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.…

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.…

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.…

Resolving Conflict in Emigration Canyon

Resolving Conflict in Emigration Canyon

Salt Lake County Council was considering having a bill introduced in the Utah State Legislature which would require all bicyclists riding in any canyon in Utah to ride single file. The idea and impetus for this legislation came from the Emigration Canyon Community Council (ECCC), and arose from the longstanding simmering tension between motorists and bicyclists in Emigration Canyon.…

A Unity of Opposites

Extremes. Everything has its opposite. Insane wealth and abject poverty. Pure evil and guileless goodness. Exquisite joy and absolute sorrow. Hope and despair. Exhilaration and depression.…

Dreaming of Racing

I had a dream the other night. I dreamt I was at a meeting of our racing club and we were planning out the coming race season. There was an air of anticipation and excitement as we discussed the upcoming races. I was anxious for the racing to begin.…

Cycling, Aging, and St. Patrick’s Day

Well, St. Patty’s Day is not really the topic of this month’s column, but my birthday is. Or at least, the fact that I just had a birthday and turned 62. And that brings me to my real topic: Getting older. And frankly, that really is not fun.…