With jagged peaks, wide roads and narrow canyons, Utah County is a veritable cycling paradise when it comes to climbing. Theres a reason the Tour of Utah includes two of these climbs in one of its stages.
Last summer, I was very glad that Salt Lake City (in contrast to the County)has had an informal policy of not chip sealing bike lanes for the past several years – a decade or more. But as we come up on this year’s construction season, Salt Lake City is, at my own request, considering changing our chip seal policy to include bike lanes.
Road cyclists in the state’s capitol city are among the lucky when it comes to choices. If one wanted to, a cyclist in the valley could pick a different climb every day of the week and throw in numerous options to create almost-never-ending doses of vertical variety.
If your bike is riding well it is not necessary to take it to the shop for a full tune up before every event. It is, however, a good idea to spend a little time checking the bike over to prevent unexpected problems during the ride.
Vegan Cyclist Dave Harward: I have been vegan for about 7 months now. My diet has been vegetarian for 8 of the last 10 years. The reasons for choosing a vegan diet are ethically centered. Proper treatment of animals became a big reason behind my veganism. I don’t like to make my decision to be vegan polarizing for other people. It fits my beliefs and concerns.
If you are going all-in and plan on having loads of kids, like me, purchasing an adjustable tandem might be the way to go. With our Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo (pictured), I am able to adjust it to fit my six year old daughter at 4’1” and my wife at 5’3”, due to the telescoping seatpost and stem.
the sickening sound one often hears when the impact of a body hitting the ground is so great, air is forced from the lungs. Ouch. Just seconds before, I was sailing along on my newly built ride, but I was brought to a quick halt. The sauntering couple in the park, along with their small dog, had somehow managed to take up all ten feet of pathway.