Poison Spider Mesa and the Gold Bar Rim Trail 2011

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  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...]

The Portal Trail Moab

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. The Portal Trail in Moab is known to be the most deadliest trail in the USA, is this justified or is it just a hype? I have done this trails numerous times, either looping the Poison Spider Mesa Trail, or as a Point to Point coming up Gold Bar Rim Trail. So, is the Portal Trail really as scary & dangerous as everyone makes out?...   Is the Portal Trail dangerous ? YES Is the Portal Trail Deadly ? If you fall on certain section of this Trail then definitely. Is … [Read more...]

Best 2009 Mountain Biking Trail in the USA

The best trail in 2008 was a battle between various trails in  Moab Utah and Bend Oregon, but the clear winner was the Porcupine Trail in Moab. In 2009, trails in Moab Utah were again in the finals, but this time they were up against Colorado. The 5 finalists of the 2009 Mountain Bike Mayhem tour of the USA were : Hartman Rocks Epic Gunnison Colorado Kokopellis Trails Epic Fruita Colorado Hall Ranch Lyons Colorado Moab Rim via Hidden Valley Moab Utah Gold Bar Rim Trail down Portal … [Read more...]

Mayhems Best USA Mountain Biking Trail 2009 Finalists

From May 2009 through October 2009 I tested more than 1800 miles of pure Mountain Biking Trails, in search of the Best Mountain Biking Trail the USA has to offer. My search is no where near finished, and as in May 2010 I will yet again take to the trails, this time however I will spend a whole year on the Trails. Last years Tour was the 2008 Mountain Madness Tour, and it was a very close battle between trails in Oregon's Bend and Utah's Moab but in the end I chose "Porcupine Trail" in Moab … [Read more...]

Gold Bar Rim Trail down Portal

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First of all, a day before I did this trail the 42 year young Todd Johnston died on this Trail. My thoughts were and are with his family and everyone else that knew him. I did not know Todd, but I do know that 42 is just far too young, it is a cruel reminder of  what can happen to any of us at any given time. Nothing I or anyone else can say will soften the the loss of a fellow Mountain Biker. Todd passed away  doing something he loved doing, on a beautiful day, on a beautiful trail. I … [Read more...]