by Ernest Freeland

In September of 2005 myself and one of my friends took a Trek Travel trip to Utah. We rode and saw some amazing scenery, Boulder, Bryce and Zion Canyon. It was an amazing trip. There was one problem. I was not prepared for what I found when I got to Utah. I was not adequately prepared for the mountains and the effects that altitude had on me. When I left I knew I wasn’t in the best shape but I certainly thought I was in better shape then I realized when I got there. One of the issues was the altitude and my asthma.

I had a great time on the trip and as I suffered on the mountains I vowed I would come back and conquer those mountains.

2012 is the year of my return to Utah. I have already started to prepare for my return. I’ve been getting to know my indoor trainer again. I am already lighter then I was when I traveled to Utah in 2005 but will focus on more weight loss once we roll into January. I also have a trip or two planned to the Shenandoah Valley and western Maryland to get some hill climbing in. Some will be day trips and at least one will be an overnight trip so I can condition my legs to multiple days of climbing in a row.

If you are interested in joining me in Utah in September let me know. Trek Travel does an amazing job and you won’t be disappointed.