Scott Sterzer: Family Man and Central Valley Commuter

Scott Sterzer: Family Man and Central Valley Commuter

Scott Sterzer: I started cycling in 2003 and have been a somewhat avid cyclist ever since. I've always set a goal to train throughout the winter, but have never been able to achieve that goal. And then last year I bought a sports car that doesn't do too well in the snow. I have utilized mass transit for about 5 years, but had always driven my car to the bus stop. I really didn't want to leave my new car parked on the street all winter, so I started riding my bike to the bus stop.…

Difficult and Dangerous Decisions to Pursue a Cycling Career

Difficult and Dangerous Decisions to Pursue a Cycling Career

For the most part, competitive cycling in the United States is an activity and profession for the privileged. Many of my peers in the domestic peloton have college degrees and are pursuing their sporting passion before settling down and getting a ‘real’ job. In other parts of the world, cycling often plays a much more prominent and essential part of people’s lives. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of a truly international roster at Jamis/Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team and have heard firsthand some of the remarkable feats athletes go through to be a part of our beautiful sport. I wanted to share one of my teammates’ stories this month in my journal to give you an insight into cycling from a different perspective.…

Tintic Mountains Classic

Tintic Mountains Classic

The Tintic Mountains Classic is a 110.0-mile loop through Utah, Eureka and Tooele Counties in north central Utah, making this the longest Road Biking Utah ride. The route covers some premium territory, visiting Utah Lake, the Tintic Mountains, and a segment of the Pony Express route. The ride is reasonably mountainous, with elevations ranging from 4,522 feet adjacent Utah Lake, to 6,620 feet near Eureka. Portions of the route have proven to be very popular with the Tour of Utah stage race, which, in its most recent editions, has featured a stage along these roads.…

Bar Fly is a Great Alternative for Mounting a Garmin Computer

Bar Fly is a Great Alternative for Mounting a Garmin Computer

The Bar Fly attaches to the handlebar, and then extends around and in front of the stem. This, of course, is what makes the Bar Fly a great product. No longer is the computer attached to my stem, where I have to strain my eyes further down to see it. I can quickly and easily flick my gaze to the computer when I want to view my data.…

Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance Kicks-off with a Bicycle Mini-Summit in September

One of its first priorities is to partner with Bike Utah to host the region’s first Bicycle Mini-Summit on September 26 in St. George. The afternoon program will feature Trever Ball, Utah Department of Health, Tom Danise, Town of Springdale, Scott Lyttle, Bike Utah, Kevin Lewis, St. George Convention and Visitors Office and more. The summit, entitled “Health, Wealth and Happiness…Cycling in Southern Utah…

Adventure Cycling In the Wild West

Adventure Cycling In the Wild West

It’s 120 degrees in the shade as Clarence Darling, 19 and Claude Murphey, 20, cyclists from Jackson, Michigan rest at a Colorado telegraph station in the Green Desert near the Utah border. At only 2 months into a fifteen month, 13,500 mile bike tour and with only 2 cents left in their pockets they are not feeling optimistic. The year is 1904.…

Le Tour and More

I have just emerged from a Tour de France fog. Every July, I change my internet home page from velonews.com to avoid seeing who won that day’s stage, warn all to avoid spilling the news and come home in the evening just to stay up late watching that day’s contest. By the time I do that over three weeks, I am sleep-deprived, my head swimming with sprints, climbs and breakaways, and battling withdrawal. Yes, I am a Tour junkie.…

Road Respect: Helping Cars & Bikes Get Along on Utah’s Roads

Road Respect: Helping Cars & Bikes Get Along on Utah’s Roads

As cyclists, most of us who share the roads with cars love to commiserate with stories about the cars, trucks and buses which cut us off, take sudden right turns in front of us, drift into our lanes or honk loudly at us as they drive closely by. But we also grumble about our fellow bikers who defiantly ride through stop signs and red lights, become a menace to pedestrians on sidewalks and break other rules of the road, making it easier for motorists to paint the rest of the two-wheeled crowd as a bunch of scofflaws.…

First Endurance Kona-Mocha EFS Liquid Shot Review

Ever ready to serve the needs of endurance athletes, Utah based sports nutrition company First Endurance has rolled out a new flavor or its popular line of EFS Liquid Shot – Kona-Mocha – to compliment its Vanilla and Wild Berry flavors.…