By Standard-Examiner staff - Thu, Apr 25, 2013 5:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — The Monster Energy AMA Supercross event at Rice-Eccles Stadium has always been a magical place for GEICO Honda 250SX West rider Eli Tomac, and never more so than last year. In 2012, Tomac came into Salt Lake City as one of three riders with a legitimate shot at the West title, and through skilled riding and a few breaks he left as the champion. “It’s always been one of my... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Apr 30, 2013 5:49 pm
When I first heard of the Bunkerville Choo-Choo, it immediately went on my bucket list of trails to ride. I wanted to know where it was and why it was there. I could not believe there was a steam engine out in the middle of the desert. I found someone who would lead me to it and enough friends to fill my four-place trailer. The adventure was on. Bunkerville is on the south side of Mesquite, Nev.... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Apr 2, 2013 6:42 pm
This ATV adventure began when I learned that the trail started near Babylon, Utah. Knowing the biblical significance of the name, I was curious about the reason for the name. The settlers of Babylon ran the Stormont Mill along the Virgin River. It was the only water-driven silver mill in the area. Run by “Gentiles” and surrounded by a sea of Mormons, it was dubbed the Babylon Mill and the... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, Mar 8, 2013 2:52 pm
LAS VEGAS — Danica Patrick says she’s fine after getting hit in the head by a rock while racing on a dirt track. Patrick says she got smacked by a stray rock Thursday night, leaving her feeling like she had a concussion. But she says the infield care center checked her out and pronounced her healthy. Patrick says it hit her “straight in the head” and she’s glad she had a hat on or “there would... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Mar 5, 2013 5:04 pm
By the time you read this, the snow may be gone. From where I am sitting, it isn’t gone so I am dreaming of ATV adventures. About this time of year I get a bad case of spring fever and plan up the summer, filling every open weekend. By September, I am cancelling things to find some quiet time. It happens every year and every year I swear never to do it again. Occasionally I get an email from a... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Wed, Feb 6, 2013 12:05 am
With so many places to ride in Utah, I don’t usually look for places to ride outside of the state. However, Island Park near West Yellowstone seems to be a popular place among Utah residents. I have friends who have been trying to talk me into riding these trails for years and last summer seemed to be the right time to go. Why am I not writing about a more recent ATV adventure? I am looking out... Read more.
By John Marshall, The Associated Press - Fri, Jan 11, 2013 5:55 pm
PHOENIX — The 2012 Supercross season was billed as the year of parity and lived up to expectations through the first four races. By the time it was over, Ryan Villopoto had turned the season into one of the biggest runaways ever before he got injured, too. OK, since that didn’t work, the year of parity will actually start ... NOW. With everyone healthy and one didn’t-see-that-coming race already... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:07 am
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us and cold days ahead of us, there is a tendency to drop into the winter doldrums. Don’t do it! There is a great year ahead and now is the time to plan. Finding new trails is always a challenge. Fortunately, Utah has more jamborees than any other state. Consider joining one or more of these events for the best opportunity to learn about places to... Read more.
By Gentry Reinhart, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Mon, Dec 10, 2012 2:46 pm
Josh Knight is making an impact on the international motorcycle-racing scene, and the 17-year-old recently brought home a silver medal as the youngest member of Team USA at the International Six Day Enduro in Saxony, Germany. “My mom always had a philosophy growing up about never deterring your kids from following their dreams,” said Josh’s mom, Jennie Knight. “To try and build them up the best... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:23 am
I have never seen a gooseberry, but I have seen pictures and I don’t see any connection with geese. Riding in Gooseberry Valley, I didn’t see any berries, but I don’t see a lot of detail when I am scooting down the trail. The occasion was a ride with the club on the North Gooseberry Trail System just east of Salina, Utah. We took the Gooseberry exit and staged at a trailhead just off the frontage... Read more.