Using your GPS on the mountain bike trail

In many ways, exchanging data between your GPS unit and computer can be a confusing and frustrating process. Unlike iTunes and the iPod, there isn’t a dominant piece of software or hardware to streamline the process of managing, viewing, and moving tracks, waypoints, and routes from your computer to your GPS (though programs like EasyGPS …

Mountain biking in Albuquerque

Paul and I decided to hit the Elena Gallegos mountain bike trail in Albuquerque since it came highly recommended from my buddy Mark Kittelson. After calling 5 or 6 bike shops in town, I found the one place that rented bikes: Northeast Cyclery. In fact, only one location of Northeast Cyclery rented bikes for $25 …

finally, my new ride!

my photography skills dont do it justice but, alas, the wait is over… i think it deserves to be called the sex-c. this is truly the sexiest thing under 26 lbs! now, the question is, who am i more in debt to… santa cruz for the purchase of this exceptional work of art and the …

is it a crime to ride it?

my bike finally arrived, only two months past schedule and five months since it was ordered. darn, i can’t keep calling it “it”, i had five months to think of a name for it and “it” certainly deserves a name! it’s almost too pretty to put the parts on, maybe i should just put lock …

Mountain Bike Geocaching

Learn how to use your mountain bike for geocaching. MTB geocaching involves using a GPS to navigate to a set of coordinates where a treasure awaits.

NC Triangle (Locals Only)

I recently gave a presentation for the outdoor club at school about mountain biking trails in the triangle and I thought I would share it here in the form of an article. You can also download the Powerpoint file here if you’re interested, but I gotta warn you that alot of the information is specifically …

from log pyramids to teeter-totters

i rode at lake crabtree recently and just like most other trail networks in town, the simplicity of the trails there have urged local riders to create man-made obstacles to make the trails more “interesting” (or some would argue that “challenging” or “life-threatening” may be better adjectives). apparently, the novelty of the standard log pyramid …

nc state games

my first xc race of the year. i thought it would be fun to race at hog run again, the last time i rode there was probably back in 2000 when i entered my very first mountain bike race. but this time, most of the race course was on the newer advanced section. there were …

Buffalo Creek: Shhhh! (It’s a secret)

When I first moved out to Colorado Springs I was stoked to check out the biking scene and find out why people get so excited about mountain biking in the west. Within my first few days in town I tried riding at the US Air Force Academy (too technical/sandy) and at Rampart Reservoir (too little …

mountain biking in roanoke, va

longing for some real “mountain” biking, we decided to check out the trails in roanoke, va, supposedly nicknamed “the colorado springs of the east.” we got a 7am start and including breakfast in hillsborough, made it to downtown roanoke a little after 10am. we drove down the streets of downtown to find the visitor center, …

Using a GPS with Your Personal Computer

Using computer software in conjunction with your GPS receiver opens a whole new world to navigation and planning your next cycling trip or other great adventure. Being able to compare the map on the GPS (if your GPS has mapping capability) to a topographic map or a map out of a book is one thing; …

What a GPS Can Do for Mountain Bikers

You’ve probably heard the hype surrounding Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers lately or even seen someone out on the trails using one. But what can a GPS do for you as a mountain biker? If you’re currently using a cycling computer to keep track of ride data or you’re interested in making your rides safer, …