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General Discussion / Re: Headwinds
« on: June 09, 2010, 06:52:15 pm »
There's a reason the trees in Wyoming all lean to the southeast!

Here's another helpful real-time wind and weather site:

Gear Talk / Re: Sunscreen
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:17:48 pm »
I use one of these SPF-35 jerseys. The fabric breaths well and is quite cool as long as there's air flow.

This link will take you to information about Utah roads. In general, you can ride freeways outside of the major metro areas, although there may be better roads for cyclist.

Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions about Utah. Maybe I can help, maybe not!,T:,275

Keith in Salt Lake City

Gear Talk / Re: Click driving me nuts
« on: April 03, 2010, 02:43:33 pm »
The unfindable click on my Americano turned out to be the left pedal. Not loose, just not tight enough.

I also had a pair of shoes with clipless cleats that developed a click when climbing hard. Something flexing in the cleat backing plate. New shoes fixed that. New cleats did not.

Gear Talk / Re: 10 speed vs 9 speed for touring
« on: February 18, 2010, 06:14:29 pm »
I have the IRD cassette and I've never been happy with the shifting. I continue to use it because of that 34 tooth cog, but I've never been able to get it shifting consistently. 

My local shop is experimenting to see if my Ultegra shifters are compatible with the new Sram XX 10 speed cassette. I'm not sure if I'm hoping for success or failure, given the price of the Sram!

Classifieds / Re: WTB Co-Motion Americano
« on: November 24, 2009, 02:38:30 pm »
Good for you! I've had mine almost three years and still think it's a great bike.

Routes / Re: Utah Cliff Loop
« on: September 13, 2009, 01:23:13 pm »
You might try the forums at

Rocky Mountain / Re: Zion National Park, UT
« on: September 04, 2009, 05:31:37 pm »
Southern Utah is really, really hot in the middle of the summer! Be prepared. It's much nicer in the fall.

Rocky Mountain / Re: Zion National Park, UT
« on: August 31, 2009, 04:13:58 pm »
I rode through the Park last fall. Bikes and pedestrians are not allowed in the long tunnel above the S Curve, but the rangers will help you find a ride through.

Traffic is normally backed up at the tunnel and provides lots of opportunity to ask pickup truck drivers for a lift through the tunnel. The ride through the Park is SPECTACULAR and well worth the small hassle of that one tunnel.

When I came through, the ranger gave me a lift in her pickup

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