Slaying the Badger reads like a well-written novel that I could hardly put down, even though I already knew the ending. What I didn’t know was all the background detail, the subplots and the personalities involved in this story. And even though I felt I had a decent feel for the personas of LeMond and Hinault, the full story told by Moore gave me many insights and a much greater understanding of these two extraordinary antagonists.
A new bike share program is set to launch, providing bikes which downtown Salt Lake City workers, residents and visitors can use to navigate the city’s streets on two wheels – and make the city a healthier, cleaner, less congested place in the process.
Bicycle Adventure Club – BAC – was founded in 1983 by a group of individuals wanting to do bike tours in the US and in other parts of the world. They decided to offer these tours to other like-minded people.
In 2009, Dean Lang was one of 3 cyclists that I featured in the August 2009 issue of Cycling Utah (http://www.cyclingutah.com/august/August2009counter.html) who completed a solo ride across the United States via the Adventure Cycling Association’s Southern Tier route. Dean did the ride in early 2007 at the age of 60. On June 28th of 2010 Dean had an accidental shooting that shattered his distal femur. Shortly after the start of his rehabilitation, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The following conversation discusses Dean’s life before and after that tragic night.
Road Biking Utah features a mixture of well-known routes and out-of-the-way rides, some of which even Utah’s most avid cyclists may not know. The Big Cottonwood Canyon Challenge is one of the former types of ride – popular and heavily-ridden.
Navajo Lake can be found on top of Cedar Mountain about 25 miles east of Cedar City. The lake was formed by a lava flow, of the kind that is typical of the area, that dammed water flow. The lake sits at 9200 feet so bring your lungs.
Route Announced for 2012 Tour of Utah – Race Lengthened to 545 Miles; Climbing Increases to 37500 feet
The internationally-sanctioned, professional cycling stage race known as “America’s Toughest Stage RaceTM” just got distinctly tougher. Organizers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah revealed that this year’s event, August 7-12, will increase the overall mileage from 409 miles to 545 miles of racing over six days.