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Last year I wrote an article about Rick and Debbie Worthen — neighbors I took for a ride on the Manti trails for their 30th anniversary. This year, the neighbors next door came to me and said, “Do you remember what you did with them last year? We want to do that with you this year.” Always l…

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Over the years, we have had a couple of opportunities to have a week with the Volkswagen Jetta. However this week was special as our test ride came in the GLI trim level. This is important, being the sixth generation for VW of the “hot sedan” and after 35 years of refinement, this new sedan …

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I have ridden at night in the past, but it hasn’t always been on purpose. I remember one ride early in my riding experiences. We were staying in Junction, Utah on the Paiute Trail System.

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What has to be considered the granddaddy of the luxury SUV is the Mercedes G Class. It includes a look all its own and sets a standard for going off-road that puts the G-Wagon in a class by itself. On paper this new version will go anywhere, not only doing it in style but also surrounded in …

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A couple of years, ago I wrote an article about the value of a GPS on the trail. I ride with a Garmin Montana 600. Back then I was using a Garmin 60CSX, which is an upgrade from the Garmin eTrex Vista – my first GPS.

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In the high-end world of sports sedans there are a number of choices making those that can afford them very happy, very happy indeed. With vehicles that are set up to provide more horsepower than most of us would ever deem necessary (unless pulling something like a mobile home behind them) a…

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The day dawned bright and clear. I was going on a ride with my grandson, Michael. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky – well just a little wisp of one toward the south. Little did we know what that wisp of a cloud was going to do.

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Axes, hatchets and tomahawks are flying freely in Northern Utah as the blade-flinging recreational craze opens in new locations with expanded activities —and beer licenses — in place.

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Utah’s heritage of pioneering is both noble and unique. Yet when it comes to our collective landscaping choices, many choose to landscape as if they live in New York, Japan or England. The plants chosen to decorate those types of landscapes are usually not well-suited to Utah summers and mak…

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Some of my favorite ATV trails are in the San Rafael Swell. Revisiting them renews the excitement I had when I rode them the first time. When I take people with me who haven’t been there before, it makes it even better.

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The Bureau of Land Management led a public auto tour along a National Backcountry Byway that follows the original Promontory Branch north of the Great Salt Lake, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, on the Transcontinental Railroad route. The tour happened just days before the 150th anniversary of the …

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An ATV or UTV has a basic list of features, and there is a balance between the features included and the price of the machine. Too many features drive the price high. Not enough and the machine loses its appeal.