HeART of Idaho Ride Raises $20,000

HeART of Idaho Ride Raises $20,000

Idaho Falls, Idaho - The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho’s fourth annual HeART of Idaho Century Ride got underway Saturday morning, August 11, 2012, in Idaho Falls. With wonderful temperatures and little wind to speak of cyclists of all ages and abilities rode through verdant farmland, Grand Teton views and striking desert landscapes as the route wound them through parts of Bonneville, Bingham and Jefferson counties.…

Try Wide, You Won’t Go Back

Try Wide, You Won’t Go Back

Mountain bikes have evolved quite a bit on the past ten years. The brakes, shifting and suspension are in a different league compared with the early 2000’s. But it is not unusual to see someone on a mostly modern bike tooling around with narrow bars. There has been a dramatic change in bar-width over the past decade, and few riders who have made the change are willing to go back to their narrow ways.…

Support Your Bones. They Support You!

I have learned about the importance of bones the hard way! At the mere age of 25, a bone scan revealed that I had the skeletal equivalent of a 60 year old woman. My risk of suffering an osteoporotic fracture was significantly increased, which is concerning for a cyclist, particularly one who has had (and continues to have) her fair share of crashes! Not surprisingly, this discovery sparked my interest in the factors that impact bone health and helped to chart my educational endeavors.…

Summer is Gone but Cyclocross is Here!

What is cyclocross? Cyclocross, or ‘cross, is a mixture of running, log hopping, and road racing on a variety of surfaces including dirt, pavement, and grass all on a modified road bike with knobby tires. Besides being the fastest growing category of bicycle racing, it is also the most leg burning fun you can have on a bicycle in less than one hour.…

Biking through California Gold Country

Biking through California Gold Country

Our first day takes us across all three forks of the Yuba River, as well as steeply up and over the watershed divides between them. All three of these rivers have great swimming holes, especially the South Fork, which is a mecca for swimming. Its cool, deep pools are lined with granite boulders to sit on or jump off. There is no river muck, only hard, grippy rock and nice decomposed granite to walk on.…

33 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. Racing the Tour Divide…On a Fixed Gear Mountain Bike

33 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. Racing the Tour Divide…On a Fixed Gear Mountain Bike

An estimated 954,782 pedals strokes, 3 dead chipmunks, 3 sets of brake pads and 2 pairs of pedals is what it took for Fixie Dave Nice to pedal from Antelope Wells, New Mexico to Banff, Canada. Fixie, as he his known throughout the cycling universe, was the first rider to finish the Tour Divide on a fixed gear bicycle. Yup, you read that right. Fixie rode the entire 2745 mile route without coasting and only with a front brake.…

Is Lance Still a Champion?

Okay. Let’s just agree that Lance was, as they say in the vernacular, juicing. It does seem from what we as the public have available that he probably was. But, I am not wading into that debate. Rather, for me the question is, where does that leave me as a big fan of professional bike racing?…