Riding along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Salt Lake where it approaches Parley’s Canyon from the north, I saw about thirty yards ahead of me a large brown spot that stood out against the black asphalt.
It is not uncommon to find 120 lb high school mountain bike racers showing up with 45 psi in their tires.
It was a while before I would drink beer just to drink beer, but the after-ride beer became a main stay in my riding repertoire.
I quickly learned after doing my first triathlon that I would have to spend more time in the saddle if I was going to really excel at this sport. My first triathlon was a sprint distance pool triathlon.
In part 1 of “what to expect in your first season” of serious riding in the April 2016 issue of Cycling West / Cycling Utah, I went over the basic logistics of competing and participating in organized events.