By David Ward – [Editor’s Note: This article is about the 2011 Ultimate Challenge, a ride that mirrors a stage of the Tour of Utah, and originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Cycling Utah.] My plan was, upon arriving at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon for the climb to Snowbird, to just […]
It was a few minutes after 6am, a cold, clear August morning in the mountains. I pedaled my bike above Soldier Hollow and up into the Wasatch Back. The sun was stretching itself over the tall mountains in the east. The effort of the climb warmed my blood. The goosebumps and shivers gave way to sweat and huffs and puffs.
By Tyler Wren Fall is one of my favorite times of year- I get time at home here in Utah, a little break from my training regime, and, Cyclocross!! To me, ‘cross is cycling’s most fascinating and technically challenging discipline. It combines fitness, bike handling, cornering, pack riding, running and, of course, dismounting and remounting. […]
By John Roberson and Roz Newmark To begin this story, one has to think back to those soggy days of last April when the prospects of a warm, dry summer seemed so far away. The unseasonably cool and wet weather of spring looked like it would go on forever. Like all serious desert dwellers, we […]
In 2000 Jon Hanson was interested in having a custom 29er MTB frame built. When he was unable to find what he had in mind he invested the money in a welder instead and began to modify frames to meet his requirements.
Each time we suggest it’s time for a test, many of our athletes cringe and suggest postponing it until they feel better or stronger. Others love the challenge and look forward to it. Regardless, if an athlete wants the most out of structured training, especially if working with a qualified coach, we consider it indispensable.
Momentum is what keeps the bike going straight. When you are riding at speed is it much easier to hold your line and go where you want to. If you go too slow, you will have to use more energy and focus just to keep your balance, instead of what you want to do – ride the trail cleanly and efficiently.
An up-scale resort town nestled in the mountains 33 miles east of the state capital, Park City, Utah is the home to three world-class ski resorts, the world-famous Sundance Film Festival, hundreds of mouth-watering restaurants, awe-inspiring real estate, and more than 300 miles of scenic bicycle trails designed for beginners, intermediates and advanced cyclists alike.
The Cache Valley North Cruise is arguably the “perfect” cycling loop because of its format: a ride that uses lightly trafficked roads that pass through small settlements, almost at evenly spaced intervals, with a few changes in terrain but no major climbs.
The first mirror that I ever had was metal and it curved to fit the back of my hand. Extending from this was a round mirror also encased in metal. Across the palm of my hand was an elastic strap. With a simple flick of my hand and a quick glance, I had a very good view of what was behind me.