You Can Lead a Cyclist to Water, But What, When, and How Much Should He/She Drink?

Water makes up the majority of our total body weight (approximately 60% of our body weight is water) and is crucial for optimal athletic performance (dehydration is the second leading nutritional cause of poor performance behind glycogen depletion). But what you may not realize is that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions floating around about thermoregulation, hydration and fluid requirements.…

Rudy Project Windmax Helmet

Rudy Project Windmax Helmet

After spending my cycling career wearing Bell and Giro helmets, I have had the good fortune this summer of wearing a Rudy Project helmet, specifically the Rudy Project Windmax. This is as close as I have ever been to feeling like I had on no helmet at all.…

Rio Ridge Pocket Pack

Rio Ridge Pocket Pack

I also don’t like seat bags with straps that wrap around my seat post. I find them unattractive and they rub and eventually mar the seat post. So the pocket pack intrigued me.…

Slaying the Badger is a Masterpiece

Slaying the Badger is a Masterpiece

Slaying the Badger reads like a well-written novel that I could hardly put down, even though I already knew the ending. What I didn’t know was all the background detail, the subplots and the personalities involved in this story. And even though I felt I had a decent feel for the personas of LeMond and Hinault, the full story told by Moore gave me many insights and a much greater understanding of these two extraordinary antagonists.…

Bikeshare Coming to Salt Lake City in 2013

Bikeshare Coming to Salt Lake City in 2013

A new bike share program is set to launch, providing bikes which downtown Salt Lake City workers, residents and visitors can use to navigate the city’s streets on two wheels – and make the city a healthier, cleaner, less congested place in the process.…

Clarke, McGrath Triumph in Boise

Clarke, McGrath Triumph in Boise

The 2012 Exergy Twilight Criterium was held this past Saturday night, and despite the wet weather, Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare) took his second win at the Boise event, while Kristin McGrath (Exergy TWENTY12) secured a surprise victory in the women's race.…

Go Mode with Alex Grant

Go Mode with Alex Grant

As for the racing itself, I have been lucky enough to sample all kinds of mountain bike events over the past few months: from the big spring endurance races like the Whisky 50 and Gunnison Growler to the highest level of cross country at the Mont Sainte-Anne and Windham World Cups.…