It’s Just a Quick Spin

It’s Just a Quick Spin

the sickening sound one often hears when the impact of a body hitting the ground is so great, air is forced from the lungs. Ouch. Just seconds before, I was sailing along on my newly built ride, but I was brought to a quick halt. The sauntering couple in the park, along with their small dog, had somehow managed to take up all ten feet of pathway.…

Cycling Utah Celebrates 20 Years of Publication!

Cycling Utah Celebrates 20 Years of Publication!

With this issue of cycling utah, we commence our twenty-first year of publication. It was in March, 1993 that the inaugural issue of cycling utah hit the stands. Or to be more accurate, the cycling and sporting goods shops. That was exactly 20 years ago.…

In a Real Winter

In a Real Winter

We are in the midst of a real winter here in Utah, and as much as it hampers any efforts to ride bikes, I am enjoying it. I have always liked the stark contrast of four distinct seasons. Growing up in Vermont it sometimes seemed like we would skip spring, and here in Utah the past couple years it seems like we have skipped winter.…

Keegan Swenson is Our Rider of the Year

Keegan Swenson is Our Rider of the Year

Keegan Swenson, an 18 year-old mountain bike rider and road racer from Park City had a year that for almost anyone would be the pinnacle of their career. But we think this is only the beginning. Swenson (Cannondale Factory Racing). The young rider started off the year with two wins in the national level Kenda Cup and US Cup in California in the junior category. He quickly followed that up with an incredible second place at the Pan-Am Championships in Puebla, Mexico.…

I’m Tired of Hearing about Doping

Like many others, I expect, I am tired of reading and hearing about doping. I am tired of being asked my opinion on doping, and particularly on Lance Armstrong and doping. I love this sport, and I am sensitive to the beating it is taking. Like a bad dream, I would like to wake up and have it all go away. Unlike a bad dream, it won’t.…

Fall Cross-Training Keeps You Sharp and Builds Strength

Fall Cross-Training Keeps You Sharp and Builds Strength

We are fortunate to have a strong cyclocross scene here in Utah run by the fine folks over at UTCX. Those races start up on October 6th this year up in Ogden. Although suffering on a cyclocross bike may not seem like much of a break from working hard on a road bike, it does offer an interesting change of pace from the road scene and a chance to incorporate some running into my cycling efforts. I believe in keeping all energy levels firing to some degree throughout the year, and cyclocross is the perfect way to exercise your top-end when your head needs a break from the road bike efforts.…

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