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Sovereign Trail 2011

  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...]

Pipe Dream Moab

  Last year October this trail did not exist, and I was pleasantly surprised to have a +10 mile singletrack at my doorstep. I did the Pipe Dream all the way, from Hidden Valley to Aspen Street  and back. Having the smell of Burger King follow me all the way was not easy, knowing that it would only be a 5 min detour to add Burger King or McDonalds to the trail. This time I did not give in to temptation, but it was very difficult.     Trail Stats & … [Read more...]

Porcupine Rim Trail 2011

  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 … [Read more...]

Poison Spider down Gold Bar Rim Trail 2011

  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] … [Read more...]

Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim Trail 2011

  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...]

Henry Coe Mountain Biking Trails

  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...]

North Yuba River Trail Downieville

    Due to the very high amount of snow that was dumped on the range during the previous Winter and early Spring, most of the trails I had planned to shred were still snowed in, however the North Yuba River Trail was one of the few trails that were accessible. The North Yuba Trail is a highly rated +15 miles sweet singletrack that follows the Yuba River from Downieville to the Indian Valley Campground. So, did this trail excite me as much as the Downieville … [Read more...]

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...]

Idyllwild and the Hurkey Creek Trails

  The Idyllwild Trails in California did their best to keep me away. I had first planned to come here about 5 weeks ago, and on the actual day I left Los Angeles to head to Idyllwild 4 feet of snow was dropped, and I got a phone call from a ranger saying that I would need chains to get to Idyllwild.. I put everything on hold, and headed South instead. When I did finally make it to Idyllwild, both my bikes were in dire need of a bike doctor, luckily for me The Hub Cyclery in … [Read more...]

Caspers Widerness Park San Juan Capistrano

Finally, my first USA ride for 2011. After waiting 4 weeks for a repair, I finally hit the road again. First stop was Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano, California. . Trail Stats & Information Nearby Town : San Juan Capistrano Length: 9 miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: [what the books say] no info Skill Level: [My Opinion] Technically moderate. Physically demanding Duration : My time was 02:23:53 Elev Gain : 1,166 feet Top Elev : 1,471 feet Min. Elev … [Read more...]