Mountain bike blog

New for 2007: The singletrack* mountain bike blog. The idea is for this to be a daily or semi-daily roundup of interesting news concerning mountain biking, mountain bike trails, GPS biking, singletracks.com, and tangential topics. Do you know of any good mountain bike blogs? Unforuntately we don’t (unless Marla Streb is keeping hers up over …

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Transfer mountain bike trail maps to your GPS

When Garmin designed their eTrex recreational GPS series they certainly didn’t have the Internet and data sharing in mind. It is possible, however, to upload saved GPS track data from your computer to your GPS unit with just a little work. File this tutorial under “advanced” GPS information 😉 For this article I used my …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Mountain Bike Geocaching

Are you tired of the same old trails? Are you ready to explore new areas? Using your mountain bike and a GPS, you can hunt down thousands of hidden caches throughout the world while discovering new trails and parks! Geocaching is an adventure game played by individuals with a GPSr (Global Positioning System Receiver). It …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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