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August 21, 2012

Whistler: Pura Vida


Climbing the wooden switchback on the Stonebridge trail extension

Pura Vida is located on the western side of the Whistler Valley not far from High Society and Cheap Thrills.  We reached the trailhead by ascending the newer singletrack at the end (more…)

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April 16, 2012

Sedona in the Snow


Coffee Pot

Unexpected heavy snow in the middle of March altered our Sedona plans.  Thoughts of exploring the parched red rock landscape beneath deep blue skies ended.  Instead we hunkered inside the aluminum (more…)

January 11, 2012

Mountain Biking: Black Rock Oregon

Filed under: MTB Travel, Northwest United States, Oregon, Photography, The List, Travel — Tags: — anotherheader @ 2:22 am

Bonzai Downhill

Outside of rural Falls City Oregon is the Black Rock Mountain Bike Area.   Since 2002 BRMBA members have built a network of trails under the Oregon Department of Forestry Management Plan.  The result has been anointed as an IMBA epic. It is perhaps the best web of full on free ride flow trails in the United State’s Pacific Northwest.

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December 29, 2011

Mt. St. Helens: Plains of Abraham/Ape Canyon


Mt. St. Helens signature mountain biking ride is a combination of two trails.  Ape Canyon Trail climbs on a ridge above its namesake canyon.  Named for a purported Bigfoot sighting in 1924, the canyon is a (more…)

November 25, 2011

Mount St Helens, Lewis River Trail

Filed under: MTB Travel, Northwest United States, Photography, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 9:13 pm

Lower Falls on the Lewis River (HDR)

A return visit to Cougar Washington, near the Mount St. Helens Volcanic National Monument, came with two preset missions.  We had reserved a slot to climb, or at least attempt to climb, the volcano. (more…)

August 28, 2011

Mountain Biking: Sooke’s Harbourview

Filed under: British Columbia, British Columbia, MTB Travel, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:34 am

Victoria’s most notable mountain biking locale is Hartland/Mt. Work a.k.a. “The Dumps.”  There’s plenty of good stuff to ride at Hartland.  The area can easily occupy several days of (more…)

August 25, 2011

Mountain Biking: Mt. Seymour, Bridle Path and Sticks and Stones

Filed under: British Columbia, British Columbia, MTB Travel, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:18 pm

Riding around the rock on Mt. Seymour's Sticks & Stones

The truth is we don’t expect to find new mountain biking trails in North Vancouver.  In Squamish we can count on riding a newly minted trail each visit.  In North Van, the trail (more…)

August 23, 2011

Mountain Biking: Squamish’s Powersmart, Plum Smuggler, and Word of Mouth

Filed under: British Columbia, British Columbia, MTB Travel, Travel — anotherheader @ 7:14 pm

Powersmart is one of our favorite Squamish rides.  I’ve started a ride report this way before but it remains true.  Steep and often loose at the top, this mountain biking trail is (more…)

Mountain Biking: Pemberton’s Ph.D. Trail

Filed under: British Columbia, British Columbia, MTB Travel, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:13 pm

"Falling Hazard Ahead" is truth in advertising: Becky on slopes of Pembertons Cream Puff (left) and Ph.D. (right)

The hunt for the perfect slab of whaleback granite continues.

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May 15, 2011

Mountain biking meets the Road Runner

Filed under: MTB Travel, Photography, Southern Utah, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:27 am

Dr. Surly Peach has shared his version of our Southwest mountain biking extravaganza.  Somehow it seems that even Wile E. Coyote wouldn’t take this line.  As we have all seen, Mr. Coyote is gravity challenged.  But you never know.

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