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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...]

Amasa Back Pothole Arch and Rockstacker Trail 2011

  The Amasa Back - Pothole Arch and Rock Stacker Trail is in my opinion Moab's most scenic trail, and if planned well is also one of Moab's best rides. This trail can also be a complete nightmare, extremely busy, so be well prepared when planning this beauty.   Trail Stats & Information Amasa Back Nearby Town: Moab Length: 12.95 miles Trail Type: Out & Back (lollipop) or loop with Jackson (not recommended) Skill Level: [what the books say] Technically … [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...]

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...]

Hollenbeck Canyon mtb trails

  Hollenbeck Canyon near Jamul, and just 25 minutes east of San Diego offers some fantastic trails through stunning and unique scenery. A seasoned mtb'er can easily put together a fantastic 12-20 miles ( or more) ride, but just exploring all the paths, trails and tracks. From lush green meadows through fantastic shady oak groves to high and open trails with great scenery of the canyon and surroundings . Trail Stats & Information Nearby Town : Jamul Length: You … [Read more...]

The Highline Trail Sedona

. This is the first ever ride in the USA that I have not done solo. For this ride I needed a guide, 'cos there is no way I could have otherwise experienced this trail. Although once on the Highline Trail, it is easy to follow, but finding this trail as an "outsider" would be almost impossible. Luckily for me, and for anyone else visiting, Sedona has a fantastic self confessed Mtb Ambassador who is more than willing to take you "on a ride" ( in the good sense) I would really like to thank … [Read more...]

Sedona mtb Trails part 1

. Doctors orders were to rest for at least 10 weeks 'cos of a cracked sternum and a couple of broken ribs I acquired on the Sovereign Trail in Moab 3 weeks ago. I have been in Sedona now for 2 weeks, and there is no way I can mooch around doing nothing for another 7 weeks... My Sternum and Ribs are doing great, so I decided to hit the Sedona trails, and just hope I don't bite the Sedona dust. The first network of trails I did was as followed : >> Big Park Loop >> onto the >> … [Read more...]

The Amasa Back Trail Moab

. 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 Stats … [Read more...]

Poison Spider Mesa Trail looped with Portal Trail Moab 2010

. The Poison Spider Messa and down Portal was one of last years favorite trails. The Poison Spider Messa is definitely a trail that you either love or hate. This trail can make a grown man cry. Poison Spider Mesa is technically, physically and mentally a challenge. . . Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Moab Length: 12.5 miles [ loop] Trail Type: Loop or Out & Back Skill Level: [ what the books say ] Technically moderate to extremely difficult. Physically moderate … [Read more...]

Armstrong Saxon Creek and Mr Toads Wild Ride

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...]