Fix Squealing MTB Brakes

Fix squealing MTB Brakes

There is probably nothing worse than the fact that EVERYONE in a 40 mile radius knows when you are Mountain Biking because of squealing MTB Brakes.At one point every serious mountain biker will experience this embarresment. In some cases squealing brakes can get so bad that you even decide not to go on a ride.   There are many reasons why brakes start squealing, but by far the main reason is "Contaminated brake Pads" and / or "Glazed Pads" Contaminated brake Pads usually get … [Read more...]

GO the coolest lightweight camper by far

5537698687_dff9109e2e

    GO - the coolest lightweight camper ever!!   This is the most unique camping and travel trailer you'll ever find. GO was designed from the frame out to be a one-of-a-kind mobile adventure trailer that's even more versatile than a Swiss Army knife. It's lightweight and easy to manage in the parking lot, garage or on the road. Weighing in at 840 lbs, GO can be pulled by even the smallest cars. Best of all, GO is imagined, designed, engineered, created and assembled right … [Read more...]

The Coolest Adventure Contest Ever bought to you by SylvanSports

CoolestContestBloggerPageFinal

  SylvanSport's Coolest Adventure Contest Ever!.   What's your ultimate dream adventure? Mountain biking in Moab? Kayaking the class five rapids of the Appalachian foothills? Star-gazing in Bryson Canyon? There's no better way to adventure than with your favorite gear in tow. A Swiss Army Knife of campers, the SylvanSport GO[link to www.SylvanSport.com] is the ultimate adventure aid. A GO can hold up to 10 kayaks or 6 bikes, or all your camping and a few surf boards, or an ATV and rock … [Read more...]

My Favorite Trail Photos of 2011

zzzIMG_1465

  In 2011 was another great year I did more than 1000 mtb miles, many miles were done on new trails, and many were done on some old favorites. I took an equal amount of  foto's on the trails. Here are a few of my 2011 favorites, some I just like, others bring back fond memories.  All in all 2011 goes down as another great year, and will hopefully continue through 2012.       … [Read more...]

Top 5 MTB Destinations in the USA

zimg_0457

This Top 5 Mountain Biking Destinations in the USA is based purely on my personal experience I have gained while traveling around the USA for the past 5 years riding the trails. What is a Trails Destination? This Top 5 is put together with the following in mind. If you had a weeks vacation, and would like to ride at least FIVE different trails in that week, all within a 20 mile radius, then in my books these are the best places to use as a base to get the best rides.  This list is NOT a list … [Read more...]

The 15 Best Mountain Biking Trails in the USA 2011

Amasa

C'mon, let's be honest asking someone what the best trails are, is like asking someone what their favorite movie is.. everyone is gonna have their own favorites. But, believe it or not it is by far the most asked question I get... AND it's the most used search engine term used by people landing on my various sites " The 10 best mtb trails in the USA" so I decided to put my top 10 together, but it turned out to be VERY difficult, and it quickly became My Top 15 Mountain Biking Trails in the … [Read more...]

MTB Festival Moab Ho Down 2011

Moab Ho Down 2011

6th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival And Moab Mountain Bike Film Fest October 27, 28, 29 & 30th, 2011   Come to Moab this fall and take in the beautiful weather, fall colors and a fun-filled weekend during this annual mountain bike festival. We expanded the event schedule which includes a mountain bike film fest. If you or someone you know has some footage then send it in! We want to see it and wouldn’t you want to see your footage on the big screen at the … [Read more...]

Mountain Biking Trails HDR Gallery

www.mtb-trails.com

Just launched a new website to post my HDR Trail Photo’s. I will be adding content as I ride the trails. Checkout Mtb Trails in HDR : www.mtb-trails.com . … [Read more...]

2010 Moab Ho Down MTB Biking festival

2010 Moab Ho Down

Moab Ho Down 2010   5th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival And Moab Mountain Bike Film Fest. October 28, 29, 30 & 31st, 2010 . . The 2010 Moab Ho Down will be a day longer and will feature Moab’s first ever Mountain Bike Film Festival in addition to all of our usual excellent festivities! DH RACE SUPER D RACE DIRT JUMP COMPETITION/EXHIBITION TOWNIE TOUR, RIDICULOUS COSTUME PARTY THE MOAB WORLD PUMP TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS MOAB HO-DOWN Downhill & … [Read more...]

Moab Rim Campark welcomes Mountain Bikers

. I have been staying at Moab Rim Campark for 4 years running, always through the month of October. Although everyone is welcome at Moab Rim Campark, mountain bikers will especially feel at home here. If you are looking for a resort, or heated swimming pool, or air conditioned outdoor mini golf, then this is not the place for you, however if you are looking to stay somewhere with an adventurous feel, somewhere that offers stunning views, and somewhere that is mountain bike friendly, then … [Read more...]

HDR Mountain Bike Video Compilation

Part 1 of my HDR Mountain Bike Compilation . … [Read more...]

History of Mountain Biking and the Mountain Bike Pioneers

1800's The 25th Infantry U.S. Army Bicycle Corps stationed at Fort Missoula, Montana set out across the country on their bicycles in 1896-7. Lt. James A. Moss led the company of black soldiers on several obstacle intensive test runs of the iron two-wheeled alternative to horses for transportation. Their greatest trip covered 1900 miles to St. Louis, Missouri, returning to Missoula by train. The 25th Infantry gained fame and was nicknamed the Buffalo Soldiers.   In 1896 the 25th Infantry rode, … [Read more...]

Giant Trance X4

Yesterday I went to Owenhouse Bike Shop in Bozeman for a $12 spare derailleur hanger and left the shop with a brand new bike.. a bit impulsive? maybe!... a necessity?... No!.. But it sure feels good. So now my big problem is I have to decide which bike to take on which trail!!... man, life is a b1tch!! About the Giant Trance X4 2009 . Frame Technology Trance X is cutting-edge superiority with features like a hyper-engineered main triangle, absolutely dialed geometry and 5 inches … [Read more...]

Owenhouse Bike Shop Bozeman Montana

Owenhouse Bicycling and Fitness Bozeman

A day before I did one of my rides in Bozeman, I went through my camelbak to check all my spare parts. I have made it a habit to carry 2 of everything I might need to at least get me off the trail if anything happens to my bike. I noticed that I only had one spare derailleur hanger, so I wanted to get a second. It was for a Giant, so I needed a Giant dealer. With a bit of research I found that Owenhouse Bicycling & Fitness in Bozeman was my best bet. Straight from my ride the next day … [Read more...]

Energy Drink for Diabetics

drsi ReStore Energy Diabetic Energy drink

I am really happy I found this product, and would like to share it with the MTB community. I myself am lucky, I do not have think twice about what I take with me to eat or drink when I shred the trails, and yes, like most riders I take high energy drinks and Energy bars... and still, after a good few hours I feel drained.. so I can't even imagine how difficult it must be for a diabetic. How many of you know someone with Diabetes?.. Here's my story: When I started riding at the age of 16 we … [Read more...]