Photo Essay: Highlights From 2012

Inspired by CraigCreekRider’s forum post titled “2012 Memorable Ride Pics,” I decided to go through some of my best mountain bike photos from last year. Boy, was it an awesome year! Sometimes at the end it’s hard to remember things you did way back in the spring, so I love to go back and reminisce about all the places I’ve been… and think about all the places I still want to visit!

Tire tracks through ice crystals on the coldest day of the year (January).

Southeast Bike Expo in February.

Crossing the finish line of The Snake Creek Gap Time Trial in March.

BetterRide Skills Camp in April. Rider: Chris.

Mountain Biking all the trails in Chattanooga in May. Photo: jeff.

Traveled to the Dominion Riverrock Festival in May. Rider: unknown.

Singletracks group ride at Lair O' the Bear in Colorado in June. Rider: maddslacker.

Riding the Blackjack Trail in Colorado in June. Photo: jeff.

Riding in Moab in June.

Riding in Tahoe in June.

Riding at China Camp on the San Francisco Bay with my wife, Summer, in June.

Riding in So Cal in July.

Riding at Big Bear in July. Rider: Scott Durkin.

Riding in Flagstaff on our way home in July.

Rode part of the Drama Queen ride in August.

Riding at the Interbike Outdoor Demo in Las Vegas in September. Photo: jeff.

NGCSU Cycling Club Group Rides (all fall).

Riding in North Carolina in October.

Riding in Virginia in November. Photo: Dan Lucas.

First long training ride in December for the Cohutta 100 in April 2013. Bike: Foundry Cycles Broadaxe 29er.

Your Turn: Do you have some memorable ride pics from 2012? Share them with us here!

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My name is Greg Heil, and I am the Editor in Chief for I've been mountain biking seriously since 2005, and I love to travel and ride new trails. My travels have taken me across the United States multiple times. To date (January 2015), I have ridden well over 400 different trail systems in 20 different states and provinces, and am adding more singletrack to my trail resume every year! I enjoy all types of mountain biking, from ultra endurance cross country all the way up to chair lift-accessed downhill runs. If you want to connect with me, please follow me on Instagram or "like" my page on Facebook. Cheers!

10 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Highlights From 2012

  1. I had a really good year, but did not take many pictures. I managed to ride 21 trails that I had never ridden before as well as my regular trails numerous times. In addition to that, I had my longest day in the saddle too. Not a bad year at all, but I can’t wait for it to warm up this year!

  2. Nice Greg! I’m jealous! I barely rode at all last year. It sucks living down here, ha. I think I did 3 GSC races and we went to Tsali for a long weekend and that was it besides riding around (which I don’t count!).

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