Here's a run down one of the my favorite trails: "Herb's" at Kingdom Trails. Taken back in August, I did my best to keep up with Brad, who set a pretty good pace.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
|A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of Mountain Biking|
To the west you'll find the trails of the Merrimack Valley: Great Brook Farm, Russell Mill and Lowell/Dracut. There you'll find majestic singletrack, which incorporates the occasional boulder, rock garden, or root, on a rolling journey through loamy soils.
In between these two very different worlds sits Harold Parker.
Monday, September 26, 2011
|"Now where did I drop that damn camera?"|
Sunday, September 25, 2011
|Pine Forest or house of mirrors?|
In the age-old martial art of Judo, you constantly push, pull, and maneuver your opponent, keeping them off balance until you wear them down into submission. Where they expect to zig, you make them zag. Where they want to zone out and relax, you make them snap-to and work hard.
If mountain biking trails are the haunts of ancient warrior-teachers, then I know where the zen master of Judo lives. Lucky for us, it's in southern New Hampshire.
Friday, September 23, 2011
This summer's third trip to Leominster State Forest recently allowed me to revisit some of my old favorites, as well as explore a corner that I hadn't touched in the years that I had been biking there.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
|Maine: New England's blueberry stained flannel shirt wearing drunk lumberjack uncle, |
covered in mosquito bites, who likes to go fishing and play pond hockey.
Yeah, that's right Acadia... I just threw down the gauntlet.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
|"Solitaire" from Sweetgrass Productions|
In the next few weeks, skiers will gather in bars, theaters, and auditoriums to pay homage to last year's ski season. This rite of passage marks the beginning of the new ski year, and helps us all survive the waste of a month that is November. (Well, at least for those of us who don't have hunting licenses.)
I did a little research to figure out where we can catch the premieres of some of the sexy looking new films, and my needlessly obsessive research is your gain.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
|Follow the bedrock road.|
I discovered what many of the Metrowest mountain bikers already know. Russell Mill has some of the best singletrack in the region.
Friday, September 16, 2011
|Old Webs: Just missed the list.|
So without further ado, here are my ten favorites.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Great Meadow is neither great, nor a meadow. It is, however, a pretty good place for some smooth singletracking right off of the Minuteman bikeway.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Labor day is gone and there's a chill in the air. That can only mean one thing. Ski movie season is here.
Freeskier Magazine has been collecting all this year's ski movie trailers in one place. Check out these four pages for a fairly comprehensive list of ski porn for 2011-2012. Thanks Freeskier!
Big Time Trailer List
North American Trailers
Best of the Rest
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
|After ten minutes of internet research, the inside of my brain kinda looked like this.|
So you’re thinking about buying a full suspension bike. Maybe you’ve been riding a hard-tail for a few years now, and have worked up the courage to conquer some drops, dips and other more technical terrain. Maybe you’ve decided you have way too much money lying around. Or maybe you’re just tired of coming home from
feeling like you’ve been kicked in the ass all day long. Whatever your reasons, if you’re like me, you probably need a road map to navigate what seems like a foreign language of parts packages, bike names, and bike styles. Leominster
Friday, September 2, 2011
If you like mountain biking and photography, boy do I have something for you.
Last weekend, before the unwelcome arrival of Irene, five photographers duked it out for the right to be the winner of the First Annual Green Mountain Showdown. Okay, maybe it was less of a fistfight, and more of an artistic display, but you get the picture.
Each photographer was charged with putting together a portfolio of work to represent Vermont bike culture.
While only one winner was named (Bear Cieri), we all kinda won with five stellar collections of mountain bike photography.
Check out the stunning final slide shows here.