Camp Lynda survival tips

Some tips to make it through the camp:

Tires:  lots of prickly stuff around here, especially goatheads.  Stans, Specialized Airlock tubes, Slimetubes or equivalent is recommended. 

GPS files:  all the files are attached to the respective day's posts.  Upload them to your GPS soon so that if you have any issues/questions you can ask them.

Lodging:  Days 1 and 2 will start near Sunset and Bluff.  Nearest hotels are south of StG Blvd on Bluff or the blvd.

Weather:  it's a wet weekend right now, but all looks clear for the camp.  Don't hold me to that...  Highs in the 40s/50s, early starts near freezing.  Lights not needed unless you are really pushing the limits on your own.

Wet weather options:  we'll ride if it rains.  Most trails are shutdown in the wet tho, too much clay.  Some sandier options still exist, but it could mean road.  These details will be posted at the last minute if required.

Mojo:  Bring it.

Dinner meeting time & locales:

Sat - 6pm, Bajio Grill, corner of Sunset & Bluff.

Sun - 6pm, Mandarin Buffet Chinese.  All you can eat in prep for the big day 3 adventure.

See ya Saturday.  This may be the Mormon capitol of the world, but there is still a Starbucks near the start of day 1...

Published Sunday, January 06, 2008 9:43 AM by Lynda
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# @ Sunday, January 06, 2008 7:25 PM


I like day 3, though there's nooo way I'm not riding the south rim of Goose on the way back. Hurricane the wrong way is a rather powerful motivation of sorts.

I'd put in a plug for the Mean Bean in Springdale; high quality fuel for the big day!

See ya'll in a week.


# @ Sunday, January 06, 2008 8:22 PM

For someone who normally runs tubes + standard tires, will simply adding Slime tubes be enough protection? Or is Stans a far superior option for plugging the thorn holes?

dave byers

# @ Monday, January 07, 2008 8:17 AM

Stans works great. I think the slime will do the job well too, tho' I don't run that. You need thorn protection for sure. I picked up about 10 goatheads somewhere last week in my front tire and the Stans plugged them all.


# @ Monday, January 07, 2008 1:42 PM

Dave, I've been using slime tubes since I moved to AZ, and they work very well for thorns, goatheads, etc.