The 5th annual 6 hours in Frog Hollow went off under blue skies on Saturday April 19. The recent move to a spring date was just one of the changes this year that led to a sold out crowd of bunny’s, beginners, families and pro’s all showing up for the fun.
If you want to ride like a pro, it helps to do as they do. For Tom, doing regular core strengthening exercises is how he rides powerfully and pain-free. But importantly, this book is not just for aspiring pros. It is for any cyclist at any level who would like their body to function better, both on and off the bike.
This 62.4-mile out-and-back ride travels along flat terrain in Cedar City, and hilly terrain to the west of the city. The hilly terrain is found within the Iron Mountains, which rise to 7,815 feet.
Our quiet soon came to an end as we entered Highway 101. If you have ever driven down this highway in the summer you have seen bicycle tourists in relatively large numbers. In all of our tours we have never seen so many bicycle tourists. A farm stand operator explained that we were riding against the grain as most bike tourists travel north to south.
Volunteer registration is open for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional cycling stage race. More than 1,200 volunteer positions in a variety of roles and locations are available during the Tour of Utah in August. The volunteer application is available online at the official web site, tourofutah.com.
Mountain bike suspension is a continually improving facet of bicycle technology. Until recently, suspension lockout mechanisms have been a lever located either on the component itself, or mounted on the handlebar operated manually with a cable. However, mountain bike suspension is now being blended with another wonder of technology, electronics, to not only eliminate the cable, but also provide automatic adjustment between locked and open suspension.
Photo: Blue Bikes spread the message of cycling in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, June, 2014. Because an SUV with a card in the spokes just ain’t cool. Photo by Dave Iltis
What are some other options if you don’t want to take ibuprofen for post ride soreness and inflammation? In a recent article in the Journal of Sports Science Medicine they showed that omega-3 supplementation decreases soreness, as a marker of inflammation, after eccentric exercise.
Salt Lake County Council was considering having a bill introduced in the Utah State Legislature which would require all bicyclists riding in any canyon in Utah to ride single file. The idea and impetus for this legislation came from the Emigration Canyon Community Council (ECCC), and arose from the longstanding simmering tension between motorists and bicyclists in Emigration Canyon.
many of these accidents result in death, maiming and severe injuries to the defenseless while drivers seldom get charged is an indictment of the level of privilege society has awarded motor vehicles: if you have a driver’s license you have a license to kill.