Sunday, December 21, 2014

Weston Graduates

Congratulations to Weston Dunn who graduated from BYU-I on Saturday. Sadly for the rest of us, that means he will soon be leaving Rexburg in the rear-view mirror. Weston has been a very good friend to all of us and a tremendous asset to local cycling. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Missoula-based Tour of Montana Debuts Summer 2015

This new 4-day professional event for men and women is scheduled between the Boise Twilight Criterium and the Tour of Utah. Organizers hope to eventually become a UCI sanctioned event.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Remembering Another Crash With Deer

These pictures go back a few years. This is a friend of Gheen's that I rode with in Utah a couple of times. I do not have his permission to post the pictures so I will not identify him by name. The year prior, he had been hit by a car. A year later, fully recovered, he was coming off the Suncrest Climb just south of Salt Lake City at high speed when a herd of deer crossed in front of him.  Unable to brake, he tried unsuccessfully to thread the needle and ride through the deer. He hit a deer, flipped and landed on the back wheel which shattered on impact. Miraculously, he avoided serious injury.


On BikeRumor Today. High Speed Crash With Deer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ultimate Challenge Newsletter - 2015 Registration Opens This Week


Early Registration Specials

The Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health Care returns for a sixth year on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. This popular bicycle century ride for amateur cyclists will be held again on the same day and on the same route as Stage 6 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Online registration opens Wednesday, December 17 at 8 a.m. MT at

  1. The first 50 individuals to register online receive a University of Utah Health Care special - just $50.
  2. Additional registration discounts will be offered through Dec. 31, 2014, ranging from $55 for a bronze course ride option (route to be announced), $85 for a silver course (route start in Coalville), and $95 for the gold course (full 110-miles from Salt Lake City).
Regular registration in 2015 will be $115 per cyclist. Check out the new web site in December, with updates on team discounts and commemorative merchandise.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fitzgerald's What's Up With Fat Bikes

This video is a couple of years old. It has been viewed about 118,00 times on You Tube.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Message from the Rexburg Police Department

Seriously, this is not a joke even though it kind of feels like the setup to a joke.  I was at Sticks and Stones this afternoon when an officer from the Rexburg PD stopped to talk to Joe. He asked Joe to communicate this warning to the local cycling community. Five bicycles have been stolen this week by an individual (seen on a security video wearing a black hoodie with a logo that looks like red mountains) who cherry picks high end bicycles from bike racks around the BYU-Idaho campus and uses a lock cutter to make away with the bikes.

     The RPD asks bicycle owners to lock their bikes securely, be alert for any suspicious behavior, and to be very skeptical of anyone trying to sell potentially stolen bicycles. Just a couple of comments…I was in the back when Joe talked to the officer so I do not know specifics of when and where the bikes were stolen. I would think that bikes on campus in the day should be pretty safe, even with a less than robust lock, so I assume this is probably happening at apartment complexes at night. I suspect the bikes stolen were high end only relative to the other bikes on the rack. If you are a student who truly owns a high end bicycle, you know this already.  Please do not lock it up outside. You should be sleeping next to that bicycle regardless of the bicycle policy of your apartment complex. If they are absolutely inflexible about that, find someplace else live.

From Kellen: Invitation to Weekly Spin Night

I am going to be doing a spin night on Wednesdays at my place. I have room
for 8-10. You will need to bring your own trainer. It'll start at 7 or 8 and
go about an hour. Call with any questions. 208-351-4141 Kellen

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tour of Utah announces 2015 route, expanded women's event -

Sorry for the lack of new content this week. I've been away from my computer. In fact this post is being generated voice to text. Regular readers know that I'm a huge fan of the Tour of Utah. So the official route announcement is a big deal to me. Especially is the race continues to grow and its stature increases. I'm a little sad that the race will not be going back to Torrey this year but hopefully it will return again in the near future.