Archive for May, 2017

  • Stopping in the middle of the trail

    What you don’t want to see when you come flying around a corner is someone fixing their puncture across the middle of the trail. Move off to one side. It’s not hard. Blocking the trail is dangerous both for you and other users. Let’s face it, nobody wants a tire in their face.

    Mountain Bike Eagle
  • Trail Conditions: May 30, 2017

    May 30, 2017

    Nothing like splashing into a nice yellow/green/brown plop of fresh cow droppings! The way it sticks to your tires…

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  • Trail Conditions: May 21, 2017

    May 21, 2017

    Have at it!! Lots of rain/snow/hail/slush over the past few days, has made our trails absolutely spectacular.

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  • Trail Conditions: May 16, 2017

    May 15, 2017

    The trails are getting better and better with every little rain drop we get. Generally we can ride after…

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  • Yield

    Somehow this has been forgotten, but in the pecking order of trail users, bikes are last. That means when you see a hiker, slow down or stop and let them pass. When you see horses, which are easily spooked by bikes, come to a complete stop, get off your bike and off the trail, and communicate with the equestrian about how best to proceed.

    Yield Some More

    Uphill traffic always has right of way. If you’re blazing down at high speed and come upon another rider, it’s your responsibility to slow or stop and make plenty of room for that person to continue on their way. It will be easy for you to restart (thanks to gravity), but if the person climbing has to stop, he or she may be unable to get going again.

    Mountain Bike Eagle
  • Don’t Trespass

    If a sign says a road or trail is closed, don’t poach it. The fastest way to ruin our access is to not abide by the rules. Oh, and a corollary: if you decide to trespass, which you should not do, please don’t record the trespassing and put it on social media, Strava, Garmin Connect, YouTube, or anywhere else where it can be used as evidence. Trails have been closed retroactively because of such blockheaded ignorance.

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  • Trail Conditions: May 9, 2017

    May 9, 2017

    Eagle Professional rider Karen Jarchow at Team Topeak-Ergon says it all: “Catwalk, mikes night out, and pipeline all good…

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  • Stay on the Trail The “single” in singletrack means there should be just one path. Inching off the trail…

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  • Trail Conditions: May 2, 2017

    May 2, 2017

    In the immortal operatically styled words of Freddie Mercury. . . GET ON YOUR BIKE and RIDE!!!

    Mountain Bike Eagle