The Emigration Trail Classic is a history-laden, 80.6-mile out-and-back route, including a 12-mile loop at the turnaround end. The ride starts in eastern Salt Lake City and incorporates all or a portion of Emigration Canyon
By Tom Jow When I worked as a team mechanic, wheel selection was easy. Everyone used light wheels for mountain stages, regular wheels for flat and rolling stages, and disc wheels for time trials. If you wanted to win a big time trial event, you had to use front and rear disc wheels, period. We […]
There is no doubt that focusing on more continuous effort during a ride can be beneficial. Some coaches get fanatical about it, insisting that their riders pedal at all times, including on downhill sections. Naturally, this could prove dangerous, especially on a technical descent or in adverse weather conditions. Still, there is no reason not to continue pedaling on a descent, when drinking from water bottles or when adjusting your speed given pack or traffic dynamics, as long as you do so SAFELY.
Of all of the regions along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, the Great Divide Basin has perhaps the most notorious reputation, at least among racers.
Bart Gillespie: I am your average 37-year-old family guy who enjoys riding bikes. I just happen to have stuck with cycling long enough to get kind of good at it.