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Salt Lake Motorycle Club: Two riders were approaching, and the wind began to howl

Published March 18, 2012 4:08 pm

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For many Utahns, spring begins when daylight saving time begins.For others, spring makes it debut at the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and Earth tilts toward the sun.

(For me, spring means that summer concert announcements come fast and furious.)But for the Salt Lake Motorcycle Club, the on-ramp to the season begins with the Polar Bear Ride."Spring has arrived," declared Vic Crookston of Taylorsville, who has been a member of the club since 1979 and now rides a 2005 Harley-Davidson Road Glide.Sunday's 90-mile ride to and from Miller Motorsports Park had a special significance for the 114 members of the SLMC — it is the 70th anniversary of the club, as well as the 35th anniversary of the Polar Bear Ride, the first big ride of the season in Utah.

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