Tips to Prevent Heel Pain During Cycling

Plantar fasciitis is a common painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot. From a bike fitting perspective, proper pedal/cleat setup is important to guard against plantar fasciitis.…

Cache Caribou Classic

The Cache Caribou Classic is a great, summer ride that starts in northern Utah, crosses into southern Idaho, and then returns to Utah. It is an 88.1-mile loop.…

Sacroiliac Joint (SI) Pain in Cyclists

SI pain can be experience a couple of different ways, sometimes it is localized in the low back, and others experience sciatic type pain with radiating pain down the leg. Here are a couple of stretches you can try to relieve the pain.…

Cheryl Soshnik: the Grande Dame of Bike Touring

Cheryl Soshnik: the Grande Dame of Bike Touring

Cheryl did her first long bike tour in 1975, the year I did my first multi-month tour. A lot has changed in the bike-touring world since that time though some things never change. You still need attitude and time, but most everything else has changed. I am honored to have Cheryl, from Park City, Utah, as my first subject for my new column profiling people that travel self-supported on their bicycle.…

Fat: Friend or Foe?

Looking back on the nutrition articles we have published so far in Cycling Utah, there is a major topic that needs to be addressed… FAT. The three letter f-word, or is it?…

Parley’s Canyon Trail Study Completed

After close to five years, Salt Lake County has completed the Parley’s Canyon Trail Feasibility Study. The Parley’s Canyon Trail was conceived by Gordon Stam in approximately 2006. Several years later, Mr. Stam convinced Salt Lake County to pursue the study, at a cost of $75,000.…

Upgrade Your Disk Brakes and Rotors for More Stopping Power

Upgrade Your Disk Brakes and Rotors for More Stopping Power

My friends often call me with bicycle questions. Last month a friend of mine called me for a consultation about his failing disc brakes. “ They just don't stop that well any more”, he started, “and I test rode a new bike. Those brakes were so much better”.…

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