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Performance: Not Just for ‘Racers’

Flashy team kits, sleek components and carbon fiber wheels immediately evoke an impression of performance. What is even more true about that is the rider on the machine. The relationship of human and bike hasn’t always been so cohesive. Luckily, through attention and direct involvement of professionals in the medical and science industry, the top time trial athletes of the…

Suspension Fork Maintenance

Suspension Fork Maintenance Many times when we discuss suspension we talk about a fork or shock, without considering the different components that make up the suspension system. When we speak of suspension forks, there are essentially two parts. There are lowers and uppers. The lowers are obviously the bottom section of the fork and most commonly the part that moves…

Tour Season Nutrition

Tour Season: Long Distance Nutrition   Summer finally comes to its end, and the possibility of riding long distances is once again realized.  Our southern Utah climate isn’t forgivable in the cyclist’s desire to be out riding; fighting to stay hydrated and keep cool.  Heat alone isn’t our enemy on the pavement, it’s also the risk of getting sunburned which…

What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?               Sun kissed skin, tall and thin, short and squat, round or chiseled: appearance has everything or nothing to do with your story of cycling.  What does it make you look like, feel like, talk like?  With the relatively late introduction of this modern marvel, it makes one think, what in the world did we do…

Make an Effort to Forget

Pedal in circles.  “Imagine your feet are a dog’s paws digging in the sand.  Point your toes downward during the downstroke and pull up during recovery phase in the pedal cycle…”   Did I forget any other ridiculous imagery conceived to help the cyclist’s pedaling technique?  It may not be taken lightly when I’m asking everyone to mentally delete all…