Top 5 MTB Destinations in the USA

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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 Sovereign Trail Moab 2011

Sovereign Trail Moab

  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...]

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...]

Munds Wagon Trail and Schnebly Hill Trail Sedona

Munds Trail Sedona

. I have been mountain biking around the USA now for 4 years, and also spend a lot of time on the European trails, and can say that I have done my fair share of trails. This also means that I'm not often lost for words on the trails, but every so often, out of the blue I find myself on a trail that just blows me away. It's not just the trail, it's a mixture of everything.. The trail, the scenery, the weather, how I'm feeling, how my bike bike is performing etc etc. The Munds Wagon Trail and … [Read more...]

Sovereign Singletrack Trail Moab

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  . This is the first time I have actually ridden the Sovereign Trail, although I have been to the trailhead twice before, but each time it was too busy for my liking. They say the first time is always the best, but in this case I'm not so sure. Just minutes from finishing the trail I produced the "Mother of all Endo's" , Endo'in off a 4 ft legdge and finishing the Sovereign Trail by cracking my Sternum as a souvenir ... Luvly Jubly !! . Trail Stats & Information Sovereign … [Read more...]

Mountain Biking Trails HDR Gallery

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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...]

Amasa Back Trail Moab

Amasa Back Trail in Moab Utah

. If planed well, and with a bit of luck, the Amasa Back Trail in Moab could become your all time favorite trail ever. I say this, because this trail can be unbearably busy on weekends / holidays, and this will definitely put a damper on things. However, if you can get an early start on a weekday, this trail will be yours, and believe me, it will blow your mind. The highest danger factor on this trail, is the scenery, it's almost impossible to keep your eyes on the trail. . Trail … [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...]

The BEST USA Mountain Biking Shop 2009

Mountain Bike Mayhems 2009 Bike shop of the year

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...]

Kokopellis Trails Epic

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I really loved the first ride I did in the Kokopelli's Loops Area, I decided to ride an Epic, hitting all the trails in one very long but fantastic ride .. all in all just over 6 hours of excellent sweet mountain biking. Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Fruita Length: about 41 miles Trail Type: Loops Skill Level: Aerobically: easy – strenuous,  Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: 6+  hours Trailhead Elev: 4500 feet Top Elev: 5300 feet Book Description (s) [ … [Read more...]