SkiLink Would Impact Wasatch Crest Trail (Guest Editorial)

SkiLink Would Impact Wasatch Crest Trail (Guest Editorial)

A few years back when Save Our Canyons was working with the mountain bike community on drawing the boundaries for our Wilderness Proposal we all agreed the Wasatch Crest Trail needed to remain open to bikes, but the lands adjacent to the trail must be protected. Much of this dialog centered around the fact that at some point all of us (mountain bikers, conservationists, and mountain biking conservationists) knew this epic trail would be threatened by development.…

An Interview with Lou Melini on Cycling as a Way of Life

An Interview with Lou Melini on Cycling as a Way of Life

Lou Melini has to be one of, if not the, most longstanding bike commuter, bike tourist and bicycling advocate in Utah. He has lived in Utah for 32 years, and been a commuter, tourist and advocate since his move here. Lou writes cycling utah’s Commuter Column as well as book reviews and touring stories. He’s a former chair of Salt Lake City’s Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (MBAC). Dave asked Lou about his background, experiences and perceptions of biking.…

And That Just Ain’t Right

And That Just Ain’t Right

Can I just say? I don’t get it! Electronic shifting has been around for quite awhile but never quite caught on. And I understood that. But now, electronic shifting is being pushed heavily and is beginning to catch on. And I don’t get that. I mean, how hard is it to push a lever to shift?…

Pura Vida – La Ruta de los Conquistadores Report from Alex Grant

Pura Vida – La Ruta de los Conquistadores Report from Alex Grant

For that reason I have come to love visiting Costa Rica and look forward to going down to La Ruta de los Conquistadores each year, despite my knowledge of how brutally hard the race is. I know that regardless of how the race goes I will be able to experience the culture and natural beauty of the country and hopefully take a little bit of that home with me when I return to the States. I can’t speak for other countries but it seems like American culture is so focused on growth, doing more, doing it faster, and with less, that people’s lives become a blur of time. It’s refreshing to visit a small town in Costa Rica and see the simple life some people lead.…

Racing the Downieville Classic – A Report from Alex Grant.

I finally got to race the Downieville Classic. That one has been on my bucket list for years and this July I had the fortune of checking it out. I’d heard the rumors of awesomeness and have been intrigued by the format: a two day stage race, one day more of a cross-country focus and the next an all mountain downhill. The catch is that you have to ride the same bike with the same tires for both, and they weigh your bike and check your tires both days.…