High on Mountain Biking | the trail adventures of a mountain biker

Crank Brothers Joplin 4R Seat Post

 Product Description If your favorite trail throws as many sweeping downhill sections at you as it does long, uphill lungbusters, you probably spend a lot of time changing your saddle height along the way.You can thank Crank Brothers for making the adjustment process faster,easier and a heck of a lot more convenient. With four inches of travel, the Joplin 4 adjustable seatpost lets you set the optimal saddle height for whatever type of terrain you encounter. With just a flick of the … [Read more...]

Amasa Back Pothole Arch and Rockstacker Trail 2011

  The Amasa Back - Pothole Arch and Rock Stacker Trail is in my opinion Moab's most scenic trail, and if planned well is also one of Moab's best rides. This trail can also be a complete nightmare, extremely busy, so be well prepared when planning this beauty.        Trail Stats & Information Amasa Back Nearby Town: Moab Length: 12.95 miles Trail Type: Out & Back (lollipop) or loop with Jackson (not recommended) Skill Level: [what the books say] Technically very difficult … [Read more...]

Porcupine Rim Trail Moab 2011

    The Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab is together with the Slickrock Trail the most popular Moab ride. This trail is probably on the wishlist of more mountain bikers than any other trail, and not just in the USA, but worldwide. The Porcupine Rim is a fantastic trail, physically it's an easy ride, 90% being a very fast downhill, however technically this trail can rip you and your steed to pieces. Many a Mountain Biker has lost the battle on the … [Read more...]

Poison Spider Mesa and the Gold Bar Rim Trail 2011

  The Poison Spider Mesa Trail combined with the Gold Bar Rim trail is one heck of a mountain biking epic not to be missed. This combination offers the experienced Mountain biker hours and hours of fun, scenic, fast, scary, and technical mayhem under the Moab sun.       Trail Stats & Information Nearby Town: Moab Length: I clocked 22.14 miles Trail Type: P2P [ Point 2 Point ] Skill Level: [what the books say] no info Skill Level: [My Opinion] Technically moderate to … [Read more...]

Flat Pass Trail aka Steel Bender October 2011

  The Flat Pass trail is a fantastic trail, and chances are that if you can ride this trail on a week day, you will have the trail to yourself. Flat Pass Trail and Steel Bender are not really the same trail, Flat Pass is ideal for mountain bikers, and follows the Steel Bender that is the 4x4 trail, the only difference is, the Steel Bender is about 2 miles longer. For anyone planning a trip to Moab to Mountain Biking should definitely put Flat Pass Trail on the list of "Must do" … [Read more...]

Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim October 2011

  The Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim is one of my Moab favorites. This trail offers fantastic scenery, a very remote feeling without being remote ( if anything goes wrong, it's no more than a 1.5 hour walk to civilization). The Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim trail offers everything the big trails offer, such as Porcupine. The trail can be looped, or as an out and back. This trail offers the longest and steepest slickrock downhill section, almost a mile of solid mental 22 percent … [Read more...]

The 15 Best Mountain Biking Trails in the USA

C'mon, let's be honest asking someone what the best trails are, is like asking someone what their favorite movie is.. everyone is gonna have their own favorites. But, believe it or not it is by far the most asked question I get... AND it's the most used search engine term used by people landing on my various sites " The 10 best mtb trails in the USA" so I decided to put my top 10 together, but it turned out to be VERY difficult, and it quickly became My Top 15 Mountain Biking Trails in the … [Read more...]

Henry W Coe State Park Mountain Biking

Henry Who?? ... Yep, that was my first response when I knew I was gonna ride in this area.. Now let's be honest how many people have heard of the Henry W. Coe State Park in California?  In the Henry W. Coe State Park brochure they call it " A Mecca for Mountain Bikers".. Yeah sure I thought to myself, if I had a dollar for every park that said that, I would be rich.But anyway, I was here for a few weeks and decided for myself if this really was a "Mecca for Mountain Bikers" or just another false … [Read more...]

Moab Ho Down 2011 MTB and Downhill Fest

6th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival  And Moab Mountain Bike Film Fest October 27, 28, 29 & 30th, 2011   Come to Moab this fall and take in the beautiful weather, fall colors and a fun-filled weekend during this annual mountain bike festival.  We expanded the event schedule  which includes a mountain bike film fest.  If you or someone you know has some footage then send it in! We want to see it and wouldn’t you want to see your footage on the big screen at the historical … [Read more...]

North Yuba River Trail Downieville

  Due to the very high amount of snow that was dumped on the range during the previous Winter and early Spring, most of the trails I had planned to shred were still snowed in, however the North Yuba River Trail was one of the few trails that were accessible. The North Yuba Trail is a highly rated +15 miles sweet singletrack that follows the Yuba River from Downieville to the Indian Valley Campground.So, did this trail excite me as much as the Downieville classic?     Trail … [Read more...]