Monday, July 30, 2012

Pearl Izumi Rev MTB Short Review

I’ve been wearing the Pearl Izumi Rev shorts consistently for several months, and they have quickly become my favorite pair of bike shorts. While the exterior doesn’t feature any vents for air flow, the fabric is light enough that it still ventilates well and transfers moisture with ease.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Shredding the Classic Downieville Downhill in California

When you roll into the town of Downieville, California you can just feel it in the air: you have arrived at a true mountain bike destination. 
“Destination” is definitely the operative term. Located over an hour up into the mountains on winding two-lane highways from the closest interstate, Downieville isn’t a town that you pass through on the way to somewhere else. If you drive into Downieville, you’re there for a purpose!
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

DH photo featured as a Photo of the Day on

Check out this DH photo that I recently featured as a Photo of the Day on

Riding at Snow Summit, Big Bear, California. Rider in the air: Scott Durkin. Second rider: Blake. Photo: mtbgreg1.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Mountain Biking the Tahoe Rim and Flume Trails

When we rolled into South Lake Tahoe, I was totally unprepared and had no idea what to expect. Tahoe hadn’t originally been on my to-do list, but thanks to Jeff’s recommendation and the availability of additional time to spend, we decided to stop in and see what the area had to offer. At first we were planning on heading over to Tahoe City, but after doing some looking around for hotels I settled on South Lake Tahoe (SLT) because there were many more options, cheaper rates, and because I had heard of SLT being the epicenter for downhill skiing in the region.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

More photos featured as PODs

I had three photos from my trip to Lake Tahoe featured recently as PODs on


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Porcupine Rim Photo featured as a POD


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

If You Only Have Two Days to Bike in Moab...

Yes, I know: I desecrated mountain bike mecca by breezing in and out of Moab in just two days. Moab has enough mountain bike trails to fill a month of vacation time… and that month would have to be jam-packed with riding seven days a week, sunrise to sunset. Just look at all of the Moab trails and trail systems we have listed here on–and I know we’re still missing a few!
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Monday, July 23, 2012

More PODs on

I've had a number of photos featured recently as PODs on


Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Ate The Whole Enchilada in Moab

Having never made the pilgrimage to mountain bike mecca before, I wanted to make the most of the short time we would be there. Going on hearsay and a little bit of research, I realized that the one ride I absolutely needed to do was The Whole Enchilada.
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Saturday, July 7, 2012

POD of Me Riding Blackjack

I was recently featured in a POD on

I also featured one of the photos that I took on the Slickrock trail:


Friday, July 6, 2012

PODs on

I recently had a couple of photos featured on as photos of the day. Check them out:


Monday, July 2, 2012

Wherever I May Roam: Traveling to Moab via Salida, Fruita

While Salida has historically been known simply as the launch point for the Monarch Crest shuttle run, recent trail developments by the Salida Mountain Trails organization are transforming the Salida region from a one hit wonder into a true mountain bike destination.
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Riding Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass in Bailey, CO

To start, this is a long route: 12 miles each way, with about 6,000 feet of climbing! I began the ride by flatting twice within the first 6 miles. Since I only had one spare tube, I stopped at a trail junction to try to patch it after my second flat. It was a serious snake bite, so it took two patches to fix, leaving me with only two patches left in my kit. With 18 miles still to go, I considered turning around to play it safe.
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