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Canyoneering Robber's Roost Country- By Air!

Canyoneering Robber’s Roost Country- By Air!

Flying over the Utah landscape is always an eye opener for me. I find myself pinned to the window, amazed by the point of view from the air. No matter which way you are coming from there is always some amazing topography to take in. I love scoping out the dirt roads, as you always […]

LoToJa- A Look Back

LoToJa- A Look Back

This September 11th, a few thousand cyclists will line up in Logan to race and ride the 28th version of the longest sanctioned single day race in the US. Covering 206 miles and ending in Jackson, WY, the LOTOJA (Logan to Jackson) has also become one of the most popular road riding events that many […]

The Chase- Inside the Tour of Utah

The Chase- Inside the Tour of Utah

Sport has always been intertwined with our state’s history. From recreational pursuits like skiing, climbing, and paddling, to the 2002 Winter Olympic venues, Utah’s dynamic geography and stunning beauty has made it the likely choice for sport-centric people worldwide. However, until recently, Utah’s place in professional cycling has been minimal. That all changed in 2004 […]

The Great Ride in the Sky

The Great Ride in the Sky

Riding your bike 100 miles in a single day is one thing. Riding your bike 100 miles in a day over multiple mountain passes at altitude with a vertical gain of more than 12,500 feet is quite another. But every August, over a thousand mountain bikers (a good number of them from Utah) venture to […]

The Fixie Scene in Salt Lake

The Fixie Scene in Salt Lake

Imagine flying down the avenues on a bike that has more in common with a tricycle than a traditional 10-speed bike. The rear cog is directly connected to the rear wheel so that anytime the bike is moving the pedals go round and round making coasting totally impossible. You just can’t decide to stop pedaling […]

HB 141- Unfair or a Necessary Property Protection?

HB 141- Unfair or a Necessary Property Protection?

HB 141 Restores Property Rights By Randy Parker According to Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations, the expectation of profit from improving one’s stock of capital rests on private property rights. It is a belief central to capitalism that private property rights encourage the property holders to develop property, generate wealth and efficiently […]