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Extreme Sports–Are the athletes and their sponsors going too far?

Extreme Sports–Are the athletes and their sponsors going too far?

Back in March of this year, the extreme sports world lost one of its brightest stars when Shane McConkeys equipment malfunctioned during a ski BASE jump in Italy. He was to ski off of a cliff, perform a double back flip, and then release his skis by pulling on the release mechanism of the bindings […]

Tim DeChristopher- Right or Wrong?

Tim DeChristopher- Right or Wrong?

Tim De Christopher- Right or Wrong? Back on December 19th in Salt Lake City, University of Utah student Tim De Christopher walked into a BLM land lease auction for gas and oil parcels throughout Utah on public lands, and near national parks. He was given a bidders paddle, and he proceeded to drive up the […]

More mountain bike trails in National Parks?

More mountain bike trails in National Parks?

When speaking about the responsibilities of being President, George W. Bush once said: “You never escape the presidency; it travels with you everywhere you go. And there’s not a moment where you don’t think about being president. Unless you’re riding mountain bikes as hard as you possibly can, trying to forget for the moment.” While […]