An Adventure on St. George’s Broken Mesa Trail

An Adventure on St. George’s Broken Mesa Trail

There are a lot of reasons that people hate this trail. They happen to be the same reasons I would tell you that it’s great. It’s hard. It’s in the middle of nowhere. It’s rocky, a good chunk of the trail is spent rolling over baby head sized boulders.…

Retirement and Cycling

Retirement and Cycling

For a number of years I have been making a bucket list of bike tours and some backpacking trips for the time after my retirement. Juggling when I retire for financial security for my family, yet being young and healthy enough for my planned excursions that will last upwards of 6 months has not been easy.…

How to Choose a Touring Bike

How to Choose a Touring Bike

If you would like to try self-supported bike touring, you will need a bike. Your choice of bike depends on the type of touring you plan to do, and where you intend to ride.…

My Need to Ride

For nearly 35 years now I have been riding regularly. I believe my mind and body now need, indeed crave, a good ride when I go too long without one. They have become accustomed, addicted if you will, to a steady diet of riding, and all the good fitness and feelings that come from that. Without it, my world starts to unravel a little bit.…

Monte Cristo Classic

Monte Cristo Classic

In the context of Cycling Utah, the Monte Cristo Classic is a 97.8-mile, out-and-back ride up, over and back (and up & over) the Monte Cristo Range in northeastern Utah.…

Biking the Great Divide (A Woman’s Point of View)

Biking the Great Divide (A Woman’s Point of View)

The “basic off-pavement riding skills” and the sheer magnitude of all that climbing had me quaking in my cleats. I never considered actually riding the Divide because I thought it was way beyond my capabilities; but, I was more than willing to watch a film about it. Vince and I saw an awesome documentary called “Ride the Divide” and that changed my mind. The Divide didn’t look so bad. I was just thinking out loud when I told Vince that, “I think I can do that.” That’s all it took for him to start making plans. And once you tell all your friends, you’re committed!…

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