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In less than two weeks, nearly everyone racing the Crusher will be questioning or confirming a much anticipated decision. What is the perfect steed for such a race? CX, MTB, Road? Other questions that factor in may possibly include: How will the race be played out? What is the terrain like? And the most important of all: Will I get crushed? I intend to answer those questions, based on my […]
It’s no Danny MacAskill, but when you’re thrashing deep dish carbon wheels… I think folks should see it. Pretty impressive? Pretty stupid? I haven’t quite figured it out yet, so let me know what you think. I can assure you though, you’ll never catch me riding my road or cx bike with knee pads.
Remember that one race that started in that small town that was put on by that one guy? It was more of a mountain bike race than road race while bring more of a road race than it was a mountain bike race. For the months prior, everyone was buzzing about it and debating on what would be the perfect bike to ride. 29er MTB, CX, Road? It had endless […]
Yesterday I had the opportunity to ride with group of good old friends from the home-town. Years ago a few of these guys took me under their wing and taught me the ropes of road riding, racing and training. I’ve always been partial the mountain bike and my focus is mountain bike racing, but I don’t think I would have ever had the opportunities or success without the hours spent […]
My love for climbing mountains on a bicycle was questionable at best. The only thing that kept me from stopping was that fact that it would be harder to start back up again. From the looks of it, you wouldn’t have thought it was about keeping momentum, but more a struggle not to fall over. July 16, 2011. It was 5:30 a.m. as I sat in the hallway of our […]
As I’m sure you’ve heard the news, received an email or even been a part of the initial planning… it seems as though it’s a reality. The Velo Park in Draper has been making its way through the books for some time now, and from the sounds of it, it’s going to happen. Check out the Proposed Draper_Cycle_Park_Nov_2010 here. As the cycling community in Utah grows, so does the demand […]
My brother-in-law sent this one to me and I had to post it up. Despite how awkward it looks, the guy has some pretty sweet skills.
Wednesday: Wednesdays are generally my favorite. They usually call for a few hours in the saddle with a fair amount of intensity. Substitutes for these can be weekly mtb or crit races, or if you’re pressed for time and can’t spend a few consecutive hours on the bike you can try to brake them up throughout the day. I’ve been in that boat before and one of the ways I […]
Last time I saw Dave Collins, he was laying in the ICU at the University Hospital. The time before that, he was laying in the middle of the road in American Fork Canyon. He was unconscious and bleeding profusely. It wasn’t looking good. It was August 22, 2009. Brian Tolbet and I were riding with a group of cyclist during the 1000 Warriors Bike race. We were cruising down AF […]
Came across this site not too long ago and though it was pretty clever considering all that’s been going on in the news the past year between cyclists and motorists. Share The Damn Road was created by professional cyclist Phil Gaimon because he was fed-up with drivers out there who lack respect for cyclists. “Phil was tired of being honked at, buzzed, and cussed out while he trained, and frustrated […]
Most of us have spent some time searching the web for riding and racing clips and to our surprise, there’s not a shortage of entertaining videos to watch. Everything from spills to thrills, highlights and big upsets to how-to’s and what not-to’s. With that in mind I’m going to start a new feature that highlights some of my favorites that I’ve seen over the years and I’m also taking suggestions […]