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.…

Cycling for Pleasure

My personal trainer calls me an unrepentant recreationalist. I love to play tennis, golf, fly fish and cycle but I truly do not care whether I win or lose. I enjoy whatever I am doing without expectation. I usually do not win; when I do I laugh.…

A Tour through the Florida Keys

A Tour through the Florida Keys

The consensus was to go as far south as possible within the continental US when the weather turns cold. Thus we ended up with two tickets to Miami flying out on Thanksgiving Day in the morning and coming back on Friday the following week. The idea was to get some beach time on the Florida Keys, I figured we'd rent a car like every normal couple would do and explore the Keys from behind the windshield.…

Reducing Conflicts in Emigration

Having a home in Emigration Canyon, affectionately known by those of us who live here simply as “the Canyon”, I am personal witness to the Canyon as by far the most popular ride in Salt Lake County, if not the entire State of Utah.…

Bicycle Barnstorming Tour to Take Place in June

(Salt Lake City) - A bike tour of Utah historic barns is scheduled for June 10 to 13, 2012 through Sevier Valley and sections of Sanpete County. The fully-supported bike tour for up to 30 cyclists will have an accompanying bus tour for people with limited cycling endurance and for non-cyclists.…

Bike2Bike Founder Bob Kinney Passes Away

The cycling community lost a friend when Robert (Bob) Kinney, age 63, unexpectedly passed way on April 29, 2012. Bob was the founder of Bike2Bike, a non-profit that organized many of Utah’s favorite cycling events.…

A Jekyll and Hyde Solo 1,000-Mile Bike Ride

A Jekyll and Hyde Solo 1,000-Mile Bike Ride

My ride would begin in central Oregon, go out to and up the coast to Astoria, then east through the Columbia River Gorge, crossing Bridge of the Gods to Washington, over to Lewiston, Idaho, then to Missoula, Montana, and south through Idaho to bring me home to Salt Lake Valley. If I hurried, I thought I could do it in about 4_ weeks.…