Trail Talk

  • If you dig it, you ride it

    Mountain bike trails don’t just appear by magic, and some serious work has gone into crafting them, often by dedicated volunteers. Over time, they do suffer wear and tear and need constant maintenance to keep them in good shape and riding well. So if you ride them, you should seriously consider joining a volunteer dig day to help out. These days are also a great way to meet your local mountain biking community, are fun social events, and usually involve cake. What more could you want?

     

     

     

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    June 10, 2017
  • Trail Conditions: June 13, 2017

    June 9, 2017

    Updated: 6/13/17 @ 8:30AM Powder Kegs, Cow Phooey, and lots of LOVE! This is the time of year that we get absolutely every imaginable condition available. Want snow? climb higher, want dust? we got plenty, wind? how about 20-40 MPH gusts, shady trees, calm serene streams? we got plenty of that too. COWS? they are mysterious creatures. Generally the rule

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  • Be Nice

    Seriously. We have no inalienable right to ride on trails. Recognize the privilege and work to preserve it. A quick hello and friendly wave goes a long way to disarming those who don’t like cyclists and building relationships that will keep trails open.

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    June 9, 2017
  • Encountering slower riders

    Chances are you’re going to catch up with riders that are slower than you at some point, and how you deal with this says a lot about you as a person. They might be less experienced than you, and it can be nerve-wracking when you hear someone faster ride up behind you. Don’t get too close. Just call out in a friendly way that you’d like to pass, allow them time to pull over to the side safely, then say thank you when they let you go by.

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    June 6, 2017
  • Trail Conditions: June 6, 2017

    June 6, 2017

    It’s all happening! Here’s the poop!

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  • 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.

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    May 30, 2017