Bruce is UtahMountainBiking's volunteer website author, with the annoying
habit of writing about himself in the third person. Bruce started writing
trail reports on the web in 1998. He wrote all of this website's trail
reviews, first-aid pages, and fix-it instructions. The UtahMountainBiking
shop in Lehi was founded a few years later.
Bruce spent 10 years as captain of UtahMountainBiking.com race
team. He rides a couple of bikes including a custom Rocky Mountain
Element, Trek Superfly 100, Cannondale Rush, Rocky Mountain Minus 50 fat
bike, Scott cyclocross bike
and a couple of road bikes.
In 2014, Bruce's brother-in-law Mike took ownership of
UtahMountainBiking.com (both the bike
shop and this website).
But Bruce donates his time writing new trail reports
for this website, providing a free service to the bikers of Utah.
Racing the Cactus Hugger near St.
Bruce was riding his bike in the dirt long before there was
such a thing as a "mountain bike." As the "official trail explorer" of
UtahMountainBiking.com, he checks out new trails.
The Biking Power
workout DVD, one of the toughest trainer workouts ever made, stars Bruce
exercising on his bike on the trails above Park City. He also filmed and
edited the video shorts found on this web site.
Bruce dropping a ledge at Little Creek.
in Alpine, a small village between Salt Lake City and Provo, just outside the border of
the Lone Peak Wilderness. He has seven children.
And the little dog in many of the photos and videos?
That's Jackie, an enthusiastic
partner in trail exploration for 16 years. Jackie died in 2014.
Left to right:
Brian, Steve, Kristen, Diane, Jackie (the dog), Bruce, Gary, Jessica,
Mark, and Alex. Nice looking, well-mannered kids -- his wife's genes
at work. Photo winter 2000.
Bruce earned his way through college and med school as a
musician. After a 35-year break, he's back on stage ripping the bass
guitar and singing backup vocals. With band-mates who weren't even born
when he last played professionally. His son Gary
(far right) is the boss and lead singer of the band Dinosaur Kisses.
music in the alternative rock category. Songwriter Gary Argyle.
Bruce is a board-certified emergency physician, now retired
from active practice. He's served as President of his five-hospital
emergency medicine group, chairman of the Emergency Departments at two
paramedic medical director, Medical Staff President, member of the hospital Board of
Governors, and President of the Utah Chapter of the American College of Emergency
Surprising for a guy who frequently endos onto
his head, Doc Argyle was a pioneer at educational medical-simulation
computer software. He completed work on the award-winning cardiac
resuscitation simulator "Cardiac Arrest!" in 1985 and founded Mad
Scientist Software to publish it. His work includes 6 emergency medicine training
programs, 4 medical textbooks, and patient education software.
As a "mature biker," Bruce is getting slower
and clumsier, but is still adding new trails to this web site.
Typically, he spends 20 hours per new trail including driving, riding,
tweaking photos and GPS data, creating maps and writing the trail web
page -- with around 20 new trails per year.
Above right: Taking a little air in the
November snow of Deer Creek South Fork. Above left: Exulting after a
water-skiing run on Utah "Carp Farm" Lake.