I’m 27. I promise.

I’m 27. I promise.

It’s sometime after 8 pm on a Saturday night. There are four of us slowly and almost begrudgingly getting the bikes ready.…

Hope, Faith, and the Tour de France

Hundreds of thousands, maybe even a few million, of us are bicycle racing fans. And each July we love to follow the nearly month long excitement that is the Tour de France. Yet our trust has been breached, and it will not be easily extended again.…

The Vagabound Life

The Vagabound Life

The hardest manmade boundaries to cross are the internal ones. The ones that we set for ourselves. How hard can you pedal? How long are you willing to suffer to see what is beyond the next corner or across the next road?…

Retirement and Cycling

Retirement and Cycling

For a number of years I have been making a bucket list of bike tours and some backpacking trips for the time after my retirement. Juggling when I retire for financial security for my family, yet being young and healthy enough for my planned excursions that will last upwards of 6 months has not been easy.…

A Cycling Culture: Utah versus The World

As I consider what I have seen and experienced in these diverse places of the world, I begin to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment for where cycling is here in the Salt Lake Valley and throughout the Intermountain area.…

My Need to Ride

For nearly 35 years now I have been riding regularly. I believe my mind and body now need, indeed crave, a good ride when I go too long without one. They have become accustomed, addicted if you will, to a steady diet of riding, and all the good fitness and feelings that come from that. Without it, my world starts to unravel a little bit.…

An Ode to Coasting

An Ode to Coasting

I learned to ride a bike on one that was a bit too big for me. My dad picked it up at a yard sale somewhere and put some training wheels on it so I could ride. I couldn’t touch the ground and pedaling was a bit of a stretch.…

And . . . BAM!!

On April 19th, I rode the Salt Lake Marathon Bike Tour. I really enjoy these rides associated with marathons where you ride the marathon course in advance of the runners. This year’s ride will always be especially memorable, thanks to the bad fall I took on my bike.…

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