On this site I’ll cover all that I find interesting in the world of cycling. I’ll share my experiences as an avid rider and as someone who hopes to have a career in cycling advocacy and planning… But hell, I’m still trying to figure it out myself, so we’ll just see what happens!
So why Salty Dog Cycling? Well, being from San Diego the term “Salty Dog” was something that I grew up with. Roughly defined as a well experienced or weathered sailor who is rather frisky (lustful for the ladies)… it’s also used to accurately describe dogs that spend a lot of time playing in the ocean and at the beach… literally a salty dog.
I’ve always thought of a Salty Dog as a rough around the edges type, one who has an independent and fearless spirit, and knew just what he wanted…
When I moved out to Salt Lake City I developed the habit of calling it the The Salty Dog … I guess a reference to the Great Salt Lake. I’d say things to my friends like “Man can’t wait for you to come out to The Ol’ Salty Dog and we’ll ride our asses off!”
Terming my blog Salty Dog Cycling was a way for me to link my roots in San Diego and my new home in Salt Lake City to my passion for cycling.
Oh, a Salty Dog is also a cocktail: A Salty Dog is a cocktail containing vodka or gin and grapefruit juice, served in a glass with a salted rim. The main difference between the Salty Dog and the Greyhound is the salted rim.
Much more coming soon…
Ride. Race. Wreck Shop!
Location: Wasatch, Oquirrh (Salt Lake City, UT) and a bit of Daygo (San Diego, CA).
– The Salty Dog
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