A common understanding amongst bike enthusiasts, this simple math equation holds true as gospel for many who ride.
Mathematically, I’m increasingly convinced I would be well-served adding a proper gravel bike as a companion to my current mountain bike. Doing so will allow me to better explore and venture deeper into forest roads.
Today I finally had a chance to get outside and play in the forest over at the local #firemountaintrailsystem. Conveniently located a few minutes from our national park campground, the newly completed bike trail network is decently sized and loads of fun, although not particularly technical.
The thick, lush tree canopy high above ensures the area is wet, green, and beautiful. The air is cool, but not cold. Countless varieties of wild mushrooms grow uninhibited. There is a surreal, almost magical feeling out here.
The trails are slick and technical; the descents sketchy.
Damn, it is good to be out of the city and in the woods rolling on two wheels.
Located on the west side of the Grand Teton Mountains, I’ve continually heard great things about the mountain bike riding at Grand Targhee Resort.
Unlike many resort bike parks, Grand Targhee and the immediate surrounding area offer many cross-country (XC) trails, which compliment the downhill (DH) specific trails. As a general rule, I’m definitely a big fan of XC riding and was excited to explore the area.
A couple days of of mostly smoke-free riding at Grand Targhee has been a blast. Yesterday was XC heaven while today I cheated and rode chairlifts to the top for numerous DH runs.
I was really impressed with this small town resort and highly recommend the area. I cannot wait to get back (likely next summer) for an extended stay and lots more riding throughout the broader Teton Valley.