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2002maniac Dork
4/5/18 4:29 p.m.

St George is an awesome place to ride bikes!  I lived in Cedar City for 5 years a have done a ton of mountain biking in the St George area.

Check out the Bearclaw Poppy trail. The lower section is very beginner friendly and a ton of fun!  You can start at the bottom, climb until you get to clavicle hill (you'll know it when you see it) and turn around for a fun rollercoaster ride back to the trailhead. Totally suitable for a hardtail too, I've even ridden it on my cyclocross bike.


barefootskater Reader
4/5/18 4:47 p.m.

In reply to 2002maniac :

That trail is less than 1/4 mile from my house. I've been out that way many times on dirtbikes and such (not on the trail but out in that part of BLM). Literally 5 houses from the end of the pavement. Pavement is much more my style though. If i keep up with it I'd love to try riding solo out to Zion Canyon and back this fall after it cools off a bit and I'm in a bit better shape.

Robbie PowerDork
4/5/18 4:58 p.m.
KyAllroad (Jeremy) said:
Nathan JansenvanDoorn said:


BE VISIBLE, but pretend you aren’t.. I spent two nights in a hospital last year trying to remember what happened after being hit by a car one morning. I was lit up and had a reflective gillet on. 



And this is why I won't even consider biking to work.  All the danger of a motorcycle without the ability to keep up with traffic.

Crash statistics say that you are about equally likely to be involved in or die from a crash for every hour you ride a bike or drive a car. Now, the commute is usually longer when you ride, so since you spend more time you are slightly higher risk on a bike.

BUT! When riding the bike you are working out and statistically extending your life, which much more than makes up for the added risk of crashes.

I frequently hear people say "I couldn't ride a bike to work, almost everyone I know who does that has been in a crash before." But I rarely hear people say "commuting in a car scares me because almost everyone I know who does that has been in a crash before". Both statements however are probably equally true...

8valve Reader
4/5/18 5:26 p.m.

What did you end up with?  The CL link is dead.

With bikes too, the 80's and 90's stuff calls me. You can score some sweet that-era road bikes for next to nothing.  Models that were $500 back then you can sometimes find for $50.  Or sometimes in the dumpster..

barefootskater Reader
4/5/18 5:54 p.m.

In reply to 8valve :

Trek 8.3 DS. So far I like it a lot. Don't understand presta valves though. 

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
4/5/18 6:01 p.m.

Years ago I used to bike to work regularly. My knees can't handle it anymore but I would love to do it again. I've even planned a route. I figured it would take me about twenty-thirty minutes by bike. It takes me 15 minutes by motorcycle or car.

I think I may be able to do it with electric assist. The thought is still rattling around in the back of my mind.

2002maniac Dork
4/11/18 8:35 a.m.

In reply to barefootskater :

Lucky you!  One of my favorite trails of all time is the ZEN trail which overlooks the Bearclaw Poppy.  It's a wild technical thrash. 

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