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Who Won the First Winter X Games Gold in Hill Climb?

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang have officially closed, and the United States didn’t come out on top as we have in the past. The U.S. scored nine gold medals, eight silver, and six bronze—ranking our country fourth in the medal standings. Of those nine golds, three were won by Coloradoans, but did you know Colorado handed out a gold medal of its own? A Utah hill climber recently walked away with X Games gold in a first-time competition you may not have even known about. X Games Gold and the Hill Climber That Won It He’s been riding since he was four years old, and he’s been competing in hill climbs since he was 10, which means 48-year-old Travis Whitlock has a lot of experience under his belt. The Springville, Utah resident recently returned from Aspen, Colorado, where this year’s round of the Winter X Games was held. Whitlock…
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Would You Ride a Snow Bike?

In the mountains of Colorado, snow is falling, and that’s bad news for motorcyclists. Snowy and icy conditions can be a nightmare because our bikes depend on the grip provided by the road. If we don’t have that grip, then it can be downright dangerous to ride. This is the reason why most motorcyclists hang up their leathers when winter rolls around, but what if we told you there’s a way for you to ride, even in the snow? Would you do it? Are You Ready to Snow Bike? A small company in Idaho that makes after-market suspension systems came up with a radical idea. What if your motorcycle could ride in the snow? Could this be a new source of fun for the motorcycling community? So, they set out to answer these questions, and what they came up with may have started an entirely new winter sport. That little…
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