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Ride Report: Rainbow Rim

There are few things better than spending a weekend camping and riding with friends. Drop those two things next to one of the most spectacular backdrops in the world, and well, you have what some would call a winning combination. Our recent trip to the Rainbow Rim was that perfect combination, great friends, good rides, killer views and temperatures that…

Road Bike Hood Placement

  A well-placed hood on a drop bar gives you at least three useable hand positions; hoods, perches and drops. The hoods are designed to be the place where the majority of your riding happens. From the hood you should be able to easily access the brakes and the shifters. It’s recommended that your bar set up be such that…

Red Rock Rattlers

If there is one thing that this world needs more of, it’s kids on bikes. Get them out from behind those screens and into the great outdoors enjoying fresh air, their friends and a little exercise for good measure. We started the Summer Shredders, just for that reason, which was an overwhelming success. Thank you to everyone who attended. After…

Preparing for the Hunstman World Senior Games

Huntsman World Senior Games Road Cycling Taking the Proper Approach  Have a plan in your preparation, have a plan for each race day, have a plan for each race As I write this, we’re five weeks out from the Huntsman World Senior Games, the event that precipitated my move to Southern Utah nineteen years ago. I raced in the Licensed…

The Bike Family

Our friends and family lovingly refer to us as “the bike family.” Our garage is full of bikes, helmets and every gadget under the sun associated with bike repair and maintenance. We have two special drawers in the kitchen dedicated solely to water bottles, a plethora of spandex and a closet full of cycling-related t-shirts and jerseys. So, yeah…I guess…

6 Tips for Getting Faster

Lack Motivation? Trick Yourself into Doing the Work on the Bike Sometimes we need a self-induced kick in the backside to put in the efforts that make us stronger riders… Even immensely talented riders I know have to train hard to compete at a high level and win. You can’t just show up untrained on a suh-weet Colnago and expect…

Lil Shredders Kids Camp

I admit I was a tad bit skeptical about a bicycle program and children in the summer… Isn’t that a parent’s job? Summer is too busy and too hot here in St. George??  But the more I thought about it I realized they were the perfect audience.  Children are the future. This might be their first and only introduction to the…

Strava

Frivolous Distraction, or Useful Social Platform and Training Tool? Road cycling has always been fraught with technical controversy, for as long as I can remember. Back when we all rode 5-speed freewheels (not cassettes, mind you), the newfangled 6-speeds came out. Riders were divided and highly opinionated as to the efficacy of this new “gimmick.” Soon after, some of us…

Getting that “perfect” fit

The average person can walk into a clothing store and find clothing that fits. The problem is the average person isn’t anyone I know. They are a conglomeration of all of us and in the end, the clothing fits, but it’s not perfect. If you want perfect, you need a tailor. A skilled craftsman that can look at you, at…