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Chain Reaction

"I don't know," Ken says looking skeptically at the dying wheel and thinking about the road-rash possibilities awaiting me on the steeps of Canyon Number 2 Road. "You think that's a good idea?"  I'm reminded of another ride some ten years ago where a simple problem led  to a chain reaction of technologic problems, miscalculations, and minor calamities. "It's positively stupid."

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Trail Do's and Don'ts

How many times have you rolled into a trailhead parking lot, and hit the trail without so much as a glance toward the kiosk at the beginning? We are all guilty--especially at trailheads we use frequently. How many times do we really need to be reminded of staying on the trail, not cutting switchbacks, taking only pictures…? It all leaves us thinking that if we wanted to be under the thumb of regulations we could have stayed in town!