Monday, August 24, 2009

Paradise Royale

Yesterday I got a chance to ride the Paradise Royale Trail in the King Range National Conservation Area with a couple great buddies. The riding was absolutely amazing, some of the best mountain biking I've ever done. Although my legs felt a little burnt out the superb riding kept a smile on my face for the whole 12 miles. The trail had some pretty gnarly, steep, and loose climbing up some switchbacks up to 2,500'. The route is designed to be ridden in a clockwise fashion especially the downhill segment, also known as Mad Queen's Careen. It was amazingly designed and rode like a mountain bike trail should, although it was quite soupy and some sections felt like your were riding over marbles. The jumps were fun, the berms were well made, and the smiles perpetual. Click on photo to view more photos, and if interested check out the map view. BLM Trail Link.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

12 Hours of Humboldt

Today I realized what an amazing place I have in my backyard, and how that amazing place made an amazing backdrop for a cool event like the 12 Hours of Humboldt. Although I should have been suffering with the rest of them, I chose to head into the woods with my camera and take a few shots. Click on the pic to view the gallery.

Dyerville Loop Ride

Dyerville Loop ride with Allie and Jenny on July 13, 2009. Click on photo to view map and photos.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Grants Pass, OR to Arcata, CA

Bike ride from Grants Pass to Arcata with Ted and Dereck. All went well, great roads and great weather. I'll have the photos posted up soon.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009