Category Archive: Mountain Biking Adventures

Labor Day Weekend Shenanigans

“Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just…DO things”. The Joker in The Dark Knight. It is Friday afternoon, about 5PM of Labor Day Weekend. We’re sitting …

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The Mobile Sweat Unit

In the summer of 1997, I was working for Compaq Computer Corporation in Houston, TX.  As my first foray into product marketing, I was a bit overwhelmed.  While cranking away on some spreadsheet, my boss asked to borrow my car since his was in the shop.  He was a buttoned-down East Coast prep school guy …

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Street Youths…

Schmidt loses his car wheels to a roving band of street youths in the terribly irreverent TV show “New Girl.”  With no tires to roll with, Schmidt’s only recourse is to curse this lost generation. Over the years, generational gaps have seemingly separated us from each other.   One has only to look at the strictly …

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Finding Your Flow

As strange as this may seem, I was not always a mountain biker. There was a time when I was blissfully unaware of the total awesomeness that is mountain biking. My life was a series of long work days, memorably short holidays and grand family togetherness. Great wife-check. Great kids-check. Great job-mostly-check. Life was good …

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My Final Playlist…

Truth is I have never made a mix tape. Sadly, I never received one either. With as many times as my trusty little heart has been crushed, you’d think at least one tape would have made it into my cassette player.   Having a sad mix tape would have come in handy for those inevitable “It’s …

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Burning Daylight

In one of John Wayne’s last films, “The Cowboys”, he is on a cattle drive with a bunch of kids.  There is a scene where it is zero-dark-thirty on one of the first mornings of the drive.  He comes along with his booming, drawling voice and tells them all to roll their sorry butts out …

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Facing Down Fear

I sat on my bike, gripped the handlebars, and stared down the trail counting the jumps. One, two, three…and finally thirteen. Notwithstanding the first two easy ones, every jump was challenging but doable—except number six. Arguably the biggest in the park, that jump terrified me. Measuring almost six feet tall and an imposing twenty-eight feet …

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Highlands Trail Review

A few months ago I published a post featuring a ride on Corrals and Bob’s trails. At the time, the easiest way to incorporate this ride into a loop was to start out in town, (Camelsback) and ride up Bogus Basin Road to the Corrals trail-head. Then do Corrals, Bob’s to the 8th street “bailout” …

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Boise Foothills Big Loop 2013

A couple of times a year I like to really torture myself and a do a particularly grueling ride – for me anyway. Some of you do this kind of stuff all the time. One of those rides is a climb with a loop to high up on the Boise Ridge Road and the top …

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Sage Fright at Eagle Bike Park

I’ve been wanting to get some good footage of one of the jump runs at the Eagle Bike Park for quite awhile now, but I knew it wasn’t going to come from me. I also have been looking into getting photography/video equipment in addition to the GoPro that I’ve been using. Well, it all came …

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Riding the Willow Creek Trail at Avimor

I’m beginning to really like this Avimor area for mountain biking. After my maiden voyage looking for the lost GoPro, (which was found by the way), I began to plan out alternate rides. One of the first ones that I decided to try was what I call the “Willow Creek Up and Back”. This is …

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Mountain Biking Avimor Sheep Rock Loop

The wind is howling, the valley views are becoming obscured with dust, it’s been a hot day, but I’m at the top of a great ride on the Avimor trails! This is my first ride up here on these trails and unfortunately it took drastic measures to persuade me to be here. My good friend …

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CBH Ride – The “old dog” Learns a New Trick

I’m a purist when it comes to fishing and mountain biking. The ONLY kind of fishing is fly-fishing. No bait, no spinners no “fishing poles”, only pure fly rods and dry (or wet flies). I definitely related to “A River Runs Through It”! Same thing on mountain biking. I avoid pavement at all costs, almost …

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First MTBR 2013

I still haven’t given up on the skiing, but… Time to get back on the bike. I had grand intentions of going from Camelsback to the top of Scott’s and back, but once I actually got on the bike, I just wasn’t feeling it. (Plus I didn’t have enough time to get back and get …

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Shoal Creek Mountain Bike Ride

Contributor: Cody Feuz Riders: Cody Feuz, Phil Clemens Activity Type: Mountain Biking     Level of Difficulty: Advanced – Trail is 24+ miles, many stream crossings, and multiple technical rock/tree sections. Mountain Range or Region: Bridger-Teton National Forest     State: WY     Country: USA The Adventure: I’ve wanted to do this ride for several years, but I needed to …

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