Month: May 2019

Murray Francis Allen tandem Bike trip to Zion

Salt Lake to Southern Utah Parks and back on a homemade tandem bicycle – an adventure worth remembering

My paternal grandfather, Murray F. Allen, lived a life full of adventure. I learned much of what adventure means through his influence. This post is a story demonstrating his adventurous spirit. In 1941 when he was 19 years old, my grandpa and his friend Lloyd Metcalf decided to build their own tandem bicycle and ride …

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pfeifferhorn winter summit

Pfeifferhorn Summit in winter – Trip Report

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. “  – Sir Edmund Hillary Pfeifferhorn (AKA Little Matterhorn) stands tall in the middle of the Wasatch range at 11,331 feet. Remote in the Lone Peak Wilderness, Pfeifferhorn isn’t an easy peak to access and becomes even more difficult in winter. May the fourth be with you! …

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mountain bike riding for weight loss

5 reasons why mountain bike riding is the best exercise ever for weight loss

It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels. Heinz Stücke Mountain biking is the best exercise for your weight loss and fitness journey. I know, that’s a bold statement. With all the other fitness fads out there like Crossfit, P90X, running ridiculously long distances, or obstacle races, how can mountain biking be the …

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