Archive for FITNESS

  • January 16, 2018

    Twist & Shout to Lake Side, Out-and-Back

    By Jay Bartlett The trail system in the area around Quail Lake Reservoir deservedly has a reputation of being tough. Rhythm & Blues is punchy and tight with short but steep ups and downs that often come hand in hand. Then there’s the Boy Scout Loops that have all that,...

  • November 20, 2017

    Fair Weather Riding? Stop It!

    Fair weather has finally returned to St. George! After a very long and hot summer, the temps are mercifully back into the seventies. Perfect. It’s a great time to be a mountain biker! The mornings are warm enough that only a jacket is needed. Midday can now be embraced. Sleep...

  • August 30, 2017

    I Love My Bike

    By Jay Bartlett My bike is a pretty great thing, but it is not because of the shiny high-tech tidbits that fit precisely onto the well-engineered, eye-catching frame. I’ll admit those things are a draw, but as the saying goes, “Beauty is only skin deep.” There’s some sort of connection...

  • May 2, 2017

    Fifty Miles for Fifty Years

    By Jay Bartlett Having turned fifty one years old at the beginning of the year, I did some reflecting on my time in the sport of mountain biking. It wasn’t a soul searching trip down memory lane, or anything so profound. Just a look backwards at some great times. Judging...

  • October 31, 2016

    Finding Your “Next”

    By: Nichole Braegger Fitness is like the changing seasons. It seems that just when you get used to the heat, the temperature begins to drop, and life moves on in an array of patterns and colors. Even in the fitness world, the changes come. It might be through a colorful...

  • October 31, 2016

    Barrel Ride: Going Through Some Changes

    By Jay Bartlett Barrel Ride (or just “Barrels”) is a local favorite trail in the Green Valley Competition Area. It lies just across the valley from the end of Canyon View Drive as part of the trail network that often lends itself to races, as well as Saturday afternoon smile-fests!...

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