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.
Only one week after my 67th birthday and just days after retiring from a fulfilling career, I set out from Salt Lake City on a solo bike tour that, as far as I could tell, had never been undertaken by anyone ever before. In this day of worldwide adventure cycling, concocting never-before undertaken ventures is almost inconceivable, yet I found no record of anyone ever attempting what I hoped to accomplish. I set off to ride, as far as feasibly practical, on the U.S. west coast from our border with Canada south to our border with Mexico. Many bike riders have ridden that distance on the coastal highways, but I wanted to ride from border to border on the beach, that is, right on the sand. As far as I could tell, no one had ever tried it.