The Road to Recovery from Trauma and Cancer: Dean Lang’s Journey Back to His Bike

The Road to Recovery from Trauma and Cancer: Dean Lang’s Journey Back to His Bike

In 2009, Dean Lang was one of 3 cyclists that I featured in the August 2009 issue of Cycling Utah (http://www.cyclingutah.com/august/August2009counter.html) who completed a solo ride across the United States via the Adventure Cycling Association’s Southern Tier route. Dean did the ride in early 2007 at the age of 60. On June 28th of 2010 Dean had an accidental shooting that shattered his distal femur. Shortly after the start of his rehabilitation, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The following conversation discusses Dean’s life before and after that tragic night.…

Big Cottonwood Canyon Challenge

Road Biking Utah features a mixture of well-known routes and out-of-the-way rides, some of which even Utah’s most avid cyclists may not know. The Big Cottonwood Canyon Challenge is one of the former types of ride – popular and heavily-ridden.…

Navajo Lake Loop Trail

Navajo Lake Loop Trail

Navajo Lake can be found on top of Cedar Mountain about 25 miles east of Cedar City. The lake was formed by a lava flow, of the kind that is typical of the area, that dammed water flow. The lake sits at 9200 feet so bring your lungs.…

It’s Never Too Late – or Too Early – to be a Rock Star

It’s Never Too Late – or Too Early – to be a Rock Star

With the exciting growth of the Utah High School Cycling Association, led by director (and Dave’s wife) Lori Harward, we have been more involved with youth cycling in recent months and are now coaching some young and extremely promising riders. At the other end of the spectrum, riders in their late forties and fifties – and beyond – come to us from a variety of backgrounds. Some raced earlier in life and want to get back into it, some are new to the sport, and still others want to take their fitness to the next level, whether to prepare for challenging rides or targeted events.…

Spring Prep: Mother Nature’s Not Always our Friend

Some days living in warm and dry temps, where you can count on feeling thirst and sweating sunscreen, can feel so refreshing when an ‘April Shower’ blows wet+cold. Our body and mind adapt to our environment though, so this shock to the system can truly shift our energy and therefore performance as endurance athletes- whether the triathlete facing ‘cold shock’ from open water or the cyclist caught in a chilling downpour…

Public Process Taking Place on the Future of the I-Street Jumps

The I-Street Jumps is a user built unofficial bike terrain park in the upper Avenues of Salt Lake City adjacent to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The jumps have been constructed over approximately the last 17 years on the outskirts of Morris Meadows on land owned by the Salt Lake City Watershed District.…

Cortlan Brown Wins Collegiate National Road Race

Cortlan Brown Wins Collegiate National Road Race

Racing for a national championship is typically the stuff you only dream about. Racing for a national championship in your back yard, though, is almost too much to pass up. And for Cortlan Brown, a student at Salt Lake Community College, it was an opportunity he simply had to take advantage of – capturing the USA Cycling Collegiate Division II Championship on May 7.…

Sports Nutrition News You Can Use

• Beets, as well as rhubarb and arugula, are rich sources of dietary nitrates, a compound that gets converted into nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, and allows a person to exercise using less oxygen. In a study, cyclists consumed pre-ride beets and then three hours later (when NO peaks), they rode in a time trial. Every cyclist improved (on average, 2.8%) as compared to the time trial with no beets.…

Park City Named Gold Level Ride Center

Park City Named Gold Level Ride Center

The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) announced this spring that it has designated Park City, Utah as the first Gold Ride Center. Park City also just received a Silver Level Bike Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists.…

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