I’ve been wanting to ride Fruita for years, and I finally made it here. Joined by my brother in law, this was my first ride in Colorado in years … a bit of groovy, technical flow dirt church on a Sunday morning.
Posts tagged ‘Mountain Biking’
There is something magical about long loop bile rides in the wilderness backcountry.
I’m not gonna lie – the 2,500ft climb nearly 14 miles to the 9,600ft summit today was harder than I was expecting.
That said, propelled by stunning views, a solid Spotify playlist, and the promise of a killer descent, it wasn’t too hard making peace with mountains on their terms, in their turf.
Finally, the summit was reached and the eight miles descending back to the truck made all the uphill suffering totally worth the effort.
Idaho backcountry simply doesn’t disappoint.
We have such a great spot for the summer located just outside of Ketchum.
A five minute spin to the trailhead provides a gateway to miles and miles of flow trail.
Ketchum is a bikers paradise. Hit me up if you pass through the area and we will ride.
The access road to Gooseberry Mesa is abysmal, but the riding is absolutely dreamy.
The south rim trail is smorgasbord of all trail types and the views will take your breath away.
This one is an absolute bucket-list ride.
Flow trails are loads of fun to ride … and I love, love, love me all of this Hurricane flow.
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.