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Mountain Biking Tucson

  For years now I've been hearing and reading some good stories about the Tucson Trails, and although I had tried a couple of times to fit Tucson into my list of destinations, it never panned out.. until this time. While on one of the Moab Trails in October, I got talking with two fellow Mountain Bikers [ Doug & Bill ] They were a wealth of information about Mountain Biking Trails throughout the USA, which also included the Tucson Trails. As luck has it, when I arrived in Tucson I … [Read More...]

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HT Slim Shady Llama and Little HorseTrail Sedona 2011

  I actually started out to combine the Highline Trail with Llama, but while on the trail decided to pick up on the Slim Shady. I'm glad I ended up doing this loop, 'cos it is definitely a Sedona Classic, offering some of the sweetest singletrack Sedona has to offer. This trail can be quite busy, but most people start at Oak Creek, and lollipop it with Templeton. Get a nice early start, and the trail will be all yours, and the experience will be amazing.   Trail Stats & … [Read More...]

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Munds Wagon Trail down Schnebly Hill Sedona 2011

  The Munds Wagon Trail became one of my all time favorite trails last year, and I was really looking forward to riding this gem again.Last year I went UP Munds, and continued UP Schnebly, while climbing Schnebly I was already planning coming down this section, next time I was in Sedona.. Well, I was back, and I was planning on sticking to my plan I made a year previous.  However, this time the ride nearly went pear shaped because of  a tiny piece of rubber.   Trail Stats & … [Read More...]

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Highline Trail Sedona 2011

The Highline Trail in Sedona, not just a mountain biking trail, but a mountain biking adventure. . Last year ( 2010 ) I did this trail for the first time, it was also the first ride I did in the USA with a guide. This year the roles had turned, and I was the guide. Luckily for me, I managed to find the trail a whole year later. The ride was just like last year fantastic, and I ended up doing it numerous times... Lucky, 'cos on the first ride I had a fast crash, supermanning at least 20ft.I … [Read More...]

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The Sovereign Trail Moab 2011

  Last year this was my last ride in Moab, I crashed on the last mile of the Sovereign Trail cracking some ribs and my sternum. As it happened, it turned out that this would also be my last Moab ride for 2011 as well, luckily for me though, this was not due to a crash. This time around I made it around the Sovereign Trail in one piece.     Trail Stats & Information Sovereign Trail Nearby Town: Moab Length: 15.45 miles : there are numerous options to lengthen or … [Read More...]

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The Pipe Dream Moab

  Last year October this trail did not exist, and I was pleasantly surprised to have a +10 mile singletrack at my doorstep. I did the Pipe Dream all the way, from Hidden Valley to Aspen Street and back. Having the smell of Burger King follow me all the way was not easy, knowing that it would only be a 5 min detour to add Burger King or McDonalds to the trail. This time I did not give in to temptation, but it was very difficult.     Trail Stats & Information Pipe … [Read More...]

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Amasa Back Pothole Arch and Rockstacker Trail 2011

  The Amasa Back - Pothole Arch and Rock Stacker Trail is in my opinion Moab's most scenic trail, and if planned well is also one of Moab's best rides. This trail can also be a complete nightmare, extremely busy, so be well prepared when planning this beauty.   Trail Stats & Information Amasa Back Nearby Town: Moab Length: 12.95 miles Trail Type: Out & Back (lollipop) or loop with Jackson (not recommended) Skill Level: [what the books say] Technically very … [Read More...]

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Porcupine Rim Trail Moab 2011

  The Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab is together with the Slickrock Trail the most popular Moab ride. This trail is probably on the wishlist of more mountain bikers than any other trail, and not just in the USA, but worldwide. The Porcupine Rim is a fantastic trail, physically it's an easy ride, 90% being a very fast downhill, however technically this trail can rip you and your steed to pieces. Many a Mountain Biker has lost the battle on the Porcupine..     Trail Stats … [Read More...]

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Poison Spider Mesa and the Gold Bar Rim Trail 2011

  The Poison Spider Mesa Trail combined with the Gold Bar Rim trail is one heck of a mountain biking epic not to be missed. This combination offers the experienced Mountain biker hours and hours of fun, scenic, fast, scary, and technical mayhem under the Moab sun.     Trail Stats & Information Nearby Town: Moab Length: I clocked 22.14 miles Trail Type: P2P [ Point 2 Point ] Skill Level: [what the books say] no info Skill Level: [My Opinion] Technically moderate to … [Read More...]

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Flat Pass Trail Steel Bender October 2011

  The Flat Pass trail is a fantastic trail, and chances are that if you can ride this trail on a week day, you will have the trail to yourself. Flat Pass Trail and Steel Bender are not really the same trail, Flat Pass is ideal for mountain bikers, and follows the Steel Bender that is the 4x4 trail, the only difference is, the Steel Bender is about 2 miles longer. For anyone planning a trip to Moab to Mountain Biking should definitely put Flat Pass Trail on the list of "Must do" … [Read More...]

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Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim Trail 2011

  The Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim is one of my Moab favorites. This trail offers fantastic scenery, a very remote feeling without being remote ( if anything goes wrong, it's no more than a 1.5 hour walk to civilization). The Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim trail offers everything the big trails offer, such as Porcupine. The trail can be looped, or as an out and back. This trail offers the longest and steepest slickrock downhill section, almost a mile of solid mental 22 percent … [Read More...]

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Mountain Biking Henry Coe State Park

  Henry Who?? ... Yep, that was my first response when I knew I was gonna ride in this area.. Now let's be honest how many people have heard of the Henry W. Coe State Park in California? In the Henry W. Coe State Park brochure they call it " A Mecca for Mountain Bikers".. Yeah sure I thought to myself, if I had a dollar for every park that said that, I would be rich. But anyway, I was here for a few weeks and decided for myself if this really was a "Mecca for Mountain Bikers" or just … [Read More...]

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North Yuba River Trail Downieville

  Due to the very high amount of snow that was dumped on the range during the previous Winter and early Spring, most of the trails I had planned to shred were still snowed in, however the North Yuba River Trail was one of the few trails that were accessible. The North Yuba Trail is a highly rated +15 miles sweet singletrack that follows the Yuba River from Downieville to the Indian Valley Campground. So, did this trail excite me as much as the Downieville classic?   Trail … [Read More...]

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Downieville Classic

  For years now I have been hearing lots of fantastic stories about the Downieville Trails. I almost made it here last year, but the South Lake Tahoe Trails kept me occupied longer than planned, so I never made it. As I'm sure you can understand, I was pretty stoked about riding what a lot of people call "The hottest mtb destination in the USA" .. I have been to a lot of fantastic mtb destinations, and was really curious if Downieville would come close to some of my all time favorites, or … [Read More...]

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May Valley and Hurkey Creek Trails Epic

  My first attempt to ride the "24 hour loop" went a bit pear shaped, and I missed the turn off to Rage through the Sage and Tunnel of Love. While getting my steed fixed up, I got a lot of useful trail intel from the shop owner. The trails he marked for me on a very basic map were some local secrets, and there is no way I would have been able to ride them without this inside intel. The good thing was, I managed to map a loop that included the Rage through the Sage and Tunnel of Love.. I … [Read More...]