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6 Gift Ideas under $25

Gu Energy Chews – $1.25 You need stocking stuffers and your cyclist needs calories. Any energy food can fit that bill, but we are huge fans of the Gu Energy Chews. The bag is a perfect size for fitting into a jersey pocket for a quick open and feed while on the bike. They feel like a gummy bear in…

The Trail to Zen

The sweat drips off the end of my nose. I gave up worrying about it a long time ago. About the same time that the burning in my legs faded to the back of my mental space. Some people lock themselves in dark rooms with timers while they sit on folded blankets to get to this spot. Not me, I…

Basic Road Bike Safety

Stay out of harm’s way and reduce your safety risks through common sense and vigilance… Riding a bicycle in Southern Utah is generally a safe activity because of mostly good roads, nice weather, and a moderate population density. And there are actions we can take to make our cycling even safer.  The most astute thing you can do is to…

Bikes Giving Weekend Recap

If there’s one thing that St. George has in spades, it’s sunny days. Most of us take for granted that on any given weekend in November, there is a high probability that you are going to have blue skies and 60 degree weather. And that is exactly how things turned out for us this past weekend for Bikes Giving, our…

Garmin Edge vs. Garmin Fenix

  Have you been wondering which activity tracker is the right one for you? There are tons of options out there, but Garmin has the best equipment for tracking activities, and a lot of options for doing so. Comparing the Edge, a cycling computer, and the Fenix 3 Sapphire, a damn-this-watch-literally-does-everything wrist computer can help with your decision. Here are the…

If You Give A Girl A Bike, She’ll Pack It.

I am not what most people picture when they think of a cyclist. I am a chubby girl (think Mr. Incredible, mid-life crisis body) with cat-eye glasses, great lipstick, and an affinity for indoor hobbies like eating pizza and watching Netflix. When I walk into a bike shop, I think most people assume I’m lost. This is because of the…

#s24o

We usually think of grandiose, epic-level expeditions when we start pondering bikepacking trips. Or at least we did until last July. Joey Sparkles and I attended the Specialized product launch in Morgan Hill. This is a trade show. We spend our days seeing product, listening in on seminars and being sold stuff. The evenings are filled with mingling and then you end up in your…