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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    We're probably going to drive through southern Utah in June and we'll have our bikes with us. We've never visited Arches National Park and may do so this time. I know Moab is a great area for off-road cycling, but how is the area for roadies? We might be interested in good moderate distance ride (30-70 miles, say). Any recommendations (including "skip it")?
    A few years bike I rode from SLC to St. George with my brothers in law. My wife waited until we were on the last day and then we got out the tandem and she joined me for a ride up to and through Zion (Zeye-awn for you uninitiated). It was a great ride. I very much enjoyed it and would recommend it. We were going from North to South and had to shuttle through the tunnel (as do all bike riders) but riding around the valley and so forth was a lot of fun.
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    Arches would be a great ride and plenty of cyclists do it. There is plenty of stuff to see from the ride and plenty of quick side hikes (< 1 mile) to stretch your legs out on and catch some great sights, if you took along a lock. In fact, a buddy of mine was just telling me one of his favorite all time rides is to ride up the trailhead to fiery furnace early in the morning, hike through, then ride out in the evening. That might be more hiking than your looking for, but a pretty spectacular day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    We're probably going to drive through southern Utah in June and we'll have our bikes with us. We've never visited Arches National Park and may do so this time. I know Moab is a great area for off-road cycling, but how is the area for roadies? We might be interested in good moderate distance ride (30-70 miles, say). Any recommendations (including "skip it")?
    Biking around Arches in June sounds awful. Hot and crazy crowded. Besides, Moab isn't exactly Southern Utah. I'd stay south and ride Highway 12 east of Escalante Grand Staircase. Gorgeous, out of the way area and the high elevations will keep it cool.

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    Sorry for being Debbie Downer in that last post. I initially read your post as "we're going to be in Southern Utah and are looking for a good area to ride." If you're looking for places near Moab, the ride out to Dead Horse Point is a nice ~70 mile out and back that is very scenic, at a cost of about 2000 feet in elevation gain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Sorry for being Debbie Downer in that last post. I initially read your post as "we're going to be in Southern Utah and are looking for a good area to ride." If you're looking for places near Moab, the ride out to Dead Horse Point is a nice ~70 mile out and back that is very scenic, at a cost of about 2000 feet in elevation gain.
    No prob at all. And thanks to all for the tips. We'll be fine tuning our travel plans in the weeks ahead and this will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Biking around Arches in June sounds awful. Hot and crazy crowded. Besides, Moab isn't exactly Southern Utah. I'd stay south and ride Highway 12 east of Escalante Grand Staircase. Gorgeous, out of the way area and the high elevations will keep it cool.
    Well, he asked for Moab. If you're not mountain biking, the road ride through arches would be nice.
    Totally agree on highway 12 though. maybe the most scenic drive I've ever driven. A side trip to hells backbone would be unforgettable. (I think it's right there, no?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    Well, he asked for Moab. If you're not mountain biking, the road ride through arches would be nice.
    Totally agree on highway 12 though. maybe the most scenic drive I've ever driven. A side trip to hells backbone would be unforgettable. (I think it's right there, no?)
    Hells Backbone would be tough on a road bike.

    Hells Backbone Road is gravel, graded occasionally, and suitable for family cars during dry weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Hells Backbone would be tough on a road bike.
    Ha...couldn't remember. It's been a while. Well, then he should go ride 12 and then make a side trip up there.
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    Is there anything worse than not turning your head far enough when you blow a snot rocket and it ends up on your shoulder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Is there anything worse than not turning your head far enough when you blow a snot rocket and it ends up on your shoulder?
    Yes, getting hit by a snot rocket from the person in front of you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Yes, getting hit by a snot rocket from the person in front of you
    You're right. That's worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    You're right. That's worse.
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    Yes, getting hit by a snot rocket from the person in front of you
    There's always the urine spray when someone doesn't have the decency to go to the back to relieve themselves. Slightly worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    There's always the urine spray when someone doesn't have the decency to go to the back to relieve themselves. Slightly worse.
    OK, again, that's worse. I am starting to think I should have phrased my post differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    There's always the urine spray when someone doesn't have the decency to go to the back to relieve themselves. Slightly worse.
    Ha, I never thought of that. Do people really urinate while riding a bike? Is that even possible with bib shorts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Ha, I never thought of that. Do people really urinate while riding a bike? Is that even possible with bib shorts?
    You're assuming that someone who is okay with peeing while riding will go to the trouble of pulling down their pants to do it?
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    On a unrelated topic, I watched the Little 500 over the weekend (previously recorded from a week or so ago). Probably the most entertaining thing I've seen in a while. 30 or so crazy college kids riding similar bikes over a cinder track. There was at least one crash every 10 laps and the exchanges were hilarious. Lots of fun to watch. Even MJ enjoyed it, which is unusual as she hates watching cycling races.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Ha, I never thought of that. Do people really urinate while riding a bike? Is that even possible with bib shorts?
    See falafel ' s response. It's a common tactic in long distance triathlons. Full disclosure: I never have been able to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Ha, I never thought of that. Do people really urinate while riding a bike? Is that even possible with bib shorts?
    I'd direct you to some youtube videos, but...I won't. You're welcome.

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    A coworker of mine is a female semi-pro. She was racing the Dana Point Grand Prix this weekend and just before the start was asked to put a GoPro on her handle bars. Turns out they got a pretty unique perspective of a crash in the final straight away. It was posted on her Facebook page, but it's public, so it should be viewable to everyone. And yes, that's blood at the 1:15 mark.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

    EDIT. For the sensitive, there is some language towards the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    A coworker of mine is a female semi-pro. She was racing the Dana Point Grand Prix this weekend and just before the start was asked to put a GoPro on her handle bars. Turns out they got a pretty unique perspective of a crash in the final straight away. It was posted on her Facebook page, but it's public, so it should be viewable to everyone. And yes, that's blood at the 1:15 mark.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

    EDIT. For the sensitive, there is some language towards the end.
    Hope she is ok. That was very interesting to watch. Did someone clip the rear wheel of the bike that contacted her? (sorry if this is answered in the audio track but I have a strict no-sound policy on these things during work hours; I have been burned too many times by Y-Ohio's 'SFW' posts).
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Hope she is ok. That was very interesting to watch. Did someone clip the rear wheel of the bike that contacted her? (sorry if this is answered in the audio track but I have a strict no-sound policy on these things during work hours; I have been burned too many times by Y-Ohio's 'SFW' posts).
    No clear idea what caused the contact. My first guess was that the girl next to her accidentally pulled up on her handlebars in her sprint causing her front wheel to lose contact with the road. But it's hard to imagine such a sloppy sprint at that level. Probably had contact with someone we never see.

    She seems to have come away from it not too messed up. Here's a picture from earlier in the race where you can see the Go Pro:
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    And one from the hospital where she required a handful of stitches:
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    At the :45 mark you see a bike shoot across the screen that looks like it's 10 feet in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    A coworker of mine is a female semi-pro. She was racing the Dana Point Grand Prix this weekend and just before the start was asked to put a GoPro on her handle bars. Turns out they got a pretty unique perspective of a crash in the final straight away. It was posted on her Facebook page, but it's public, so it should be viewable to everyone. And yes, that's blood at the 1:15 mark.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

    EDIT. For the sensitive, there is some language towards the end.
    That mash-up made the local evening news the day it happened. On a side note, the e-Gel that plays a prominent role in the first part of the video is a decent product. I like the Tropical Blast flavor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    That mash-up made the local evening news the day it happened. On a side note, the e-Gel that plays a prominent role in the first part of the video is a decent product. I like the Tropical Blast flavor.
    Apparently good enough to remember to grab after hitting the turf at 35 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Apparently good enough to remember to grab after hitting the turf at 35 mph.
    Ha. That's what I was thinking as well. Either that, or good enough to plunder from a fallen fellow rider.
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    A gym has opened near us that features an unusual spinning room. Once a class starts, they can reduce oxygen levels to simulate altitudes between 5,000 and 22,000 feet (this might be helpful for creekster if he decides to ride the next time he visits Kilimanjaro). It's an interesting concept but a bit gimmicky for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    A gym has opened near us that features an unusual spinning room. Once a class starts, they can reduce oxygen levels to simulate altitudes between 5,000 and 22,000 feet (this might be helpful for creekster if he decides to ride the next time he visits Kilimanjaro). It's an interesting concept but a bit gimmicky for me.
    My neighborhood is too poor for one of these. Sounds like an interesting idea, though.
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    Less than 48 hours of winning the US National TT, Taylor Phinney wins a compound leg fracture in the road race.

    On another note, I had no idea that Max Testa of Salt Lake's TOSH Center is the chief medical officer for BMC. Respect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Less than 48 hours of winning the US National TT, Taylor Phinney wins a compound leg fracture in the road race.

    On another note, I had no idea that Max Testa of Salt Lake's TOSH Center is the chief medical officer for BMC. Respect!
    Phinney is a tremendous talent but he sure seems snake bit.
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    http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/?u...paign=national

    A World Naked Bike Ride is planned for June 7 and 14th. NSFW (little tiny pictures). Looks like a good way to ruin a saddle and hurt some tender areas.

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