Trail Talk

  • 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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    May 15, 2017
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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 to go. One down tree on MNO. Guessing firebox will have snow as there was a lot in the shade looking over from the MNO hike a bike.“

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  • Stay on the Trail The “single” in singletrack means there should be just one path. Inching off the trail or going around something spoils the experience

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    May 7, 2017
    Mountain Bike Eagle
  • Trail Conditions: May 2, 2017

    May 2, 2017

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

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  • Remember the essentials

    Less a question of etiquette and more an issue of preparation, remembering to bring the essentials goes on this list because there’s nothing more depressing than your chain falling off your bike miles away from civilisation with no phone reception. There’s also nothing more annoying than having to give away inner tubes to the same rider who never brings their kit.

    So every time you go out, remember to take:

    • spare inner tubes
    • tyre levers
    • pump
    • allen key
    • enough water and snacks to see you through

    A first aid kit wouldn’t go amiss either…

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    April 25, 2017
    Mountain Bike Eagle
  • Be NICE First, treat everyone you meet on the trail like you’d treat your mother (if you don’t like your mother, think of someone you really really like)

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    April 25, 2017
    Mountain Bike Eagle