Porcupine Rim Trail Moab 2011

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  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...]

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...]

Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim Trail 2011

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  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...]

Mountain Biking Henry Coe State Park

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  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...]

Armstrong Saxon Creek and Mr Toads Wild Ride

Armstrong Saxon Creek and Mr Toads Wild Ride Lake Tahoe

Armstrong, Saxon Creek, and Mr Toads Wild Ride or whatever else this loop is called, all I can say is that this could well be the best trail the USA has to offer. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!. This trail offers everything any mountain biker dreams of.. and more!.. all bundled into a 18.84 mile loop Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: South Lake Tahoe Length: 18.84 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: [ What the books say ] Aerobically: strenuous. Technical : … [Read more...]

Epic Mountain Biking Missoula

This was my last ride in Missoula I decided to put an Epic together, I just connected 4 trails to create what I thought would make a fantastic full day Missoula Epic. The trails I combined were : Woods Gulch Trail [loop] Spring Gulch & Wallman Trail [loop] Stuart Peak Trail [ Up] Curry Gulch Trail [Down from Stuart Peak] Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Missoula Length: 33.7 miles Trail Type: Loops and out & back Skill Level: Aerobically: very … [Read more...]

Wallman Trail Spring Gulch Loop Missoula

Wallman Trail Spring Gulch Loop Misoula

Two days ago I busted my lungs climbing the Wallman Trail combining it with the Stuart Peak Trail, I knew while I went up Wallman that I had to come back soon and go down the trail, cos this loop definitely puts Missoula on the map, and should be on the wishlist of every mountain biker. The only downside of this loop is, it is a pretty short loop, but believe me the buzz factor reaches max!! Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Missoula Length: 8.3 total miles Trail Type: … [Read more...]

Best 2009 Mountain Biking Trail in the USA

The best trail in 2008 was a battle between various trails inĀ  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...]

The BEST USA Mountain Biking Shop 2009

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On this 2009 Tour, I took my bike / visited 17 bike shops, out of those 17 only 4 passed my very basic test to qualify for a recommendation article on mountainbikemayhem.com, that is quite shocking, because I was really expecting more than 90% to pass with flying colors. Other than the obvious being polite and helpful, I looked for honesty and good judgement. Every shop I went to, I asked them to check my back brakes, I said that I thought they needed replacing. However I knew that the brakes … [Read more...]

Mountain Biking Dordogne France a 100 percent unique mountain bike adventure

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When I [ RIP3D ] am not testing mountain biking trails in various places on earth, I am a Mountain Biking Guide in the Dordogne, South West France. Mountain Biking in the Dordogne is a 100% unique experience. you cannot compare the Dordogne to Moab, or Fruita, but then again, you cannot compare Moab or Fruita to the Dordogne either.. (if you know what I mean!!) The Dordogne is the most beautiful and diverse region in Europe. No where in the world can you travel through more than 460,000 … [Read more...]