Sometimes a Bike is Much More Than a Bike

Sometimes a Bike is Much More Than a Bike

Last February, looking to get out of the winter muck in Salt Lake, I took a trip down to the St. George/ Zion area to do some mountain biking with my wife. We met someone mountain biking that changed us forever.…

Why I don’t Wear a Helmet

Why I don’t Wear a Helmet

As a cycling advocate, I should promote helmet wearing: I'm all about cyclist's safety, right? If you take one of the League of American Bicyclists courses, you will be required to wear a helmet throughout.…

Why We Ride

Why We Ride

This year I’ve lined up at the start line of several mountain bike races, and every time I have felt the same brooding dread deep in my gut. “Why am I doing this?” Bike racing hurts. It exposes us for who we really are. There is no place to hide. The naked truth is revealed for all to see, and to mock. Our weaknesses are isolated and uncovered, and our most private pain is made unflatteringly public. “Why am I doing this?”…