The Bangtail Divide Trail Bozeman Montana

Bangtail Divide Trail

My first time riding in the Bozeman & Big Sky area. Arrived on another glorious sunny day, set up camp and headed straight to the bike shop for a map and advice. There are plenty of trails to choose from in this area, but I quickly opted for the Bangtail Divide Trail. So, did this first Bozeman trail impress me? or was it a big disappointment? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Bozeman Length: 23.8 miles Trail Type: Point to Point with shuttle or loop [ for loop add 8 … [Read more...]

Understanding a Mountain Biker – Mountain Biker Slang

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  - A - acro-brat n. little kids who use their bikes like pogo sticks, with pegs coming out of the front axle. Should be confined to the circus or other freak show reviews. air n. space between the tires and the ground. (Both tires must be off the ground or it isn't "air".) Said to be caught or gotten. See sky. anchor n. your child, or children (anchors) that keep(s) you from riding. "Wait till you anchors grow up, you'll have road rash for breakfast and prunes for dinner!" To be used as … [Read more...]

Tsali North Carolina Left Loop and Right Loop

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The first time I started on the Tsali Loops was the "perfect storm" for a mountain biker's nightmare, within 15 min. I got stung just above the knee by a hornet that got caught under my shorts, stung like hell, but I pushed on. I just passed the 6 mile marker, when on a slight downhill I got a bit carried away, and on a minor jump, I blew both my inner-tubes and had to walk 5 miles back to the trail head, I always carry 2 spare tubes on a trail, but 2 weeks ago i gave one away to a fellow biker … [Read more...]