An Interview with Lou Melini on Cycling as a Way of Life

An Interview with Lou Melini on Cycling as a Way of Life

Lou Melini has to be one of, if not the, most longstanding bike commuter, bike tourist and bicycling advocate in Utah. He has lived in Utah for 32 years, and been a commuter, tourist and advocate since his move here. Lou writes cycling utah’s Commuter Column as well as book reviews and touring stories. He’s a former chair of Salt Lake City’s Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (MBAC). Dave asked Lou about his background, experiences and perceptions of biking.…

Replacing a Bottom Bracket

Replacing a Bottom Bracket

This month, I show how to maintain a much less expensive, however no less significant component, the bottom bracket. The bottom bracket is the central rotating component of the crankset, those long arms that the pedals attach to.…

True Grit (2011 Edition) Held in Epic Conditions

True Grit (2011 Edition) Held in Epic Conditions

This is not your typical race article about winners and losers, and race statistics. Why, because at a point during this race it became a race for survival not a competition to get back first. It became a tale of heroism, perseverance, determination, fortitude against adversity, comradery between fellow mountain bikers, and every single person out on course displayed true grit.…

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