The first mirror that I ever had was metal and it curved to fit the back of my hand. Extending from this was a round mirror also encased in metal. Across the palm of my hand was an elastic strap. With a simple flick of my hand and a quick glance, I had a very good view of what was behind me.
The Mirror Lake Highway (SR 150) from Kamas, Utah to Evanston, Wyoming opened to bicycle and car traffic on Friday, May 24, 2013. The highway opened earlier than usual this year following a light snow year. According to the Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Yellow Pine, Cobblerest, Lower Provo, Shady Dell, Soapstone, Ledgefork, and Smith and Morehouse […]
A soaking rain and cold temperatures couldn’t stop Utah’s finest from contesting the Lambert Park Super XC on April 20, 2013 in Alpine, Utah.
Cycling shoes are designed to make riding easier. The unique feature of cycling shoes is a very stiff sole. This stiff sole allows the rider to apply power to the pedals without straining the muscles of the foot.
Sheldon brings a clean shirt to work to change into when she arrives. She has embraced “skorts” the past couple of years as she’s noticed many drivers slow down a bit and definitely notice her when she’s wearing a skort.
It’s 9 p.m. and the sun has finally set giving us some relief from the heat. Brad Newby’s giant truck’s headlights are beaming my direction and I can see well enough to fasten my headlights to my bike. Even with the sun behind the mountains, it’s still almost 100 degrees. We haven’t started riding yet and I’m already sweating.
Strider style bikes (a.k.a. “pre-bikes”) without pedals or cranks are another option that teaches the basics of balance and steering. Usually kids are familiar enough with pedaling, thanks to big wheels, that it’s a pretty easy jump from these to a two wheeler.