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Flow Trails

Flow trails are loads of fun to ride … and I love, love, love me all of this Hurricane flow.

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Bootleg Canyon

 

Here’s a pro tip … 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, one can find trails that will make you grin from ear-to-ear.

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Rock Beats Pedal

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I was having a great ride until I wasn’t.

Ideally, that pedal pictured above is one – not three pieces of medal.  And it was until striking a boulder dead-on … at speed.

Conveniently, my ride was mostly completed and the what remained was downhill.

Fortunately, there was a bike shop ten minutes from the trailhead.  Unfortunately, the replacement pedals set me back $150.

On he bright side – the new pedals are black and look a whole lot better on my bike.

Whole Guacamole

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Having arrived to St. George, Utah the other day, I’ve been anxious to ride Whole Guacamole, one of my absolute favorite mountain bike trails.

It turns out that I’m not alone in my adoration of this trail.  Each time I’ve ridden here, I’ve spotted cars from multiple states and have chatted with people vacationing in the area just to ride here.

The riding is simply superb; a must ride for anyone visiting the area.

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Snow Day

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We rarely experience snow … never snow storms.  That changed this week when we found ourselves in the midst of a major snowstorm slowly pushing itself across northern Arizona.

Eight inches later — as giddy newscasters interrupt regular TV programming to give weather updates, “snowmageddon” continues to drop heavy white flakes.  Fortunately, we are plugged into shore-power which allows both the dehumidifier and space heater to run nonstop, keeping our little home warm and toasty.

Sedona’s Overlooked Neighbor

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Deservingly so, mountain bikers regularly flock to Sedona, Arizona.  Well known as a mountain biking playground, there is no denying the allure of the famous red dirt and stunning mesas.  Include me among the many that will always jump at the chance to ride the area.

But, those in the know are well aware of the awesome, but less known trails overlooking the nearby town of Cottonwood.  Offering a slightly different riding experience, Cottonwood doesn’t bring the vast scale of trail networks one will find in neighboring Sedona, but don’t let that fool you.  I’ve been riding here the past few days and have been pleasantly surprised with the variety of riding conditions, lack of crowds, and immediate access from the Dead Horse Ranch State Park campsites.

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What Polar Vortex ?

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Much of the country is currently experiencing frigid weather, but Kelly and I have managed to essentially dodge the dangerously brutal cold.  In fact, wandering around Joshua Tree National Park today, she and I momentarily forgot the Polar Vortex was even a thing.