By Wayne Cottrell Road Biking Utah, written by avid cyclist Wayne Cottrell, is a Falcon Guides imprint featuring descriptions of 40 road bike rides in Utah. The ride lengths range from 14 to 106 miles, and the book’s coverage is statewide: from Wendover to Vernal, and from Bear Lake to St. George to Bluff. Each […]
By Lukas Brinkerhoff This past week I entered my third decade of existence within this fleshy container. A decade I hope to fill with memories of riding and living, much like I have the past two. In line with said conquest, I ventured to a place some of you may have heard of Moab, not […]
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.
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.
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.