Mid Mountain Trail | Park City Mountain Biking [Gallery]

From one side of Park City, to the other. Running South to North, from Deer Valley to Canyons. One trail, that covers well over 15miles of ski area terrain, and is now my new favorite trail in Park City. And even though I’ve ridden sections of this trail before, I’ve never linked the whole Mid Mountain Trail together. That is, until yesterday. My buddy Bill and I used the Purple Line bus to shuttle ourselves up to the Montage at Deer Valley where we could hop on the Mid Mountain Trail. Sure, we could have left a car the side …

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Mountain Biking | Helena, Montana

There were a few things that I definitely wanted to do on our road trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, CAN. One was rock climb somewhere new, and the other was to break out the mountain bikes as often as possible on the way. It didn’t take long to get our tires onto some dirt. On day two of the trip, after leaving West Yellowstone heading north through Big Sky, MT, we made a stop in Montana’s Capitol of Helena.  Our stop, in this city with tons of mountain biking trails accessible right from town, was no coincidence. We …

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Go Mountain Biking… at Night!

10 feet in front of you… that is all that you can see of the trail you’re riding on. Other than the stars and the moon, everything else is pitch black. Flowing over the rock gardens, with scrub oak flying passed you, makes it feel like you’re out on a PR paced ride. Even the Coyotes were out having a blast, howling in the night. Was it scary? Yes. Was it nerve-racking? Yes. Will I be doing it again? Hell Yes! Last week, my buddy Bill and I made plans to go out for a night ride at some point …

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Last MidWeek MTB Race of the Season | Final Points Standing

With the Midweek MTB race season wrapping up with last week’s final race at Solitude, it’s time to look back on my second race season. This season was much more successful, and fun, than last year. I no longer was getting smoked by every single rider at the start, and left in the dust on every climb. I took the riding a little more seriously going into every race, putting in harder miles than I normally would to get into race shape. Turns out, putting in the work really does pay off. The last race was a really fun XC …

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Wasatch Crest Trail | IMBA Epic Ride

When it comes to Park City, there’s not shortage of trails to ride. From PCMR to Canyons, Round Valley to Deer Valley, UOP to Glenwild, and everything in between. But there’s one ride that everyone knows, and if they haven’t ridden it, it’s on their bucket list. Whether you shuttle to the top of Guardsman Pass or earn it from Park City or the Big Cottonwood side, it doesn’t matter. The ride I’m talking about is the Wasatch Crest Trail, or the Crest as we mostly call it. I’ve ridden this trail 3 times now, once shuttled and twice ridden …

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Midweek MTB Race Series

Your heart rate is sky high, pumping at 170+ bpm for an hour straight. You’re chasing the rider in front of you, waiting for the moment to pass. You see the inside turn open up, you instinctually yell out, “On your left!”  You make the pass and then have your eyes set on the next rider a few switchbacks away. One down, and everyone else to go! That’s what it’s like, for me, riding in Utah’s Midweek Mountain Bike Race Series. From that description you’d think it’s some hardcore, CAT1 race series. Except, it couldn’t be anything further from the …

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Mountain Biking with your Dog

Riding mountain bikes with my dog Gregor has made mountain biking even more fun than ever thought was possible. Gregor just turned a year old and can really keep up when we ride now-a-days. I’ve been riding with Gregor since he was a little pup, but back then those rides were quite short. Started out with 1-mile rides, getting him used to running near the bike without getting hurt. Since then, he’s lead me up some of the steepest sections in Park City.

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Why I Climb

It’s a question I’ve been hearing come up up a lot more often lately. Maybe it’s because I’m just listening to more people talk about climbing mountains, but still, it’s something I am always thinking about. I’ve decided to dive deep in my brain to figure out why. To figure out, why I climb. I guess the easy answer is that climbing is fun. At the same time, it’s not fun at all. Let me explain. For the purpose of this self-reflection, I’ll be interchangeably talking about rock climbing, hiking/trail running, ski touring, and lastly, mountain biking. Doing any of …

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Review: Five Ten Kestrel Boas Mountain Bike Shoes

First off, I never thought I’d be wearing clipless mountain bike shoes, let alone reviewing a pair. Nevertheless, here I am with a pair of FIVE TEN KESTREL PRO BOAs on my feet and couldn’t be more stoked about it!  First off, I’ve been riding clipless on my road bike for 5 years now, so I’d say I’m super comfortable and used to the clipless setup.  I thought riding challenging terrain was just way to sketchy to be clipped in for, let alone downhill sections. So I used to swear by riding flats on my full suspension mountain bike. But …

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