End of Summer Trip Report, Part I: Brian Head, UT

For this year’s annual end of the year bike trip we decided to do a combination of camping in Southwestern Utah and condo living in Park City.  For the first half of the trip we set up camp at Cedar Breaks National Monument’s campground near Brian Head. Our plan for this portion of the trip …

5 Reasons to Take a September Mountain Bike Trip

For about four years now we’ve been taking September road trips the week after Labor Day.  It’s turned out to be our favorite trip time of the year!  Why? 1. Campgrounds are empty. Of course, this only starts on Labor Day itself since everyone usually camps the weekend before.  BUT they’ll all have to head …

Steamboat Springs: A Great Destination for the Family with Non-Bikers

I recently spent a grand four days exploring the trails and town of Steamboat Springs.  While I think they have a little ways to go before that whole “Bike Town USA” title rings true, we did find plenty of riding to entertain us.  Aside from the biking, though, the best thing about Steamboat is that …

Review: POC Trail Light Women’s Tee

I was lucky enough recently to get a whole slew of POC gear to review.  Along with the POC Trabec Helmet and POC trail shorts, I also got a great POC women’s tee to review. Specs The POC Trail Light WO Tee  is lightweight and breathable. It’s 100% polyester and is treated with polyglene anti-odor …

Review: POC Trail WO Mountain Bike Shorts

“Baggies,” in my opinion, are necessary on the trail.  I personally don’t like to parade about in spandex, so comfortable trail shorts to wear over said spandex are crucial.  But finding a pair that has plenty of give, yet will also stay in place when I’m moving about on the bike, is difficult.  Enter the …

Review: POC Trabec Mountain Bike Helmet

POC’s colorful Trabec helmet has slowly been making its way onto the trails in Grand Junction.  I’ve had the opportunity to be one of those biking around with this uniquely-designed helmet.  Even better, I’ve been rocking it in POC’s Ytterblum Pink color. The POC Trabec is designed to mimic the trabecular bone structure which, according …

Review: Dakine Women’s Xena 3/4 Sleeve Jersey

Recently I got the chance to review some new gear from Dakine, including the shirt seen here: the Women’s Xena 3/4 sleeve jersey.   Like most sports shirts these days, it’s made of a quick-drying polyester with antimicrobial technology.  The shirt has 3/4 length sleeves and mesh side panels. With these, you can use the shirt …