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Just Ask Rocco, Volume III

An Informal Question and Answer Feature with Retired World-Class Italian Bike-God, Art Critic, Philosopher, Musician, Epicurean, and Narcissist, Rocco Vaselino Greetings, my American friends, and, especially, you road biking enthusiasts.  Since moving to Southern Utah a few years ago, I must say I have enjoyed riding in the fine weather, exploring the many interesting chip sealed roads, gasping through thick…

Thunder Mountain-Not Just at Disneyland

Are you looking for a sweet ride at elevation? Do you want a mix of climbing, downhill, and exposure that will make you wish you’d worn your brown shorts? Are you ready to see some other-wordly terrain that will make think you’d gone to a-better-than-Disneyland place for over 15 miles? If you answer yes, you want to go ride Thunder Mountain, which sits at 8000 feet of elevation, will be a lot cooler (take extra…

Red Rock Adventure Company

Adventure is one of those words, that despite being in the dictionary, can be particularly hard to define. Everyone has their own version of what it should be. For some it’s that epic, once-in-a-lifetime trip that involves serious mental anguish and high chance of failure. And for others, it’s just taking an alternative route to the grocery store. We’re not here to tell you that one…

SRAM eTap and XX1 Eagle Groups

As one of the two top component manufacturers, you expect top notch stuff from SRAM especially when you are talking about their top groups. You hope for technological break throughs which is exactly what they gave us with their last two top tier groups, eTap and XX1 Eagle. The XX1 Eagle group not only improved on the quick, effective shifting…