Archive for April, 2013

Server Migration Complete

April 17th, 2013 by MTBBill

So I have finished migrating my website stuff from one server farm over to a new mo better one with new hardware and software stuff on the backend that will support the front-end better.

Not my stuff I swear!

Like all things touted as “seamless” in the IT world is often does not quite go that way.   Early on in the migration the site was down for a few hours when some DNS records got update too soon and prematurely sent folks to the new server that was not ready yet.  There were a couple of folks who either left comments on the blog or registered for an account, right in the middle of the cutover which will have resubmit there stuff.   Besides that all has all been ironed out and things seemed to be going just fine on the new stuff now….for now.  Time to go ride a bike :-)

Killer Weekend in Hurricane Utah

April 5th, 2013 by MTBBill

I have a mountain of pictures to sort through from this past weekend of camping and riding near Hurricane Utah. Here are a few I’m working on.

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Friday we drove from Socal to Gooseberry Mesa where we setup camp and got in an near sunset ride out on the North Rim Trail.

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Saturday we did the Hurricane Cliffs Trail System Loop of Goulds Rim, JEM and the Huricane Rim Trail

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It was a great loop of about 21.5 miles in length and with a surprisingly sizable amount of climbing.   We had plans for a late afteroon ride on Gooseberry as well but ending up enjoying tasty beers at camp instead.

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Sunday we went over to Little Creek Mesa.   I had only ridden the Main Loop on a previous trip so we had plans to hit up some of the other goods out there.   We ended up doing the main loop and then getting out ot the North Point.

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After the North Point we worked our way over to the Magic Carpet Ride trail to get back to the trailhead.   We had plans to hit up a bit of Gooseberry before sunset but tasty beverages and semi-done legs dicated chilling at camp.

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Monday morning we got fairly early, grabbed some breakfast and headed out from camp.

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We hit up the South Rim trail

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As well as the Hidden Canyon trail in both directions.   I finished up the ride with nothing left in the tank and the legs completely shot.    A great way to finish off a long weekend of riding.   We soon had packed up camp and were making our way back to SoCal.    More to follow….