Sometimes a Bike is Much More Than a Bike

Sometimes a Bike is Much More Than a Bike

Last February, looking to get out of the winter muck in Salt Lake, I took a trip down to the St. George/ Zion area to do some mountain biking with my wife. We met someone mountain biking that changed us forever.…

Use a Gear Chart to Customize Your Gears and Shifting Pattern

This month I will explain how to use a gear chart to determine the total gear range on the bike and compare individual gear sizes. In addition, we will learn how to select a shifting pattern based on our available gear sizes in order to use those gears efficiently.…

Am I A Swimmer, A Cyclist, A Runner, Or A Triathlete?

Getting back to the message for today, let’s focus on the benefits of a triathlete putting mind and body into the sport of cycling for performance gains as a triathlete. I believe in order to de-sensitize from the jabs and knocks of the sport-specific masters, we need to understand the root of the criticism, nurture those areas requiring special attention, embrace our differences, and then take on the challenges.…

Bradford and Moncorge win Inaugural 2012 Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons Resort

Bradford and Moncorge win Inaugural 2012 Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons Resort

Park City, Utah July 21st 2012 – 6 all-mountain stages, featuring three picturesque climbs and three technical descents, saw Aaron Bradford and Mary Moncorge best a field of 150+ riders in the inaugural Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons Resort. Enduro comes in many forms, the most common being a multi stage event where timed descents are linked by untimed climbs. this un-intimidating format welcomes the enthusiast racer while still providing elite racers the ultimate test of skill and fitness. The 17-mile course provided 1,300-feet of climbing and three descents ranging from 6 to 12 minutes each.…

Crusher in the Tushar Answers All Questions

Crusher in the Tushar Answers All Questions

Black clouds swirled overhead. Thunder rumbled in the distance. Enormous, heavy rain drops started to fall from the sky. They thudded against the ground, splashing into the dust and gravel of the forest road. I hurried back to the truck, trying fruitlessly to dodge the rain. The heavens opened in earnest, and the rain began to fall in sheets just as I slammed the doors of the truck shut. The water pelted loudly against the windows and roof. I sat for a moment and watched the fury of the storm.…

Bike Fit: Proper Biomechanics for Performance & Comfort

Bike fit adjustments can be likened to adjusting the tension of single spokes: each change to a single part affects other parts and therefore the whole. That is why there are generally no easy fixes or single adjustments that will lead to an optimal fit.…

Why I Wear a Helmet

On April 29th, 2010 I was training for an upcoming triathlon. I was riding down a hill when a car made a left-hand turn in front of me. It was an accident. The driver had not been drinking, speeding, or driving recklessly. We were both obeying the traffic laws.…

New Transportation Bill Means Changes for Bike Funding and Bike Advocates

The rules of the road – and the bike trail – are about to change. Ready or not, here they come. And bike advocates better get ready because the game is changing come October 1. On that date, the new federal law governing federal funding for bike projects kicks in. And it ends 20 years of guarantees of federal aid to states for for bicycle projects.…

Road to Valor is Perhaps the Greatest Cycling Story Ever

Road to Valor is Perhaps the Greatest Cycling Story Ever

If you want history, bike racing, suspense, and an almost too-good-to-be-true hero, read Road to Valor. I could have read the 240 pages in a day if I didn’t have so many responsibilities that interfered with my reading time! But don’t just read the book, read the author’s note, the prologue, and especially the epilogue. The McConnon siblings did an excellent job researching the book with 50 pages of footnotes at the end of the book. Essentially the book is about the life of Gino Bartali, the winner of 2 editions of Tour de France and 3 of the Giro de Italia.…

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