By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Wed, Jun 1, 2011 3:24 am
Moab is full of surprises. The trails in slickrock country are packed with unique features to savor. I rode four trails in the three days I was in Moab and although they were separated by only a few miles, each one was filled with a variety of fascinating landscapes. I am amazed at the misconception of the word slickrock. When I ask people how it was named, the common answer is that it gets... Read more.
By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press - Fri, May 27, 2011 10:20 am
LONDON — Olympic ski champion Bode Miller and NFL star Reggie Bush were among the celebrities who sped out of central London Thursday for the 12th edition of the Gumball 3000 Rally, a seven-day car race stretching across 10 European countries. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Cody Glenn and Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Shawne Merriman were other NFL... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Wed, May 4, 2011 12:18 pm
GENEVA — A Swiss adventurer hopes to fulfill a dream by flying through the Grand Canyon with his jet-propelled wingsuit. Former fighter pilot Yves Rossy will attempt the stunt early Friday. His team said Wednesday that the 51-year-old daredevil will jump from a helicopter near Eagle Point and fly westward along the rim of the canyon. Rossy has previously flown his custom-made wingsuit over the... Read more.
By - Wed, May 4, 2011 2:09 am
With ATV trails in Northern Utah still a cold prospect, I took some friends and headed south to the San Rafael Swell. The variety of scenery and challenging trails make the Swell one of my favorite places to ride. We staged this ride at the Buckhorn Corral situated about 13 miles east of Castle Dale near the entrance to the Buckhorn Draw. While the morning was cool, the sky was clear with the... Read more.
By John Marshall, The Associated Press - Fri, Apr 8, 2011 11:42 pm
Vicki Golden wasn’t looking to make history. She was just bored, wanted something to do during the break in the women’s motocross season. She ended up doing both. One of the top up-and-coming riders in women’s motocross, Golden has broken boys-only boundaries by becoming the first female rider to compete full-time on the Arenacross circuit. OK, so maybe it isn’t Danica Patrick winning an IndyCar... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Apr 5, 2011 11:07 pm
Once I have experienced a trail, all the memories of the ride come back to me when I know I am in the vicinity. Driving down I-15, for example, when I reach the Scipio exit, I know that the northern end of the Paiute Trail is a few miles east. From that exit to Beaver, the south end of the trail system, I find myself thinking of my experiences on the trails in those high mountains. The Danish... Read more.
By Kyle Hightower, The Associated Press - Tue, Mar 29, 2011 2:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. — Motocross star James "Bubba" Stewart has been arrested in Orlando after authorities said he tried to pull over two off-duty highway patrol troopers while impersonating a police officer. According to Florida Highway Patrol arrest affidavits, the 25-year-old Stewart of Bartow was arrested Monday night along with 44-year-old Quinault Jehrrod of Corona, Calif. Authorities say... Read more.
By John Marshall, The Associated Press - Thu, Mar 10, 2011 1:06 pm
PHOENIX — Motocross doesn’t look a whole lot different from a casual ride through a field filled with humps and bumps. Kick start the bike, twist the throttle, lean and lift. That’s it. Actually, it’s not. Motocross and its indoor cousin Supercross are far more demanding than most people outside the sport can possibly imagine. How difficult? “If anyone goes to a track and runs as hard as they can... Read more.
By Lynn Blamires - Wed, Mar 2, 2011 12:32 am
To begin with, I had not been on a ride since the middle of November. By February I was getting an itchy throttle thumb. Living in Layton, my yard was free of snow and the forecast for the Nephi area was for temperatures in the mid-40s. All of this made me susceptible to being suckered into pushing the riding season. So I decided that if I couldn’t talk anyone else into going with me, I wouldn’t... Read more.
By Michael Marot, The Associated Press - Mon, Feb 14, 2011 3:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Grand Prix Racers Union wants doctors to have more discretion over motorcycle riders under the age of 18. Parents will just have to live with it. Stewart Aitken-Cade, the series’ chief steward, said this season’s biggest rules change will require injured minors to be cleared by a medical professional, instead of their parents, before they can return to competition.... Read more.