What Creates a Bad Biker?

The local news did a story on residents who complained about bikers speeding down a canyon road, ignoring the parked school bus of loading children. When the police pulled over a biker speeding by the bus at thirty to forty mph, his response, “I had cars buzz by me within a matter of feet…that’d be a lot more dangerous of an issue.”

What is it about biking that makes some people think the rules of the road don’t apply to them? I agree, cars can be a problem but it’s time to address the attitudes that go into the danger of bikers.

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The River Rampage Triathlon Review

Utah’s only down river triathlon takes place in Green River, Utah, and is gaining in popularity. Begun in 2012 by Triutah, this race started as an olympic distance only but now includes the sprint distance as well. It’s a one-mile swim for both groups and then breaks into the standard distances for spring and olympic.

I did the olympic distance the first year they had it with what felt like thirty other people. I had the course to myself. My swim took only fourteen minutes since the river was at flood stage. This last year the race has grown quite a bit now that it includes the sprint distance.

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