SlowMitchTrailblazer

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Fort Worth // Texas


 
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Dealing with the spectacle that is North Texas "mountain biking". Getting in the gnar where I can.

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SlowMitch   4 days ago
added 4 photos.
 
East trail entrance to Cedar Brake Loop (from traffic circle) to river crossing.

Wow, where to start... First off, this is a fantastic trail. Lots of variety in difficulty of features/terrain, VERY well...
SlowMitch   4 days ago
added a photo
 
East river crossing (Cedar brake loop, East of the traffic circle). This takes you to the main hub where you...
SlowMitch   4 days ago
added 5 photos.
 
Main entrance to fun town. There are three paths to take (on the left) to get to freeride area.
SlowMitch   4 days ago
commented on a photo of River Legacy
 
Really not the kind of photo we need here. Just shows the rider's bike.
Jeff, thank you so much! Reviews are much easier to read now.
Park map from the official website.
That's a good price for the hardtail in that pic. If you're new to the sport and buy a used bike, try to get it into a shop to have it looked at...
SlowMitch   2 weeks ago
replied to Winter riding layering questions
 
I agree with Alvin about wind blocking being important. I know I'm a little late to the party here, but I'd like to offer up my strategy for staying warm.... (First should...
I thought I might get a faster answer by asking here before emailing the site.... So yeah, I really enjoy writing reviews for trails, but every time I try to make a new...
SlowMitch   3 weeks ago
added 2 photos.
 
New wooden feature added in 2019 to the West side.
Ok lots to comment on there.... If your bike is made for 120mm of travel, the most you would want to change that would be 20+/- either way. You're right to be worried...
This is something most every biker has an opinion on... I've met way more people who wash their bikes than don't, and I've asked multiple mechanics their feelings on it. Most everyone...
SlowMitch   on Nov 13, 2019
added a review of Spider Mountain Bike Park
 

It's so awesome to have a place like this in Texas where our trails are mostly flat and downhill runs...
SlowMitch   on Nov 11, 2019
added a photo of Spider Mountain Bike Park
 
Trail Map from Spider Mountain Website, Fall 2019
SlowMitch   on Oct 4, 2019
updated River Legacy conditions to Good
 
SlowMitch   on Oct 3, 2019
added a review of Lake Murray State Park
 

Wow.... I didn't know what to expect when I read about Lake Murray's dirt trails, but this place is really...
SlowMitch   on Oct 3, 2019
replied to Small Tire Companies
 
It's hard to find a truly "small" tire company that anyone sells in an LBS. When i think back to other brands of tires that I've been curious about (besides the giants...
SlowMitch   on Aug 26, 2019
added 3 photos.
 
Main trailhead south of the parking lot. Bikes enter to the left.
SlowMitch   on Aug 25, 2019
updated River Legacy conditions to Good
 
SlowMitch   on Aug 18, 2019
added Goat Island Preserve
 
Trail Distance: 9.5 miles Acres: 348 Trail Steward: Richard R. Halford Assistant Trail Steward: Joe Johnson OPENED SECTIONS: - Farm Road - Horned Frogs - Joe's Riverside -...
SlowMitch   on Aug 11, 2019
updated Chisenhall trails conditions to Good
 
SlowMitch   on Jul 28, 2019
updated Gateway Park conditions to Good
 
SlowMitch   on Jul 23, 2019
added 2 photos.
 
One of the two notorious creek crossings. Way more sketchy than it looks in the picture.
SlowMitch   on Jul 22, 2019
added a review of Rowlett Creek Preserve
 

If there's one thing that this trail has going for it, it's variety. There is really a little bit of...
SlowMitch   on Jul 21, 2019
updated Sansom Park conditions to Fair
 
SlowMitch   on Apr 5, 2019
added a review of Chisenhall trails
 

I have mixed feelings about this trail. What I like - decent mileage, no difficult climbs, flowy most of the...
SlowMitch   on Apr 3, 2019
added a review of Horseshoe
 

Horseshoe is a great trail that gets overshadowed by its big brother on the "North Shore" of Lake Grapevine. While...
SlowMitch   on Apr 3, 2019
added a review of Grapevine Lake
 

I'm not sure why this trail entry is on Singletracks. This appears to be a duplicate listing for Northshore trail....
SlowMitch   on Mar 24, 2019
updated Oak Cliff Nature Preserve conditions to Good
 
SlowMitch   on Mar 23, 2019
updated Gateway Park conditions to Poor
 
SlowMitch   on Feb 18, 2019
updated Grapevine Lake conditions to Fair
 
SlowMitch   on Feb 18, 2019
updated North Shore Trail conditions to Fair
 
SlowMitch   on Feb 17, 2019
updated Horseshoe conditions to Fair
 
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