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Keeping Things Totally Rad: The Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association

It was some kind of nightmare. You load your bike, get all your gear, fill your Osprey with water, stash your Stingers (Pink Lemonade, of course), and drive to the Kentucky Lucky Chicken trailhead. Which isn’t there. Next thing you know, you somehow find yourself riding JEM, looking to hit More Cowbell, Deadringer, Goosebumps, and Crypto. What the . . ….

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…

Prospector: Feed Your Soul!

  Pensively looking out my window at another, albeit rare, rainy Southern Utah day that I cannot mountain bike, I think about my rides on Prospector and how much I enjoy riding that trail. Prospector is a fun trail that has something for almost everyone. It is generally flowy and fast, with some technical parts (but not enough to make one…

#comfing the Goose

Comfing. Some people get it and some don’t, but when people call from Georgia asking about it, you know at least it’s a thing. When the idea was originally pitched by Judd, there was always one ride in particular that was required for this craze. And that ride was the Goose. I mean take a bunch of bikes designed to cruise…

Road Bike Maintenance that you ALWAYS Forget About

You can avoid many inopportune mechanical failures and make your road bicycle function much better if you’d only remember to do some simple, routine maintenance. But…you don’t. Most of us would rather ride than wrench.   The modern road bicycle is a wonderful, efficient machine that needs minimal upkeep to be reliable and enjoyable to ride. But just because road bikes…

Camping around St. George

Southern Utah is known for its amazing natural wonders. Whether you’re headed this way for Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Gooseberry Mesa or Moe’s Valley, you’re probably pretty stoked on getting out this way to enjoy those wonders. And if you are like a lot of folks, you would prefer to spend your time enjoying nature outside instead…