A Tour through the Florida Keys

A Tour through the Florida Keys

The consensus was to go as far south as possible within the continental US when the weather turns cold. Thus we ended up with two tickets to Miami flying out on Thanksgiving Day in the morning and coming back on Friday the following week. The idea was to get some beach time on the Florida Keys, I figured we'd rent a car like every normal couple would do and explore the Keys from behind the windshield.…

Arches Cruise

The Arches Cruise is a 46-mile out-and-back ride over rolling hills in Arches National Park, including a couple of out-and-back spurs. The stunning scenery—exotic enough for an Indiana Jones film (opening sequences in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)—makes this a must-do ride.…

An Argument for Less

An Argument for Less

I used to hate to ride Prospector to Church Rocks. I found nothing interesting about the trail. It was slow, sluggish and made me tired without giving anything back. I would pedal to the top of one of the hills only to slowly coast back down. And then repeat. I avoided the trail almost as much as I now avoid Paradise Canyon. It was boring.…

Uh-Oh, Where’d My Bike Go?? – A Guide to Recovering Your Stolen Bike

Uh-Oh, Where’d My Bike Go?? – A Guide to Recovering Your Stolen Bike

With spring weather comes more ridership and an unfortunate and unwanted partner — theft. The old adage that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone holds just as true once your beloved means of transportation makes a disappearing act. While theft cannot always be prevented, you can improve your odds of not only keeping your bike, but also recovering it if the sticky fingers in your neighborhood happen to get lucky.…

Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association Update

DMBTA conducted a workshop to more closely examine areas near the city of St George and Leeds, where bikers, land managers, and City officials thought new trail routes could be proposed for inclusion into the SFGO Comprehensive Travel and Transportation Management Plan and NCA Resource Management Plan…

Lean vs. Mean: Emphasize Nutrition to Fuel Optimal Fitness

Although determining a healthy target weight, as well as a reasonable path to losing it, is part of what we do as coaches, our primary objective for each of our clients is a healthy path to fitness – the real focus is on training fueled by quality foods.…

Erica Tingey Juggles Motherhood and Mountain Bike Racing

Erica Tingey Juggles Motherhood and Mountain Bike Racing

After giving birth to her son, Kirkham, Erica Tingey hadn’t spent much time on a bike. She thought her fitness was pretty much a thing of the past and didn’t really give much thought to her entry in Sport category of the Red Rock Rampage a couple of years ago.…

The Rasmusons Have Made Commuting by Bike a Lifelong Habit

The Rasmusons Have Made Commuting by Bike a Lifelong Habit

Nancy and John Rasmuson grew up in Salt Lake City but spent a couple of decades away from here while they raised children in Massachusetts. They moved back to Salt Lake City a few years back to help care for aging parents and have integrated bike commuting and walking as their regular modes of transportation.…

Do Your Homework Before Purchasing a New Bicycle

Last month I had the opportunity to work a booth at the annual Sports-Am Bike Swap. This colorful event brings together many bike sellers with even more potential bike buyers. After speaking with several shoppers, and observing many more, I came to the conclusion that having so many choices under one roof may be a little overwhelming for the inexperienced shopper.…