biking down Provo Canyon bike path

Beautiful Utah Bike Path

Beautiful Utah Bike Path

View from the Roberts house

View from the Roberts house


 
 
 

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