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May Valley and Hurkey Creek Trails Epic

  My first attempt to ride the "24 hour loop" went a bit pear shaped, and I missed the turn off to Rage through the Sage and Tunnel of Love. While getting my steed fixed up, I got a lot of useful trail intel from the shop owner. The trails he marked for me on a very basic map were some local secrets, and there is no way I would have been able to ride them without this inside intel. The good thing was, I managed to map a loop that included the Rage through the Sage and Tunnel of … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Bangtail Divide Trail Bozeman

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...]

Tsali Left Loop and Right Loop North Carolina

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 … [Read more...]