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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is a columnist for The Daily Courier.

Recent Stories

Column: Shortest day of year a turning point for riding

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Winter solstice. Shortest day of the year with the sun shedding light barely past nine and a half hours. For me this day is a turning point.

Column: ‘Fatbike’ is the ultimate terrain pedal vehicle for your adventure

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As capable as a traditional mountain bike may be for exploring dirt paths, there is a class of bicycle that pushes the envelope even further. With tires up to five inches across, a “fatbike” is the ultimate all terrain pedal vehicle.

Column: After giving thanks, take a ride and find those turkeys!

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Turkey. Most who will be reading this today have likely had more than their fill by now.

Column: The best time of year for a bike ride is now

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This is the time of year I really feel our local trails become just about flawless. So much of the foliage is changing color… bringing shades of orange, yellow and red almost everywhere your appreciation might choose to find it.

Column: Finding the best trail for a great outdoor experience

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Sometimes all it takes to have a new outdoor experience here in Prescott is to choose a direction and see where the trail might lead you. One of my favorite places to explore is south of town into the Bradshaws.

Column: Prescott Circle Trail, an incredible ride

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For those few that are not yet aware, the Prescott Circle Trail is a 55 or so mile loop that circumnavigates our town of Prescott.

Column: My experience at the Chuska Challenge

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Last weekend I took the opportunity to explore a part of the state I was not very familiar with.

Column: Riding in the wild means coexisting with wildlife

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Long days on the bike mean early starts. Very long days mean even earlier. The other morning I was up well before the sun; a final check of my gear before turning my light on to illuminate the trail ahead. Almost right away I came across a couple deer grazing just off T396. 

Column: On the trail, energy is a powerful thing

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Energy. You use it to climb, descend and conquer the trail. Be it through your heart pumping, lungs billowing or legs mimicking pistons. It takes additional effort to turn the bars and balance. Even requires a bit of fuel to power your smile.

Column: Easy access to trails makes Prescott a great place to ride

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One of the best things about riding in Prescott is the location and variety of easily accessible trails from downtown. Within four miles in almost any direction you will find a trail head.

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