5 Ways to Use Auditory Cues when Mountain Biking–AKA, Why I Never Listen to my iPod on the Trail

You can learn a lot from random noises you hear out on the bike trail. Most of these noises can’t be heard if you’ve got ear buds in blasting the Red Hot Chili Peppers (or, if you’re like a guy I used to bike with, Sheryl Crow). I’ve found that when I truly tune in …

Moab’s North Klonzo Trails Great for Early Intermediate Riders

With the snow severely lacking and the temps creeping close to 50 last week, we decided to put the skis away for a few days and pull the bikes back out.  We knew from friends that everything was pretty much dry in Moab (except high trails like Mag 7 and the Intrepid trails), so we …

4 Benefits of Lunchtime Mountain Biking

I’m lucky enough to work 6 minutes from the Lunch Loop Trail System here in Grand Junction.  As the name indicates, when people began adding loops to the Tabeguache trail system out there, they wanted loops short enough to be ridden on a lunch break. They got their wish, and then some! The Lunch Loops …

My 5 Mountain Biking Goals for 2015

Recently we posed the question on Facebook, “What mountain biking goals are you setting for yourself this year?” Answers ranged from “bike more” to “carbon everything” and “avoid more trees and/or cars.” Of course all of these answers got me thinking about my own goals for the season (though it is only January and I’m …

13 Questions Beginning Bikers Ask

If you’re just getting into mountain biking, you probably have lots of questions about the sport.  For example, what kind of bike do I need? Why do I need gloves? How do my experienced biker friends go so much faster?  Hopefully the questions (and answers) below will help you to improve your biking skills, and …

Ride Report: Moab’s North Klondike Trails

In their quest to continue expanding bike trails for forever and ever, Moab has added new trails to the Klondike Bluffs area.  Along with a new trailhead, the “North Klondike” trails have greatly expanded the area of trails northeast of Moab, Utah. The original Klondike Bluffs trail head and trails are still accessible, but for …

The Summer of Bizarre Trailside Mechanical Issues and Repairs

Disclaimer: We are quite vigilant about bike maintenance in our household.  If we’ve hit mud puddles during a ride, the mud gets washed and brushed off as soon as possible. Tires get changed, chains get lubed, brake pads get replaced, and Stan’s sealant gets added to our tubeless tires on a scheduled basis.  We take …

Off the Beaten Path: Exploring Lesser-Known Local Trails in Fruita

Recently my riding partners and I have been branching out from our favorite rides in order to check out some new or lesser-used trails in the Grand Junction/Fruita area.  While we love the ones we ride most often (why else would we ride them?) sometimes we just want a change of pace.  Here’s what we’ve uncovered: …

Trail Report: Moab’s Mag 7 Trail System

I am in love. Its name is the Mag (or Magnificent 7) trail system and it lives in Moab, UT. Yes, I do live in Grand Junction where our singletrack trails are fast, flowing, and mostly-awesome, but that doesn’t matter! Right now my latest love is 90 minutes away and I’ll do whatever I can …

“It has nice views!” Why we bike boring trails.

“Well that trail has great views,” I tell people.  “Honestly, it’s one of the most spectacular views I’ve seen,” I say.  “But the trail? Oh a large portion of the trail sucks.” I won’t mention what specific trail I’m referring to, but it involves steep climbing on single track through the woods at about 11,000ft …

Watching for Wildlife: Tips for Dealing with Bears, Snakes, and Mountain Lions

We’ve all heard the hilarious story about how to tell the difference between black bears and grizzlies, right?  Black bears will have remnants of berries in their scat, and grizzlies will have remnants of bear bells in theirs!  All joking aside, our bike trails are out there in nature, where bears and snakes and mountain …

Park City MTB Trails: Mill-D, Pinecone Ridge, Mid-Mountain and Spiro

Try these high-elevation singletrack mountain bike trails on your next summer trip to Park City: Mill-D, Pinecone Ridge, Mid-Mountain, and Spiro trail.